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Help with Bookshelf Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by hot_tracks, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. hot_tracks

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of going in for some bookshelf speakers. Have checked reviews on the net and have narrowed down to the following which are within my budget. I would like advice on which speakers are recommended. The choices are the Wharfedale Diamond 8.1 or Diamond 8.2 series, the Mordaunt Short 902's or the B&W DM303.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. broona

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    I've just bought a set of 8.1's off these forums, extremely happy with them so far. Haven't heard any of the others, so can't comment, but can definitely recommend the 8.1's. :thumbsup:
     
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    Have you considered Wharfedale 9.1? Bit more expensive than the 8 series but no dearer than the DM 303s. They have great reviews, tho I haven't heard them.

    Also I can recommend the Monitor Audio Bronze B2's.
    Both are around the £180 mark.

    If you want cheaper, the Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 1's can be had from superfi.com for only £120, (rrp £180).

    Best thing would be to take some CDs to your local superfi or sevenoaks etc and compare a few things!

    Happy Listening
    Matt
     
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    I have Wharfedale Diamond 8 HT set (8.3+8.1+8c). It run with NAD T753 and sub RUARK LogRithm in 80Hz LFE setting. Room 3.3m x 5.5m. I like sound of WD 8. All nonelectronic instruments are natural and detailed. But sound quality is decreasing on high volume.
    I set bass "-2dB". I suppose, bass correction for WD 8.2 would be "-4dB"
    :hiya:
     

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    Thanks for the advice. By the way how do the Diamond 8.1 & 8.2 series compare to the Atlantic 300 Bookshelf speakers from Wharfedale. I've noticed that they are a lot bigger compared to the Diamond series but the Diamond series have the advantage of the Kevlar cones. Any comments would be appreciated. :)
     
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    hot tracks, if you're wanting to save as much money as poss, and still get a very good pair of speakers, look at the Mordaunt-Short Avant 902. Although they are £150 retail, you can actually get them from Comet for £100! Of all places! Bargain! Thats where I got mine from and they do the job for me - they look very nice too. I use mine for the rear channels.
     
  7. killabeez

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    Just checked Comet out and they dont seam to advertise any mordaunt short products online at all, the only Avant items they have in stock are toasters :eek:
    Which branch did you buy from please...
     
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    Sorry folks, i've just had a look at the Comet site where I found them, and it appears they've taken them off :eek: :oops:

    I got mine from the Teesside Park branch, but it looks like theyve stopped them all together :(

    Mind you, RS are doing them for £120 now I believe. Even at this price theyre a great buy :)
     

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