The very first Wharfedale speaker was made in 1932, in the cellar of Gilbert Briggs humble Yorkshire home in the Wharfe valley. This small loudspeaker assembly was the seed for what would become one of the most famous, recognisable and widely-sought after speaker manufacturers in Hi-Fi history - Wharfedale!
Gilbert Briggs was driven by a passion and appreciation for live music, and in just over a year, he'd managed to take his pioneering speaker design and setup the first Wharfedale factory in Bradford.
The many decades since Wharfedales first speakers rolled off the assembly line have seen the company run from strength to strength - leading the charge in Hi-Fi technology, design and innovation for over 80 years now!
As the decades changed, so did the Hi-Fi needs of consumers. Wharfedale needed to manufacture speakers that met the customer's demands, and in the 1970s Wharfedale launched what are some of their most loved speaker lines - the Linton & Denton series. Characterised by their authoritative bass and room-filling presence, these were the perfect speakers for the emerging punk, rock and metal scene.
The next major step in Wharfedale speaker development came in 1981 with the launch of what would become their most famous loudspeaker series of all time - the Diamond loudspeaker range. The Diamond series has been a staple in the Wharfedale stable ever since with constant improvements and advancements over the years giving life to many of Wharefedales most celebrated speakers including the Diamond 200, Diamond Active and Diamond 11 series.
The years since have seen countless Hi-Fi innovations from Wharfedale as they consistently stay ahead of the curve, pioneering some of the audio industries best design and technologies. From their characteristic woven Kevlar drivers to their flawless cabinet designs - Wharfedale speakers are known for their deep bass, through to and energetic midrange and crisp, clear high's.
Wharfedale strives to create 'champagne speakers on a beer budget' - aiming to give the customer a high-quality & performance-focused Hi-Fi experience that doesn't break the bank. Hit play on the video below to watch Dan (our Digital Designer) unbox the stunning Wharfedale EVO 4.4 floorstanding speakers!
Living Entertainment North Coast is honoured to retail a selection of the best Wharfedale speakers available here in Australia. From bookshelf to floorstanding and entry-level to high-end, we offer them to you at the best price possible. Shop our products in the collection above, and if you need any more information or have any questions at all - don't hesitate to get in touch!