Wharfedale Pi-CENTER Center Channels

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Wharfedale Pacific Series Pi-Center Center Channel Speaker with Kevlar® Drivers

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Diablo Grande a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I'm not as impressed with these as I was with the Diamond 8's. For one they don't have bi-wire posts, and I think the plastic parts (the tweeter enclosure and the driver rings) look cheap. The wood veneered enclosure feels solid and looks nice but bulky, but I don't personally like the rosewood color. The sound is ok, but I thought the Diamond center sounded better. you can position the tweeter where you want it, and the kevlar drivers sound crisp and tight. The soundstage is ok, but there's a tendency to be aware of the speaker instead of forgetting about it. It still needs some breaking in, but aesthetically speaking I'm not impressed

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rsmcphee a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
First of all, let me discuss my set up. Here are the components I am using to listen to these fine speakers. I have: A/V Receiver: Onkyo TXDS797 THX certified 135 watts per channel for 6 channels at 6 ohm CD/SACD Player: Sony NC650V 5 CD/DVD Changer 5.1 Setup: Center: Wharfedale Pacific Series, Surround Rear: Wharfedale Pacific PI 10 and Main: Wharfedale Pacific PI-40 Cables and interconnects: Monster cables Ultra all the way Subwoofer: Infinity HPS-1000 (1000 watts RMS) …..I have these speakers using the banana plug and bare wire which essential uses two wire. My room is about 14' by 30' @ 9' ceiling so I have room for them. These speakers require some break-in period. I recommend a whole weekend of using them to achieve their full potential. I use nothing but quality cables (Monster) with them. Positioning is also crucial with these speakers; I suggest 10 inches between walls (and in either side of the speakers). The tweeter pod can be rotated to improve imaging and sound stage. This feature is only seen with higher end speakers such as B&W Nautilus and Kef Reference Series line up and quite rare in this price range. I must say that Wharfedale really did their homework with these speakers. The vocals are produced with mesmerizing details and clarity. The integration is seamless with the bass the treble. These speakers convey the emotions of music in-tack (as seen with SADE's Cherish the Day and Diana Krall's Look of Love). These speakers when used with PRO-Logic II (5.1 set up) can be a bit on the bright side. However, this can be addressed by adjusting the tweeter pod to meet the brightness that suits your style, hence this was not really a problem. At first I was not sure about purchasing these speakers on Ebay. However, as time passed by, I became more appreciative of the talents of these speakers. These are superb speakers for the money hands down. The only complain that I have with these speakers is that they are quite addicting. You can easily spend 2 hours of listening without even noticing it with these. They are smooth and non-fatiguing like the B&W 600 series (which I auditioned too). I absolutely love these speakers and glad that I bought them. The maple-colored cabinets are stylish with smooth finish that makes other furniture feel insecure. If you look closely, you can tell that these are made with quality material selection. They use Kevlar d

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   wildwest electronics

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