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ChrisRuh

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Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 versus Fluance SV-10 Towers

Anybody have a recommendation on which of these two speakers for front main speakers? I'm leaning toward the Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 towers (good reviews) but the Fluance speakers have the built-in 8" passive woofer in addition to the 3-way driver. Right now they are approximately the same price and I'm torn between which set to purchase.

I'm looking to build my system up and need somewhere to start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Chris R

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ChrisRuh

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Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 versus Fluance SV-10 Towers

Anybody have a recommendation on which of these two speakers for front main speakers? I'm leaning toward the Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 towers (good reviews) but the Fluance speakers have the built-in 8" passive woofer in addition to the 3-way driver. Right now they are approximately the same price and I'm torn between which set to purchase.

I'm looking to build my system up and need somewhere to start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Chris R

/long-time lurker but first time poster
 

ColinM

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I lined up a buddy with the Fluance's you mention. I wasn't impressed, and frankly neither was he. SV10's I think?

Anyway, they work OK, but are "sizzly" without much warmth or presence, very tippy.

I like clean natural sound with a good bottom end, not dry, but these were just all over the place.

They were hooked to an HK AVR125, so it's not the amplification, and we never got too loud anyway.

Knowing now what I didn't then, I say Wharfedale...

Good luck!
 

ColinM

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I lined up a buddy with the Fluance's you mention. I wasn't impressed, and frankly neither was he. SV10's I think?

Anyway, they work OK, but are "sizzly" without much warmth or presence, very tippy.

I like clean natural sound with a good bottom end, not dry, but these were just all over the place.

They were hooked to an HK AVR125, so it's not the amplification, and we never got too loud anyway.

Knowing now what I didn't then, I say Wharfedale...

Good luck!
 

ChrisRuh

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Colin-

Thanks for the info... I am also considering JBL E80s... found them for about the same price as the Wharfedales, but can't seem to find any reviews. Anybody?
 

ChrisRuh

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Colin-

Thanks for the info... I am also considering JBL E80s... found them for about the same price as the Wharfedales, but can't seem to find any reviews. Anybody?
 

Rory Buszka

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Fluance are just white van speakers that "made the cut" somehow. I don't trust them. You want the Wharfedales, all the way.
 

marc_manny

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Fluance are not white van speakers. Fluance is in no way trying to trick anyone into buying their speakers. They are not marketing their speakers as high end and then deciding to give you a good deal.

I have no idea why you (Rory) hate Fluance so much, but I own a set of the SX-HTB, and I must say they are extremely well built. They sound terrific, and I am pleased with my purchase.

But lets further the conversation and find out why you don't trust them, and why you think they are white van speakers. These are bold statements and should be backed up with examples.

Marc
 

ColinM

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Agreed - The Fluance was well built, only one wrinkle in the vinyl in a corner, not bad at all. It's just that they take no time to match drivers or components of the crossover for values, like some other speaker companies may. So you get a working speaker that is designed well, but is compromised by extreme cost elimination.
 

Wayne Ernst

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From some of the customer comments that I've read regarding the Wharfedale Diamond speakers is that the speakers were a bit "flat" sounding. I've never heard them, so I personally can't comment.

Just ensure you can hear them before you buy them.
 

Jimi C

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I love my Fluance SV10's and have yet to find any towers at there price point that can touch them, including the Wharfdale Diamonds.
 

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