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Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 Speakers £39.95 + 6 year guarantee @ RicherSounds

£39.95 @ Richer Sounds
With the added 6 year guarantee, looks like a good deal 8) Click on the Website for better spec details... Picking mine up tomorrow.. blown my 10 year old JPW Will be using this as PC speakers … Read More
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4m, 2d agoFound 4 months, 2 days ago
With the added 6 year guarantee, looks like a good deal 8)

Click on the Website for better spec details...

Picking mine up tomorrow.. blown my 10 year old JPW
Will be using this as PC speakers powered by a good amp..

Just the right size for my tiny desk (236h x 145w x 165d mm)
Front ported as well so I could stick it close to the wall
With Great reviews all throughout
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
11 Likes
acasserole
If you're looking for a PC amp try the Sound Blaster X7

£40 speakers with a £260 amp?
5 Likes
abhijitdash123
Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap amplifier to go with this?
I don't need a full blown one but i think a tiny one should be enough for this.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/9nm/LEPY-LP-2020A-Amplifier/B00C2P61FO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484929233&sr=8-1&keywords=LEPY+2020A

An appropriate pairing given the quality and price of both.

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1 Like #1
Just reserved a pair in my local shop. Thanks OP
#2
If you're looking for a PC amp try the Sound Blaster X7
#3
Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap amplifier to go with this?

I don't need a full blown one but i think a tiny one should be enough for this.
#4
Try an S.M.S.L sa50 amp from Amazon. I've had one fir a good while now and it drives my Diamond 9's really well.
11 Likes #5
acasserole
If you're looking for a PC amp try the Sound Blaster X7

£40 speakers with a £260 amp?
2 Likes #6
I've had one of these for nearly a year, it's rather good for the price (flubit ~£50):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOPPING-VX2-Digital-Amplifier-Speaker/dp/B017LMP3E2


Edited By: androo on Jan 20, 2017 15:36
1 Like #7
Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
19 Likes #8
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
#9
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?
5 Likes #10
abhijitdash123
Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap amplifier to go with this?
I don't need a full blown one but i think a tiny one should be enough for this.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/9nm/LEPY-LP-2020A-Amplifier/B00C2P61FO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484929233&sr=8-1&keywords=LEPY+2020A

An appropriate pairing given the quality and price of both.
1 Like #11
Mike626
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?
You could try 1010i's if anywhere still stocks them. Both would be better than Diamond 9s imo. Worth the extra for 2010is? Probably... When it comes to AV I say spend what you can afford, no more, no less.

EDIT: It seems nowhere does still stock 1010is. Shows how long it's been since I bought speakers. A testament to the quality of my 1010is (and wharfedale 9 sub, which I thought better than the 1010i one)

Edited By: ludwig352 on Jan 20, 2017 16:37
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ludwig352
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
I would agree , with this! This is a good price for a great set of speakers!
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ludwig352
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!

What major advances have speakers made in the past 10 years?
1 Like #14
Mike626
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?

I have those speakers paired with the amp I mentioned above, if there's a better sounding non-secondhand setup for £100 I'd like to know about it.

What's also nice about the Q Accoustics is they don't have the cheap MDF look that practically everything below £500 does. Really nice looking compared with basically everything else.

The amp is ugly, put a Chromecast Audio on and hide it. :D

Edited By: TygerrTygerr on Jan 20, 2017 16:53
#15
Excuse my ignorance, but do these benefit from being paired with a separate sub?
#16
jayjayuk1234
ludwig352
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
What major advances have speakers made in the past 10 years?
lol .. None , I got some Mission speakers that are 20 years old , which will go on forever! Tbh , But not made in the UK anymore sad to say!
1 Like #17
androo
I've had one of these for nearly a year, it's rather good for the price (flubit ~£50):https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOPPING-VX2-Digital-Amplifier-Speaker/dp/B017LMP3E2[font=arial,sans-serif]151[/font]
Looks really interesting thank you for sharing, didn't know this stuff existed
1 Like #18
ludwig352
Mike626
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?
You could try 1010i's if anywhere still stocks them. Both would be better than Diamond 9s imo. Worth the extra for 2010is? Probably... When it comes to AV I say spend what you can afford, no more, no less.

EDIT: It seems nowhere does still stock 1010is. Shows how long it's been since I bought speakers. A testament to the quality of my 1010is (and wharfedale 9 sub, which I thought better than the 1010i one)


haha I have some 1010i they're so good
1 Like #19
livid_chimp
Excuse my ignorance, but do these benefit from being paired with a separate sub?
Yup, and rule of thumb is if the main driver (or woofer as the case may be) is smaller than 12" it'd probably benefit from a sub.
#20
Mr cool
jayjayuk1234
ludwig352
Decoded
Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
What major advances have speakers made in the past 10 years?
lol .. None , I got some Mission speakers that are 20 years old , which will go on forever! Tbh , But not made in the UK anymore sad to say!


I'm still using my Mission speakers from many years ago too, with a Pioneer A400 amp. Still puts a shiver down my spine and makes my hair stand on end.
2 Likes #21
TonyRoma2010
Mr cool
jayjayuk1234
ludwig352
Decoded
Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
What major advances have speakers made in the past 10 years?
lol .. None , I got some Mission speakers that are 20 years old , which will go on forever! Tbh , But not made in the UK anymore sad to say!
I'm still using my Mission speakers from many years ago too, with a Pioneer A400 amp. Still puts a shiver down my spine and makes my hair stand on end.
Ah .. I have the Pioneer A400 as well , great amp and still will be going strong in another 20 years!
With a Technics CD player and a Pioneer turntable.
#22
CampGareth
livid_chimp
Excuse my ignorance, but do these benefit from being paired with a separate sub?
Yup, and rule of thumb is if the main driver (or woofer as the case may be) is smaller than 12" it'd probably benefit from a sub.
Appreciate that input, thank you.
#23
If only Richer Sounds has a competent delivery system, I'd have ordered stuff from them long ago. My local one is in a town center, parking is awful, not worth the risk.
#24
jayjayuk1234
ludwig352
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Heard Wharfedale aren't what they used to be in regards to sound quality but not sure if that's true.
These speakers are a good 10 years old, so are, literally, what they used to be!
What major advances have speakers made in the past 10 years?
I wasn't putting the speakers down with that comment, just pointing out that if Wharfedale have lost some credibility in recent times, these speakers probably predate that! These are probably just as good as any entry level speaker on the market atm, give or take, though imo they look a bit tired.

