The Proac Response 3 is one of the greatest speakers from the Nineties. Stereophile couldn’t stop raving about them and called them the “killer speakers”. And indeed they are, even by today’s standards. We had the 2.5 before but the 3 with the additional bass/mid driver made a whole lot of difference to the level of bass energy, the lushness of the mid-range and the scale of the soundstage. With a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and 88 dB sensitivity, they are quite easy to drive. When positioned properly, they simply disappear behind the soundstage and offered a wide and deep musical experience. Imaging was outstanding and the well textured presentation made every listening session truly enjoyable. They are best suited to medium and large rooms as a narrowed front can overly compress the soundstage and muddle it up a bit. Frequency response if 20 Hz to 20 KHz.
Cosmetically, the speakers look really good (for its vintage). Some minor scuff marks here and there and some wear/discoloration on the top of the speakers but nothing major. Each speaker is approx 100lbs so they will have to be shipped via freight. Local pickup is welcomed.