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WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 121 Black Speakers Per Pair £99.95 @ richersounds (online/in-store) please watch video - link in comments

£99.95 @ Richer Sounds
General Description 2-way Bookshelf Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex Transducer Complement 2-way Bass Driver 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone Treble Driver 25mm Soft Dome AV Shield No Sensitivity…
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General Description 2-way Bookshelf Speaker
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Transducer Complement 2-way
Bass Driver 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone
Treble Driver 25mm Soft Dome
AV Shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 86dB
Recommended Amplifier Power 25-100W
Peak SPL 95dB
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Compatible
Minimum Impedance 4.1 Ohms
Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 50Hz - 20kHz
Bass Extension (-6dB) 45Hz
Crossover Frequency 2kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 7L
Dimensions (H x W x D) 315 x 174 x 225 (mm)
Net Weight 5.3kg/pcs
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#1
Wharfedale Diamond 121 Video Review

WHAT HI*FI?Review

Wharfedale Diamond 121Video

Diamond 121

http://i.imgur.com/RAK8yYt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/TSlmjEJ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fxf4rlk.jpg


Edited By: stealthx on Jan 05, 2015 23:11: +
#2
I like speaker deals. Heat
#3
Thanks for posting the review and photos..
Crikey though they don't have talk some crap in at what hi-fi?...
It's the quality equivalent of video game reviews on IGN.

No real info just one big dollop of fluffy marketing BS.
#4
Nice speakers good sound well worth £99
#5
Mac007
Nice speakers good sound well worth £99

Yes ! £149 - £175 elsewhere.
#6
Good price.

Almost put Wharfedale Diamonds in when I changed speakers last year. But my local place didn't have them in stock so went with Monitors instead.

Heat.
#7
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?
2 Likes #8
i have Warfdale Cubes, Goodmans Mezzos, and a KEF Sub, mix and match is the way forwards :D
#9
robo989
Thanks for posting the review and photos..
Crikey though they don't have talk some crap in at what hi-fi?...
It's the quality equivalent of video game reviews on IGN.
No real info just one big dollop of fluffy marketing BS.

That's because it is the foremost ego massaging hi-fi publication whereby imho the advertising tie in relates directly to the patter pertaining to the kit, unlike some of the more seemingly fusty publications.
#10
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

All speakers have characteristics, some are warmer, neutral, bright, or just something in between those. If you put a differently tuned speaker with say a 5.1 setup (with matching speaker/tone) then these will stick out like a sore thumb.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 06, 2015 11:43
1 Like #11
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?
mugglesquop
i have Warfdale Cubes, Goodmans Mezzos, and a KEF Sub, mix and match is the way forwards :D

Yep.

Monitor fronts and centre and Wharfedale Modus Cubes for my rear surrounds. Some audiophiles will frown on mix+match but it doesn't bother me. (As long as the kit is half decent and it sounds OK that is ...)

Edited By: sancheez on Jan 06, 2015 11:45
#12
rev6
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

All speakers have characteristics, some are warmer, neutral, bright, or just something in between those. If you put a differently tuned speaker with say a 5.1 setup (with matching speaker/tone) then these will stick out like a sore thumb.

lol ..... see! :p
#13
sancheez
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?
mugglesquop
i have Warfdale Cubes, Goodmans Mezzos, and a KEF Sub, mix and match is the way forwards :D

Yep.

Monitor fronts and centre and Wharfedale Modus Cubes for my rear surrounds. Some audiophiles will frown on mix+match but it doesn't bother me. (As long as the kit is half decent and it sounds OK that is ...)

It depends on the extremes, if the colour/tone of the mix match pair are similar, it's fine, you wouldn't really notice, especially if they are used as fronts. Some are quite an extreme difference though.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 06, 2015 11:48
#14
Ordered! Thanks OP
1 Like #15
sancheez
rev6
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

All speakers have characteristics, some are warmer, neutral, bright, or just something in between those. If you put a differently tuned speaker with say a 5.1 setup (with matching speaker/tone) then these will stick out like a sore thumb.

lol ..... see! :p

I'm all for mix/match if they're similar sounding speakers.
2 Likes #16
mugglesquop
i have Warfdale Cubes, Goodmans Mezzos, and a KEF Sub, mix and match is the way forwards :D

You should never mix speakers...
You wake up next morning with ear ache!

Oh wait think I might be getting a bit mixed up myself :|
#17
231bex
Ordered! Thanks OP

You're welcome ! :)
#18
sancheez
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?
mugglesquop
i have Warfdale Cubes, Goodmans Mezzos, and a KEF Sub, mix and match is the way forwards :D

Yep.

