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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2019, 18:40 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 17:31 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2019, 13:25 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2019, 13:42 »
Getting the shops' demo units next week :D
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2019, 22:30 »
Can get it for around $1900 from China , Local selling how much?

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 12:40 »
Can get it for around $1900 from China , Local selling how much?

Check Carousell - there are some listings for this for around $2k. You can do a check with City Electronics (Sim Lim Square) too.

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 21:34 »
curious. how is compare to SHL5plus?

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 21:22 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2019, 23:55 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2019, 12:38 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2019, 12:48 »
Very nice wood finish...!
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2019, 12:50 »
Don’t expect bass with good body from these speakers.

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2019, 14:32 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2019, 15:59 »
First of all.. LOVE how well designed these speakers are. Even the stands have matching wood finishes.

Don’t expect bass with good body from these speakers.

It would be a mistake to listen to these speakers and try to be analytical.

Even from the first note, the speakers are engaging and enveloping and full. Partnered with the Audio Research VSI75SE and the Lumin D2... the music never feels harsh. I put in a recent Tina Arena song that I knew was going to be harsh. It wasn't. I thought I was mistaken so I played the same track on a pair of 705S2s and no, i wasn't mistaken. The Linton feels like an engaging sound that often catches me by surprise. I use it in the foyer - which resembles a normal living room with hard floors, windows and a rug and it just comes alive. I have tried many speakers in the same space, and they invariably disappoint. Most speakers need to be in a reasonably well treated room to sound good.

But whether I have the volume up or down, it's a stunning speaker. And while I am working, a song comes on and I am swept away by the music. Goosebumps moments.

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2019, 11:40 »
Doggie, do you have a Harbeth SHL+ to compare with the Linton?