Wharfedale Elysian 2 3-way Standmount Speaker
A genuine example of luxury audio, ELYSIAN offers indulgence in design, materials aesthetic and performance. A thorough and no compromise approach has lead the Wharfedale engineers to create a benchmark in affordable, audiophile-grade luxury loudspeakers. Cutting edge design and class-leading technology are combined to deliver musical reproduction that will proudly challenge the world’s finest loudspeakers.
From the Piano-Lacquer finished cabinet, created with details of true craftsmanship, through to the AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high frequency transducers and European manufactured bass drivers, ELYSIAN represents a new standard in the world of home audio experiences.
The resultant sound, from the finely balanced driver selection and expert crossover design, matches the pristine design with a degree of natural transparency that will leave you breathless.
One for the connoisseur and one for the history books, ELYSIAN will leave you questioning, how is this possible in this price-class?
ELYSIAN is truly an audio engineering work of art.
Engineered With Care:
A LUXURY AUDIO EXPERIENCE
Wharfedale’s Elysian series is much like Bob Dylan circa Blonde on Blonde: an unrivalled and superbly tailored storyteller. Like Bob, no longer content to play just one way, Elysian was specifically designed to shake up the high end of hifi. Years of R&D, AMT technology, and a six-coat, hand-polished, true piano-lacquer finish combine to deliver audio par excellence. Elysian is a luxury audio experience. But, in true Wharfedale fashion, we refuse to make you pay a premium for loudspeakers, luxury or not. So we decimated the competition on price. This way, you can purchase a pair of ultra high-end loudspeakers and still have pocket change.
Elysian’s AMT (Air Motion Transformer) is a radically different way of moving air. A large, pleated and lightweight diaphragm is driven across its surface by strategically placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic field. The pleats expand and contract, squeezing air between them to create the waveform. The results are transformative. Highly efficient and highly accurate, violins cry in exquisite detail and sopranos soar to previously unimaginable heights. Elysian’s AMT technology transports you from the listening room to the recording studio, from the lounge to the live stage, telling – in truth – the full story of your favourite recordings.
VOICES IN THE ROOM
Years of R&D went into Elysian’s unique, woven glass-fibre cone to match the accuracy of the AMT. With a coat of high plasticity to control its acoustic behaviour, we created a strong, low-mass diaphragm to offer you incredible acoustic performance and speaker efficiency, making component-matching a breeze. A central phase plug, specially shaped to linearise output across a wide bandwidth, widens your listening position while giving astonishing reality to voices and instruments. So no matter their placement, no matter the room, Elysian brings vocalists into the acoustic space to deliver you a breathtaking experience, everytime.
CONDUCTOR QUALITY CROSSOVERS
Elysian’s finely-tuned crossovers act with the authority of a music conductor, ensuring each component works in perfect harmony to give you a listening experience like no other. Advanced computer modelling, the highest-grade components and hundreds of hours of listening tests combine to deliver incredible phase consistency across the drive unit output and a linear power response. All this to provide you a wider range of seating positions and a more emotional connection to your music.
DON'T HEAR IT, FEEL IT
Elysian’s incredible bass drivers allow you to truly feel your music. Glass fibre matrix cones, terminated by highly flexible rubber surrounds, plumb the depths of the lowest frequencies in recorded music. Reaching below 28Hz, baritones thunder through your chest and tenors tremble the ice-cubes in your drink. Elysian’s thunderous bass delivery ensures you’re moved by the deep, immersive power of percussion, stringed and wind instruments, so that once again you feel – not just hear – your favourite music.
EVERY NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Elysian’s handcrafted veneers in true piano-lacquer reflect the grandeur of a finely crafted instrument, making Elysian the centrepiece of your home’s music room. Its Panel Resonance Optimisation System both eliminates panel resonance and reduces interference from the internal drive units. And the results are simply breathtaking. Elysian peels away the barriers between listening to recorded music and the goosebumps felt from a live performance, making every night a night at the opera.
STAND TO ATTENTION
Ensure everyone is standing to attention with optional stand mounts for Elysian 2. Featuring laser cut high carbon stainless steel specifically engineered to reduce speaker cabinet resonance, loudspeaker performance is dramatically improved. And with your choice of matching base plate, hand polished to six levels of depth, Elysian 2 speaker stands perfectly complete your luxury audio look.
|System||3-way Standmount Speaker|
|Midrange||6.0" (150mm) coated fibre glass matrix cone|
|Bass||8.5" (220mm) coated fibre glass matrix cone|
|Nominal Impedance||4Ω (compatible 8Ω )|
|Crossover Frequency||360Hz, 2.9kHz|
|Frequency Response||35Hz ~ 22kHz (+/-3dB)|
|Sensitivity||89dB (2.83V @1m)|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||25 - 250W|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)mm||700 x 334 x 462mm|