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Written on: 28/08/2008 by nerrutis (1 review written)
The speaker I bought from new, they didn`t play. But thats just bacause they needed some time to run in. Also have to be filled with sand. That must be done to improve the wquality of sound. After done thaty you will enjay incredible amount of details, lots of deep bass. Its even hard to believe for the price you pay. Recomend a LOT!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2008
I recommend you fill in the Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 Floorstanders with sand, put spikes, put speakers on a granit or marble, posicion them well, and you will get a very good sound… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/11/2006 by helen highwater (4 reviews written)
Yes, it's me again. Someone told me that these speakers always sound thin until they are "run in". No mention of this in Wharfedale's rather poor instructions. So, I spent a sleepless night and a day away while the speakers were constantly subject to a looped very loud swooping bass note. The result was amazing. The bass appeared! So, I now use them again and apart from a slight harshness in the mid range, I now like them a lot. So, the dear old KEFs are now back in the loft (they looked… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/01/2006 by jessfactor (1 review written)
I've heard all sorts of reviews; ranging from ranting about the Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 floor-standing stereo speakers to raving.
As another gentleman said, it is of utmost importance to fill the base's with sand!!! Without the added weight, the speakers are very light, the bass sounds hollow, and not weighty as it should. This will prove extremely beneficial! I was on a budget, so I went to the local hardware store and picked up a fifty pound bag of play sand for $2.50. I did however, have… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2005 by rpugwash (1 review written)
I've read right through all the other reviews for these Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 Floorstanders speakers on this site...
One thing kept springing to my mind about the comments to do with poor bass etc..and I found from a pair I got only a few hours ago (used) that when I loaded the bases with sand and mounted them on their spikes facing a sweet spot from only a few feet away, they sound absolutely stunning for the price point..
I've just got rid of a pair of Mackie HR624 studio moniitors (active)… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2004 by helen highwater (4 reviews written)
Like other people I made the mistake of reading What HiFi and believing the reviews of Warfedale speakers. So, I bought a pair of these Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 Floorstanders Stereo Speakers for my new Sony amp and CD player - which are both excellent by the way. Added some decent speaker cables, set it all up and listened. I was underwhelmed. The whole thing sounded boxy and there was no real depth to the music. I tried lots of different CDs - pop, classics etc and although there was a lot of… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/08/2003 by den (1 review written)
I bought these Wharfedale Diamond 8.3 Floorstanders to replace my B&W 601's which would not fit in visually at my new house.After rave reviews in What Hi Fi and other magazines i sent for them from QED. £147 totally wasted,they bare no resemblance to the reviews at all,they sound totally muddled,and have a very boomy type of base,tried out lots of positions, away from wall,close to wall,still sound rubbish.I run them through a Rotel RA972 Mk2 amp,Rotel Cd player,Cable Talk 4.1 cable and Chord… Read Full Review
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