Rated 5 out of 5áby Richtea9012 Crazy good for the money.
Tempted by the absurdly low price and diminutive size I bought these on a whim. These are for the stereo section of my small surround system. I use large vintage Tannoys and AR speakers for my main system so I have a fair point of reference.
I am extremely impressed by these little fellas. They are crystal clear with good imaging. I find the over-exerted boxy bass mildly irritating but you can't have it all. How they can sell them for 40 quid I don't know! Of course they're not going to stand up to large speakers that cost 10/20 times the cost but they are very pleasant and I totally recommend them for a mini/second/surround system. A steal!
06 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 hello,name is paul
I just bought these speakers.
the clarity is very good for every day tv or for singing .the bass is fine.
I do recommend these speakers.
10 out of 10.
the speaker wire connectors are a pain, apart from that they good speakers.
I using teac av receiver agd 200.its a 7.1 channel.
they both go well together.
I need to get my last set of these speakers ,then a all 7 speakers be the same kit.
all I need now is a sub woofer and good set of speaker wires..
10 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby tunedin AT LAST! I own a pair of Wharfie's
I decided it was well about time to upgrade my loudspeakers. Funny thing, only a week before seeing these advertised, I was telling a colleague that Wharfdale's were my absolute fave speakers of all time. I've heard them before, but never owned them.
I can't ever remember what drew me to eBay in the first place, but I saw these advertised, made a phone call, got the details I wanted and the rest was simple. Buy them!
When they arrived, I thought: Hmmm, they're no bigger than the speakers I already have, so what can they do? Didn't take long to find out. Absolutely everything in each track I was listening to was crystal clear. All basslines were perfect, mids and highs were like nothing I'd ever heard before on my own system, yet knew they could be heard if you had the right hardware. Well, for me, these are 'it'. As usual these days, it ain't size that matters, but build quality, and these Wharfedale's have certainly got it.
24 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby johnnyt233 These speakers are the biz.
I use these speakers as rear surrounds in my cinema setup. At ú45 they are excellent value and can be setup as a large speaker in surround mode. The bass from them is really good and this means that you do not need to redirect the bass to your front speakers but can enjoy the effects from a film straight to them..
22 July 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby JohnH Good for the price
The speakers are quite good for the price, Their small but do pack the punch. Quality of sound is really nice as well, I had them paired up with my wintage pioneer amp and they sounded lovely.
BUT there are few small griped with them:
- They don't have rubber feet at the bottom thus give out a lot of vibrations to the surface
- Audio terminal is quite small you need tiny fingers to get cables connected.
Overall for the price I would recomend these speakers for their great price and quality.
12 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Joe87 A Sonic Steal
I've found these cracking little speakers to be so good, I feel as though I should be behind bars!
I bought the Diamond 9.0's as an upgrade to the budget speakers included with my Sharp Microsystem in the Kitchen - and what a difference they make! Firstly, they have a good weight and feel for such small budget speakers, and they look nice and smart to go with it; the woven mid/bass cone sets off the front nicely. They're also front ported, which makes them ideal in places where space is a bit tight.
Sound quality is very good, especially when coupled with a competent speaker cable. The 9.0's are very clear and smooth with music, and have a lovely rich tone when asked to perform spoken word. There is a good weight to the sound, although as you'd expect from such a compact package, very low bass is compromised. Having said that, crank them up toward their comfortable top end, and they can certainly throw a good punch at you - they are certainly willing to work very hard. Recommended!
05 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Supernaut59 Superb little speakers at a bargain price.
As ever, it's difficult to judge the size of the speakers from photos, but essentially they're *just* about small enough (about 6" wide) to use on a desktop, which is what I wanted.
I'm using them with a tiny Tripath TA2020 amp, which manages c.10W pc into the 8 ohm Diamonds, but this easily provides the volume I need for music and movies, and they're fine near-field as well.
The cabinets are very solid with very little panel reasonance, and sure enough they sound anything but boxy - for e.g.close-miked announcers' voices sound very natural and open, rather than 'chesty'.
A real surprise is the bass response; the specs say it rolls off below 60Hz, which would seem reasonable, but I've run test tones and found that there is substantial bass, with no appreciable attenuation that I can hear, right down to 32Hz!!!.
The only criticism I have is that the edges of cabinets are rather sharp and I suspect this makes them easy to damage, but that's hardly unique to the Diamonds.
03 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby pblb7281 whalfdale diamond 9.0
Does what it's designed to do. Classic looking speaker, but small enough to be inconspicuous with very good sound.
02 July 2013