ProAc Future Point Five Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

This new loudspeaker embodies all the attributes of the existing Future models' hybrid design. It retains the unique cabinet shape, which alleviates standing waves in its dedicated bass chamber and continues the theme of open-backed dipole midrange and ribbon tweeter units.
Although the Future Point Five is the smallest of the Future family, it utilises the same proven tweeter and bass driver technology incorporated in the Future One and Future Two. True to the ProAc marque, the Future Point Five offers superb sound quality. The listener will enjoy tight, extended bass, ProAc's legendary natural, open midrange and a fast, sweet, detailed high frequency response.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jpaulo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Having decided to upgrade my system, I considered the possibility to buy new speakers, among the following products: - Audiophysic Virgo III; JM Lab new Electra 926/936; Proac Future Point Five.
It is not fair to say that one speaker is better than the other, but let me say that one fact became very clear from the test: - with my Audio Research LS 16 / Classic 60 amplification, the best marriage is with the Proac future point five.
These speakers deliver music in its best, with a weight and on a scale quite out proportion to their volume.
The ribbon tweeter produces an output of unsurpassed clarity and smothness.
All the first class drive units of these speakers generate together a coherent, accurate and spacious imaging only comparable with much more expensive speakers.
Go listen to the Proac Future point five, and don't forget to wait for a break-in period of at least two weeks.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Lisbon



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I only auditioned this speaker as it was out of my budget but as it is a new speaker I wanted to post in case people are interested. That being said I found this speaker to have all the qualities that the Nautilus has plus better bass extension. I was originally looking at the ProAc Response 2.5. But it did not have the open, smooth highs that the B&W Nautilus has. But the upper frequencies of the Future .5's are definitely in the ball park of the 804's. Perhaps the ribbon tweeter is even sweeter, smoother and more open. It also has the typical inviting sound that other ProAc's have. Meaning when turning up the volume the sound is not harsh (Thiel) or analytical (Contour)- IMHO.
Looking to step up from the 804's in the future, most speakers are bigger. Which is fine if you have a bigger room. But while the Dyaudio 3.0's and Nautilus 803 and 802 are better speakers, they would be too big for my living room. Adding a sub to help the bass of the 804's would overload my room with bass and it seems most people turn off the sub when listening to music anyway. Besides it would put the price at about the same price as the Future .5's.
If you are looking for speakers in this price range I would definitely suggest auditioning the Future .5's. I think the price is a bit high so can't give 5 stars there.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Stereo Exchange




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