My equipment is nothing to write home about, but given the very low amount of money I paid, I'm very please.
Yamaha RX-797 100w/ch, Diamond 9.6, Pioneer PL-35A TT wtih Standon 680EE cartridge.
Hopefully the MODS will allow me to post a couple of videos instead of pictures.
This is a run down of all my equipment (Retail ~$4200, I paid ~$2500 including the TV) -
There are a couple of videos demonstrating the equipment, but this is probably the best -
I too had a chance to get the EVO-2 on close out, and as desperately as I wanted them, I just could justify the cost, even at the exceptionally low Close Out price. I'm still kicking myself for not jumping on that offer.
I've very satisfied with the Wharfedale Diamond 9.6, especially for music, but for Movies they seem a bit laid back in the Midrange, though as you can see from the video, my previous speaker had large Horn Midrange, and perhaps I am simply noticing the contrast.
Would love to get a chance to hear the New Diamond 100 series speakers. They got rid of the Diamond 10.4 (2x 5", 38hz) model which I liked, but the new Diamond 100 series brings back the Diamond 159 with twin 8" bass drivers, a new Cone type Midrange, and a new style tweeter -
The rated bass response in not quite equal to the Diamond 9.6, but the Diamond 159 is still very good.
Good high-res photos are not available yet on the new Diamond 100 Series, but I would expect to see something soon.
The available finishes on the new Diamond 100 series are Mahogany, Winter Maple (Medium), Cinnamon Cherry, Rosewood, Wenge (walnut like, Walnut Pearl (slighly lighter walnut), and Black. The Light Maple is gone.