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Zaph ZRT -vs- ProAc 2.5 clone
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Old 22nd August 2008, 01:46 AM   #1
jallenbass is offline jallenbass  United States
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Default Zaph ZRT -vs- ProAc 2.5 clone

Has anyone heard both of these?

What were your impressions?

I'm planning to build something like this in the not too distant future and have narrowed it down to these 2.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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ZRT has better drivers and design by Zaph. It's not a commercial design unlike Pro Ac to begin with.
I build a 2.5 clone a couple of years ago and it's not bad at all but I would guess ZRT would blow them away.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 06:25 PM   #3
Jonasz is offline Jonasz  Sweden
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Yes I firmly believe the ZRT will blow the clones away... with a great margin...
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Old 22nd August 2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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For less cost build Linkwitz' pluto. I had a friend who owns proac 2.5 clone over my house last week and he was amazed at how the sewer- pipe speakers sound.
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Old 23rd August 2008, 03:15 AM   #5
tktran303 is offline tktran303  Australia
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I built the 2.95 clones 5 years ago.

The are probably the most popular and thus most critiqued speaker in the history of DIY loudspeakers. But despite everything that's been said about them, I think they still serve as a reference DIY speaker that has great bass and musicality.

The ZRT is what happens when you are given a clean slate with an unlimited budget to build the best vented floorstanding 2-way...

As a starter project it's hard to go wrong with either of these. Your next project will have to cost serious $$$, or be seriously large to outperform either of these.
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