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Wharfedale Denton 85

 
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LENCs Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Edition Review

Vintage is back and between a beautiful retro look and fantastic modern engineering there's nothing else really like the Wharefedale Denton 85 (outside of its big brother the LINTON Heritage that is). Don't be fooled by their bookshelf size, these speakers punch well above their weight in terms of volume with plenty of bass. High dynamics, a large sound stage, along with their warm sound make these speakers a vintage HiFi enthusiasts dream.

85th Anniversary Edition

Denton 85th Anniversary is a two-way speaker in the classic bookshelf tradition, beautifully hand veneered in Mahogany by Wharfedale cabinet makers with an inset front baffle and traditional Tungsten cloth grille.

Underneath the traditional exterior, however, the Denton 85th Anniversary is bang up to date and utilises a mixture of traditional and advanced technology. The bass unit features Wharfedale’s innovative woven Kevlar cone mounted on a rigid die-cast chassis, this combination delivering a rich, detailed bass/midrange output with superb dynamic performance. High frequencies are handled by a woven textile soft dome treble unit with high flux ferrite magnet, engineered for smooth, detailed HF extension.

These drive units are combined by a highly researched crossover that is near inaudible to the listener, resulting in a coherent, seamless musical output that is both thrilling and natural in its rendition of any source material.

Manufacturers Details:

Wharfedale is proud to present this 85th Anniversary Edition of one of the brand’s most famous and popular loudspeakers – the Denton.

Gilbert Briggs, who founded Wharfedale in 1932, turned the company into one of the most famous loudspeaker brands in the world by concentrating on quality and value for money.

The Wharfedale Denton exemplified these two edicts, balancing fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality and affordability inside a compact loudspeaker that was bought in its millions right across the globe.

The original Denton went on to further other models based on its highly popular formula, the Denton 3 being the last of the line…

…until now! 

Key Features:

These drive units are combined by a highly researched crossover that is near inaudible to the listener, resulting in a coherent, seamless musical output that is both thrilling and natural in its rendition of any source material.

The original Denton was well known for its warm, rich and natural sounding character and the 85th Anniversary Edition retains that character but imbues it with an open, detailed performance that will entice you to explore your whole music collection.

Veritably a modern classic!

Pair this with:

We have bundled these speakers together with the Audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier and your choice of the Pro-Ject X1 TurntableAudiolab 6000CDT CD Transport or Audiolab 6000N Network Streamer as part of a fantastic pack to make getting started that much easier! Don't miss out on our "The Vintage" Analogue or "The Vintage" Digital Packs!

Specifications:

System Format
2-Way

Nominal Impedance
4 Ohms

Power Handling (RMS)
120 W

Crossover Frequency
3.1kHz

Frequency Response (-3 dB)
45Hz ~ 20kHz

Minimum Impedance
3.8 Ohms

Recommended Amplifier Requirements
20 - 120 W

Drive Unit Complement
1"(25mm) soft dome
6.5"(165mm) black woven Kevlar cone

Weight (each)
9.0kg

Sensitivity (2.0V @ 1m)
88db

Maximum SPL
95db

Bass Alignment
Bass Reflex

External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))
340 x 240x (275+12)mm