Wharfedale Xarus 5000 and a Sony BDVE300 blueray DVD player


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I've just bought the Sony BDVE300 DVD home entertainment centre and am quite pleased with the sound. I had 2 sets of creative gigaworks s750 Speakers so have connected those up as well which sounds ok but lacks mid sound. I've been trying to buy a pair of the wharfedale xarus5000 speakers off Hughes Direct. My question is will 140 watts per left and right front channel be enough to power them suficently?


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Power wise, you should have no problem. The Xarus 5000 are very efficient.

Good luck finding a pair though. Have you contacted Hughes? Do they have any idea when, and if, they will get more in?

As an alternative, you might consider these. I've never heard them, but some of their other speakers are well liked for the very low price they charge.

Eltax - HiFi Since 1959 Products

Eltax CONCEPT 400 Beech | Per Pair | Richer Sounds

Eltax CONCEPT 400 Black | Per Pair | Richer Sounds

The only thing I can say about the company Eltax is that they have been in business for 50 years, if they were screwing up their speaker designs, they would have been out of business a long time ago.

On the other hand, you can only expect just so much from a £150/pr speaker.

Worth a look, and you might even be able to get a demo at Richer Sounds.

Here is another possibility, Infinity Beta 40 at £200/pr-


Again, all I know about Infinity is that they are well regarded, and get written up in a lot of HiFi magazines. I think the Beta series is discontinued. But for someone on a budget, they might be worth a look.

A quick search of the Google-UK for reviews indicates that most people are extremely pleased with the Infinity's, rating them consistently 4 and 5 out of 5 stars. The speaker seem to have been released in 2004 at a suggested retail price of £499/pr.

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Thank you for your detailed reply :smashin:

The eltax speakers look very promising and I will be going to various audio specialists in Birmingham at some point in the week so I'll make sure to ask about them. Again thanks for all your help, it's nice to know that people on this site are as helpful as you have been.

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