Summary: I got these in-store for £39! They sound really great, I have them on a big wooden bookshelf about 3m apart and in that location they sound amazing. I use an 80's Pioneer amp which I think is 50wpc (hard to find the specs on it), and I haven't been able to turn the volume right up, at 75% they are LOUD! But still very very clear, with powerful driving bass that punches and vibrates through the whole room. It sounds jaw dropping.
Summary: An excellent compact speaker at a ridiculous price. I remember these speakers being available for £100 not so long ago. Yes they have been superseded but as long as these speakers are available grab a bargain and you will not be disappointed. Very good build quality, although the veneer is a little thin and will chip if roughly handled.
Summary: Tempted by the absurdly low price and diminutive size I bought these on a whim. These are for the stereo section of my small surround system. I use large vintage Tannoys and AR speakers for my main system so I have a fair point of reference. I am extremely impressed by these little fellas. They are crystal clear with good imaging. I find the over-exerted boxy bass mildly irritating but you can't have it all. How they can sell them for 40 quid I don't know!
Summary: I just bought these speakers. the clarity is very good for every day tv or for singing .the bass is fine. I do recommend these speakers. 10 out of 10. the speaker wire connectors are a pain, apart from that they good speakers. I using teac av receiver agd 200.its a 7.1 channel. they both go well together. I need to get my last set of these speakers ,then a all 7 speakers be the same kit. all I need now is a sub woofer and good set of speaker wires..
Pros: good speakers. i recommend
Cons: just the speaker wire connectors are a pain to use
Summary: I decided it was well about time to upgrade my loudspeakers. Funny thing, only a week before seeing these advertised, I was telling a colleague that Wharfdale's were my absolute fave speakers of all time. I've heard them before, but never owned them. I can't ever remember what drew me to eBay in the first place, but I saw these advertised, made a phone call, got the details I wanted and the rest was simple. Buy them!
Summary: I use these speakers as rear surrounds in my cinema setup. At £45 they are excellent value and can be setup as a large speaker in surround mode. The bass from them is really good and this means that you do not need to redirect the bass to your front speakers but can enjoy the effects from a film straight to them..
Summary: I've found these cracking little speakers to be so good, I feel as though I should be behind bars! I bought the Diamond 9.0's as an upgrade to the budget speakers included with my Sharp Microsystem in the Kitchen - and what a difference they make! Firstly, they have a good weight and feel for such small budget speakers, and they look nice and smart to go with it; the woven mid/bass cone sets off the front nicely.
Pros: contemporary looks , solid build quality , great sound for the price , easy to drive , unfussy with amp pairings
Summary: As ever, it's difficult to judge the size of the speakers from photos, but essentially they're *just* about small enough (about 6" wide) to use on a desktop, which is what I wanted. I'm using them with a tiny Tripath TA2020 amp, which manages c.10W pc into the 8 ohm Diamonds, but this easily provides the volume I need for music and movies, and they're fine near-field as well.
Summary: These speakers have an amazing and detailed sound quality for such small speakers. Of course, they are not as good as my old Tanoy Mercury 2, which are larger and richer, however these little speakers really do the job and offer a powerful punch. If you want cheap high quality little speakers then there are the ones for you.