Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers £99.95 richersounds
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Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers £99.95 richersounds

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Found 23rd Mar 2013
There are only a few left but a good buy for those who are near a store with stock. Best 100 quids worth of speaker you are likely to find.
Drichersounds.com/pro…blk



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10.1s for the price of 9.1s. Great deal & good find OP

Paid £159 for mine and don't regret it. Absolute steal.

She'll kill me if I buy any more speakers. But if you do not have 'significant other' problems, buy these.

By all accounts the 10.1's were not a significant step up from the excellent 9.1's, but if you can get 10.1's at 9.1 prices, you might as well have them, no matter how small the betterness

Of course there are better speakers out there for more money, but the Wharfedale Diamond range has been the best bang for your buck for an awful long time now. These will give you a lot more than £100's pleasure.

Excellent deal for some really decent speakers.

Bang for buck

You can get the 9.1s at Superfi for £89.96 delivered using code SPEAK10, choice of Black or Walnut finishes. I think the real bargain is the 9.1 and SW150 (150W RMS) sub-woofer package at £206.91 using code. Excellent speakers and sub.

9.1's are usually on offer from time to time in Richer sounds, I got my last pair for £50. Were a decent pair but Im not sure I would pay £100 for them, not sure about the 10.1's though

Can I connect these to my pc ?

anneo4512

Can I connect these to my pc ?



These are passive loudspeakers so you would need an amplifier as well. Something like this: richersounds.com/pro…blk

You can also use a much cheaper Tripath amp ( en.wikipedia.org/wik…ier ) to connect them to PC such as:

ebay.co.uk/itm…840?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item53f55f20f0

That's the set-up I have had for the last 2 years or so using some 2nd hand 8.1s I picked up cheap off eBay, total cost for speakers + amp was around £60 and the sound quality is awesome, for the price I don't think it can be beaten.

You can use a 3.5mm to RCA cable if you don't have RCA out from your sound card.

9.0s are £49.95 at Richer Sounds. Not sure how they compare, but 50 quid for a decent pair of bookshelf speakers seems like a proper bargain to me.

Original Poster

The 9.0 speakers are a good buy for 50 quid but they really are not in the same class as the 10.1s. I have both so not biased to one speaker.
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Paid £129 for the 10.1s recently. Excellent speakers and at this price a real bargain.

In a smaller round you could get away with 9.0/9.1s as main left/right speakers. In a larger room then a 9.0/9.1 would typically be a surround speaker with a 10.1 as LR speakers.

Original Poster

The 9.1s are vey similar in spec to the 10.1s . Both are equally superior to the 9.0s. The 10.1s are rear ported which may matter depending on placement of speakers

I paid £149 for my pair of 10.1s about 6 months back and they are great speakers for the price. I'm tempted to get 2 more to use as rears at this price.

Original Poster

Be careful Dal22, that is how it starts, I now have 9.0s 10.1s 10.2s and 10.3s. It might start to become a habit.
No go on go for it
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fragster

You can also use a much cheaper Tripath amp ....



Not much point in spending £100 on a pair of speakers and then connecting them to a £12 amp

bigsky

Not much point in spending £100 on a pair of speakers and then connecting … Not much point in spending £100 on a pair of speakers and then connecting them to a £12 amp



Actually tripath amps produce exception sound for there size and price , sure a proper stereo amp from the likes of Cambridge audio will sound better, but not as much as the price would lead you to believe . A small t class amp will out perform most av systems ( which are what most people will use for these)

It's this kind of snobbery that leads people to believe a £10 pound per meter piece of wire will produce better sound than a £1 per meter one

jamesgreeley, Tripath is not a complete amplifier it is a component so there is no guarantee that just because this cheap chinese amp uses a Tripath ic it will sound any good. If only life were that simple!

Sorry my mistake about tripath only being a componant. I have one of these amazon.com/LP-…OTI, and it truly does produce pretty outstanding sound considering it was 16 quid off ebay, infact it sounds much better than our much more expensive AV (although I understand these were designed for different purposes)

Could you possibly recommend me a good stereo amplifier?

I'm after a pair of small floorstanders at the moment.

Using the code mentioned by MasterDealer above (SPEAK10) I could get a pair of 10.3's (Rosewood) for under £162 from Superfi.

I'm thinking this might also be a cracking deal.


I'm also very tempted by the current deal on the Focal Chorus 714 V. Click here

More than double the price but might be an an investment and something to build around.

Any advice appreciated - should I go for the cheaper but solid option? or should I blow the budget and get the expensive option....

Would I notice a huge difference ????

Edited by: "Tomb" 27th Mar 2013

Tomb

I'm also very tempted by the current deal on the Focal Chorus 714 V. … I'm also very tempted by the current deal on the Focal Chorus 714 V. Would I notice a huge difference ????



If ultimately you would like the Focals in your system, and you can afford them now, then I would recommend you get them and then upgrade your amp when funds allow.

Speaker technology is slower to evolve than electronics so it is unlikely there is going to be anything radically superior to the Focals in a few years time.

Thanks again for all you advice !!.

I was just about to buy the Focals yesterday when I has one last quick look at Gumtree to see if anything had come up locally.

Glad I did !!

I am now the proud owner of the following:

a pair of KEF iQ5se Floorstanders.
an KEF iQ6c centre.
and a pair of KEF iQ1 rears.

I also got at least 20m of decent looking new cable chucked in too. (copper coloured with a blue line running along it).

All the kit is about 2 or 3 years old and in excellent condition.

All for £290 - I'm (clearly) no expert but I think that was a rather good deal..................Unless someone wants to burst my bubble

Tomb

I'm (clearly) no expert but I think that was a rather good … I'm (clearly) no expert but I think that was a rather good deal..................Unless someone wants to burst my bubble



Your ears will tell you if it is any good. If you get pleasure from listening to it that is all that matters.

was going to post this myself after getting last set in Norwich on Saturday.. (also got the last ONKYO TXNR515 for our living room)

Great speakers, using them in our office... very detailed sound and ran with a descent sub.... awesome

Heat from me
Edited by: "udhuk" 13th May 2013
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