Monitor fronts and centre and Wharfedale Modus Cubes for my rear surrounds. Some audiophiles will frown on mix+match but it doesn't bother me. (As long as the kit is half decent and it sounds OK that is ...)


ooh forgot center speaker, thats a Philips lol

I only just set the sub up properly the other day, i thought i had it right but it was actually the Goodmans doing the bass :|
#19
I have an old sub somewhere as well. It's leftover from my old Eltax kit I think.

Not connected though. Too much in a flat, I don't need it. Plenty bass without it. I can feel furniture vibrating just with the 5 that are hooked up .... lol. Haven't used the sub since me & the ex-missus sold the 3 bed detached place. Was the only place I felt I could actually use it without invoking neighbour rage ....
#20
I got some 9.0 for rear surrounds at xmas. Have been waiting on these coming down in price for my fronts.

P.s. I used van damme speaker cable (Ebay £2.50 per/m) with some banana plugs for my rear 9.0's. Will do the same on these.

Thanks for the find OP. Heat Heat Heat,
#21
Cracking speakers
#22
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm
#23
joshtbh
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm

Not sure how an all in one is more wife friendly. All need an amp and speakers. All you need is an AV, speakers, and cable.
#24
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

You should not have any problem, as long as the ohms of these speakers match the ohms of your satellite speakers.

e.g.
8 ohms with 8 ohms
6 ohms with 6 ohms
4 ohms with 4 ohms

The Importance Of Impedance

Edited By: stealthx on Jan 06, 2015 13:26: +
#25
WDTV123
I got some 9.0 for rear surrounds at xmas. Have been waiting on these coming down in price for my fronts.

P.s. I used van damme speaker cable (Ebay £2.50 per/m) with some banana plugs for my rear 9.0's. Will do the same on these.

Thanks for the find OP. Heat Heat Heat,

You're welcome ! :)
#26
rev6
joshtbh
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm

Not sure how an all in one is more wife friendly. All need an amp and speakers. All you need is an AV, speakers, and cable.

smaller speakers which output high quality sound will take up less space and look a bit better, but i am fairly sure that bigger speakers like in this deal should ouptut a better sound even than the smaller very expensive speakers.

The all in one is a bit rubbish I'm really talking about stuff like the Onkyo HTX-22HDX which is an AVR built into a sub therefore one less box under the TV also a wife pleasing thing
1 Like #27
joshtbh
rev6
joshtbh
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm

Not sure how an all in one is more wife friendly. All need an amp and speakers. All you need is an AV, speakers, and cable.

smaller speakers which output high quality sound will take up less space and look a bit better, but i am fairly sure that bigger speakers like in this deal should ouptut a better sound even than the smaller very expensive speakers.

The all in one is a bit rubbish I'm really talking about stuff like the Onkyo HTX-22HDX which is an AVR built into a sub therefore one less box under the TV also a wife pleasing thing

That Onkyo system is a bit all in one. The sub is the AV.
Smaller tweeters and mid/low drivers usually produce poorer quality. Larger speakers with larger cabinets have a fuller sound and usually give you larger sound space. Like comparing a Zensor 1 to one of those Boston Acoustics 5.1 MKII satalites. The difference is huge (quality not cabinet) :)



Edited By: rev6 on Jan 06, 2015 13:11
#28
rev6
joshtbh
rev6
joshtbh
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm

Not sure how an all in one is more wife friendly. All need an amp and speakers. All you need is an AV, speakers, and cable.

smaller speakers which output high quality sound will take up less space and look a bit better, but i am fairly sure that bigger speakers like in this deal should ouptut a better sound even than the smaller very expensive speakers.

The all in one is a bit rubbish I'm really talking about stuff like the Onkyo HTX-22HDX which is an AVR built into a sub therefore one less box under the TV also a wife pleasing thing

That Onkyo system is a bit all in one. The sub is the AV.
Smaller tweeters and mid/low drivers usually produce poorer quality. Larger speakers with larger cabinets have a fuller sound and usually give you larger sound space. Like comparing a Zensor 1 to one of those Boston Acoustics 5.1 MKII satalites. The difference is huge (quality not cabinet) :)



Are there any options which will match that you know of to buy these kind of speakers in the deal and have smaller speakers (like those Boston Acoustics you mentioned) for the centre and rear surrounds ? They are what are hard to sell to the wife in terms of room design.
#29
joshtbh
rev6
joshtbh
rev6
joshtbh
I can never decide how to upgrade from my all in one blu ray 5.1 system; quality big speakers like these and an AV receiver, or smaller speakers an a receiver which is built into an amp like Onkyo do which will be more wife friendly but seem very expensive for what you get hmmmmm

Not sure how an all in one is more wife friendly. All need an amp and speakers. All you need is an AV, speakers, and cable.

smaller speakers which output high quality sound will take up less space and look a bit better, but i am fairly sure that bigger speakers like in this deal should ouptut a better sound even than the smaller very expensive speakers.

