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Speaker Dilemma: Wharfedale or Dali (Budget concerns)

Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 & 11.2 Speakers

rockstar1630

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I recently acquired Yamaha Rx V 863. Now I have 2 options:

Option 1: Purchase a pair of Wharf 10.1 every month to build a 7 channel solution. (I have an old 7.1 channel speaker system from my gigaworks S750 which I will phase out gradually).

Option 2: I always wanted to buy Dali Ikon 6 based 7.1 channel system. So can I buy a pair of Dali Ikon bookshelfs (suggest which one) every month (for rear and surround channels) and use them as fronts till the time I save up to buy Dali Ikon 6 FS and center channel.

Please guide. Preference is SQ.

Also please guide about pricing of these individual components. I am based in Delhi/NCR
 

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Option 2: I always wanted to buy Dali Ikon 6 based 7.1 channel system. So can I buy a pair of Dali Ikon bookshelfs (suggest which one) every month (for rear and surround channels) and use them as fronts till the time I save up to buy Dali Ikon 6 FS and center channel.

Please guide. Preference is SQ.

If you wanted Dali's, then Dalis is what you should get. Only issue is to start with at least the Front L&R. If you buy the surround and rear speakers first, you cannot use the system till you get the fronts.

Cheers
 

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If you wanted Dali's, then Dalis is what you should get.

2nd that! It's an excellent speaker package. Try to get the Ikon 6 first and build your system around it adding the surrounds, center and sub as and when your funds allow.
 

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If you wanted Dali's, then Dalis is what you should get. Only issue is to start with at least the Front L&R. If you buy the surround and rear speakers first, you cannot use the system till you get the fronts.

Cheers

Thanks, Is it possible to use the surrounds as fronts for a while? Is it necessary to buy the Ikon 6 surrounds for surrounds? Can't I use the Ikon Bookshelfs for fronts first and then later as surrounds? Is there a difference in Ikon surrounds and Ikon Bookshelfs as surround speakers?

Will the Ikons fare well with 863?

(sorry for so many questions)
 
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The surrounds in Ikon 6 package are not fit for front channels. However, you can get the Ikon 2 bookshelves which, on its own are good speakers to start with.
 

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Please guide me about the price ranges of ikon 6, ikon 2, ikon 1, ikon vokal 2, ikon on-wall and suggest me a suitable sub.
 

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I recently acquired Yamaha Rx V 863. Now I have 2 options:

Option 1: Purchase a pair of Wharf 10.1 every month to build a 7 channel solution. (I have an old 7.1 channel speaker system from my gigaworks S750 which I will phase out gradually).

Option 2: I always wanted to buy Dali Ikon 6 based 7.1 channel system. So can I buy a pair of Dali Ikon bookshelfs (suggest which one) every month (for rear and surround channels) and use them as fronts till the time I save up to buy Dali Ikon 6 FS and center channel.

Please guide. Preference is SQ.

Also please guide about pricing of these individual components. I am based in Delhi/NCR

if u plan to get front BS now and use them as surrounds later..also u have plans for ikon6 later then i wd say u can get a pair of lector 1 around 18-19k which are very decent fronts and pair gud with 863
later on u can push them as rears/surrounds and have ikon6 + center in front..
i did the same 6 months back.. now lector 1 is in rear and rx6+center in front
 

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if u plan to get front BS now and use them as surrounds later..also u have plans for ikon6 later then i wd say u can get a pair of lector 1 around 18-19k which are very decent fronts and pair gud with 863
later on u can push them as rears/surrounds and have ikon6 + center in front..
i did the same 6 months back.. now lector 1 is in rear and rx6+center in front

Hey thanks for a wonderful suggestion. Rx 6, I believe are from MA?, How much you paid for them? Can you give me a dealers contact for Lektor 1. How are lektor 2 over lektor 1?
 

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have you checked out Usher? If you haven't please do. They make pretty lovely speakers, starting from the Usher S520 bookshelves for 22k a pair that are at the very least the equal of Dali and Monitor Audio offerings around the price range. I own and love them so I guess I am a bit biased, but I bought after extensive auditions of stuff in the price range :) All the best anyways.
 

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have you checked out Usher? If you haven't please do. They make pretty lovely speakers, starting from the Usher S520 bookshelves for 22k a pair that are at the very least the equal of Dali and Monitor Audio offerings around the price range. I own and love them so I guess I am a bit biased, but I bought after extensive auditions of stuff in the price range :) All the best anyways.

Can 4 usher bookshelfs, gel in well with the Ikon 6 fronts and center?
 

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no idea about that rockstar, ideally you should timbre match all the speakers in your surround setup so on paper this does not sound like a good idea. If you love the dalis, then stick with them for the entire setup.

Can 4 usher bookshelfs, gel in well with the Ikon 6 fronts and center?
 

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no idea about that rockstar, ideally you should timbre match all the speakers in your surround setup so on paper this does not sound like a good idea. If you love the dalis, then stick with them for the entire setup.

How much would the Usher Floor standers cost? (Matching the Usher Book Shelfs)
 

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How much would the Usher Floor standers cost? (Matching the Usher Book Shelfs)

usher FS would be close 1L, if u can afford that, then i wd suggest demo more FS such as MA/Quad/Canton/Dynaudio/PSB.. all the FS are in the 75k - 1L category..
if u do not have much patience, then i wd say that usher520 as suggested above is the best buy in 20k category..
and if u plan to move these later to surrounds then no worries.. timber matching is essential only for fronts (L/R/C)
lector2 wd be 21-22k, frankly i dont see much gain except power handling which shoul not be a concern to u unless u plan to have them as fronts for more than 6 months..
rx6 is on the expensive side.. retails for 83k mrp with 10% discount offered if u negotiate well..
 
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