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Denon AVR-1905 - Are these speakers okay?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by HitmanIP7, Dec 26, 2004.

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  1. HitmanIP7

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    This will be my first seperates system, and I was a little worried whether the speakers I chose would work okay with the Denon AVR-1905.

    The speakers are:

    FRONT:

    Wharfedale Diamond 9.1

    CENTRE:

    Wharfedale Diamond 9.CC

    REAR:

    Wharfedale DFS-18

    SUB:

    Wharfedale Diamond SW150

    Looking at the AVR-1905's product leaflet, it says something about 80w per speaker, but the fronts are 100w, the centre 120w, the rear's are rated from 20w to 150w, and the sub 150w. So will they work okay?

    Ive just thought of another question now as well. Would it be a good idea to use some Diamond 9.1's or Diamond 9.DFS's for the rear instead of the DFS-18's?
     
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    The speakers should be a great match for the 1905. The power ratings are there as a guide to how much each speaker can handle, the 80w rating on the 1905 related to how much power it will output to the speakers connected to it.

    The subwoofer is also a good choice, and will integrate well with the rest of the proposed system.
     
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    Thanks for that :) As long as they work fine then Im happy.

    Still not sure about the rears though.
     
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    Sticking to the same range does have its benefits when it comes to multi channel music, but not so much for movies. So it depends on your listening preference when it comes to deciding your rears. If you can get the matching diamond series rears, it would be a more complete system.
     
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    I'd agree, stick with the same range if possible :thumbsup:
     
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    The Wharfedale's are a great budget system, I heard these at the recent What Hi-Fi show and was very impressed. great value for money :smashin:

    The setup you suggested sounds good however, if it were my money I'd change 2 things:

    1) I'd go for the 9.CS centre channel as it will match your 9.1's better and the 9.CC is a bit weak.

    2) I'd change the rears to the Diamond 9.0, although this is just my personal preference.

    Either way try and demo the above before you buy :)
     
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    The diamond 9.0 will be better if you use them for multi channel music but hte DFS-18 will be better with movies and wrap the rear effects better. Bi poles are also much less 'picky' about positioning then mono pole speakers.
     
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    I think I will change the rears for another pair in the 9 series, not sure which yet though.

    Hopefully I can get to some local dealer soon for a demo :)

    Im trying to find some pics of the different colours that Wharfedale offer the 9 series in, does any one know of any where which has pics of all the different colours?

    The two colours Im stuck between are cherry and black ash.
     
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    Ive just been looking at the 9 series brochure, and Wharfedale recommend Diamond 9.SR for the rears.

    My room isn't massive, about 8 x 9 ft, and I will be closest to the rears, so the 9.SR may be the best choice.
     
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    Agreed, if you can't place the speakers in 'conventional' positions than bi-poles may be better for you.
     
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    this has been a useful thread as it's a set up I'm looking at. the local dealer recommended the 9.cs centre and 9.dfs rears. They do look quite large though and was thinking of the 9.sr instead. Hope to get a demo next weekend. I decided this after hearing the Mordaunt short premier system this week. The film was great but there was something missing when it came to music.
     
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    By The Way Your Speaker Should Be Great With The 1905 Should Provide Excellent Integration. Jus Get Another Pair Of Stelites To Get Full 7.1 It Is The Nuts.
     
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    Beware of Diamond 9.x inefficiency and the 1905 output...

    Another Forum member is having -10db at least on his Denon 1804 volume to hear... in the bedroom...
     

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