The all in one is a bit rubbish I'm really talking about stuff like the Onkyo HTX-22HDX which is an AVR built into a sub therefore one less box under the TV also a wife pleasing thing

That Onkyo system is a bit all in one. The sub is the AV.
Smaller tweeters and mid/low drivers usually produce poorer quality. Larger speakers with larger cabinets have a fuller sound and usually give you larger sound space. Like comparing a Zensor 1 to one of those Boston Acoustics 5.1 MKII satalites. The difference is huge (quality not cabinet) :)



Are there any options which will match that you know of to buy these kind of speakers in the deal and have smaller speakers (like those Boston Acoustics you mentioned) for the centre and rear surrounds ? They are what are hard to sell to the wife in terms of room design.

I have a soft spot for these: http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-packages/wharfedale/dx1-hcp/whar-dx1
If I was building a budget surround system these are the speakers I'd buy.
#30
they look good, I know it's an odd thing to judge on, but for the sheer size of the speaker they look quite expensive! When you can get a pair of bookshelf diamonds new for £100......

Are you saying you'd use big speakers the front L and R channels then plug these small ones in for the surrounds?
1 Like #31
joshtbh
they look good, I know it's an odd thing to judge on, but for the sheer size of the speaker they look quite expensive! When you can get a pair of bookshelf diamonds new for £100......

Are you saying you'd use big speakers the front L and R channels then plug these small ones in for the surrounds?

£250 isn't too bad for the 5 speakers and sub. All you need then is an AV. If you wanted 7.1 sure you could do that.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 06, 2015 16:00
#32
rev6
sancheez
rev6
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

All speakers have characteristics, some are warmer, neutral, bright, or just something in between those. If you put a differently tuned speaker with say a 5.1 setup (with matching speaker/tone) then these will stick out like a sore thumb.

lol ..... see! :p

I'm all for mix/match if they're similar sounding speakers.

Not forgetting the ohms of the speakers for mix/match ! ;)

Edited By: stealthx on Jan 06, 2015 16:56
#33
stealthx
rev6
sancheez
rev6
barneystuta
I have the Warfedale DX1 5.1 speaker/sub woofer.

Would these be a sensible addition to make it a 7.1 set up? Or, is it best to get the same speakers?

All speakers have characteristics, some are warmer, neutral, bright, or just something in between those. If you put a differently tuned speaker with say a 5.1 setup (with matching speaker/tone) then these will stick out like a sore thumb.

lol ..... see! :p

I'm all for mix/match if they're similar sounding speakers.

Not forgetting the ohms ! ;)

Most speakers are 8ohm and capable of 6ohm but yes.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 06, 2015 16:53
#34
My Wharfdale Diamond 9.1's are still going strong, if these are an improvement then they are a steal
#35
avfc456
My Wharfdale Diamond 9.1's are still going strong, if these are an improvement then they are a steal

that's what i've always been looking for on ebay. do you listen to TV on them or music or both? What amp?
#36
I have the Eltax monitor iii at the moment for djing at home, should I upgrade to these or not??? I don't know a lot about speakers sorry! I like the Eltax but they just don't seem punchy enough
#37
avfc456
My Wharfdale Diamond 9.1's are still going strong, if these are an improvement then they are a steal

I almost bought an early pair of Diamonds as my first ever speakers but ended up going with a pair of KEF Cara that lasted for years even after I upgraded to Kef 103 as an early AV pair of speakers with my TV.
#38
tomwilliams86
I have the Eltax monitor iii at the moment for djing at home, should I upgrade to these or not??? I don't know a lot about speakers sorry! I like the Eltax but they just don't seem punchy enough

I replaced Eltax Liberty's with Monitor BX3's.

But that was due to wanting to switch from floorstanders to wall mounted. The sound from the Eltax's was pretty good as far as I was concerned. The Monitors sound a little better to my ear but take up a lot less space, which is more what I was aiming for.
#39
joshtbh
avfc456
My Wharfdale Diamond 9.1's are still going strong, if these are an improvement then they are a steal

that's what i've always been looking for on ebay. do you listen to TV on them or music or both? What amp?

I have an Onkyo amp which has my Sky, Xbox and Apple TV going through it via HDMI so I use them for everything, I'm not the most clued up on paring amps and speakers, but they are simply brilliant, they bag a punch for the size
#40
I went in to buy them, been told stocks are low and offered the 220s instead at £129.95
So I bought the 220s with a Yamaha RX-V477 AV receiver at £230, maybe that helped the discount.

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