How about the new D38's? They are a little smaller, can be positioned closer to the wall due to the bottom cabinet vent and sound better than the Response 3's without being a whole new sonic signature.
5 responses Add your response
Not so sure you have to worry about "aging"
My Proac Response 2.5's are VERY old. Maybe one of the original's and they sound better all the time. Get loads of use and the sound really is wonderful. Never had to do any work to them. Just a stock pair probably 15 years old.
Not sure you will find anything better than what you have now. I never have!
I agree with Dodgealum. I would highly recommend the D38. They are a wonderfull speakers, very musucal and involving. I have them very close (16 inches) to the wall right now due to the space constraint. And they sound great.
Another point, you do not need a very powerful amp to derive these speakers. In fact for smaller rooms, they sound much better with the good but not so powerfull amp. I did a in home audition and compared it with the Musical fidelity A5 int amp (200w) and Cayin A-88T(40w tube amp) and the cayin sounded way better. With the A5, the bass was too much for taste.