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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #300 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 09:55 PM »
Pre,

8.3 parin ba kesa sa 9.4?

eto naman ang masasabi ko sa mga diamond 9 na pinakinggan namin:

For the 9.4, ang poooooogi na enclosure/design ;D..... but unfortunately hindi siya ganun ka impressive, boomy din yung bass nya para sa akin, sa laki ng sala ni akyat naging boomy pa siya ;D

As for the 9.2, di ko akalain na meron pala siyang tinatagong talento pag dating sa performance, saludo ko sa tunog nya, well balanced sound at matindi din yung bass output nya lalo na nung naka bi-wire ng XLO speaker wires.

Conclusion:

I still love my 8.3  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Salamat din pala sa SpectraAV for trusting us to home audition the speakers.... at salamat din sa mga nagdala ng gears, para ko na rin narinig yung buong setup ko ;D.
Scratch my TT!!

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #301 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 10:08 PM »
sayang di ako nakapunta at napakinggan ang 9.2 paired with tube amps :-[ maybe the place at spectra is not really an ideal environment for auditioning so its good that a home audition was allowed. anyway at the price of 7k its a steal..;)

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #302 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 10:09 PM »
sayang di ako nakapunta at napakinggan ang 9.2 paired with tube amps :-[ maybe the place at spectra is not really an ideal environment for auditioning so its good that a home audition was allowed. anyway at the price of 7k its a steal..;)

sayang nga at na-miss mo yun last session, ganda pa naman ng mga gears.  ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #303 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 11:50 PM »
Pre,

8.3 parin ba kesa sa 9.4?




9.2 pre!  >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #304 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:08 AM »
It just flashed in the left side of my brain regarding the boominess of the 9.4....... hindi kaya ganun tumunog yun dahil kailangan pang lagyan ng buhangin, semento, pebbles, marble tiles, etc. sa loob? Dba may tweak na nilalagyan ng sandbag sa loob yun speakers?

 ::)

Pero ganda talaga 9.2 hehehe

 ;D


Doc, monumento kalalabasan niyan!  :o  ;D ;D

Masyado niyo naman kinawawa 9.4 ah!  IMHO, considering that the speakers were out of the box (sealed pa kamo), i'd say they are promising. Much exercise were still needed by the pair that was lent to hans by Spectra.  Bass was a bit boomy thus overpowering its mids and highs especially on those bass kicking tracks. Highs and Mids are there but the pair still needs to be broken-in.

The 9.2 was a different story, considering that these were bookshelf speakers. Bass was abundant yet tight, mids were open (after a couple of hours of exercise) highs were sparkling which somewhat surprised me as these were softdome tweeters. For the price, I'd say these babies can "spank the living day lights" out of those mid priced bookshelves, "Bang for The Buck" the speakers are worth it. 

KOya Hans,

Maraming salamat sa iyong tiyaga, pagka-ginoo at paghihirap sa pag dala ng mga bagong speakers! Sama na rin natin yung tapang ng apog sa pag-hiram ng speakers (biro lang, KOya!  ;D). Ahehehehehe ;D ;D

Maraming salamat din sa Spectra sa pagtitiwala niyo sa amin!  :D

Mga katoto! SARS!!!!!!!!!.............. Takbo na at baka maubusan ng Diamond 9 series!.........

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #305 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 02:34 AM »
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moderate volume - di kumakalabog, break in time depends on usage, basta gamitin mo lang - mapapansin mo mas relaxed na tunog nya... yun pwede mo na ihataw ng malakas lakas
tnx po sir iceman... pero parang wala kcng bass e... pg-moderate po b dapat nde gumagalaw ung driver ng speaker???

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yung sa wharf ko, it took me approx. 1 week @ 8 - 9 hours/day with -30db volume on my yammie
sir control... ung hk130 ko nsa -20 n kso parang ang hina p rin e... gusto ko sanang lakasan kso kailangan p daw break-in period...

sir av_phile tnx din po... pero para safe s speakers ko...i-break-in ko n lng din po... :)

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #306 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 06:50 AM »

sir control... ung hk130 ko nsa -20 n kso parang ang hina p rin e... gusto ko sanang lakasan kso kailangan p daw break-in period...


Sir, wag mo munang ihataw yang speakers mo...ganyan din ako nung first week ng wharfs ko...just let it be..unting tyaga lang....   ;)

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #307 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 06:54 AM »
It just flashed in the left side of my brain regarding the boominess of the 9.4....... hindi kaya ganun tumunog yun dahil kailangan pang lagyan ng buhangin, semento, pebbles, marble tiles, etc. sa loob? Dba may tweak na nilalagyan ng sandbag sa loob yun speakers?

