Wharfedale

About Wharfedale

Wharfedale Wireless Works was founded by Gilbert Briggs in 1932, soon after he built his very first loudspeaker in the cellar of his home in Ilkley, Yorkshire. This sleepy little market town was located in the valley of the river “Wharfe” – an area known to this day as ‘Wharfedale’. This unlikely location would see the birth of a brand that has become recognized all over the world, synonymous with quality in high-fidelity reproduction.

Throughout the years, Wharfedale has gained a reputation for innovation. In fact, they invented the world’s first 2 way speaker in 1945. The device would look strange by modern standards with a 10” tweeter and a crossover that took two grown men to lift, but it set the standard for the entire industry.

In 1958 Wharfedale Wireless Works was sold to Rank Organisation with Gilbert Briggs continuing to manage the company until his retirement in 1965. The first four years of the Rank era saw two major breakthroughs. Wharfedale pioneered the use of the now famous ‘roll surround’ on cones and launched its first ever loudspeakers using ceramic magnets.

Production growth continued unabated into the 1970s with classic loudspeaker models such as the Lintons and the smaller Dentons proving immensely popular.  In 1981 the first Wharfedale Diamond speaker was born. The rather unassuming small box took the industry by storm. Small cabinets and the stiff, yet light polypropylene driver meant a very fast, tight sound and compact, accurate two-way drivers produced a fantastic stereo image. It quickly became a best seller and the Diamond range has continued to this day as a staple in the Wharfedale catalogue.

Fun Fact: Audio Trends founder, Stephen Lee, started by building Wharfedale speaker kits in the early 1960's with his father until later in that decade fully assembled models became available.

Now, with more than 75 years of setting the standards in perfecting loudspeaker performance, the most advanced research and development program, and the most integrated and thorough manufacturing and quality control process in the industry, Wharfedale, in order to remain at the forefront of audio, has dedicated a 1.5 million square foot of manufacturing operation in which every single product and process takes place in-house. This makes the design of any new loudspeaker an acoustic engineer’s dream. Instead of having to use off-the-shelf components from a catalogue as most other purported ‘hi-fi’ companies choose to, Wharfedale are able to build a complete vision – to engineer every single component from scratch to achieve a harmony in performance and balance.

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  1. Wharfedale Diamond 12.0 Speakers

    A Very Stylish Ultra Compact Design

    Surprisingly Good Full-Bodied And Transparent Sound 

    Rear Facing Bass Port, Heavy-Duty Speaker Wire Terminals And Extra Solid Cabinet Construction

    Priced from $429.00
  2. Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Bookshelf Speakers

    Experience Big Sound From This Stylish Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 Compact Speaker

    Its Extra Solid Cabinet Construction Ensures Many Years Of Musical Enjoyment

    A Clean-Sheet Design That Offers Excelling Value

    Priced from $507.00
  3. Wharfedale Diamond 12.2 Bookshelf Speakers

    The Diamond 12.2 Delivers Impressive Musicality & Clarity From A Clean-Sheet Design

    Experience Big Sound From This Stylish Compact Speaker With Its Extra Solid Cabinet Construction

    Priced from $663.00
  4. Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 Speakers

    Clean-Sheet Design Brings Impressive Depth And Transparency From This Slimline Model

    With Solid Construction, This Is A Cracking Good Speaker At An Exceptional Price

    Priced from $1,326.00
  5. Wharfedale Diamond 12.4 Speakers

    Experience Big Time Sound On Movies And Music

    Clean-Sheet High-Tech Design With Extra Solid Construction And High Level of Detail And Finish Delivers Exceptional Depth & Clarity

    Priced from $1,716.00
  6. Wharfedale Diamond 12.C Centre Speaker

    Big Sound from a Compact 3-Driver Centre Channel

    Clean-Sheet Design Brings Impressive Musicality & Clarity

    Dual 130mm Klarity™ Composite Mid/Bass Drivers With A 25mm Textile Dome Tweeter

    Priced from $452.00
  7. Wharfedale EVO4.1 Speakers

    Stylish Design With Superb Curved Cabinet Walls

    Slot Loaded Profiled Port Bass Loading For Impressive, Accurate Bass

    Air Motion Transformer Tweeter For Clear Highs

    Priced from $1,014.00
  8. Wharfedale EVO4.2 Speakers

    This Stylish 3-Way Design Delivers In Spades

    The Spatial, Airy, Depth On Any Material. Big, Heavy And Great Construction

    Quality Feels as Good As It Looks

     

