First post here - this looks like a very informative place!
I'm looking to add a pair of quality bookshelf speakers to my existing mini-system, a Denon UD-M50. I've narrowed things down to either the Tannoy Mercury F2 or the Wharfedale Diamond 9.2.
In truth, I was all but set on the Tannoy until I started reading about the 9 series from Wharfedale, which according to some is simply an amazing line of speakers for the price. I'll be going to listen to the Wharfedales in about a week. What do you guys think about these two speakers?
One point - I'm a bit concerned whether the Denon will have some trouble driving the 9.2s. I know the Tannoy at 8ohm and 88db sensitivity should be fine, but the 9.2 is 6ohm with a sensitivity of 86db. Not sure exactly how much tougher that is to drive.
As you can see, it's usually sold with 6ohm speakers made by Mission (pictured at the top of page 1), so maybe the 9.2s will be fine. Should I be concerned if I opt to buy them?
Also, is it worthwhile to spend a bit more and move up to something like the Evo2 10 from Wharfedale, or the Epos M12.2?