I have heard them both in dealers. I later went to another dealer to hear something else, not knowing they had Proac, and that guy told me he dropped the 2.5 after the 1.5 came out, both because he just liked it better and because he said it was making it hard to sell the 2.5. I actually think they sound quite different, with the venerable 2.5 sounding fuller, richer and softer. The 1.5 was quicker, seemed to love the Classe amps it was hooked up to (a good sign for Levinson), had great resolution without sounding dry and could rock better than the big brother. At 3500, I think it kills the competition, and I listened to many speakers in that range, as it was my original price point about a year ago. The 2.5 is usually demonstrated with tubes, and is considered a great jazz speaker. I liked the 1.5 more, but I was looking for a speaker that would move more air, and ended up not buying either Proac, but spending even more than the 2.5. They are both excellent speakers, and you will need to listen to decide between them, as they really have different flavors.
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