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Mordaunt Short 302 v Wharfedale Diamond 8.2s

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Sh4rk, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Sh4rk

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    Which are the better performers as they can both be had for about the same price?
    Thanks
     
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    As a stereo pair or surrounds?
    The 302's are sold as stereo pairs really with an eye to being used as surrounds or as additions to an existing Premiere system- inasmuch as they are really designed to work with a sub. On their own, they'll be detailed and behave like most MS speakers until about 100hz where they obviously tail off a bit. From an MS perspective, the MS902 is a more natural competitor to the Wharfedale.
     
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    As TOF said. The 902's are great speakers.
    The 302's are just not up to stereo work.
    If the 902's are to much ££sh Have a look at mission or even eltax speakers.
    For your price range Richer Sounds should have enough for you to look at.

    IMO
    stay well clear of the wharfedale's!..
     
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    i personally rate the Diamond 8.2s...a lovely natural sounding midrange whereas the Mordaunt Short 902s are more forward sounding, and give a metallic, brightish edge to vocals. The MS's are more detailed and enjoyable but the Wharfedales are more natural.

    Up to you...ah don't forget the Diamonds can be sited right by a wall as they are front ported, whereas the 902s should be at least a foot away
     
  5. Sh4rk

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    Thanks for the replies, guys.
    Looks like I will have to find some wharfedales.
     
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    If you can listen to the Diamond 8.1s alondside the 8.2s. I rate them much better. The 8.2s are the same design with a bigger driver which I think could do with a better built cabinet to control it. In a bigger room though the 8.1s may struggle to play loud enough for you. Whichever you choose they'll need good stands to get the best out of them.
     
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    Have you considered the Wharfedale 8.3's? They'll save you the cost of stands. I've had mine for nearly two years and IMO their great.
     
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    What about Mission M71i's from RS? An absolute bargain for the £60 they are asking. A great little speaker imo which will give the MS and Whafedale's a run for their money:)
     

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