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New Bookshelfs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by ps2wizz, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. ps2wizz

    Gangster

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    hi people i am looking for a new pair of bookshelf speakers for my room. i want to limit my money to around £100 for the pair. i was looking at a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 or a pair of Mission M70S. can anyone recamend anyother or comment one the speakers i have mentioned.

    thanks
     
  2. pinkaardvark

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    What Hi-fi says in a review this month : Q Acoustics 1010 are the dogs dangles for £100. They look pretty smart too.

    alternatives are the diamond 9's or tannoy fusion 1's
     
  3. fish99

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    You can probably get a pair of used B&W DM601s from ebay for around £100, maybe a bit more. You can also get the Wharfedale 9.1s for £129 new and delivered off ebay, and presumably for less than that used. Mordaunt Short 902i's can be had new for £119 delivered if you look around. Monitor Audio B2 used. Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 1 used. Quad L-ites used. Tannoy Fusion 1/2 new or used.

    I haven't used or heard most of those btw (apart from the 9.1s), they're just popular and well rated in the budget sector, so worth looking into.
     
  4. Rambaud

    Wise Guy

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    I too am looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers for ~£100.

    One of the main problems at this price level is the greater compromises involved.

    It is necessary to decide what type of music/games are involved.

    In addition to those mentioned above, there are the KEF Cresta 10 reduced to £59.99 from £199.99 (although I am not too sure anybody tried selling them at this price?).

    I assume all would be an improvement on my 8 year old Mission 73 speakers?
     
  5. ps2wizz

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    sorry for putting it in the wrong forum my bad.
     
  6. Mundu

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    I've got a pair for Wharfedale 9.1s which can be had cheap now an they're suitable for me but some people say they're cheap cark so just make sure you try to listen to them.
     
  7. Dr House

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    if you keep your eyes on ebay you may be able to find some nice dm 600s3's for a little over £100
     
  8. fish99

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    I've got the 9.1s too now (the shop couldn't get hold of the MS 902i's I originally ordered after 5 weeks so gave me a refund). Paid £109 + £20 delivery for them (new). Like you I don't have any way of knowing how good they are since I've never used anything better, but I must say I do enjoy their sound so far, paired up with a Rotel RA02. Smooth quick bass, clear detailed sound. They really do a nice job with my favourite music (Radiohead/Muse/Pink Floyd). Far better than the Eltax Monitor 3's I had before.
     
  9. ps2wizz

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    yeah i have bin going to all the shops here asking for demos of the speakers that im considering
     
  10. ps2wizz

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    fish99 is there any chance u could add me to your messenger. cus i would like to no where you got them 9.1s for that cheep
     
  11. fish99

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    Hopefully it's not against the rules to tell you, but I got them from a french hi-fi shop who sell on ebay uk, username: mastersound100. They have some available right now too. Do a search for 'WHARFEDALE Diamond 9.1Brand NEW Loudspeakers pair'.

    Shipping was 3 days.
     
  12. fish99

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    Find em?
     
  13. ps2wizz

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    yeah i got them thanks mate i o u 1 :D
     
  14. jbloggs

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    Have the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 bookshelf speakers, very pleased with them. ;)