Written on: 03/04/2006 by Mark Westley (3 reviews written)
Taught and surprisingly extended bass
None that I can think of for the money.
Having owned, and been not entirely happy with, Monitor Audio Bronze B2 (good but with a sting in the tail in the treble), Mordaunt Short 912i (very detailed but unnaturally bright) and B&W 601s3 (very smooth but almost to the extent of being veiled and also very directional), I had obviously heard a lot about the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1, but assumed that it would be a backward step. How wrong I was! Having heard, and subsequently bought a pair, I can only say how impressed I am with these little Diamonds. The treble is smooth but full of detail, the mid-range is natural and detailed, and the bass is taught and surprisingly extended. The integration between the two drive units is almost faultless, producing a very natural and even tonal balance which remains from low to high volume levels.
Finally, the Diamonds sound controlled and open virtually wherever they are positioned and from almost any angle.