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Very nice setup. I recently auditioned some speakers in San Francisco but Wharfedales were not available at the 2 stores I visited. I was looking at a slightly lower price range and really liked the Revel F206 which were being driven with Parasound Halo gear.
Looks like Audio Symphony in SF and Soundscape in Santa Rosa carry Wharfedales. Well keep us posted on your impressions of them as get acquainted with them.
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Hopefully they'll be here Monday. Can't wait.


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Diamond 10.CM as LCR

Hey guys,what do you think about using a pair of Diamond 10.CM
centers vertically on 24" stands,with the tweeters pointed in(mirrored front L/R) ?
Also,are the rubber feet on the bottom stick on or screwed?

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Hi ya. I'm just wondering if there are any current or passdt owners of the Diamond 9.3 speakers. The model with the 8" woofers. Would like to know how they sound. Goods and the bars.
Looking for a pair of sublime speakers that can still rock some bass.
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Considering purchasing either the Diamond 10.1 or new 220 bookshelf speakers. I have some space issues where they will be located and I need to find a suitable speaker that won't need to be 2 feet off the back wall. Prefer something that will still have a spacious image yet can be on stands either a few inches (up to a foot) from the back wall or closer.

Wharfedale has said the new 220 will sound just fine with just an inch or two of space from the back wall to the back of the speaker. But they said the 10.1 needs some room.

Anyone with the 10.1 know how far off the back wall these need to be in order to have a good sound stage? The room is 14 by 12 with a 9 foot high ceiling.

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Breaking in the new Wharfedale Jade 7's. I thought, what better way than Joe and Beth in Amsterdam. The guitar, piano, and horns are so detailed. I know this BD frontwards and backwards. I hear things I never did with the Klipsch. I also listened to Joe Bonamassa, The Mavericks, Miranda Lambert, Devo, and had to put in Megan Trainor (Gotta Love That Bass). These things are so musical and sweet. They roll from top to bottom. A lot of deep bass. If this is how good they sound now, I can't wait until they're broken in. The more you drive them the better they sound.


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Off to a bad start. One of the speakers is not working correctly. Terrible distortion in the bottom woofer. The other one is fine. Swapped the L/R and problem followed, so definitely the speaker. Since the speakers have the same SN, I'm taking they will need to be traded out as a pair.


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Sorry to hear about that.

I feel so lucky whenever I hear about people having issues ... and especially with new speakers. I'm still listening to Wharfie Emerald 97s after 13 years with no problems. Mine have matching serials and matching Walnut veneers all around, so yes, if an exchange is in order shortly after purchase, I would certainly want another matching pair. But more likely just a new woofer will be sent out and should fix things, if there is no other culprit.

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My dealer is going to call Wharfedale first thing Monday morning.


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Hi, everyone I just got two sets of the 10.1 speakers and I'm planning to use them as fronts and surrounds for my theatre setup with a sub. Can anyone give me their recommendation on the best center between the CS and CM. I could get either one at a great price with only a $50 difference (cdn).

I realize that I can't go wrong with the 10.CM, but is it really worth it??..... considering I will most likely set it to small and have the sub take care of the lows.
Has anyone tried both and could give me some real life opinions between the CS and the CM?

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Hi, everyone I just got two sets of the 10.1 speakers and I'm planning to use them as fronts and surrounds for my theatre setup with a sub. Can anyone give me their recommendation on the best center between the CS and CM. I could get either one at a great price with only a $50 difference (cdn).

I realize that I can't go wrong with the 10.CM, but is it really worth it??..... considering I will most likely set it to small and have the sub take care of the lows.
Has anyone tried both and could give me some real life opinions between the CS and the CM?

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For a $50 difference I think you'd be crazy not to go with the 10.CM.

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For a $50 difference I think you'd be crazy not to go with the 10.CM.


Thanks, the cost is not really the issue, it's the size. It will definitely stick out with my wall mounted plasma and smaller 10.1 fronts. I just want to know how good the 10.CS sounds in comparison.


I am currently testing not having center at all, I've read a lot of articles lately on removing the center and it is actually quite impressive. My receiver mixes the center channel to the fronts very well so I don't want to stick in a center that will overpower the rest of my system.
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Thanks, the cost is not really the issue, it's the size. It will definitely stick out with my wall mounted plasma and smaller 10.1 fronts. I just want to know how good the 10.CS sounds in comparison.


I am currently testing not having center at all, I've read a lot of articles lately on removing the center and it is actually quite impressive. My receiver mixes the center channel to the fronts very well so I don't want to stick in a center that will overpower the rest of my system.
The 10.CM is rather big, so if you are worried about it sticking out then it may not be the right choice for you. I personally own the 10.CS and I feel that it has no problems keeping pace with my 10.4s.

