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Topic # 31697 27-Mar-2009 12:06
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about to fork out for a onkyo 606 and im starting to think of suitable speaker set to go with it - either 5.1 or 7.1.

I dont have golden ears and mainly im just interested in getting out the popcorn laxing back and watching movies, hummm and the F1 (although chances of turning the sound up past a whisper at 1am during the season are small unless i want a divorce)

Does anyone have any recommendations for some decent $midrange speaker setups - or some thumbs up for systems you already have?

I quite like the wharfdale diamond 9's although starting to get to the pricey end of what i'd consider spending. In saying that i'd rather spend the money and be happy than cheap out and have to look at something crappy for the next 5 years.

any helpful suggestions appreciated.

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  Reply # 203713 27-Mar-2009 13:12
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Honestly the Wharfedale 9 speaker pack is the best buy for what you're after, though the individual components are quite big if you choose to go down this path.  You will probably get what you pay for.

I've had the cheap crystal series, the 9.5 and the 9.6 speakers.  The 9.6 are stunning for the price.  The wharfedale speaker pack will suit most people for the home theatre type use.  The 9.5's which comes with the pack are still pretty good and I think this is the best way to go.  You could even sell the 9.5's and buy 9.6's for a bit more if you were trademe keen.

The only let down with the pack is the sub, but that's just my opinion.  I think the diamond wharfedales are easily the best buy in their price range and compete with others much more expensive.  The 606 has the good remote audyssey setup and it will get the best from whichever speaker you get. 

Welcome here too by the way.

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