Wharfedale EVO4.3 Speakers
Please Note: This item is in stock and ready for despatch. Please note that it may not be on demonstration or available for immediate in-store collection.
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
About Wharfedale EVO4.3 Speakers
The Wharfedale EVO 4.3 is the smaller of the two Floorstanding Speakers in the EVO 4 range and has the ability to perform beautifully in small to medium sized rooms with rich clear sound from its beautifully rounded, super solid cabinet, ultra-stiff woven Kevlar woofers, large soft dome midrange and airy AMT tweeter. You get a lot of speaker for the money in three fine finishes - White Oak, Walnut or Black - to suit almost any décor.
The EVO 4.3 is like the goldilocks of the range. It isn’t as large and demanding of space as its bigger brother the EVO 4.4 but it still has all the elements of an extremely competent speaker. In fact it shares the wonderful Air Motion Transformer Tweeter and the large Dome Midrange with the EVO 4.4 whilst sporting similar woven Kevlar Bass Drivers in a smaller 5” (130mm) diameter. The EVO 4.3 is also shorter and slimmer so it doesn’t dominate the room as much whilst retaining the sensual cabinet curves flaunted shamelessly by all the EVO 4 speakers.
The Evolution Of Sound
The new EVO 4 represents the dawn of a new standard in Hi-Fi, from Wharfedale – the most famous name in British loudspeakers. Following the concept of the best-selling EVO series that came before it, EVO 4 represents the evolution of aﬀordable high-ﬁdelity audio. More than just a new edition, EVO 4 also fuses the EVO concept with trickle down technology from the ﬂagship Wharfedale Elysian series – and just like Elysian, EVO 4 pushes the boundaries of technology and performance of speakers within this price class. From the cabinet design to the materials employed in its distinct design, EVO 4 stands head and shoulders above the competition.
Notably, the Wharfedale EVO 4 series employs a specially engineered AMT (Air Motion Transformer) treble transducer for its proprietary, silky smooth high frequency reproduction. By design, the AMT allows for a higher volume of air to be moved during performance than with a convention soft dome tweeter. This higher-pressure action, encouraged by the principles of AMT design, oﬀers an improved point-source HF reproduction with lower distortion properties than conventional tweeters. This is evident in the sheer clarity of the musical performance of all of the EVO 4 series loudspeakers.
Evolution By Design: Taking strong elements from the Flagship Elysian series, EVO 4 has ground breaking research and design embedded in its DNA. A long history of class-leading speaker concepts coupled with new technological breakthroughs means this is genuinely an evolution of affordable Hi-Fi.
Beauty With Purpose: The EVO 4 cabinet is purpose-designed from the ground-up. Not just the sleek curves, which stand out from the competition, but the materials, composites, internal bracing and damping too. All of this ensures the sonic character is not compromised by aesthetics. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Air Motion Transformer Tweeter: The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) is a radically different way of moving air. A large, pleated, lightweight diaphragm is driven across its surface by rows of strategically placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic field. Under the influence of the musical drive the pleats in the diaphragm contract and expand, squeezing the air between them to form the desired waveform. Not only is this an efficient way of moving air but it is also very accurate as the diaphragm is under close control of the motor system at all times. In addition the AMT is a velocity, rather than pressure, transducer, capable of producing scintillatingly fast transients and dynamics. The result is a wide bandwidth device that achieves low distortion naturally and delivers wonderful musical detail.
Accuracy: Articulate and accurate bass is perfected by the bi-directional weaved Kevlar cones – a material that is naturally self-damping to reduce and distribute resonances to virtually negligible levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll off, further aiding integration with the AMT HF unit and mid-range drivers found in the EVO 4.2 upwards.
SLPP Bass: The bass units are loaded by the most advanced version of the unique Wharfedale Slot Port yet. Christened SLPP (Slot Loaded Profiled Port) the rear output of the bass units is not wasted. Instead the lowest frequency energy is vented to a slot at the base of the speaker, specially profiled to equalize the high internal pressure to the low pressure in the room. In combination the bass units and SLPP bass reflex system provide the foundation on which the rest of the musical performance sits, letting you feel as well as hear the full impact of low frequency information.
Finely Tuned: As per the uncompromising workflow and standard of Wharfedale loudspeaker development, hundreds of hours of listening plus custom designed Wharfedale Computer Aided Optimisation technology allows for the fine tuning of the crossover, perfecting the combination of the driver selection for ultimate performance.
Our Take On The EVO4.3
The Wharfedale EVO 4 series is refined to appeal to the audiophile and the home-theatre enthusiast alike. Offering supreme performance in tight spaces, with the compact bookshelf EVO 4.1 and equally compact but 3-way floor standing design EVO 4.3 (as featured here), there is also the option of the indulgent extension of bass, volume and impact in the high-end EVO 4.4. The 4.C centre speaker offers enhanced clarity of dialogue in home theatre applications while the 4.S surround speakers immerse the user in a genuine theatre experience. Whichever model is considered, EVO 4 will exceed any expectation.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: 4-Driver, 3-way Floorstanding Speakers
- Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex
- Bass Drivers: 2 x 130mm (5") black woven Kevlar cone
- Midrange Driver: 1 x 50mm (2") soft dome
- Treble Driver: 30 x 60mm AMT
- AV Shielding: No
- Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M): 88dB
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-150 Watts - clean, undistorted power.
- Peak SPL: 105dB
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm Compatible
- Minimum Impedance: 4.4 Ohms
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 48Hz - 22kHz
- Bass Extension (-6dB): 42Hz
- Crossover Frequencies: 1.3kHz & 4.3kHz
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 210 x 875 x 295mm
- Net Weight: 22.8kg each
- Manufacturers Warranty: 5 Years. This protects the original purchaser against manufacturing defects but not abuse.
- Available Finishes: Black, White Oak, Walnut
Note: Features and Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.