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Wharfedale Pacific Evo 10

Hello,

New to the forum here, though I've been lurking around for a while now. I just got offered a barely used pair of these speakers for about US$ 250. I am seriously considering buying them for a stereo setup in my bedroom. I mix music occassionally and tinker around with Ableton now and again.

I could not find much information on the net about them, and the few reviews that I found were positive.

I'm trying to find the tech specs for these. I noticed the impedance is 6ohms. How important is that when choosing an amplifier?

Anyone had experience with these speakers? Any well matched amps that can be recommended? I'm looking at at least a 100W stereo amp.

Thanks in advance!

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Wharfedale Pacific Evolution

Wharfedale Pacific Evolution 10
Power handling: 120 watts
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Maximum SPL: 109 dB
Impedance: 6 ohms nominal
Magnetically shielded? No
HxWxD (mm): 380 x 227 x 343
Frequency response: 50 - 20,000 Hz +/-3dB
System Fb: 45 Hz
Crossover frequency: 2 kHz
Biwireable? Yes
Connections: Gold-plated 4mm banana socket/binding posts
Bass port? Yes - front firing design to allow easy speaker placement
Drivers: LF: 6.5" Kevlar UV treated cone
HF: 25mm textile dome tweeter sitting in a cast-aluminium "pod" and mechanically isolated from the rest of the cabinet with a neodymium magnet
Colour: Maple real-wood veneer
Extra: Curved cabinet and front baffle reduces standing waves, improves bass and imaging across the frequency range

I'm more familiar with the Diamond series and those I heard were good for the money, outstanding midrange.

Any stereo integrated amplifier should be able to handle a 6 Ohm nominal impedance. A Jolida JD1501A would be nice for $675, if you could figure out who actually owns right to the company. The Cambridge Audio 740A is $879 on sale. If you were looking to spend less perhaps a Harmon Kardon HK3490 for $280 would do.

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Thanks for the reply and

Thanks for the reply and specs jackfish.

My budget for am amplifier is about US$250. I don't mind buying a gently used one. I'm not a big fan of Harman Kardon, and would rather look towards getting a "higher-end" brand such as Marantz, NAD, Rotel, etc, though I know these are going to be hard to find in my budget.

Any thoughts/opinons ?

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There are quite a few in that

There are quite a few in that price range on AudiogoN.

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any good recommendations?

any good recommendations? also, what is the deal with bi-wiring vs jumpers ?

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Music Hall A 25.2

Music Hall A 25.2 $250
Cambridge Audio 640A V.2 $295
NAD C325 BEE $295
NAD C320 BEE $220
Yamaha A-S500 $275
Cambridge Audio 540A $250

None are 100 wpc but in a bedroom with 87dB sensitivity speakers 50 wpc should be adequate.

Bi-wiring has limited utility for most applications. Just use a single run of appropriate gauge quality speaker wire.
www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

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Thanks again jackfish. From

Thanks again jackfish.

From what I've read about bi-wiring, it has no downside (except extra wires running through) and good potential upside, so I think I'm going to give it a shot. The Wharfedale's have 4 output posts on each speaker to make bi-wiring easy.

That AudioGoN forum is amazing, but i'm not in the US, so I dont want to pay $200 for shipping to Asia! :(

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