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Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 (beech)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 (beech)
alaScore 77

46 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 (beech). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 (beech) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Performance

 

The Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 tower speakers earned an excellent rating in performance because they sound big, with deep bass and plenty of punch, yet balance that power with excellent refinement for their price range.

Beautifully built, curvy tower speaker; 6.5-inch woofer; 6.5-inch midrange; 1-inch tweeter; all-metal biwire connectors.

The vinyl finish is attractive, but real wood would be even better.

Wharfedale's towers may be the best speakers we've heard for less than $1,000.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

We were bowled over by the Diamond 9.5's combination of extraordinary value, build, and sound quality.

Beautifully built, curvy tower speaker ; 6.5-inch woofer ; 6.5-inch midrange ; 1-inch tweeter ; All-metal biwire connectors

The vinyl finish is attractive, but real wood would be even better

Listening to CDs in two-channel mode, we felt that the bass and treble ranges sometimes sounded a little pushy or aggressive. We were able to tame that brightness a bit when we didn't "toe-in" the speakers and just aimed them straight ahead. When we...

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

I have four 9.5 towers as fronts and sides and 2 9CS centres as front and rear with a Wharfedale sub in my 6.1 set up with a Sony STR-DH810 receiver.

More sound value than the $ that they cost

Nothing at this price point

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

Better than many far more expensive speakers

bass, treble, sound stage. Bass and lower mid excellent, tweeter tested by stereophile on Diamond 9.1 ( same tweeter ) waterfall plot measurments comparable with dynaudio esotars for quality

may need bigger speaker for large rooms ; Diamond 9.6

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

The only speaker better for me than the 9.5s would be the 9.6s, disregarding the higher end of the Wharfedale set. Diamond 9CM awesome too! They are all clear in the treble and mid-range, with good bass definition. Next stop the SW250 or above!

Value for money. Lovely crisp tones

None for the price paid

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

I have been using the Diamond 9.5 (Front - Biamp), Rear Diamond 9.2 and Centre 8.CS and using VDH CS122 Biwire Cables with IXOS Interconnects; Connected to my loyal Pioneer AX3. Sub is Mordount Short MS909.

Best bargin a money can buy

Nothing for the price

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

I have 2 diamond 9.6s floors, 2 9.1 rears, 9.CM center and the 12" downard firing sub hooked up to the Onkyo 605. I got the lot for $2000NZD so value for money wise ... In a word, they're fantastic.

Value for Money, rich, clear crisp sound

Neighbors not being happy with me anymore

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

Though, this is an old post, almost a year old but I just bough my Wharfedales 9.5, 9.2, CS & Sub 250W. Matched with Yamaha RXV-861. They are simply great. I chose them after looking/listening to Jamo, UBL, Mission, Focal & Infinity speakers.

Great sound for the cost of these speakers. VALUE FOR MONEY

The sub, SW150W, I felt was not good enough for me so went back and changed it to Wharfedale SW250. The SW250 has great base sound but the front information panel display after 10 sec, goes off though the sub works fine. Wish it remain lit for ergonomics

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

I love my 9.5s!!! I have the speaker set CNET tested for the 5.1 test and the whole lot is amazing for the money I paid. I tested these over some klipsh speakers that were twice the price and blow me down! the wharfee's sounded just plain better....

Can't fault them. Pink Floyd: Crazy Diamond and the THX preview on the Starwars ep3 DVD made me cry... just so DAM beautiful

none at all

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Wharfedale Diamond 9.5 speakers

 

greetings from portugal...they are the best speakers i heard for the value...they soud like 1000eur speakers

Jan, 2008
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Product Specifications

Diamond 9 offers new standards in performance for Home Cinema and Hi-Fi musical reproduction, the result of over seventy years continuous experience at the cutting edge of loudspeaker design. A wealth of experience, the application of advanced technologies and specially developed materials have been crafted into a range that is as versatile as it is competent. A wide range of product options allows a system to be tailored to your exact requirements with complete tonal matching and the same articulate delivery from each model. The Diamond 9 series has achieved success in each of these fields without compromise to each other - a rare vintage that will give listening pleasure for many years.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9in
Height:35.4in
Width:8.8in

Header

Manufacturer:International Audio Group
Model:9.5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Wharfedale Diamond

Miscellaneous

Color:Beech/Black ash/Cherry/Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:3-way
Response Bandwidth:30 - 24000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers