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Originally Posted by G-dog69
So after lurking on these forums for some time, I have decided to post about my experiences looking for a new pair of speakers. After extensive auditioning, I ended up with the Wharfedale Evo 4.1. I initially considered the Evo 4.2, but rather bizarrely found the smaller speakers clearer and more coherent than its big brother, although of course it lacks the scale and bass extension of the 4.2. I am very happy with the 4.1 which I feel sets a new standard at the price. It has an extremely transparent and natural midrange and treble coupled with bass that is punchy when you need it. It also has wonderful 3D imaging.
Other speakers I auditioned included:
Bowers and Wilkins 606 - I was unimpressed with these speakers which seemed to have a rather mechanical treble, although the mids had the best detail of the speakers I listened to. Bass was decent but the imaging was flat
Dali Opticon 2 - I liked these speakers. They had a rich 3D quality. Overally, thought, they didn't have the transperent quality of the Wharfedales
Elac ub5 - Another good speaker, though the Evo 4.1 were again more transparent
Monitor Audio Silver 50 - Excellent clarity, but lacking in bass and rather flat imaging.
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Thanks for sharing your experience with the Evos. The information will be useful for future reference.
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