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Hey guys

Looking at Sherwood RX-4508 Stereo Receiver with bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Atlantic AT-200.

Just double checking that these would be a good pair together?

Going for a simple set up in an apartment smile.gif
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The question I have now is that the manual for the Sherwood receiver says to use 8ohm or more speakers, but the Wharfedale speakers are only 6ohm. Is this an issue? I have read online it seems to not mean that much...
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Personally I would look into the Yamaha/Denon/Onkyo Stereo Receivers before looking into a lower end brand like Sherwood (their stuff from the 70's is great though).


Also 6ohm should be fine on most 8ohm receivers.


Also is size a problem, some of those small SMSL amps can pack a decent punch for the size.


If you can get them, I would look into the Elac B6 as well. Best speaker for under $500 on the market, hands down.
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The Sherwood seems to have some good reviews and I like the Bluetooth capability. This is for an apartment where size is an issue, can't quite have too much stuff.

Thanks for that, good to know the 6ohm speakers should be fine with the 8ohm receiver.

Those other receivers are a bit out of budget for me, is there anything inherently wrong with the Sherwood?

Can't seem to source the Elac speakers in Australia, checked and they look pretty good though, but I've heard good things about Wharfedale.

If it was a proper home theater or a full sized house I'd probably drop more cash on it but there's not a lot of space to fill with sound tongue.gif
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The Unit may be great for all I know, but Modern Sherwood units tend to have thiner sound quality because of its lesser quality Amping components and power source. But may not be the case here.

It does have aptX for its bluetooth support, which is good.


Wharfedale makes good speakers, when you can get them for cheap. They are nothing too fancy, but they will sound great and last a long time. The Elac's are new and are taking their sweet time to move into other markets. I've always advocated for getting a pair of Wharfedale's, and have always wanted a pair of them. But the brand could care less about the american market. My Elac B6 is great though.



If bluetooth is a must, that sherwood will work fine. But always consider the used market as well, you can get some nice high quality amps used. And can always add in bluetooth via a 3rd party device or use a chromecast audio. Old Pioneer and Yamaha units are great, and can be found at a good price most of the time.


Might want to add a sub in as well, I know the Elac's will hold their own in therms of bass. But the Wharfendles may not do as well in a larger room, but probably should wait until you get them in hand.
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Thanks for your help! smile.gif

Sourcing stuff in Australia for cheap in terms of audio is usually very difficult.

Will have a look at used equipment too.

People don't tend to like subs in apartments, I will see what it sounds like with the Wharfedales first though!
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Actually, the best speakers for around $500 are the JBL Studio 530



Horn mounted woofer? Yes please. Look at that tweeter waveguide. Sexy sexy speakers.

IMO, just buy a Yamaha and be done with it. Yamaha, IMO, gives the best bang for the buck if your target price is under $1000 for receivers or straight integrated amps.

BTW If you are just looking for a 2.0 or 2.1 setup don't get a receiver, get an integrated amp. With an integrated DAC if that's what you want. Alternatively run it with an Audioquest Dragonfly.

Wharfdale's cheaper speakers are very "Meh". If you want good sound in small, sub $1000 speakers, look at Totem Dreamcatchers, KEF Q100/Q300, Monitor Audio Silver 1, JBL Studio 530, Elac B5/B6.
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+1 for used amp + Dragonfly.
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