Heritage • Elysian • EVO4 • Diamond11 • D300

Heritage Series

Hi-Fi+ Magazine
Mar. 2020 

Wharfedale’s Linton 85s are ideal speakers upon which to base truly affordable high-end audio systems. In fact, they are so good that for many listeners they will serve not only as a high-end audio starting point, but also as a wonderful end-destination. 

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What Hi-Fi
Mar. 2020

 5 Stars

Undeniably superb... spot-on stereo imaging and layer upon layer of marvellous detail, you could listen to these speakers for days and still not get tired.

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Hi-Fi Choice

Jan. 2020

 

A piece of truly modern budget esoterica that just happens to look retro... the new Wharfedale Linton reimagines the past, rather than recreating it. It delivers so much of what was great about old-school wide-baffle loudspeakers – the ease, effortless musicality and room filling physicality – yet consigns the age-old problems of vagueness, dynamic compression and poor transient response to the dustbin of history. It’s a special speaker in its way, but what I most like about it is that it offers all this for such an attractive price.

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HVT Magazine

Jan. 2020

The quality of the first generation of Linton from 1965 is still among connoisseurs always highly regarded and with this new Linton that is not different in my view. The new Linton has a retro look but performs at the level that you want from a modern
loudspeaker may be expected. The performance is even particularly high because the spatial image that the Linton drop is great and higher than many competitors with this price range.

If you like acoustic music or music with lots of spatial information and are you are looking for a new speaker especially the Lintons to attempt. This could well be the bull's-eye!

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Fidelity Magazine

Nov. 2019

A prime candidate for speaker of the year... I know nothing that can measure up to it in terms of transparency and dynamics.

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lite Das Lifestyle & Technik Magazin

Nov. 2019


Vintage Dream with Impressive Sound. If I did not know better, I would never believe that these speakers are available for 1000 euros. Never mind, for the pair!! If you are looking for the optical charm of the old days and you want a really good sounding speaker, you have found your destination here. In my view, this speaker is a very hot recommendation!

Hi-Fi World

Nov. 2019


5 Globes Outstanding Amongst The Best

The Linton 85th Anniversary Edition loudspeakers are big – 1970s style – brought up to date. Full bodied, powerful and eager to go loud. They are also revealing and accurate. There is some boxiness from the big cabinets but that is what comes with the territory. If you want to go loud and have your socks blown off – just try these!

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Stereophile Magazine

Sept. 2020

A refined, elegantly detailed, full-range sound with a magnetic personality that made me want to play records - made me want to listen longer, and to understand more of what I was listening to. These conspicuous talents, plus the fact that the Lintons look Jaguar-like expensive and cost less than they should, make the newest Wharfedales highly recommendable.

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StereoNET

Sept. 2019

 

A thoroughly well-made 3-way speaker with heritage almost literally written all over them. The review culminates in a special five-star Applause Award – a rare accolade that is only bestowed upon the very best products the website has reviewed.

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Stereo & Video Magazine

Aug. 2019

Recommended

They play naturally, backed by precisely articulated bass that out of this class. Nothing can be criticized either middle band readability or high frequency.

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Audio & Visual Magazine

Aug. 2019

 

Wharfedale Linton Heritage is a pair of retro speakers very successful and almost no complaining points complained... to make a conclusion quality performance by Linton Heritage, that is a pair of speakers give the feeling of listening to relaxing music. However, the vintage color is quite clear and has ‘talent’ increase the sensitivity of the listener's music, especially. Suitable for jazz, vocal, blue.

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Hi-Fi Choice

Jul. 2019

A piece of truly modern budget esoterica that just happens to look retro... the new Wharfedale Linton reimagines the past, rather than recreating it. It delivers so much of what was great about old-school wide-baffle loudspeakers – the ease, effortless musicality and room filling physicality – yet consigns the age-old problems of vagueness, dynamic compression and poor transient response to the dustbin of history. It’s a special speaker in its way, but what I most like about it is that it offers all this for such an attractive price.

