Anyone ?? :cry:
Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ladybird and welcome.
I haven't heard the Denon so it's hard to know for sure.....but I would probably go for Wharfedale 9.1s from here, as they are good value and front ported:
The 10.1s are rear ported and so would be less suitable.
With having them placed on shelves, put some Blu-Tak under them to help with isolation/stability.
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I concur with Cno. The Diamond 9.1s are cracking speakers and great value at current prices. The 10.1s would be far too boomy positioned on corner shelves.
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Thank you both for your replies. The Wharfedale 9.1's sound perfect for my Dad's requirements. I've checked out the link, but sadly they are out of stock at the moment. I've signed up for an e-mail notification in the hope they will come back into stock. Thanks for the advice about the 10.1's - we don't want to upset the neighbours ! I think the Dali are also rear ported, so that would rule those out too.
Many thanks again - your advice is appreciated.
Linda (aka Ladybird)
In case they don't become available in a suitable period of time, these might do, but they are not quite as good: http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/product/bookshelf-speakers/wharfedale/diamond-9.0/whar-9.0-blk
If you are quick and on Ebay there is a new pair here:-
Loads of second hand expensive kit! Motto: Never pay full price for anything, there is always room to haggle!
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Thank you again. Will keep the 9.0 in reserve, and will keep an eye on the Ebay auction - I've added it to my watch list. It seems the website mentioned earlier has one in stock, but that's in Birmingham and is "collection only".
Ladybird wrote:Thank you again. Will keep the 9.0 in reserve, and will keep an eye on the Ebay auction - I've added it to my watch list. It seems the website mentioned earlier has one in stock, but that's in Birmingham and is "collection only".
At least the ebay ones could be picked up by a courier although probable not worth it if the price goes much higher.
Others are OK if you happen to live in Birmingham I suppose.
Just a quick question - supposing the Diamond 9.1's don't come back into stock soon, I have just been reading about the Tannoy Mercury V1, and wonder if these would represent a reasonable alternative ??
I have the Denon DM38 using Mordaunt Short Aviano and can say outstanding sound. I also have Tannoy Mercury V1 on an old seperates system and tried these on Denon and was really impressed with the sound. With speakers is based on where they placed and personal taste
Thank you. Sounds like the Tannoy could be an option then ? My Dad is wondering if it would be worth spending the extra to get the Monitor Audio BX2, but it sounds to me he may be better either waiting for the Diamond 9.1 to come back into stock, or going for the Tannoys.
I may be wrong, no doubt other forum members will intervene if I am, but I do not think the BX2's would be too happy up against a wall in a corner and six foot off the ground, even if it is front-ported.
Ideally all of these speakers should be positioned on stands if at all possible to get the best out of them.