Edited By: ludwig352 on Jan 20, 2017 20:03
#25
Fantastic speakers for this price, had a pair of diamond 9's for a few years now and are still great! BaRgAiN
#26
ludwig352
Mike626
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?
You could try 1010i's if anywhere still stocks them. Both would be better than Diamond 9s imo. Worth the extra for 2010is? Probably... When it comes to AV I say spend what you can afford, no more, no less.
EDIT: It seems nowhere does still stock 1010is. Shows how long it's been since I bought speakers. A testament to the quality of my 1010is (and wharfedale 9 sub, which I thought better than the 1010i one)

The 2010is are likely to drop in price given that the 30x0 series has just released, plus there is always eBay. I picked up new 1010is for £49 a pair just after the 2010 released about 6 years ago and I think that's when the Wharfdale Diamond 10s released so it's surprising anywhere still stocks the 9 Diamonds :D
#27
I bought a pair of these from RS about four years ago and I've seen them posted for the same prices more times that I can remember; are they ever more?

Pretty good speakers for their size, though. Mine now relegated to surround duty.
#28
do you need a sub with this or is it good without.
#29
Aendo
do you need a sub with this or is it good without.


No sub required. Perfectly acceptable as a 2 channel audio set up. The frequency range would be more than sufficient for most. Would also need a dedicated 2.1 amplifier in order to split the sound.
#30
I've had the 9.1's paired with a SW150 sub for around 7 years as my main lounge AV setup and for the price I paid, the sound is immense. Great speakers. Heat from me.
#31
Bought these at Xmas for same price ,fantastic speakers and paired to my denon DM40 DAB, perfect for my needs ...may grab another pair!
#32
ludwig352
Mike626
These or the QAcoustic 2010i's for double the money? Are they actually better?
You could try 1010i's if anywhere still stocks them. Both would be better than Diamond 9s imo. Worth the extra for 2010is? Probably... When it comes to AV I say spend what you can afford, no more, no less.
EDIT: It seems nowhere does still stock 1010is. Shows how long it's been since I bought speakers. A testament to the quality of my 1010is (and wharfedale 9 sub, which I thought better than the 1010i one)
snap, i have 1010is too :) good speakers
#33
Anyone know if I can use these as a PA system?

Looking to connect a microphone (somehow) so the audience can here me in a medium'ish room. Would this work and what connections would I require?
#34
For my setup in my lounge I've got an old eltax 5 speaker set which I got from currys for about 100 quid 10 odd years ago (two floor standing, two small rears like these, and a centre front one). Is it worth me replacing the surrounds with two sets of these?
#35
dwattsy21
For my setup in my lounge I've got an old eltax 5 speaker set which I got from currys for about 100 quid 10 odd years ago (two floor standing, two small rears like these, and a centre front one). Is it worth me replacing the surrounds with two sets of these?
I would say yes. 100 was very cheap for a 5.0 set up, these would have cost that alone back then. They're probably a step up. Are you not happy with the sound from your current ones?

Edited By: ludwig352 on Jan 20, 2017 23:18
#36
Recently lost my Sony APM's which lasted 27 years

The price of second hand APM's is insane (if you can find them)

Dabbled with some floor standing speakers which were rubbish so I sold them on and got some Pioneers from a charity shop for a tenner.

Happy days!

30 Year old Sony Amp still going strong (from the compact 58 set up I bought in 1987)
#37
ludwig352
dwattsy21
For my setup in my lounge I've got an old eltax 5 speaker set which I got from currys for about 100 quid 10 odd years ago (two floor standing, two small rears like these, and a centre front one). Is it worth me replacing the surrounds with two sets of these?
I would say yes. 100 was very cheap for a 5.0 set up, these would have cost that alone back then. They're probably a step up. Are you not happy with the sound from your current ones?

That's the thing... not too sure what good sounds like. Using them with an old Sherrod amp I got about the same time from rs... does the job, just don't know if it's worth investing in a new setup
#38
Excuse my tech ignorance, can these be connected to a ps3 to play cd's through?
1 Like #39
dwattsy21
ludwig352
dwattsy21
For my setup in my lounge I've got an old eltax 5 speaker set which I got from currys for about 100 quid 10 odd years ago (two floor standing, two small rears like these, and a centre front one). Is it worth me replacing the surrounds with two sets of these?
I would say yes. 100 was very cheap for a 5.0 set up, these would have cost that alone back then. They're probably a step up. Are you not happy with the sound from your current ones?
That's the thing... not too sure what good sounds like. Using them with an old Sherrod amp I got about the same time from rs... does the job, just don't know if it's worth investing in a new setup
I would say find a local av shop which can set up a budget system for you to have a listen to and see if the effect is a lot better than you have. These should provide a similar experience to whatever they have in the sub £500 5.1 bracket. Tbh I'd be surprised if they weren't noticeably better than what you have at the rear, and for £40 it might be worth a gamble.
#40
I'm sitting @ the desk now listening 4U 80's radio through a pair of 25 year old Diamonds.

iirc I paid c£100 for them in 1995 ish

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