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They look in great condition and according to seller work great . He is asking $175 for the pair.

Looking to use them for surround. Good deal or no?
I agree with Zorba. These speakers are easily good enough to be used as mains or a separate 2.1 setup. You can get much cheaper speakers for surround duty, but if you can get them for $100-120, you should get them. You can always re-purpose them to a starring role later on.

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I agree with Zorba. These speakers are easily good enough to be used as mains or a separate 2.1 setup. You can get much cheaper speakers for surround duty, but if you can get them for $100-120, you should get them. You can always re-purpose them to a starring role later on.

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He came back and said final price at $140 for the pair. the person is about 1 .5 hour drive from me in Connecticut.

I currently just bought 2 RBH towers and 1 RBH center speaker which i have not installed yet. I was hoping to pair these wharfedales with my 3.1 setup to make it a 5.1.
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I currently just bought 2 RBH towers and 1 RBH center speaker which i have not installed yet. I was hoping to pair these wharfedales with my 3.1 setup to make it a 5.1.
That would make more sense if you do a lot of native surround music, or use all-stereo mode during parties. For HT I would choose the aforementioned Klipsch speakers for their smaller size, higher sensitivity and treble energy. (Not to mention them being $50 cheaper, or rather $70 cheaper once you factor in gas for the 3 hour drive.)

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He came back and said final price at $140 for the pair. the person is about 1 .5 hour drive from me in Connecticut.

I currently just bought 2 RBH towers and 1 RBH center speaker which i have not installed yet. I was hoping to pair these wharfedales with my 3.1 setup to make it a 5.1.
If you have no other plans for the Wharfedales other than surround duty, maybe consider getting a used pair of speakers from you local pawn shop for $25-30 or For about the round trip + speaker price you can get 2 RBH R5Bi bookshelf speakers without ever leaving your living room and have full matching 5.1 setup.
https://rbhsound.com/bstock-r5bi.php
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If you have no other plans for the Wharfedales other than surround duty, maybe consider getting a used pair of speakers from you local pawn shop for $25-30 or For about the round trip + speaker price you can get 2 RBH R5Bi bookshelf speakers without ever leaving your living room and have full matching 5.1 setup.
https://rbhsound.com/bstock-r5bi.php
I purchased a full Wharfedale setup, 225 220c 210, for a surround set and now am conflicted as to using the 210's for rear surround duty. they are so much better than just for that.

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I purchased a full Wharfedale setup, 225 220c 210, for a surround set and now am conflicted as to using the 210's for rear surround duty. they are so much better than just for that.

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My point exactly! Seems a complete waste of their talent.
In your case it makes more sense since your surrounds won't be better than your mains. Matching surrounds to your fronts isn't that critical, but is always a good idea whenever possible.
FWIW, I'm not really missing anything with my inexpensive surrounds. If anything, I'll upgrade the subs long before the surrounds get considered.

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