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Old 25th June 2013, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default Wharfedale 10.7 or Polkaudio TSi500

Good morning everyone.

I'm planning to buy a new speakers with a tight budget and the two choices below are available in UAE.
Kindly help me choose which one to buy. Thanks in advance.

TSi500 - Floorstanding | Polk Audio

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Product - Products - Wharfedale Hi-Fi

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Old 26th June 2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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Hi Junie,
If I were you I'd pick the Wharfedale. I've heard their speakers over decades and they sound very good. I don't know how this Polk sounds but the ones I have heard had over blown bass and not a great mid range.
Check out Wharfedale's history and you might want to focus on their products !
( I'm not associated with Wharfedale in any way ! )
But of course, if possible ,you should try to get a demo of both speakers using the same music in the same room with the same amp/source.
All the best.
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Old 26th June 2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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Good morning Ashok bhai, thanks for your reply. I have diamond 9 series in my HT and I'm happy with it but the diamond 10.7 drivers basket frame is made of plastic which I'm worried about, it might flex during high power input maybe?
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The TSi speakers from Polk are pretty good, I used to sell them, but my vote goes to the Wharfedales.
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.......... it might flex during high power input maybe?.........
Hi Junie,
You can be sure this will not happen. These are British designs. They would be tested at full power for long periods and if they found a flaw they would not be using these frames. Remember that all their drivers are designed and built by themselves.
check out :
Wharfedale Diamond 10.7 Loudspeakers An incredible value at only $1299 per pair and earn my highest recommendation! Review By Tom Lyle

Maybe you should just email Wharfedale and ask them about your concerns. I'd be surprised if they don't reply !
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Old 26th June 2013, 07:12 AM   #6
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Hi Jeff, thanks for your input.

Ashok bhai, I sent a mail to Wharfedale about my concerns. Thanks for the link, indeed a good read.
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That's great Junie. Let us know what they had to say.
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Ashok bhai, I got a used DIA 10.7 from Dubizzle for a decent price but disappointed how it sound compared to my previous DIA 9.5.

The new model has a thin bass, harsh mid not good for music listening but in Movie the DIA 10.7 has good soundspace.

Wharfedale didn't reply to the mail I sent to them.
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Hi Junie,
I'm surprised that Wharfedale didn't reply. Generally most British companies were good at that. Maybe they are now slipping up ?
Thin bass and harsh mid ?
Something must be wrong. Remember that if the Wharfedale has a harsh mid it wouldn't even have made it to a store !
Might be interesting to have a look at the crossover board. Also are the bass drivers original or replaced or repaired ? Unfortunately you will have to dismantle the speaker to check that out. It's VERY unlikely that Wharfedale would market a speaker in 2013 that has harsh mids ! It will kill the product instantly !
Something must be wrong. Let me know what you find from a superficial inspection.
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Old 7th July 2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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I'm also in dismay after hearing it, I find the DOME midrange is making that mid untamed.

I hope they won't sue me if I post a pics here :-)
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