Proacs are wonderful speakers. Berning tube amps are wonderful on them as well as Air Tight ATM-1 amps too.
This is two of the best combinations for the D80 as well as other models I have heard.
Ponnie (Threads | Answers | This Thread)
For many years you could find ProAc and Audio Research gear mated at audio shows.
I heard D80s powered by a pair of VTM200s at Alexis Park 5 years ago and thought it sounded pretty good, but not as expansive as I had hoped. It could just have been the crappy "show conditions" though.
In the past I owned Tablette 50 Sigs, 1SCs and 2.5s running off Blue Circle, BAT and Pass Labs preamps and amps. I found some personal magic with some of those combos.
What seemed to work for me was a tube or SS non-OS DAC into a tube preamp feeding a solid state amp. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of my sonic preference and how it relates to yours.
Gunbei (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)
I own an GamuT D200MkIII and I am planning to upgrade my ProAc Studio 140 to D80.
Does anyone have experience with GamuT amplifiers and D80s?
Rodrigojr (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)
Manley 250's or Snappers!
Elt25 (Answers | This Thread)
Pass Labs and Proac are a magical combination. Especially the new XA.5 series amps that run pure class A.
Fatcataudio (Reviews | Threads | Answers | This Thread)