Wharfedale Diamond 225/ELAC B6

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by opa1, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    Has anyone auditioned these or own them?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  2. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    This is a older thread I brought back up. Any opinions on either?
     
  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    No experience with either of these speakers.....
     
  4. SPL db

    SPL db Junior Member

    Not familiar with either speaker myself, but have you looked at the Elac Uni-Fi UB5 or the Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary?

    Local shop carries the UB5's and I've had a chance to listen to those. Sounded pretty good to my ears but was a bit bloated in the bass. I took it as the system it was connected to more so than the speakers (they were conencted to a Bluesound Power Node).
     
  5. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    I'll check um out. Contemplating on a new system.
     
  6. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    What are your goals for the new system? :)
     
  7. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    Well it will be SS. I want to set up a simple bedroom system with all source connects at amp. No separates. This would include a TT, PC, TV and remote. 2 channel with or without sub. I like what the Outlaw RR2160 is offering.
     
  8. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Price range?
     
  9. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    Not real sure. 1200.00? for amp and speakers. I still have the Aplair 10P's too. They might play well here. Could add a sub that way too. :)
     
  10. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    $1200 gives you a lot of flexibility.

    The previously mentioned Wharfedale Dentons are still being sold for $500/pair. You'll need a good pair of stands.

    The balance can be spent on a vintage Luxman, Marantz, Pioneer, Yamaha, Sansui integrated amp or receiver (if you want FM). I have a Luxman integrated driving B&W CDM1 speakers in the living room system. Source is a laptop running Tidal into a Schiit Modi Uber DAC (<$200).

    Definitely doable for $1200. :)
     
  11. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    I could do vintage except for one thing, no remote. I want to be able to operate from bed and turn off without getting up. :) I'm getting lazy. FM here sucks. But the internet stations are good.
     
  12. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Galen Carol Audio in San Antonio has the Wharfdales listed on his website. I recall him having them around for quite a while, ever since I bought my Spendors from him a few years ago.
     
  13. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    I'll have to check that out. Didn't even know the place existed. That sure would help. The town I'm in, people still use Enco gas station transistor radios. No audio stores. :)
     
  14. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Galen operates out of his home but has it set up just like a store with some very nicely done "sound rooms."
    I've done quite a bit of business with him. Reasonable guy who knows his stuff.
    www.gcaudio.com
     
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  15. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I have the Elac Uni5s. They’re excellent. They’re my bedroom speakers. I like them more than the Kef Ls50s I had fwiw.
     
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  16. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    @JohnVF What are you using for amplification? The Uni5 are rated at 4Ω.
     
  17. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    The remote requirement, I believe, will lead you to a more current amp/receiver.

    I'll have to research recent 2-channel integrated amps with remote. :)
     
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  18. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    Im
    Im currently using my 15wpc Leben integrated tube amp. It’s a small room and I’m fairly near field with them usually. I’ve had them in a larger room and used a Sony TaF808es integrated, a very high quality early 90s es unit. I’ve also run them off of a slightly modified Stereo 70. They’re not hard to drive despite the rating. The reason that I got rid of the Kefs were that they hated all of my amps but my most expensive one, which was reserved for my main system. Incredibly picky and really dull when a mismatch. The Elacs are more versatile and all in all I prefer their sound.
     
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  19. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    I like this! https://lebenhifi.com/products/cs300xs.html . Way out of my range though. :( Guess I could build a PP EL-84. Easy enough.

    I did try a few speakers that I have in the room. I stole the TPA3116/linear PS from my desktop. I tried the Alpair 10P/Pensils, Philharmonic monitors on stands(modded BS22's) and the 618's. I was surprised at the outcome. All three had their strong points. The most pleasing were the 618's. This really messes me up. Now I'm not sure what to do.
     

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