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Wharfedale Diamond 8's V's Mission Cinema 72

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by KLAUD911, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. KLAUD911

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    After reading various peoples messages in regard to the thread I posted about the Mission FS1 speaker package. I have decided against them!

    I am now considering Wharfedale Diamond 8's
    2 x Floorstanders
    2 x Rear Wall Mountable
    1 x Centre

    or

    Mission Cinema 72 Package

    Please let me know what you think about these two options.
    I found your views on my last post very helpful.

    Cheers Steve
     
  2. Bristol Pete

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    Been running M72 for about 2 months. This comprises of m72 stand mounters, M7c1 centre and M7ds bi-pole rears.
    I am using them in a room about 4 metres by 4 metres and they sound great.

    The fronts are mounted on Mission Stancette stands and they can chew bass with the best of them. They can drop as low as 56hz. The mid and the treble are clean and precise and very well deliverd.
    They sing from out of the box and considering that they improve with run in, then things can only get better.

    The m7c1 centre is a bigger (longer) than a normal centre and is almost arc shaped, thus delivering a good spread of sound. It is magic at picking up tit bits on soundtracks that I have never heard before. For instance, when the bell tower sniper scene arrives in Private ryan, I heard the german breathing from the bell tower for the first time and I have watched that movie well...god knows happy many times.
    Dialouge is clear, crisp and well held. I have found it is slightly quieter than my last centre but this is easily over come by increasing the db by about +2, but this is dependanton each DVD.

    The bi-pole rears are also excellent. In the home, they can take some getting used to as they are quite large. They are situated 6 foot up the side wall, firing across my listening position. Sound wise, they are, to me, the closet thing I have heard to 'real cinema' rear sound as they disperse sound two ways, thus eliminating the - 'well, thats clearly from that speaker factor'.
    The ambience that these speakers can create is superb. watch something creepy like the Mothman Prophecies and youll be in for a treat.

    All speakers are finished in a deep black, with nice textured coverings and a shiny mission badge that will assure you have spent well. Any how, I hope that this helps. I cannot recommend these speakers any more than I have done. Best of all, I paid just £282.99 plus p+p from -

    http://www.unbeatable.co.uk

    Consider getting decent mission stands to match and youll be in home cinema heaven. After all, thats what you are after aren't you.

    Captain B.

    And no I work for Tony Blair, not misson.


    (update on this post as originally posted a while back. M72s are now sounding great and I would not change them as they suit my AV room, my budget and my ears.).

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. Mitch2000

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    Bought the Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 screen Package and a Powercube Sub in June last year and I am very pleased with them. I demoed the Mission M73's and M72 package as well and preferred the sound of the Wharfedale. I wanted them for Music as well as movies and thought the Wharfedale floorstanders had the edge. IMO Both packages are pretty good anyway.
     

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