Cary and Audio Research are known good matches with all ProAcs, including the Response 2. With Cary amps, you get a 3-Dimensional and warm sound, while with ARC you get a more dynamic oriented sound. Personal taste of course. Dennis Had from Cary design used Proac speakers as his midrange reference, and Proac usually demonstrated with either ARC or Cary. So you figure these have got to be the best matches. For the Response 2, the Cary 300sei integrated would be a good choice if you like intimate, lifelike presentations. If you prefer bigger than life sound, then the ARC VT-50 or preferably the older Classic 60 would be good choices. Cable wise, no big deal, Proacs aren't that picky, although they do benefit from being bi-wired. We like Synergistic Research with Proacs quite a bit.
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