I think ProAc speakers are a great match for Ayre amps. But then again, I've never listened to an Ayre on any system and been disappointed. :)
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Vandersteen. The 3a Signatures grace Ayre's soundroom and match their equipment wonderfully.
One of Ayre's primary goals is to not disturb the phase and time issues going through their electronics( by eliminating feedback.)It would makes sense that a time and phase correct speaker complete the picture.
I'm sure other speakers will also work well.
I personally use the 3a Signatures with a V5xe, Aesthetix Calypso preamp and Audioquest wire throughout. It makes music and to me, that's what it is all about.
I have a V3 driving a pair of Genesis Technologies 501's and could not be happier. The V3 has such sweet mids and highs that are complemented well by the tight well integrated bass of the Genesis. A match made in heaven. Also, the fact that the Genesis are very adjustable minimizes room configuration problems. Notice I said minimizes...doesn't eliminate.
Just got a brandnew Ayre V-5xe power amp - together with my Ayon Audio Seagull Ceramique it´s fantastic. Also a very good match are the Avalon Ascendant (which I recently borrowed from a friend). Important with Ayre - as I found out - is cabeling. I use Shunyata Phoenix as speaker cables with very good results (better than TaraLabs, Magnan, Cardas and Transparent). As power cord I use Electraglide Ultra Khan Statement II Revised with great results.
I would agree with Bigtee in every respect except one. I think the Audioquest kills the sound. I had AQ Cheetah 36V DBS hooked up for quite a few months and thought many other cables were better including Transparent, Synergistic Research, SignalCable, etc. The Audioquest just sounded very compressed to me. Transparent and Synergistic Research had much better bass and soundstage.
I have heard the Ayre V-5X with the Thiels. They were quite good. Theils are very picky about the power source that is pushing them, but I've heard them with Ayre, Levinson, and Boulder amps and they sound amazing. I've also heard them paired with a Bryston amp and thought it left a lot to be desired in comparison. Just my opinion.