    Priced from $1,404.00
  9. Wharfedale EVO4.3 Speakers

    Slim Floorstander Designed For Medium Sized Rooms

    Dual Woven Kevlar Bass Drivers, Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Slot Loaded Profiled Port Bass Loading For Impressive Power & Musicality In A Compact Design

    Priced from $2,106.00
  10. Wharfedale EVO4.4 Speakers

    Slim Floorstander Designed For Larger Rooms

    Dual Woven Kevlar Bass Drivers, Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Slot Loaded Profiled Port Bass Loading For Impressive Power & Musicality In A Compact Design

    Priced from $2,886.00
  11. Wharfedale EVO4.C Centre Speaker

    Stylish With Curved Cabinet Walls To Deliver Rich Room Filling Sound

    Woven Kevlar Bass Drivers, Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Sonically & Aesthetically Matched To The EVO 4 Range

    Priced from $1,170.00
  12. Wharfedale EVO4.S Rear Speakers

    Stylish Surround Sound Speakers Deliver Spacious Room Filling Sound

    Woven Kevlar Bass Driver, Two Soft Dome Midranges, Two Air Motion Transformer Tweeters

    Sonically & Aesthetically Matched To The Evo 4 Range

    Priced from $2,028.00
  13. Wharfedale Diamond 220 Speakers

    Compact Bookshelf Design, What Hi-Fi? & Hi-Fi World Award Winner, Dynamic Sound from a Small Loudspeaker

    Designed In-House In The UK, Kevlar Mid/Bass Cone, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Musicality

    Priced from $468.00
  14. Wharfedale Diamond 225 Bookshelf Speakers

    Stylish Bookshelf Design, Dynamic Sound from a Medium Sized Stand Mount Speaker Designed In-House In The UK

    Kevlar Mid/Bass Cone, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Musicality

    Priced from $663.00
  15. Wharfedale Diamond 230 Speakers

    Compact Floor Standing Design, What Hi-Fi? & Hi-Fi Choice Award Winner

    Designed In-House In The UK,  Kevlar Midrange & Bass Drivers, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Musicality

    Priced from $1,209.00
  16. Wharfedale Diamond 240 Speakers

    Medium Sized Floor Standing Speakers, Designed In-House In The UK

    Kevlar Midrange & Bass Drivers, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Musicality

    Walnut - One Pair Only - Floor Stock

    Priced from $1,716.00
  17. Wharfedale Diamond 250 Speakers

    The Wharfedale Diamond 250 Speakers Are The Flagship Model In The 200 Series

    Excellent Choice For Large Rooms And Contemporary Musical Tastes

    Slot-Loading Bass Ports Permit Near-Wall Positioning

    Priced from $2,418.00
  18. Wharfedale D320 Speakers

    Compact 2-Driver, 2-Way Bookshelf or Stand Mount Speaker

    Modern Rounded Cabinet, Dynamic Sound From a Small Loudspeaker

    Soft Dome Tweeter, Kevlar Mid/Bass Cone, Down Firing Bass Port

    Designed In-House In The UK

    Priced from $549.99
  19. Wharfedale D330 Speakers

    Features Two 130mm Midrange/Bass Drivers Plus A 25mm Soft Dome Tweeter

    Down Firing Bass Port, Kevlar Mid/Bass Cone

    Simple Rounded Style Designed In-House In The UK

    Priced from $1,299.99
  20. Wharfedale Denton 85 Speakers

    Limited Edition Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Edition Speaker

    Classic Style, Modern Design & Components, Refined British Sound

    Gorgeous Genuine Veneer Cabinets, Old School Charm

    Priced from $1,287.00
  21. Wharfedale Linton Heritage Speakers

    Limited Edition Wharfedale Linton Heritage Speaker

    Classic Style, Modern Design & Components, Refined British Sound

    Stands Included, Gorgeous Real Wood Veneered Cabinets, Old School Charm

    Priced from $2,652.00
  22. Wharfedale Elysian 1 Stand Mount Speakers

    Finely Crafted Luxury Stand Mount Speaker

    Air Motion Transformer Tweeters

    Woven Glass Fibre Mid/Bass Drivers

    Optional Elysian 1 Speaker Stands Available

    Priced from $7,999.00
  23. Wharfedale Elysian 2 Speakers

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Stand Mount Speaker

    Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Woven Glass Fibre Midrange & Bass Drivers

