Wharfedale Elysian C Centre Speaker

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Priced from $7,999.00

Superbly Crafted Luxury Centre Channel Speaker

Air Motion Transformer Tweeter

Woven Glass Fibre Midrange & Bass Drivers

Optional Elysian Centre Stand Available

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About The Wharfedale Elysian C Centre Speaker

The Elysian C Centre brings a new dimension to the Elysian series performance, tuning the application for mind-blowing home theatre settings.

Each component part is engineered to the very highest standard. The drivers, the crossover, the cabinet – every aspect has been developed in harmony and without cost constraint to push the project to its performance limit. This thorough and no compromise approach has led 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.

A proven concept in the form of the award-winning Elysian 4 and Elysian 2 models, the Elysian C continues with the specially engineered AMT HF driver; a radically different way of moving air, using a large, pleated, lightweight diaphragm driven across its surface by rows of strategically placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic field. The pleats in the diaphragm contract and expand under the influence of the musical drive, squeezing the air between them to form the desired waveform. Featuring an ultra-lightweight diaphragm material called ‘PET‘ and an acoustically damped rear chamber, the Elysian AMT stands out against comparable high-frequency units by delivering even more spellbindingly clear and sweetly extended high frequencies.

Operating in a three-way configuration, Elysian C is also fitted with custom, glass fibre matrix cone bass units. Terminated with a highly flexible rubber surround and driven by a specially developed low-distortion motor system, the 220mm (8.5”) bass units are capable of reaching down below 27Hz. The result is impact and bass excitement that offers a totally immersive theatre experience.

As found in the Elysian 2 and 4 models, the Elysian C utilises a proprietary woven glass fibre matrix mid-range. This structure provides a superb combination of low mass and high strength, with the addition of a high-plasticity coating to control its acoustic behaviour. With such a low-mass cone, only a low-damping, foamed, rubber-like material would match for the surround – again, coated for durability. A linearised output across a wide bandwidth, even off-axis, enhances a natural response to the music that can be heard anywhere the listener wishes to sit.

Further tuned for purpose, this combination of drivers brings a new level of vocal tangibility and soundstage presentation. The musical timing, spacious presentation and precision in delivery, means that Elysian Centre is nothing short of jaw-dropping in terms of realism in audio visual applications. Soundtracks come to life and cinematic scenes explode with energy!

Beautifully finished, the Elysian speaker cabinets are designed to enhance the acoustic output of the drivers and provide a piece of furniture of which the owner can be justly proud. Handcrafted veneers are enhanced by true piano finish lacquers, hand-polished to six levels of depth. This exquisite touch offers a truly standout aesthetic, unmatched at this price-point.

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.

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.

Now, with more than 75 years of setting the standards in perfecting loudspeaker performance, Wharfedale, in order to remain at the forefront of audio, has dedicated 1.5 million square feet to design & manufacturing in which every single product and process takes place in-house. With this ability to control every single part of the process, Wharfedale’s speakers achieve a harmony in performance and design rarely seen elsewhere.

Our Take On The Wharfedale Elysian C Centre Speaker

We always stress to our customers the importance of matching your centre speaker to your main left and right speakers in order to get the most uniform sound field across the front of the room. After all, you don’t want James Bond sounding like one person on the left of screen, another person in the centre of the action and then back to normal on the right. Up until now this has been a difficult ask for the Wharfedale Elysian series because no centre channel could quite manage to sound like them. Well, that has all changed with the release of the Elysian C. This magnificent centre speaker features the same drivers, crossover tech and crafted cabinetry found in the superb Elysian 2 & Elysian 4 speakers so it will perfectly complement the sound and also the aesthetics of these stunning speakers.

Main Feature & Specifications

  • Design: 3-Way Centre Speaker
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex
  • Bass Drivers: Dual 8.5" (220mm) Coated Fibre Glass Matrix Cones
  • Midrange Driver: 6" (150mm) Coated Fibre Glass Matrix Cone
  • Treble Driver: 27 x 45mm AMT (Air Motion Tweeter)
  • AV Shielding: No
  • Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m): 91dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-150W
  • Peak SPL (Sound Pressure Level): 110db
  • Nominal Impedance: 6Ω (Compatible 8Ω)
  • Minimum Impedance: 3.5Ω
  • Frequency Response (+/-3db): 35Hz - 22kHz
  • Bass Extension (-6db): 27Hz
  • Crossover Frequencies: 360Hz, 2.9kHz
  • Cabinet Volume (In Litres): 5.7L
  • Standard Accessories: Rubber Feet
  • Available Finish: Piano Gloss Black, Piano Gloss Walnut, Piano Gloss White
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 830 x 320 x 340mm (370mm Deep Including Terminals)     
  • Net Weight: 30.2kg
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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