|Speaker Type:||2-way centre speaker|
|Enclosure Type:||bass reflex|
|Bass Driver:||5"(130mm) Black Woven Kevlar® Cone x2|
|Treble Driver:||30x60mm AMT|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M):||89dB|
|Recommended Amplifier Power:||25-100W|
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB):||50Hz ~ 22kHz|
|Bass Extension (-6dB):||45Hz|
|Dimensions (HxWxD):||7.28" x 33" x 10.8"|
|Net Weight:||25.5 lbs|
First-Class Performance – Remarkably Affordable
EVO4 represents the advancement of rationally priced audiophile-grade loudspeakers. Developed in parallel with the flagship Elysian range, EVO4 shares many of the same technologies, the tonal accuracy, and superb build quality with its larger cousin – at a fraction of the cost.
EVO4 retains classic British speaker sound: natural, musical, and addictive, free from listening fatigue while adding a level of transparency, ultra-low colouration, and detail surpassed only by Wharfedale’s Elysian range. EVO4 is a unique opportunity to experience ultra-high-end sound and style at a modest cost.
The EVO4 CS is a dedicated Centre channel loudspeaker designed to be used with EVO4 main and surround speakers to create a seamless and enveloping soundstage for maximum home cinema realism.
The Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter utilised in the EVO4 range is a radically different way of moving air than a conventional dome tweeter. A large, pleated lightweight diaphragm is driven across its surface by rows of strategically placed magnets. Not only is this an efficient way of moving air, but it is also very accurate as the diaphragm is under close control of the motor system at all times. The result is a wide bandwidth transducer that achieves low distortion and delivers exceptional musical detail without being “bright,” harsh, and fatiguing.
The AMT tweeter is flanked by two 5-inch mid-woofers with woven Kevlar (the material of bullet-proof vests) cones. Kevlar is both stiff, ensuring ideal piston motion up to frequencies above its crossover point well-damped. The cone is fitted with a low loss rubber surround that absorbs resonance modes that may build up in the cone. Voices, instruments and sound effects have weight, warmth, and articulation, without the muddiness and loss of clarity of lesser designs.
Real Wood Cabinet
The best drivers and crossovers in the world would be naught in a poorly made, highly resonant enclosure. EVO4 CS cabinet walls employ a multi-layered sandwich design with soft, high loss chipboard sandwiched between stiff MDF layers. The dissimilar resonance characteristic of each material serves to cancel the other’s resonance for vibration and colouration-free performance. All of the drivers’ acoustic energy launches directly into the room instead of vibrating the enclosure. You will enjoy the kind of clarity, detail and three-dimensional imaging one expects from the costliest loudspeakers (but at a far more accessible price).
The EVO4 CS cabinet edges are contoured to minimise colouration-inducing diffraction. Book-matched real wood veneer finishes all visible sides of the EVO cabinet. Choose the real wood veneer finish that suits your style – black ash, white ash, or walnut. The fit and finish of EVO4 cabinets are extraordinary, reminiscent of speakers selling for two to ten times the price. Looks do matter.
EVO4 models provide two sets of high quality 5-way binding post terminals for optional bi-wire connection. The terminals are angled, allowing easier access and neater wire management.
The Choice for Home Cinema
If assembling a superior performance home cinema system at a sensible price is your goal, the EVO4 range is an ideal choice. All models use the same tweeter, driver cone design, and crossover topology for matched tonal balance and seamless surround imaging.