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  1. Riaad

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    Hi

    After alot of research I have decided to go with the Wharfedale Diamond 8 series.Good reviews and within my budget.

    I have decided to get:
    Diamond 8.3 - Fronts
    Diamond 8.2 - Rears
    Diamond center

    Sony SA WM40 sub.

    How does this setup look? I am still not too sure on the Sony. Will it fit in with the other speakers?. I have included it as it is well taked about and cheap.

    Would I be better off getting something different especially as I love my base.?

    I will be connecting it to a H/K 300rds receiver
    My room is small to medium and I listen to mostly HT.

    Thanks
    Regards
    Riaad
     
  2. Paul_Dunlop

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    Hi

    That's a nice setup - i watched/listened to a couple of movies on the Diamonds while i was waiting for some car audio work to be finished.

    They sound very nice in my opinion. They were matched with one of the Wharfedale subs (not sure which model, i think it was the 10") I will definitely be adding these speakers to my list for future upgrades.

    One other option, since you mention that you love bass, would be to pick up 4 of the 8.2's and reallocate the money saved for a better sub.

    Hope this helps, have fun shopping
     
  3. Riaad

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    Hi Paul

    You mentioned that i should think of going for 4 8.2's.
    Is there much diffrence in using the 8.2's for the fronts apposed to the 8.3's?

    well i guess that the 8.3's is the same as the 8.2s , just a bigger cabinet.
     
  4. Dustin B

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    I agree. If you love your bass, you would be much better off dropping the mains to 8.2 and putting that money towards a better sub. The Hsu VTF2 or Adire Rava are a huge step up from the Sony and the minimum I'd consider for those speakers.

    Crossed over at 80hz to a good sub, I really doubt you could tell the 8.3 from the 8.2.
     
  5. Paul_Dunlop

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    Hi

    I don't think you'll notice any difference with the 8.2's up front - the 8.3 is an 8.2 on top of a cabinet, and only has 5 Hz lower extension.

    You won't be able to run the 8.3's as 'Large' anyways, so the 8.2 is probably a better fit. (technically you can, but you shouldn't)

    I remember thinking that i would want to raise the 8.3's higher, since they seemed a little low for towers.

    I think you'll be very happy with 4 of those 8.2's.
     
  6. Riaad

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    Thanks guys
    I think i will go for 4 8.2s then.
    Regards
    Riaad[​IMG]
     

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