I have Evo 4.2 paired with Naim XS2 and it sounds great (for my taste). Earlier I was using KEF Q300 and Evo 4.2 is a good upgrade. Do PM me, we can check for the possibility of trying with your Amplifier if you are near by.
IMHO it does make a Difference in Depth of sound. You need to listen carefully to know this. Not everyone will notice the difference. I have changed more speakers than AVRs / AMPs over the years and seen the difference.
My speakers at home are all 8 ohms. I am more into music than movies. The output is much balanced and clear as expected.
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Hope this helps.just a thought: when you give some attention /care to even listen the real potential that were you should think on the alternatives. Without the efforts things can b more enjoyable
Thank you for your response. My Music preference is jazz, blues, acoustic, pop & mild rock. My room is 12 X14 room. I have placed my speaker on soundfoundation stand (30 inch height) with 7 feet distance.
Thanks to Devakumar for his offer to visit his home and demo his Evo 4.2. Today I visited his home which is incidentally very close to my home . Mr. Deva was kind enough and allowed me to try different combination with my equipments and his gears.I have Evo 4.2 paired with Naim XS2 and it sounds great (for my taste). Earlier I was using KEF Q300 and Evo 4.2 is a good upgrade. Do PM me, we can check for the possibility of trying with your Amplifier if you are near by.
@ Keith, You are absolutely right. I could hear a huge difference when I changed my source) DAC.The Wharfedale 10.2 speakers are extremely good speakers for the price and so is your Yamaha amp. There should not be any loss of resolution in the mids at all. Before jumping the gun with a different speaker/amp, I suggest that you look at the source and first try with a different source.
Try the Micca RB42. For music I switched completely from my wharfedale 220 to micca. I use wharfedales only for movies@ Keith, You are absolutely right. I could hear a huge difference when I changed my source) DAC.
Between WF 10.2 to Evo 4.2, though the sound signature is more or less same, Evo 4.2 sounded more balanced. All the sound frequencies were well balanced. I was surprised by TIght bass which is not boomy like WF 10.2
I'm glad you were able to seize the opportunity to visit a fellow FM's home!Thanks to Devakumar for his offer to visit his home and demo his Evo 4.2.
What was the size of the listening room?Many reviews says Evo 4.2 has poor off axis performance. Well, I couldn't feel that in a small room. It may be prominent in a bigger room.
Now I need suggestion for a good DAC. I felt Schiit Bifrost is bit too laid back for my taste. I need slightly more top end. Would SMSL SU9n be a good choice?
Listening room size is more or less sameI'm glad you were able to seize the opportunity to visit a fellow FM's home!
However, you'll be able to adequately evaluate the speakers only if you can listen to them in your own listening space. Speakers will sound different in different rooms. If you can, buy your fellow FM a beer and woo him with a creepy smile; he might let you borrow his speakers to test them out.
What was the size of the listening room?
Thanks for your feedback. It is helpfulI am using the SU9, my gear includes Audiolab 6000a and QA3050i. Feeding the DAC with a USB from RPi.
I love it, it is slightly warmer but punchy, dynamic with very good details and highs. The highs are not fatiguing but lovely for me to enjoy it.
I compared it to my Audiolab DAC, it was smoother and laid back, SMSL was more musical.
With your preference SMSL might suit you.
For all naysayers of burn in, they should hear a pair of factory fresh Evo 4.2s.I got the wharfedale Evo 4.2 delivered today. I just set it up and was listening to it for an hour. It sounds bit harsh, could be due to break in time.
Give it around 4 hours and the sound should tidy up quite a bit.Mr. Anil from Hifimart said it will take 50 hrs to break in.
Thanks for your feedback. Yes after playing it for few hours I feel that it is getting more balancedFor all naysayers of burn in, they should hear a pair of factory fresh Evo 4.2s.
They sound terrible out of the box with next to no integration between drivers, a harsh top end and a rough midrange.
Give it around 4 hours and the sound should tidy up quite a bit.
Another observation - though speaker placement, toe in etc. is a very personal choice, the Evo 4.2s do sound best when the tweeter is exactly at ear height - especially if you are listening from a distance closer than 10 feet.
Considering the regular height of most furniture, the ideal stand height is between 21" and 24" for the 4.2's. When placed on my 27" stands, the finer details in the treble which the Evo's do really well goes largelymissing. However, this could be also because i listen from a distance of 8-10 feet.