Wharfedale Kit Speakers. 3 Way

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Wharfedale Kit Speakers. 3 Way

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Seller says they sound amazing.

It looks like there's something odd going on with the bass driver surrounds.
If it's what it appears to be on the photos - which it may not be - they'd sound pants.

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For me It’s the wheeled stands that are the best feature
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He is using the infinite baffle bass driver in a reflex box. That says it all for me.

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No speakers with those Leak 2060 midranges is going to sound amazing to my ears. Ghastly things. Even by the standards of 70s midrange drivers.
Overall the look of the speakers have a certain charm though. And I'd be interested to check out the bass bins.
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Latteman wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:28 am
For me It’s the wheeled stands that are the best feature
My Teac X10 sits on something similar to those stands and mine came from Argos, it was originally designed as a TV stand.
Docfoster wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:06 am
No speakers with those Leak 2060 midranges is going to sound amazing to my ears. Ghastly things. Even by the standards of 70s midrange drivers.
Overall the look of the speakers have a certain charm though. And I'd be interested to check out the bass bins.
I have a pair of Leak 2030 speakers, last year I found that, driven really hard in a large room the can sound really good. Unfortunately there is no way I could drive them that hard in a domestic environment.

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Geoff.R.G wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:57 am
Docfoster wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:06 am
No speakers with those Leak 2060 midranges is going to sound amazing to my ears. Ghastly things. Even by the standards of 70s midrange drivers.
Overall the look of the speakers have a certain charm though. And I'd be interested to check out the bass bins.
I have a pair of Leak 2030 speakers, last year I found that, driven really hard in a large room the can sound really good. Unfortunately there is no way I could drive them that hard in a domestic environment.
Haven't heard the 2060s. I had a pair of those Leak midranges in a pair of Wharfdales. They are the midrange units furthest away from my own tastes that I have ever experienced. I took them out and hid them away. I may still have the Leak midranges in the loft if you do like them and want some spares.
System 1: JRiver MC24 > Dell Latitude 7270 > Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition DAC & pre- > One4 Class A power amp (with Dynamic PSU boards) > DIY 3 ways (based around Goodmans 18P woofers)
LC Audio Technology mains DC filter > Sovereign MTBPS balanced power supply
TQ (Wonfor) Ultra Black cables.

System 2: Anything with a headphone socket > Inca Tech Claymore > Reworked Goodmans Magisters

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