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    Quote Originally Posted by 57charles View Post
    Those Corellis suffer from some of the worst Bextrene 'quack' that I have ever heard - I had an immaculate pair years ago and had to get rid - there is NO WAY they have anything to do with LS3/5 a midrange - the midrange quack dictates they are a no no. If anyone else advises you otherwise, I suggest you run away - people who recommend these speakers are either a) living in the past b) have hearing problems c) living in a dream world or d) need their ears syringing.
    Yet, more abrasive and confrontational behaviour (as per the warning I gave you on another thread). Ok, you're on a week's holiday!

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    Those Wharfdale woofers look good to me Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post
    Those Wharfdale woofers look good to me Geoff.
    They are not woofers Dennis, but full range dual cone with doped cloth surrounds. Rather nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    They are not woofers Dennis, but full range dual cone with doped cloth surrounds. Rather nice.

    Those would be the Wharfedale CS10/DD.

    My first speakers used a Wharfedale RS8/DD - an 8" unit with mechanical crossover (the DD: dual diaphragm) and a (rubber) roll surround suspension. Built them into a Wharfedale design 1.2cu ft distributed rear port enclosure, back in 1969. Handed them over to my father when I bought my Quads (around 1974). They were working well up until the end of 2000, when I sold them after my father died. Hopefully the rubber roll surrounds have not perished, but I have no idea of their longevity; presumably longer than the foam surrounds that Wharfedale also used.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Too late - I already got them (12.50) and have just got a full set of caps (~30). Let's hope either the speakers are actually good or if not hopefully I qualify on one or more of the afflictions you mention.
    I have two pairs of Corellis, nice bass, good top, but to my ears there is a bit of Bextrene quack in the midrange, it is tamed much better than in the Chorale that uses almost identical units. The LS3/5a midrange is superior to both.
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    Ahh, The Wharfedale super 8's these where the first speakers I remember hearing as a kid, my dad had one in the factory built cabinet, and one in a cab he built himself, [couldnt afford both ready built ones at the time] on the end of a little Heathkit 3 watt single ended amp [Which I still have a version of somewhere] that system always sounded good to me as a kid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Those would be the Wharfedale CS10/DD.

    My first speakers used a Wharfedale RS8/DD - an 8" unit with mechanical crossover (the DD: dual diaphragm) and a (rubber) roll surround suspension. Built them into a Wharfedale design 1.2cu ft distributed rear port enclosure, back in 1969. Handed them over to my father when I bought my Quads (around 1974). They were working well up until the end of 2000, when I sold them after my father died. Hopefully the rubber roll surrounds have not perished, but I have no idea of their longevity; presumably longer than the foam surrounds that Wharfedale also used.
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    Fancy playing with ABR units? Pair of tidy looking KEF BD139's here.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kef-B139-...8AAOSwmNxaYnHW

    I don't need them. I've two pairs already (for some odd reason ).

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    They look like the better cast baskets.

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    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Yes, that's a very good price for the lucky buyer. Collection only probably had an effect.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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