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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Amazon.com via music direct have these on clearance for 699/pr usd free shipping down from 1299 usd

These speakers get terrific reviews from the audio sites, any owners here on CAM with experience with these?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/Wharfedale-DIA107-BLK-Diamond-10-7-Black/dp/B0079XFTK2

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm 
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I am pretty sure Amazon.com won't ship to Canada, you would have to deal with Amazon.ca, but they don't have it.
However if you have a U.S shipping address, it might work.


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I'm in Sarnia on the Michigan border

There are several post receivers in Port Huron who charge $5 per parcel

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bcugk wrote:
I'm in Sarnia on the Michigan border

There are several post receivers in Port Huron who charge $5 per parcel

What would duty be?

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"New (1) from $699.00 & FREE shipping."


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Some deals are not as good as they appear...

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https://www.musicdirect.com/speakers/wh ... peakers-pr

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:40 am 
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AudiOhm wrote:
Some deals are not as good as they appear...

+1.

Wharfedale is one of those Brands of Loudspeakers...
That is seemingly always 50% off of Retail MSRP (or even more).
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Just as way of an example...

Wharfedale EVO2-540 Floorstanding Speakers, Black Ash, Per Pair.
http://www.partsconnexion.com/product32348.html (WHARFD-82655)

65% Off PCX Special Pricing

$2199.95 CAD Retail -- $899.95 CAD pcX Price
$1,999.95 USD Retail -- $699.95 pcX USD Price

Manufacturer Refurbished – Full Warranty.


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I couldn't find a bad review online so I was looking for some CAM owners to confirm

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bcugk wrote:
I couldn't find a bad review online so I was looking for some CAM owners to confirm

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Where did you find the good reviews?

Careful, some are product sales driven.

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http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/e ... d_10_7.htm

For example

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Hello - I had a pair of these, which I replaced with Axiom M80's.
I thought they were a bit bright and bi-amping helped cure that because I could adjust the mid range/ treble amp. (I now suspect that some of the brightness was partly due to the speaker wires I was using.) Bi-amped, I was probably at the maximum power handling of 200 watts.
Overall, they sounded very good and detailed and I really enjoyed them.

Negatives: I had the bass rolled off at 70 Hz, but they still did not handle loud bass volume well. Loud bass could generate cabinet resonance. I tightened up the driver mounting bolts a few times and kept a hex key handy. In particular there was an Orsted Pederson bass violin CD that would cause them to resonate horribly.
Also, they are rear ported so they need to be away from the wall.
If you like spikes, these ones are very pointed. They come with little cups but moving the speakers around is a nuisance and it is easy to mark the floor. It is hard to keep the spikes in the cups when moving them. I replaced the spikes with rubber feet. As I recall, the thread size is M6 and bolts were found at NAPA. The rubber feet I used were drilled for 1/4 inch.
They are nice looking but tall and narrow. If children (or sloppy adults) are present there is a risk of tipping them over. (I used wide rubber feet which gave them a slightly wider footprint.)
Conclusion: I really liked them but the cabinet resonance was a breaker for me. At this price they are a worthwhile pair of speakers for smaller rooms and lower volumes. I do recommend rolling the bass off between 50 HZ and 70 Hz and using a subwoofer or two. A 100 watt amp should be plenty for normal listening levels.
Hope this helps.


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AudiOhm wrote:
bcugk wrote:
I'm in Sarnia on the Michigan border

There are several post receivers in Port Huron who charge $5 per parcel

What would duty be?

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They're better suited for home theatre than 2 channel audio. And at that price there are plenty of other decent options for that purpose.


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