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  Reply # 400028 4-Nov-2010 10:10 Send private message

Rollux:
kerryland: Well done on the Wharfedales. I have very fond memories. I have since subsequently "upgraded", but honestly I don't think I've gained anything. They're great speakers. Except for the subwoofers.

Don't buy them :-)

Cheers
Kerry


What's supposedly "wrong" with their subs? Came with one, and not having had a stand-alone sub before it seems quite impressive for a small 10" job.

Got everything wired up tonight with the cable from Regs (cheers!) and the banana plugs that came from China via Ebay. Had it running all day on the radio at about 50% volume - they sound different already.

Will get some more plugs and "bi-amp" the fronts and let you all know what I think when they've been run in.


Bi Amping the fronts does make a difference I think, I've done it on mine

In reference to the subwoofers, The only trouble I had with mine was when it was incorrectly placed behind the couch.  After putting it in the correct position it's been great after correctly adjusting all the levels.  Much better than the old mission and velodyne I used to have.  And well extremely better than the Sony/Digitor/Philips and a few other HTIAB systems I had when I was starting out




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  Reply # 400468 5-Nov-2010 08:08 Send private message

Rollux:
kerryland: Well done on the Wharfedales. I have very fond memories. I have since subsequently "upgraded", but honestly I don't think I've gained anything. They're great speakers. Except for the subwoofers.

Don't buy them :-)

Cheers
Kerry


What's supposedly "wrong" with their subs? Came with one, and not having had a stand-alone sub before it seems quite impressive for a small 10" job.


The Warfedale sub I had (admittedly 7-8 years ago) hummed a lot, and rattled when the volume went high. The sub I replaced it with (a JPW-211) definitely worked much better.

Of course a sample size of one doesn't mean they all hum and rattle -- I'm glad you're happy with yours.

Cheers
Kerry



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  Reply # 400555 5-Nov-2010 10:51 Send private message

Sounds like you had a bit of interference in yours somewhere. My mate's sub crackles and hums when the dishwasher or the fridge is working in his current house...

Neighbours must be getting sick of hearing "the Rock" all day :)




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WIN7 HOME x64 HTPC -  E6420 2.13Ghz -  4Gb 800MHZ PATRIOT RAM - ASUS HD5670 1GB
ASUS P5B-VM MOBO - LG BLU-RAY DRIVE - BG3595 TUNER - 1.5TB STORAGE
PANASONIC 42" FULL HD PLASMA - PIONEER VSX1019AHK RECEIVER - WHARFDALE DIAMOND 10 SPEAKERS

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  Reply # 401521 8-Nov-2010 00:37 Send private message

Nice speakers.
Pulling them out from the walls and in front of the Tv stand will make them sound even better.



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  Reply # 401568 8-Nov-2010 10:15 Send private message

Well, after a weeks running in, had a watch of Casino Royale or BR at the weekend. have seen this movie many times before, but was amazed the difference in sound. My wife jumped out of her seat a couple of times when the gunshots originated behind her right ear!
And, oh, the sound of that Aston! I would sell my soul for a car that sounds that good!




Lounge:
WIN7 HOME x64 HTPC -  E6420 2.13Ghz -  4Gb 800MHZ PATRIOT RAM - ASUS HD5670 1GB
ASUS P5B-VM MOBO - LG BLU-RAY DRIVE - BG3595 TUNER - 1.5TB STORAGE
PANASONIC 42" FULL HD PLASMA - PIONEER VSX1019AHK RECEIVER - WHARFDALE DIAMOND 10 SPEAKERS

Man Cave:
XBOX 360 MODERN WARFARE 2 EDITION - PANASONIC 37" PLASMA - SONY MONSTA 5.1 SURROUND SYSTEM

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