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HiFiStars Magazine

Jun. 2019

 

 With retro design on the road to success, the great interest in the new edition of this loudspeaker can be summed up.

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Audiophil Online

Jun. 2019

 

 The result is a traditional yet modern speaker that does justice to any sound material.

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STEREO Magazine

Jun. 2019

 

The British loudspeaker specialist Wharfedale revives the design of the 1960s and launches the 'Linton' model as a 'Heritage' version.

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Audio Video SA

May. 2019

 

Like before, the new speaker oozes craftsmanship and the British tradition of speaker design. A large, three-way stand-mounted speaker, it combines those nostalgic traits with up-to-date technology.

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Hi-Fi World

Jul, 2019

5 Globes Outstanding Amongst The Best

A small loudspeaker with a big sound. Clear, full bodied, punchy and exciting beyond what you'd expect at either the price or the size.

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Joe N Tell

Feb. 2019

 Rated as 'Best Bookshelf', 'Best Under $1,000', and 'Best Overall Sound Quality.

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Elysian Series

 

AUDIO.de Magazine
Mar. 2020
The Wharfedale is the most accessible loudspeaker in our reference class, it ranks very high up. Once again, we are amazed at the pricing.... The ELYSIAN 4 is a loudspeaker of the highest order. A place in the ‘reference class “best” list’ is the reward for it. 
Stereo & Video
Magazine
Feb. 2020
 

 Both ELYSIAN 2 and ELYSIAN 4 receive an official verdict of 'EXCELLENT'. With commendation on 'above average sensitivity, acoustically insert cabinet design and precise reproduction...with infallible localization of the individual instruments that are well separated in the recordings', Stereo Magazine certifies the ELYSIAN series as a new reference point from Wharfedale! 

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What Hi-Fi?

May. 2019

The Elysian speakers sport eye-catching AMT tweeters... high-frequency driver, a form of electrostatic transducer, designed to move a high volume of air for low distortion and high accuracy. 

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EVO4 Series

 

Tharbamar
Aug. 2020

In my opinion this is the best pair of speakers you can get for under 1000 USD... nothing can touch the EVO4.2 in this price point. I am very happy that I had this experience with this speaker.. enjoying my favourite music. This is a highly recommended, high quality speaker, well designed.. well crafted! 

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Zero Fidelity
 
Aug. 2020

I have to say, it looks absolutely stunning... in my nearly 20 years of being an enthusiast, I can’t recall any other manufacturer offering anything like this for the same amount of money... say what you will about made in China, IAG knocked it out the park with this one! It set’s a whole new standard in that category, it will make 2000 USD speakers blush by comparison. When you accommodate these speakers accordingly, they deliver sound beyond what you would expect at this price-point.  

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Pursuit Perfect System 

Aug. 2020

[EVO4.2] has set a very high bar for all the other eight speakers in this group test to follow! It's because they have delivered pretty much everything to a very good standard; good clarity, good resolution, good space, good communicative-ness... very bass performance for a bookshelf speaker. And, all of that is the price point!  

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Hi-Fi World

Jul. 2020

 Wharfedale's Evo4.3s are very distinctive in presentation method... dramatic studio monitor sound that throws the music out - wants 'an all. Worth hearing; unique sound. Projective mid-range, firm bass, vivid insight!  

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The Audio Beatnik

Jun. 2020

 

How can a pair of speakers that cost under $1,000 sound this good?' I repeatedly tried to uncover a flaw or shortcoming in their performance or build quality, but ultimately I couldn’t. 

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ZIVE

Mar. 2020

 

The Wharfedale EVO4.1 shelving loudspeakers are truly reputable, accessible shelves that show how much (in terms of technology and materials) the manufacturer has managed to invest without departing from the range of affordable hi-fi... a fascinating value for money and sound that, in its quiet, welcoming and nicely clear sound, will be a tireless guide to the world of music for hours and hours. 

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Hi-Fi Choice

Mar. 2020

 

Recommended

The Wharfedale is £50 and a world away in design and execution from the immensely capable B&W 606 that won the Group Testing HFC454. With acoustic material and detail retrieval, the Evo4.2 is on a different level and is the logical choice...definitely worthy of a thorough audition at the price. 

