Originally Posted by Zorba922
Are Wharfedale speakers available over there? If so, I'd get a pair of their Diamond 220 and use one on its side as your center.
If you strongly prefer a horizontal dual woofer center, Ascend's 200SE and Duo LCR would both fit your 7" height limit...you'd have to email Ascend to ask for a shipping quote though.
I don't see those specific Wharfedale for sale but maybe I can find them second hand. I suspect this 2nd hand one might be it: https://img2.ad.co.il/SecondHandImages/2897169_0.jpg
Seller didn't specify the model.
The Ascend 200SE seems like something that they sell as small fronts or a single center from what I can see, right? I see both on the same product page with just one dimension.
The big problem with importing is the extreme shipping costs + high import fees. Pretty much anything over $75 requires taxes. For example, if I buy a speaker on ebay that costs $99, I have to add about $70 for shipping + $50 for import fees. Amazon pre-collected tax fees appear to be lower for some reason.
Can you maybe rate the next options. i.e which would be the best option in your opinion and which would be the least advised:
1) Wait for a B&W DM600 to show up in a price that's worth importing. I see it isn't super rare and several have been sold the last months for rather low prices.
2) Get something like the ones you suggested ^^
3) Get a budget set 2nd hand that seem to have been popular here, and pop up for sale quite often (Jamo 606, WD Valdus or Atlantic). But wouldn't that be an overall downgrade compared to what I have now (which isn't like a rare gem but possibly better than such series)?
It's not something I need to get done in a rush. I've lived with just 2 fronts for many years
I'm really grateful for you taking the time to advise me. My knowledge is very basic in this area.