Excerpt: One of your best friends calls up to announce that she is about to wed someone rich and powerful. He owns a shipyard that manufactures exceptionally luxurious yachts. You’re happy for her, but you worry, too. Would living with such a strong personality, a guy with all that money and all that power, be good for her? Would it make her stronger or weaker?
Excerpt: Most of the small speaker packages we’ve reviewed lately have used their compact dimensions to make a bit of a design statement. Such frivolousness is not for the Wharfedale DX-1 HCP. Its five speakers look like nothing more than miniaturised versions of the company’s Diamond 10.1 standmounters, and they’re accompanied by an equally neat subwoofer.
Pros: Looks and feels pricier than it is, composed, detailed presentation
Cons: Slightly less exciting at the extremes of the frequency range