 ::)

Pero ganda talaga 9.2 hehehe

 ;D

Sir Jojo...ito rin ang isang pumasok sa isip ko.. yung butas sa likod...sadly I didn't noticed any possible hole at the back of 9.4 (nde kaya ito nalipat sa gilid o ilalim?) kaya hindi ko nilagay sa review..  :-X

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #308 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 08:51 AM »
Guys,

Di ata sandfillable yung 9 series pero pogi ng enclosure ano hehehe bat kaya naging boomy yung 9.4 ??? dahil ba sa freq nya na 23hz as compared to 8.3 na 20hz  ??? o dahil out of the box siya ??? ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #309 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 10:19 AM »
Guys,

Thanks to Spectra.. galing talaga didn't expect this will sound very good considering out of the box..  :)

9.2 din ako... ( brown color lumabas ka na!!) pero 9.4 break in yan for sure magiging tight ang bass..

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #310 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 10:30 AM »
Guys,

Thanks to Spectra.. galing talaga didn't expect this will sound very good considering out of the box..  :)

9.2 din ako... ( brown color lumabas ka na!!) pero 9.4 break in yan for sure magiging tight ang bass..

hehehe..kala ko Sir Hans inuwi mo na yung 9.2  ;D ...Brown color pala yung gusto mo...  >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #311 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 10:31 AM »
Guys,

Thanks to Spectra.. galing talaga didn't expect this will sound very good considering out of the box..  :)

9.2 din ako... ( brown color lumabas ka na!!) pero 9.4 break in yan for sure magiging tight ang bass..

si KOyang masama balak hehehe totohanan na ito hehehe black na lang matagal pa lalabas yon  ;D ;D ;D ;D next year pa

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #312 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 10:32 AM »


hehehe..kala ko Sir Hans inuwi mo na yung 9.2  ;D ...Brown color pala yung gusto mo...  >:D

Sir para match sa rack ko hehehehe.

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #313 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 10:49 AM »
sayang di rin ako nakarating..............



wala bang tuning foam na pang plug sa hole yung 9.4 para mawala pagka boomy nya?

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #314 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 11:00 AM »
Guys,

Thanks to Spectra.. galing talaga didn't expect this will sound very good considering out of the box..  :)

9.2 din ako... ( brown color lumabas ka na!!) pero 9.4 break in yan for sure magiging tight ang bass..

Out of the box speakers are supposed to have STIFFER suspensions.  So the woofer excursions are more constrained and the bass less.  As an element for mechanical action, the suspension could be one area where a break-in period can arguably benefit a speaker.  Though I still reserve my doubts on it.  At any rate, if a speaker were boomy out of the box,  logic might say that a more relaxed suspension after a certain period of break-in use would make it even more boomy.  Not less.  

Many speakers using 2.5 or 3-way designs do sound a bit boomy compared to a simpler 2-way within the same model series at a certain price range.    The crossover electronics and accoustical requirements for them are a lot more demanding and thus, more expensive, than 2-way speaker designs.  That's why 2-way speakers are often preferred at lower price points.  Some speakers using ported designs coupled with passive woofers can sound boomy, as they were designed essentially to peak at a certain frequency often dictated by the port or passive woofer resonance.  Their FR curves do confirm this and can correlate with their percieved boominess to achieve higher sensitivities.  But they can sound really bass heavy and often impressive for disco and rock afficionados.

I am therefore, not surprised that the 9.2 is better preferred over the 9.4 by those who have heard and compared them.  If I recall right, there was about the same preference people had for the 8.2/8.3 over the 8.4 in the past.  Just my observation.
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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #315 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 11:07 AM »
need i say more...........  :P

naf said about the two 9's we were lucky to have been able to listen to more extensively, albiet the 9.4 was in the true sense of the word, out of the box (sealed pa nga e), while the 9.2 boxes was already open ( creating a conclusion that maybe it may already have had some play time).

compared side with a the 8.3 of sir BGA (sand filled and had its fair time of play) the 9.4 (which is by the way as tall as the 8.3) excelled in the voice department, where the singer sound sweeter when  played through it  (same cdp, amp, wires... same everything), this despite the fact that it came right out of the box (i'll avoid for now mentioning about break-ins  >:D, hot topic aye  ::) ). At the first few hours of play, when it was connected to the M99 of sir audioslave, i find it lacking in the bass department (manipis). Hours latter when it was now attached to the GC of sir punk_kid, it became now quite boomy! The bass, out of control. However, i still have my good impressions for this speaker, who knows latter on, how it will perform.  ;D

