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    Are these any good? What is their sound character like? Are they forgiving with equipment matching?

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    I had a quick listen a while ago up against some Dali zensor 1's, they seemed a bit shut in to me ,the zensor seemed a lot better, it was only a quick listen thought. The 10.1's I thought were great, a big bold sound, vinyl wrap on mine looked nice from the sofa, up close it was a bit pants,I still liked them though,
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    Diamond 220 - absolutely stunning speaker for the money. Iím using them in my main system now, were only supposed to be a stopgap but I fell in love with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Diamond 220 - absolutely stunning speaker for the money. I’m using them in my main system now, were only supposed to be a stopgap but I fell in love with them.
    I've read many positive reviews on those 220's. Must admit, I do like the looks of the Wharfedale D320.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Diamond 220 - absolutely stunning speaker for the money. I’m using them in my main system now, were only supposed to be a stopgap but I fell in love with them.
    Had a pair of those too, very good, bonkers what you can get for £200
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    My favourite was always the Mk IV. But not heard any of them past the '7'. The 'Active Diamonds' were surprisingly good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    Are these any good? What is their sound character like? Are they forgiving with equipment matching?

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    I didn't like the sound of the 9.1s at all Shane. You are better off keeping the Dalis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    My favourite was always the Mk IV.
    I have a pair of those too - very good. Still have a pair of 7.2 I got from Roy S of this parish, where my mainstay in dining room system for many years and fabulous too - especially for the whole £10 I paid!
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    The 9.1s are a good speaker for the money back in the day and won some awards, I had mine for around 8yrs. I replaced mine with Dali Zensor 3s which were a big diference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    I have a pair of those too - very good. Still have a pair of 7.2 I got from Roy S of this parish, where my mainstay in dining room system for many years and fabulous too - especially for the whole £10 I paid!
    Wow you still got those Alex? I remember the days you used to be able to go out with a twenty pound note get blind drunk, have a kebab, buy a pair of speakers on the way home & still have change left.

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