Keep what you have.
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Keep what you have.
Just curious. What is the rest of your system and why the interest in Dynaudio?
I moved from Proac Response 2 to Response 2.5. The main change was added bass impact. I listened to a number of speakers before deciding to upgrade in the Proac Response series.
They make great music!
Room is 12 x 22..
speakers on short wall. 1 ft from back and side walls. placed straight into the room. seating at 8 feet from speakers .
Target MR24 stands ( 4 poster ) filled with sand....
The C1's were in a room size approx 25 x 25 ft. don't remember the equipment used at the show room.
If the C1 room is a square room, it will have stronger standing wave reinforcement at certain bass frequencies which may explain the impressive bass you had heard. Also its first reflection point from the sidewall will be much further away giving a weaker reflection and a longer time delay which can contribute to a better soundstage.
Without actually being there it is impossible to know for sure but the bottom line is this: Unless you are doing near field listening, it is very difficult if not impossible to draw any meaningful conclusion from comparing two different speakers in two different rooms.
I have a 12 x 17 room with Response 2.5. I used to have the Response 2 in the same room. The speakers are 4 feet from the wall behind them and two feet from the side walls. I sit about 8 feet from the speakers.
I think may be able to improve your imaging by moving the speakers out further into the room and further from the side walls assuming that is possible. I would also try adjusting toe in and adjusting your seat height to see if the matters.
I have had Proac response 2.5 for many happy years in my system (Rowland integrated, Cary CD player), but decided to try Dynaudio C1 signature approx 6 months ago.
While the Proac's are wonderful, I get a much more detailed, alive presentation with the C1. The soundstage, and overall dynamics are superior to the Proac. Frankly there was some adjustment involved in reaching ths conclusion. They are both teriffic speakers, but I have not put the Proac's back since making the change.
By the same token, I have not been able to part with the Proac even though they now sit in a closet.
Jeff Rowland Concentra integrated amp.
Cary 303t cd. Just replaced Arcam FMJCD23
Dyn c1 signature.
12 x 18. Speakers on long wall. Three feet from rear wall. 5 to 6 feet from side walls. Speakers approx 8 feet apart and I sit 8 feet away.
The sound of the system is truly wonderful. The Dyn's just went in the identical location of the 2.5, and have no need to change anything. I was quite happy with the Proac's, but this really did bring it to the next level.