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post #1351 of 1358 Old 05-12-2015, 01:53 PM
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Yes and Yes.

I have my Evo 40s bi wired and amp'ed, via an Emotiva UPA5 and my Evo Centre amped on the 5th port of the amp.

I let the Denon X4000 power the 4 Evo 10s as the rears.

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What was the difference you heard when bi-amped?
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What was the difference you heard when bi-amped?
I would love to say that I have golden ears and tell the difference between all things, but I can't.

I did it mainly to stop an aging Onkyo AVR from over heating when trying to drive a 7.1 setup.

However, when cranked up a bit, it does sound pretty darn good.

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Anyone get a listen to any of the 200 series? Looks like they have been in the UK for a bit and MusicDirect has some. Liking that they can put closer to walls with their down firing port design.
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Hi Guys,


Need assistance, as seen in my signature I have the Wharfedales AT500 and Xarus (centre). I love my floor standing AT500 but I find the xarus a bit weak. im about to pull the trigger on a centre speaker and have Yamaha NSC-444 as a replacement.


do you think it will be a good match up? how bout a KEF C6LCR?


Where I live don't stock different types of Wharfedales (AT and xarus atm) so hence im going for the Yamaha.

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Hey there...

Just to be thorough, have you tried raising the center's volume on your receiver?

I'd look into contacting Wharfedale to get a recommendation from them, and possibly help you find a dealer that may have any in stock.


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Well, after about 3 weeks of steady breaking in, I am really enjoying my Diamond 10.1s...the sound has a lush musical quality so enjoyable that I don't mind the bit of treble detail that it gives up! Not really hearing anything "veiled" about these speakers---that was the criticism I often found when researching them, but I can't agree. At first I had them set on "small" to avoid congestion since I'm using them with a 12" sub but as they broke in, went back to "large" to get a little bit of extra fullness and that seemed to push them from "ok" to "great." I don't listen to anything truly bass heavy anyway, and usually listen at fairly moderate volumes, so am not really worried about damaging them especially since I'm not a fan of the sort of mega-LFE blockbuster movies that would run the highest risk.

I'm usually a "function over form" sort of guy but I have to say it's impossible not to love the curvy-yet-slim shape of these things...exactly the way I like my women!
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Only question now is whether to bi-amp or not...they sound so good already that I'm feeling pretty lazy about it, lol
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Hey there...

Just to be thorough, have you tried raising the center's volume on your receiver?

I'd look into contacting Wharfedale to get a recommendation from them, and possibly help you find a dealer that may have any in stock.


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Thanks I never thought about contacting Wharfedale. I was thinking this Yamaha then I realised they are selling it here for $200 more than what people used to pay for a few decades (years) ago... so I flagged that and did more research online. I have found some mission speakers 79CSE that have gone down in price. I somehow like buying blind. I wonder if similar spec centre speakers from a different brand/make will have the same output?


Where I live (Sydney Au) don't supply the matching centre for my Atlantic speakers. I wasn't knowledgeable back then when I purchased my system (its my first one still) and the place I got it from only offer Xarus centre speakers. Thinking they are all the same.

I have owned my system for 5yrs now still going strong except for the weakness in my centre even though its rated at 150w at 6ohms.

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