Upgraded to Proac D20R


What a huge difference! Overall sound stage has opened up and is now sounding full range. The bass is not boomy and also I don't hear the cabinet breathing at all, like others have mentioned. I have them positioned 10' apart sofa in the middle and 15" from wall, the room is approx. 24' x16' with an opening into a high ceiling center hall on one side and an L shaped into a dinning room on the opposite side. 

My previous speaker was a Proac response d2. The Proac sound signature is still there great midrange for vocals, horns and piano, however the ribbon tweeter is so much smoother than the silk tweeter in the d2 and airy, the upper octaves sounds lighter but realistic. Many of the tracks sound live and live performances accentuate the venue of there recordings.

As well as upgrading my speakers I've also changed my digital path. I included: Sonore MicroRendu, HDPlex LPS, my source is Mac Book Pro- Roon-Tidal. This change has removed the digital hash and greatly cleaned up sound quality. The MicroRendu is feeding my Ayre QB9 DSD DAC which feeds my Ayre AX7E. 

joffres
 Great choice and description of your observations.
 Agree the new Proac D20R, D30 and D48R* series with ribbon
 tweeters are magical ,look good and musically engaging.
   Enjoy
 JohnnyR
 Proac dealer 

I'm happy for you and I hope you get a lot of musical enjoyment.

That's a good description of the difference that sounds spot on to the differences of the 2 models.


Kenny.
Thanks Johnny R for all your help! Next step is Ayre AX5 twenty!
I took the spikes out of my D48Rs to move them around easier.  They sound good without them, is it necessary to put them back in?  
KC
Taking spikes out will soften by allowing the speaker to move and blur the transits.
If you like this for now so be it. They take a while to break in and later your
scenario could change.
Try it on a faster moving piece of music without spikes and then with spikes.
Listening to a well recorded piano piece or Cream live at Royal Albert Hall
You could also be compensating for something in your system that is bright. Also yank out the power conditioner and see if you like it better. If the system has bigger chops please don't blame me.
If you can share a few pics of the set up great.
Best JohnnyR

Yeah, I have the spikes back in. Here is pictures of my set up. I have to say, the D48Rs are awesome!!!

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Edit. so we can’t post pictures on this board?
Edit II-  I put my system up on the virtual systems page if anyone wants to view it.  
Great choice on the D-20R. I auditioned that before I settled on the D-30R.  One of the things that impressed me most about the D-20R was
its imaging. Easily one of the best I've heard period. Speaking of spikes..
while the stock spikes on the Proac's are pretty good when I upgraded my D-30R's to a set of Audio Points it really improved things across the board. Cleaner, tighter bass a more open mid-range and an overall improvement in smoothness.


Which audio points are you using?
joffres,

I have the 1.5AP1D. They are screw in replacements for the original
spikes.

kclone542 posts06-29-2017 10:11amYeah, I have the spikes back in. Here is pictures of my set up. I have to say, the D48Rs are awesome!!!

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Edit. so we can’t post pictures on this board?
Edit II-  I put my system up on the virtual systems page if anyone wants to view it.  
Is that floor wood or sheet board or cement slab under the carpet??

Cheers George
I'm in awe of the ProAc ribbon tweeters. I have the D30Rs. A few days ago, I told a friend that the zils on Ringo's tambourine on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" sounded like they were in the room.
georgehifi, I think it is cement slab underneath the carpet.  
My previous speakers were ProAC's D30R and they were very nice speakers. Ribbon is the way to go with ProAC’s! Very neutral loudspeakers with nice punchy bass and excellent midrange.
May you enjoy them in good health!