tannoy hts101 or wharfedale dx-1-help!

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  1. spiderfan1982

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    Hi, Im new to this forum and i need help. Out of the two systems above which would give the better performance? Both are whathifi best buys and Im looking to pair either with yamaha rxv-373, Sony htr820 or onkyo nxr414.
    Can any one help? I will be using them for home cinema and music.
     
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    First things first...dont ever go by what hifi reviews alone....
    If you cant find any other reviews..bin it, as an option.
    Loads of nice stuff out there...take your time..
    Read reviews...read some more reviews

    Oh...and don't buy on the recomendation of a salesman
    Or pay much attention to what something sounds like in a
    Tiny little demo room..that has no resemblance to your's.
     
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    My room is not that big and i have a budget up to 600. Both systems have various high reviews. Richer sounds tell me wharfedale for music. Head says tannoy,heart says wharfedale.
    Anyone else any thoughts?
     
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    There's already a thread comparing these very
    System's...it's on here...if i could ,i'd put in a link...but i can't :-(
    Fwiw he came out in favour of the wharedales ....although stated it was more of a personal preference thing..
     
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    Im not sure about the difference in subs. Wharfedale is front firing and tannoy is downward. How effective is forward facing if not that close to wall?
    And also the wharfedales are 4 ohms. How will that affect choice of amp?
     
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    Front firing just means you cant corner load as easily....not really a bad thing ..imo..as corner loading tends to produce somewhat boomy bass...
    The wharedale's are mainstream spkr's and as such,have been designed to work with all the amp's your looking at...again ,,imo

    Tannoy's are a bit bright according to the review on here,
    So would be better partenered with the yamaha as
    Yam's are quite neutral (for want of a better word)

    I'd be tempted with the yam/tannoy....but you cant go far wrong with any of them...again imo
     
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    Thanks for that-now decision time! Richer sounds would do me the dales and yamaha plus speaker,sub and optical cables 4 £430 all in which i thought was a good deal.

    What about the ohms?

    thanks for ur advice btw.
     
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    4 ohms is a little low IMHO for a budget receiver. You should be OK but ensure there is plenty of ventiallation around the receiver since the speakers will be imposing a higher load on it.
    If £600 is your budget then I would try to track down a set of Monitor Audio Vectors (have been selling for £300) and then use the rest of the money on something like the Denon 2113. This will be a much better system than all the ones you have mentioned so far (the Vectors alone used to sell for £700).
     
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    Bargain....dont worry about ohm's
    Both mainstream product's ,,should work fine together..

    Note...if the opportunity arises..upgrade the sub
    It's doing alot of work
     
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    @spider: don't think it over any more: Get the monitor audio mass 5.0 for 400£ then later buy a sub. This system will blow away the tannoy & wharfedale.

    Just read reviews and you will see...
     

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