Wharfedale Dovedale Heritage Speakers


Both the midrange unit and treble unit are offset on the front baffle to scatter reflections from the cabinet edges and provide superior focus of the stereo image, and the speakers are provided in handed pairs so that sonic images in the stereo sound field are always accurately placed. The speakers have been fine-tuned acoustically through hundreds of hours of listening tests with all manner of music to ensure the cabinet, crossover and drive units work together coherently and seamlessly.

Sale price$11,999.00
Colour: Walnut

Key features

Hand-made in the UK

3-way Design

Real Walnut Veneer

Beautiful Natural Tuning

Suits 25-250 W Amplifiers


Wharfedale Dovedale Heritage Speakers

Wharfedale believes that a connoisseur of sound would find any sacrifice of quality intolerable. That's why they've crafted the 'Dovedale' with the discerning listener in mind. Possessing superior control, outstanding performance, and first-class quality, it's the brainchild of our highly-trained and experienced loudspeaker experts at their Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire headquarters. Celebrating 90 years of Loudspeaker excellence, Wharfedale engineers strive for the highest standards in audio performance, combining advanced technology with fine craftsmanship, natural sound, and affordability.

Made in the UK

Dovedale signifies the reintroduction of the class and quality of British manufacturing to the Wharfedale brand portfolio.

Dovedale is built in the home of British Hi-Fi at Wharfedale’s UK headquarters in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Incorporating key manufacturing, assembly and finishing processes for specially selected products in addition to the R&D function already located there. A 9,000ft2 production facility has been added to the existing building, including a new anechoic chamber, making a total of 25,000ft2 of office, lab and manufacturing space. It is here that Dovedale is manufactured by highly trained, vastly experienced loudspeaker experts.

More than a reproduction

Class lasts a lifetime! The Wharfedale Dovedale portrays the timeless design of a stunning Loudspeaker cabinet with an authentic Legacy. Traditional. simple, beautiful yet highly evolved and a thoroughly modern design.

Bang up to date – utilising a mixture of traditional and advanced technology, for optimum performance whilst staying true to the legacy.

Critical analysis of the performance of each cabinet has resulted in the application of precision shaped and positioned internal bracing. This ensures that cabinet resonances are controlled to well below the level of the music signal, allowing you to hear through to the recording without coloration intruding on your listening enjoyment.


Dovedale makes use of its wide baffle by incorporating a large (by modern standards) bass driver with a 260mm (10-inch) Kevlar® cone – mounted on a rigid die cast chassis, this combination delivers a rich, controlled bass output with superb dynamic performance.


The 10in (25cm) bass and 5in (13cm) midrange drivers incorporate cones made from woven Kevlar – an exceptionally strong and stiff synthetic fibre discovered in the same year as the original Dovedale’s release and not used for loudspeaker diaphragms until a decade later.


The 25mm fabric-dome treble unit with a ceramic magnet, featured throughout Wharfedale’s Heritage Series, has been further improved by incorporating a rear chamber, damped to absorb the output from the back of the dome. This also has the advantage of reducing the resonant frequency of the treble unit to well below the crossover region, allowing full treble detail and harmonics to be revealed without affecting the smoothness of the high-frequency performance.

They are excellent at dealing with the music’s dynamic contrasts, delivering large-scale shifts forcefully when required. We love their sense of ease when volume levels head North and the lack of obvious strain when pushed hard. These are things that even the best of their smaller rivals find hard to match.

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