These are truly spectacular monitor speakers. They are way better than the original Response 2 (which were already very good sounding speakers) with a tighter and meatier bottom end, fuller and more lush sounding mids and crystal clean highs. They are pretty demanding speakers because it rallies with whatever components it is paired with. With top end components, it will rise to the occasion. Less “ideal” components and it will expose all the weakness of the system. We had this previously paired to Simaudio’s 700i integrated amp and Esoteric X-01 CD player and the system had such synergy and revelation, that each listening session just raises the goosebumps in us. A heavy mass 24″ speaker stands were used and mandatory to anchor down the speakers and aid its deliver of a tight, focused soundstage.
Each speaker stands 17″ tall, 8″ wide and 10.25″ deep. Unlike the earlier Response 2 speakers, the D Twos now use a 1″ silk dome tweeter and 6.5 glass-fiber cone woofer. Frequency range is 30Hz to 30KHz with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and 88.5 dB sensitivity. Although recommended power is a minimum of 30W, we found it sounded best when powered with 100W or more.
Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Some scuff marks and fine scratches on the edges and cabinet that is typical of a speaker this vintage. We have the original boxes and speakers are shipped in two separate boxes