    Optional Elysian 2 Speaker Stands Available

    Finishes: Piano Black, Piano Walnut, Piano White

    Priced from $10,999.99
  24. Wharfedale Elysian 4 Speakers

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Floorstanding Speaker

    Able To Fill Large Rooms with Thrilling Sound

    Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Woven Glass Fibre Midrange & Bass Drivers

    Priced from $15,999.99
  25. Wharfedale Diamond 220C Centre Speaker

    Stylish Compact Design, Dynamic Sound & Superb Vocal Clarity, Great Match For Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series Loudspeakers

    Designed In-House In The UK,  Kevlar Mid/Bass Cones, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Dynamics

    Priced from $468.00
  26. Wharfedale Elysian C Centre Speaker

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Centre Channel Speaker

    Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

    Woven Glass Fibre Midrange & Bass Drivers

    Optional Elysian Centre Stand Available

    Priced from $7,999.00
  27. Wharfedale SW-12 Subwoofer (Black)

    Front Firing Active Subwoofer, 12" Non-pressed Paper Cone, 450 Watt Amplifier 

    Designed In-House In The UK

    Big Sound, Small Size, Great Value

    $1,399.99
  28. Wharfedale SW-15 Subwoofer (Black)

    Front Firing Active Subwoofer, 15" Non-pressed Paper Cone, 800 Watt Amplifier 

    Designed In-House In The UK

    Big Sound, Great Value

    $1,899.00
  29. Wharfedale Diamond DFS Rear Speakers (Black)

    Designed In House In The UK, Unobtrusive Diffuse Field Wall-Mounted Speakers for Surround or Effects Channels

    Dual Woven Kevlar Mid/Bass Drivers & Soft Dome Tweeter to Complement the Wharfedale Diamond Range of Loudspeakers

    Special Price $468.00 (Normally Regular Price $595.00 )
  30. Wharfedale EVO4 Speaker Stands

    Superbly Crafted Speaker Stands

    Designed For Wharfedale EVO4.1 & EVO4.2 Stand Mount Speakers

    High Grade Laser Cut Stainless Steel Construction

    Adjustable Spikes For Added Stability & Isolation

    Special Price $429.00 (Normally Regular Price $549.99 )
  31. Wharfedale ST-1 Speaker Stands

    Diamond Series Speaker Stands Feature Heavy Duty Aluminium Construction

    Height: 572mm approx

    Included Metal Floor Spikes Aid Stability

    Quick & Easy To Assemble

    Special Price $272.00 (Normally Regular Price $349.00 )
  32. Wharfedale Elysian 1 Speaker Stands

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Speaker Stands

    Designed For Wharfedale Elysian 1 Stand Mount Speakers

    Hardened High Carbon Steel Construction

    Matching Piano Gloss Wood Base

    Priced from $1,299.00
  33. Wharfedale Elysian 2 Speaker Stands

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Speaker Stands

    Designed For Wharfedale Elysian 2 Stand Mount Speakers

    Hardened High Carbon Steel Construction

    Matching Piano Gloss Wood Base

    Priced from $1,599.00
  34. Wharfedale Elysian C Speaker Stand

    Superbly Crafted Luxury Speaker Stand

    Designed For Wharfedale Elysian C Centre Channel Speaker

    High Carbon Steel Construction, Matching Piano Gloss Wood Base

    Sold Individually

    Priced from $1,399.00
  35. Wharfedale D300S Atmos Speakers

    Wharfedale Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers That Sit On Top Of Your Existing Speakers

    Bounce Sound Off The Ceiling For Enhanced Surround Effects

    102mm Woven Kevlar Bass Driver With 25mm Tweeter

    Priced from $479.00
  36. Wharfedale DX-2 Moviestar 5.1 Speaker System

    Voted As Best 5.1 Speaker Package under £500 By What Hi-Fi? Magazine And Understandably As The DX-2 Delivers A Wide And Expansive Soundstage.

    Priced from $1,349.00
  37. Wharfedale Diamond A2 Speakers

    Floorstanding Powered Diamond Series Speakers With Communication Hub

    5.8GHz Wireless Uncompressed Technology

    Two Digital & Two Analogue Wired Inputs, aptX Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming

    Priced from $2,339.00
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