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#129206 - 03/21/06 04:09 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
HomeDad Offline

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Mike, it's great to hear a review from someone who actually owns the Axioms and another great speaker. I'm tired of reading reviews on places like AVS, where they have never heard the 80's but have no problem comparing them unfavorably to their brands. Thanks.
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#129207 - 03/21/06 04:48 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 679
Loc: South Florida
I for one can say it's comforting to have my thoughts comfirmed by another Axiom owner doing a fair comparison to speakers costing up to $5500... and coming out favorably! I love how the Axiom tweeters sing as they do, but yet I hear almost no hiss during soft passages.. unlike the Emit tweeters on my Infinity Kappa 8's.

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#129208 - 03/24/06 04:47 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
I purchased an Evo system over a year ago here in town and listened to the Opus 2's at that time. I actually preferred the Evo's over the Opus. The Opus 2's were in Rosewood and on closeout for $1200 since they were discontinued. I just checked the website and they don't have the towers anymore; but they still have an Opus center channel on closeout for $699. Not sure if it's rosewood or the piano black.

#129209 - 03/24/06 12:55 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
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#129210 - 03/25/06 10:37 AM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
michael_d Offline

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3822
Loc: Up yonder
$1200 for a set of Opus 2's?? ...........I feel like I've been violated.

Why did you prefer the Evo's?

#129211 - 04/07/06 10:16 PM Re: Wharfedale Opus 2
KC_Mike Offline

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
Not sure how to put it into words. They sounded very different from one another and I simply preferred the Evo's.

Sure, the Opus towers pounded out the bass; but who needs that if you have a good sub. I actually came close to getting the Opus towers instead of the Evo 30's; but at the time they only had the towers and center channel on surrounds. I would have had to buy the surrounds at the normal negotiated price; which probably would have been 15-20% under MSRP. That was another factor.

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