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Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable
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I have a JVC A-K100 from way back which my son uses but for his birthday I want to give him some new small speakers like the Diamond 9.0

Is  the amplifier capable of driving these properly. (I don't do the measurement side of things)

Small speaker size is important  (220 d x 160 w x 230 h)  as is shielded as they will be next to his TV,so if there are alternatives up to £60 , I'm open to suggestions.

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RE: Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable

I think they should work, as long as he doesn't want to run a night club....and there is little better (new) that you can get for £40. The specs say it is a 6 Ohm speaker that is suitable for amps rated between 15-75 Watts. 

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RE: Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable

Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

 

I have a JVC A-K100 from way back which my son uses but for his birthday I want to give him some new small speakers like the Diamond 9.0

Is  the amplifier capable of driving these properly. (I don't do the measurement side of things)

Small speaker size is important  (220 d x 160 w x 230 h)  as is shielded as they will be next to his TV,so if there are alternatives up to £60 , I'm open to suggestions.

Yes, Wharfedales should be fine.

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RE: Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable

9.0s should be ok, yes, but with only 25w on tap you won't get much volume before the amp starts to run out of puff, agreed. You know they only need to be shielded if the TV is an old CRT, yes?

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RE: Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable

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9.0s should be ok, yes, but with only 25w on tap you won't get much volume before the amp starts to run out of puff, agreed. You know they only need to be shielded if the TV is an old CRT, yes?

I'm assuming the kit will be installed in the bedroom. The specs say 15-75 watts so it's unlikely they'll be used for knocking down walls.

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John Duncan wrote:
You know they only need to be shielded if the TV is an old CRT, yes?

No I didn't -Like I said I don't do technical on this side of things.-does that make the AE Compact 1 a better bet?

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RE: Are Wharfedale Diamond 9.0's suitable

They are better in terms of theoretical suitability yes as they're an easier load all round, but whether they sound better I couldn't say as I haven't heard the AEs. They are also twice the price. I'd probably stick with the diamonds tbh...

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