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Hi-Fi World

Mar. 2020

5 Globes Outstanding Amongst The Best

Wharfedale's Evo4.2s are interestingly different and appelaed to me... strong, projective sound with super-smooth highs. Big bodied yet accurate. A "must hear" - especially at the price.  

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Stereo & Video Magazine

Dec. 2019

 

Recommended & Best Deal

Wharfedale EVO4.2 is characterized by a continuous and balanced transparent sound over the entire transmitted band. There are more accurate and live basses than the “paper” parameters might seem, deeper basses are at least well indicated. The color-forming middle band is legible to the last detail, and the light open heights in the class can withstand only superlatives. The wide music scene is not lacking in depth, and when we add excellent dynamics, we can hardly expect more from speakers up to CZK 20,000... In the class up to the reference sound; perfectly rigid baffle; practical opening of the slit bass reflex. 

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What Hi-Fi? 

Nov. 2019


Best Floorstanding Speaker £1000-£1500

Packed full of technology... second to none at this price! 

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What Hi-Fi? 

Oct. 2019

 Best floorstanding speaker £1000-£1500.

Wharfedale shows it can really deliver when it comes to premium speakers. 

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What Hi-Fi? 

May. 2019

 Wharfedale is no stranger to the affordable end of the speaker market, and its affordable speakers no stranger to What Hi-Fi? awards. Most interesting is the inclusion of an AMT treble driver, borrowing technology learnings from the new flagship Elysian speakers.

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Diamond11 Series

 

Hi-Fi Choice
Jan. 2020

Sophisticated, well-balanced sound; build and finish. We rate the standmount members of the new Diamond family, but its smallest floorstander is even better still.

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The Absolute Sound
Dec. 2019

 If you're starting a budget system, the Wharfedale's Diamond 11.1 is the first and pontentially last place you need you need to look... They just sounded simple and good!

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Stereo & Video Magazine
Sept. 2019

Clear and balanced sound, with the full deep bass. The middle frequency band shows enough detail, whereas the hight frequency is very clear. Does not lack of width or depth.

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The Absolute Sound

Jun. 2019

...the Wharfedale Diamond 11.1s never failed to keep me engaged. They always did my favorite records justice. They just sounded simple and good. I can’t really ask more from a speaker of any price.

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Hi-Fi Choice

May. 2019

 Sophisticated, well-balanced sound; build and finish. We rate the standmount members of the new Diamond family, but its smallest floorstander is even better still. Read More.

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Hi-Fi News
Nov. 2019

 

 5 Stars Recommended

All the winning ways of the Diamond 11.1 on a bigger scale... verve, speed, extraordinary midband insight, clean and extended treble.

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D300 Series

 

HiFiTest.de Magazine
Mar. 2020 

 

The Wharfedale D300 set offers a powerful surround set for a very reasonable price, which sounds remarkably good both in film sound and as a hi-fi set. The balanced sound, the precise spatial reproduction, the uncritical placement in the living room and the elegant design are above average for this price class. Extreme sound for money - Wharfedale has hit the bull's eye with the new D300 series. 

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Fidelity Online 
 
Feb. 2020


They deliver outstanding sound for an absolutely unrivaled price - and should certainly be a purchase for life given the convincing build quality. 

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Hi Fi Choice

Jan. 2019

5 Stars Recommended

...satisfaction guaranteed where it does come into its own is with a remarkably accurate and neutral sound that handles all kinds of music styles without fear or favour. Overall, this is a great little speaker that will perform well as part of any starter system. 

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Hi-Fi News

Jan. 2019


The D330s reveal the skill in the song writing and recording... feature a strikingly different aesthetic, with revised drive units and construction to maximise performance. It all pays off in a compact, affordable and smart-looking floorstander that offers surprising levels of performance for the money. 

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AVForums

Nov. 2018

 

This is a startlingly ‘grown up’ speaker with attributes that are unusual at the price... enthusiastically recommended.

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