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Wharfedale Diamond 9.6

dealgate 6,348 1,085 November 6, 2015 at 01:09 PM
My gf has a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.6s that she bought around 5 years ago and overpaid for them. They are WAY too big for her and she wants them gone. I don't think they have a lot of resale being towers which no one wants anymore. I did some checking and saw an ad like 3 years ago where the guy couldn't even get $500 for them. So I said I would trade her a brand new Klipsch SB120 setup for them. Street price around $200 (recently front page for $155). I think this is a fair deal. I think at best the Wharfedales would get $300 for the pair. What do you think? I have been thinking of getting a bigger set of speakers I currently have 2 sets of bookshelf speakers assigned as front channels on my receiver to get more sound.

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Those are probably about $300 give or take in value. The bigger question is do they have market desire? And honestly, value doesn't really matter if she finds value in a swap.

I guess the bigger question here is are you trying to justify taking advantage of her with the swap? If you are both happy, the value doesn't really matter. You say she wants them gone, if that is the case then if she gets a suitable replacement in the SB120 then all is good.

Your price assessments seem pretty accurate and honest giving that you even accommodated for the FP listing at $155. So as long as you are honest in the trade as you were here and both parties are happy then it's a win.

Plus if you are the BF then she gets to hear the big guys when she visits anyway.
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Where are you at? The market for big high end speakers still exists for audiophiles and people who like good sound. You have to still move air to have sound.
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Where are you at? The market for big high end speakers still exists for audiophiles and people who like good sound. You have to still move air to have sound.
Washington, DC area. Yes there is a market but almost everyone I know would rather have smaller bookshelves and a sub. Big speakers are hard to get rid of. I have some Polk towers in my home theater but got rid of all the rest. I actually took them apart and sold the individual speakers separately as no one wanted them as a single unit. They were Cerwin Vega mid-range stuff.
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Epilogue: I made the trade. She loves the Klipsch and is now re-arranging her entire room since she no longer has speakers in the way of everything. I got the 9.6s and have bi-amp'd them from my Marantz receiver and they sound pretty good. They are big but I can deal I have the space.
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Epilogue: I made the trade. She loves the Klipsch and is now re-arranging her entire room since she no longer has speakers in the way of everything. I got the 9.6s and have bi-amp'd them from my Marantz receiver and they sound pretty good. They are big but I can deal I have the space.
As long as everyone is happy that is all that matters. Every speaker has it's designed space and those bigger speakers really need specific rooms for them. Sounds like a decent setup -- enjoy!
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