Summary: Although I really like these loudspeakers, probably will upgrade to some B&W Floorstand speakers in the future, or maybe JBL Studio 5s. But these do what you want for a price most can pay. $350 a pair and use the NAD D3020 and you have a match. See my review on the NAD D3020 if you have a large collection of MP3s and not lossless files, like me.
Summary: Weak on midrange balance but the bass and treble rock my world. Best uses are on a secondary music system for bedroom or basement. Probably better bass than many floor standers. Treble is delicate and not in your face so if you wish for more brightness you would remove the grill. However I've found that dispersion is better with grille on. Its legendary status is well deserved!
I definitely feel better speakers could be bought for the price at this ...
Hee K. Yi "aznsephyi", Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: The highs are definitely lacking, i tried pairing it with independent tweeters and it was obvious the highs of the wharfedale are lacking. In addition one of the speakers I got had some scratching noise and it was a hassle to return just in their nature. I definitely feel better speakers could be bought for the price at this time, its just those speakers are hard to access as they're all sold in England.
Summary: I am very happy i bought these speakers. I purchased these to pair with my pro-jet turntable and a older demon receiver and i must say i am blown away by the sound. For a small space, these are perfect. Great clean highs and punchy bass, these do not need a sub-woofer they sound so good. You can tell they are manufactured with quality parts and they are very sturdy. I highly recommend these speakers.
Sound excellent for this price (be sure to set your amp for 6 ohms)
14 April 2014
Summary: It's difficult to imagine that a speaker at this price point can sound good, but here's is proof that it's possible. One technical note, which I ignored initially. Speakers are rated at 6 ohms. After the hookup my receiver kept on short circuiting. Finally I realized I had to flip a switch on the back for the correct impedance range for the speakers (like many speakers, my previous were 8 ohm). Never paid much attention to these technical details until now.
Summary: The speakers live up to their excellent reviews. I am very impressed with the quality of performance for such a reasonable price. Only caveat is that you won't be able to push these to excessive volume levels without congestion. They fill my large 18X40X10' room with beautiful music at loud, but not painfully loud levels. I especially enjoy how they sound from both 8' away and from 38' away.
Summary: These speakers rock (or rather, they "jazz" as that's mostly what I listen to)! I powered them with an NAD3020 receiver and am very happy with the sound. I also bought the stands. These look and sound great. I could not be happier with this purchase.