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Jade 7 back in business. Replaced the Woofer. Really nice bass .

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Excellent! Enjoy the sweet goodness that is Wharfedale.

I have been looking at replacing my Emerald 97s for so long now (2 pair, bought early '02) and never seem able to pull the trigger. Simply can't justify the expenditure when it really isn't necessary and I continue to love their sound. Every other piece of equipment has either been retired or upgraded completely to a new level. The 97s still stand the test.

But retirement is coming soon and with it a new house, along with a proper listening room, so the eye continues to roam. The Jades are high on the list, along with several others long lusted after. Can't wait for that new speaker smell.
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The 10.CM is rather big, so if you are worried about it sticking out then it may not be the right choice for you. I personally own the 10.CS and I feel that it has no problems keeping pace with my 10.4s.


I found a local store that had both on demo, honestly I found the 10.CS a little more detailed than the CM, yet it still had a nice deep tone which I was looking for on male voices. I can see the CM as a better match for the 10.5 and up since the added mi-range dome will settle down the lows from the larger woofers, the salesman at the shop advised me likewise. I'm hoping my sub will fill in for the low end anyways.


So I ordered the CS yesterday in black and I should get it in 2 weeks. Question for you LJ25, what did you set your crossover at on your receiver for your CS?


Thanks again for your responses.
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I found a local store that had both on demo, honestly I found the 10.CS a little more detailed than the CM, yet it still had a nice deep tone which I was looking for on male voices. I can see the CM as a better match for the 10.5 and up since the added mi-range dome will settle down the lows from the larger woofers, the salesman at the shop advised me likewise. I'm hoping my sub will fill in for the low end anyways.


So I ordered the CS yesterday in black and I should get it in 2 weeks. Question for you LJ25, what did you set your crossover at on your receiver for your CS?


Thanks again for your responses.
As my Pioneer Elite only allows for a universal crossover, I opted for the 80 Hz standard. Don't hear any problems and compared to my old behemoth of a center that was the Polk CSi5, the CS is a good center.

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As my Pioneer Elite only allows for a universal crossover, I opted for the 80 Hz standard. Don't hear any problems and compared to my old behemoth of a center that was the Polk CSi5, the CS is a good center.

Geez, this can't get any spookier I'm also replacing the CSi5. Actually, I just sold my RTi10s last week, so you can see I'm definitely downsizing. I'm glad you're in a position to compare the two.


80hz is what I was going for and is what I've used on the Polk as well. Thanks!!
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Geez, this can't get any spookier I'm also replacing the CSi5. Actually, I just sold my RTi10s last week, so you can see I'm definitely downsizing. I'm glad you're in a position to compare the two.


80hz is what I was going for and is what I've used on the Polk as well. Thanks!!
That is weird !!!! I replaced my RTi8s and CSi5 because I found them really fatiguing after listening to them after a few minutes. What's your take on the Polks vs the Wharfedales?

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That is weird !!!! I replaced my RTi8s and CSi5 because I found them really fatiguing after listening to them after a few minutes. What's your take on the Polks vs the Wharfedales?


BTW, I have the 60F5300B too


I really liked the Polks, but I had a good setup with the RTi10, CSi5 and RTi6s in the rears, maybe overkill but it sounded awesome when I had 5 speaker stereo running off the receiver. The Polks are definitely bright but I had them running on my previous Harman Kardon 230 and now my most recent Sony STR-DN1040. The Sony is not as warm as the HK but it's a great receiver and as a nice neutral/warm sound. I've heard a lot of people complain about fatiguing with Polks, but I think it has a lot to do with the receiver, some are just brighter than others.


So far, I like the 10.1s I have now, it can't compare to the much larger Polks I had before, but I accept the tradeoff for the smaller size. My new theatre setup right now just can't fit towers anymore. I am waiting on another pair of 10.1s for the rear and with the CS coming in, I think it will be a good set.


Considering you moved over sideways, with similar sized towers, how do you find the Wharfedales now in comparison?

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I just ordered a pair of 10.1's to potentially replace my PSB Alpha B1's. Arriving today...can't wait to set them up and have a listen.

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Good luck. I'm absolutely loving my Jade 7's. Now that they have some hours on them, they've really opened up, especially the center. Wow. Ordered a bunch more concert BD's for my collection. Can't wait.


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Anyone have any experience with the SR's in a 5.1 or 7.1 system? Thinking 10.2 across the front (the dedicated center models in the diamond series seem to have mixed reviews) and then the on wall SR's.
Smallish room, family media space. 12x19 or so.

Thinking of 7.1 and then some ceiling speakers for atmos/dtsx (wiring anyway) if I wanted to go that route.

Looked heavily at the Def Tech models with in walls and such but that seems so permanent.

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