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anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby Matt_Gio » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:20 pm

these are so popular, but I never see anyone in Oz using them.
I am curious for some feedback on them

massively tossing up between a pair of these and going all out for some ATC 25's

anyone?

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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby dave01.cooper » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:29 pm

I've got a set - love em to death. Took a while to get use to them as they're certainly not a 'forward' sounding speaker in any sense of the word but rather very neutral and smooth. They tell you instantly if you're over eq-ing, compressing & if there's any nasties going on in the mix.

I pair mine with a Bryston 9b (run my ns10s off the same amp), only other amps i've tested them on was a Pereaux 3000b & Crown D150. Bryston won hands down. Would love to hear them on a 4b SST though.

Pretty sure Peter Holz & another gent Darren (unsure of last name) on here has a set too.

I ended up getting mine thru vintage king and shipping them here.
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby waitup » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:41 pm

Pete Holz has a pair and a Bryston 4B. We had a studio together for a couple of years. I miss the speakers more than him ;)
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby peat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:57 pm

I've had a pair for about 5-6 years now and am very happy.

I believe that Pro-Ac has discontinued the Studio 100 but they will make them as a special order. Don't quote me on that however.

I bought mine direct from Aus distributor (RVM) and they beat the special that Vintage King was doing at that time.

Incredible speaker, I'll always have them front and centre unless I buy SCM25a's or MM27's which might be a while off....

Mine are on a Bryston 4B NRB which is the predecessor to the ST and SST range.
Proac say 30-150W and the 4B is 250W(continuous) so there is a high chance of killing them.
I run inline fuses just to be safe.
As I usually find, passive loud speakers sound a lot better when the amp is well overrated for them and only really operating at about 50% of it's potential. The speakers always sound like they're being damped by the amp much better, not resonating and there is always huge headroom to reproduce transients well.

If you can get a pair buy them. The only way I can describe them is that they are like NS-10's without the mid push and they go a bit lower and higher. Not hyped, honest and very listenable for long periods.
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby Matt_Gio » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:17 pm

thanks everyone!

If you can get a pair buy them. The only way I can describe them is that they are like NS-10's without the mid push and they go a bit lower and higher. Not hyped, honest and very listenable for long periods.


this is the thing that draws me to them!

are they any good when working with synth and sample based music?
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby peat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:24 pm

absolutely,

I wouldn't really think of certain speakers being more suited towards certain production styles.

I do anything with them including a lot of fully electronic and sample based productions and always have a smile.

Maybe the only thing is that they probably aren't going to give you that big 'feeling' of bass that a large main or subwoofer augmented system will.

What they do give is a very tight, controlled and honest low end. But don't get me wrong, they still pack a serious punch down there!
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby peat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:24 pm

smile on my face, not on an eq...
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby gigpiglet » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:34 pm

waitup wrote:Pete Holz has a pair and a Bryston 4B. We had a studio together for a couple of years. I miss the speakers more than him ;)


thas the nicest thing ive ever heard anyone say about him.... ;-)

ha!
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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby Matt_Gio » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:51 pm

haha.

anyone compared to the response D's?

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Re: anyone using Proac 100's in oz?

Postby Vintage Physics AE » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:21 pm

If anyone knows of a pair up for sale please get in touch!

I'm on a mission here!

Just in case you thought I wasn't serious I'll throw in a few more of these >>> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I've made my point.

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