My salutations to the 8.3 of sir BGA, you got one heck of a speaker there sir! yong isa nga dyan e, d mapakali kinalikot agad yong 8.3 nya, ganda daw kasi tumunog 8.3 ni benjie, nag sand-filled din! buong lingo ata walang ginawa kundi baklasin, este buksan,  yong takip sa likod, HIRAP PRE ANO  >:( ahahaha. sabi ko nga syo my tawag dyan dito SARS ;D

with the 9.2, it was an entirely different story, as this baby's performance improved the more after several hours of play, hanep sa bass nga! thought it is a no-no to compare a bookshelf to a floorstander, i couldnt help myself, as for its size, it packed a lot of punch for you to forget you are listening to a bookshelf, i was totally enthralled!  :o if only i dont have a bookshelf yet.  ::)

and for there price, i say:  "its a pity not to own one." ( i did say more pala)  ;)

THANK YOU SPECTRA AV FOR THE TRUST AND THE OPPORTUNITY GIVEN TO US TO HOME AUDITION THEM

oist d kami endorser ha! ewan ko lang kay k0ya,  ::)  nyehehehe.  >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #316 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 11:32 AM »

My salutations to the 8.3 of sir BGA, you got one heck of a speaker there sir! yong isa nga dyan e, d mapakali kinalikot agad yong 8.3 nya, ganda daw kasi tumunog 8.3 ni benjie, nag sand-filled din! buong lingo ata walang ginawa kundi baklasin, este buksan,  yong takip sa likod, HIRAP PRE ANO  >:( ahahaha. sabi ko nga syo my tawag dyan dito SARS ;D


Aray..ako yun ah....  ;D Anyway, okay naman ang rewards...  >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #317 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 11:55 AM »
Ayan na at naghahanap na ng brown color...... parang baby version ng EVO yun....... ang SARS talaga mabilis ang epekto...  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #318 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:07 PM »
ok na ok tlga yan pre! kaya bili bili na! hehehe.   >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #319 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:08 PM »
brown ba kamo, e2 at my kiwi ako.... kwik shine pa!  ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #320 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:15 PM »


Aray..ako yun ah.... ;D Anyway, okay naman ang rewards... >:D

may improvement ba pre? baka di sulit yung ginawa mo eh :D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #321 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:20 PM »
brown ba kamo, e2 at my kiwi ako.... kwik shine pa!  ;D


nakuh po, baka hindi makuha sa kiwi yun ah. pag lumabas yan brown color nyan malamang wala ng maisip na excuse.  ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #322 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:23 PM »
malamang! e pano na si evo? for keeps na rin ba yon?
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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #323 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:31 PM »


may improvement ba pre? baka di sulit yung ginawa mo eh :D

Noticeable yung difference pre...   ;D . Medyo makunat lang talaga yung takip kaya ang hirap tangalin..  >:(

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #324 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:36 PM »
virgin pa kasi yan pre kaya ganyan......


o d kaya dhil matanda na yan at my makakabatang kapatid na yna si 9 kaya makunat na.

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #325 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:37 PM »


Noticeable yung difference pre... ;D . Medyo makunat lang talaga yung takip kaya ang hirap tangalin.. >:(

kaduda duda yang sagot mo pre ;D ano nag improve sa speaker mo?

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #326 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:39 PM »
virgin pa kasi yan pre kaya ganyan......


o d kaya dhil matanda na yan at my makakabatang kapatid na yna si 9 kaya makunat na.

 ;D... Palagay ko tama si Sir Jojo...mukhang yung init ng........................tubo ang hinihintay para lumambot...  >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #327 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:43 PM »


kaduda duda yang sagot mo pre ;D ano nag improve sa speaker mo?

Sir Punk..naging swabe yung tunog...dati kasi medyo malakas yung highs...but after that tweak, nagkaroon ng balance yung highs, mids, and bass.... nga pala nakatulong din yung "MAGIC CD" which I played for almost 8 hours nung Sunday  >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #328 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:44 PM »
May nakapagsabi sa akin na bukod daw sa warmth at nostalgia ng tubes eh napaka sexy daw.... parang aphrodisiac kapag nag babaga na yun tubes. Actually hindi ko pa maintindihan yun ibig sabihin nun girl eh pero it has something to do talaga with SARS!

Series 9 SARS, bagong strain ng virus ito.  ;D

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Re: Wharfedale Diamond 9 Series
« Reply #329 on: Nov 02, 2004 at 12:47 PM »
 
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... Palagay ko tama si Sir Jojo...mukhang yung init ng........................tubo ang hinihintay para lumambot...


hahaha. alam ko ibig sabihin nyan pre ah, latest design/version ba yong plano mo?
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