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ProAc Response 3 speakers - how much are they worth?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Godfather, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Godfather

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    My dad has a pair of these giant floorstanders which he wants me to sell for him. I've no idea how much to ask for them as they're 8 years old but have been used very little (they've been in storage for the last 5 years) and are in superb condition. Any ideas how much they're worth?
     
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    Thanks. They were very expensive indeed, costing well over £3k.
     
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    I'd be surprised if you couldnt get between £500 - £1,000 for them, hopefully for you the latter...
     
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    I would expect more than that...

    On second thought - don't sell 'em! Try to convince your dad to give them to you as a birthday present or something! I'd imagine they sound pretty amazing... :D

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    They're amazing, but unfortunately he can't afford an amp that will drive them adequately (his valve amp broke down 5 years ago and the speakers have been unused since).
     
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    About £1200 I would think is reasonable.

    Seen them for £1400 at a dealer on the net a while ago.

    HTH

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    Keep them and buy a NAD C370.
    This amp would just about drive any speaker.
    Richer sounds £300!

    B.A.R.G.A.I.N.
     
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    Re: NAD C370

    It's a great, strong amp, and I'm sure it wouldn't have any trouble driving them, but it would be seriously outclassed... A C370 will happily drive B&W Nautilus 805s, but they sound a *lot* better on the end of a £2000 American poweramp beast (unsurprisingly...) Ditto Dynaudio Contours, and most likely the ProAc Response 3.

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    Unfortunately my dad has very high standards (which are unrealistic given his budget), and he would rather get some smaller quality speakers (like the ProAc Response 1 or Tabletts) that are easier to drive than use something like the NAD (which I have no doubt is fantastic value) with his Response 3. That's precisely the reason the speakers haven't been used for 5 years. The last amp he tried with the ProAcs was a Krell integrated, and even then he wasn't happy with the sound at all. He did try a Krell pre/power combo that he liked, but he couldn't afford it. He has since moved to a much smaller flat, and there just isn't room for the giant ProAcs.
     

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