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#129166 - 02/20/06 07:58 PM Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Has anyone ever heard Wharfendale Opus 2’s?? Bit out of my price range, but damn they sure are good looking speakers. And if they sound as good as they look, I might just have to heat up my credit card.


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#129167 - 02/20/06 08:41 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 06/10/04
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Loc: Colorado
Wow!
Those are pretty.
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#129168 - 02/21/06 12:22 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I have seen some good reviews of the Wharfedale Diamonds, but nothing on the Opus. Interesting midrange -- a 3 inch dome !

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#129169 - 02/21/06 12:34 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Are you able to audition a pair in the area, or just by them and be happy ?
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#129170 - 02/21/06 07:45 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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From what I've read, they have been discontinued.
Could be wrong though.
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#129171 - 02/21/06 11:01 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Maybe we read the same info but from what I read it was just the standard Maple finish.
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#129172 - 02/21/06 11:12 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

They are listed on the Warfedale website
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#129173 - 02/21/06 11:15 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 07/23/04
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No, I do not have an opportunity to audition a set, that’s why I asked the question here. I bet Alan or someone else has. On my quest to find the perfect speaker for my budget limited two channel system (quite an oxymoron eh?), someone recommended that I look at Wharfendale at Audiohalics (recommended that I look at the Pacific line). The Opus is Wharfendale’s premium line. They have an Opus 1, 2 and 3. They are all based on the same platform, but with progressively larger bass drivers. The 1’s have a single 8”, the 2 has two 8” drivers and the 3 has two 10” drivers. The 3’s are simply too large for my tastes. The Opus line is all hand crafted and built in the UK, and sold in matched pairs. They even test the drivers as pairs that the set will receive. Retail on the 2’s is $3000, and the 3’s are $3500. The 1’s can be had for $1500, but I doubt I’d be happy with them seeing how they only have one 8” bass driver. Seeing how they are all hand assembled and finished, $3000 doesn’t seam to be out of line considering similar speakers sell for upwards of $10,000. But, if they sound like crap it, it’s still a waste of money.

www.wharfedale.co.uk/range.php?range_id=1
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#129174 - 02/21/06 12:09 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Hey Mike I listened to a pair of Induction Dynamics S1Ts this morning that sounded pretty darn good ... a wee bit pricey ($5,200) for me but they sounded good nonetheless.

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#129175 - 02/21/06 12:17 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
This is just my 2 cents, but I think the Evo's look nicer. They are probably a bit less. They do look like B&W knock offs, though.

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