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.
Summary: I posted a review on the Polk RTi A1 speakers over two years ago on Amazon.com comparing these Wharfedale's against the Polks. It's currently the second most helpful review for the Polks Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black) (thanks everyone!). At the time, the Warfedale's were not available on Amazon. After hunting all over the place, I got mine from Music Direct, and I recently noticed they are now offering these speakers through the Amazon marketplace.
Summary: Although these speakers are highly praised, I can't count myself among the admirers. They fail miserably when reproducing solo piano such as the sonatas of Scarlatti or the partitas & suites of J. S. Bach, or even Chopin. It's a shame that speakers that look as good as these and are as mechanically solid have this problem. I have searched everywhere for similar reports but have found none. Apparently you'll only hear about this from me.
Summary: These are amazing speakers for the price!! If you are looking to spend less money, please, PLEASE find a way to increase your budget. If you are planning to spend up to $800 on speakers, you should still carefully consider a pair of 10.1s. I've spent thousands on my HT system (and thousands more on my computer speakers). I wanted to upgrade the pair of zone 2 speakers in my bedroom but wanted spend a lot less. After a LOT of research, I decided to try the Diamond 10.1.