Wharfedale - EVO 4.1 Bookshelf Speakers Pair
Wharfedale EVO 4.1 Bookshelf Speakers Pair
Versatile Performance for Dedicated Listening and Home-Theater Applications: High-Value Wharfedale EVO 4.1 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Plays with Boldness, Heft, and Coherency
What happens when flagship audio technology trickles down to far more affordable designs? You get gear such as Wharfedale's overachieving EVO 4.1, a high-value two-way bookshelf loudspeaker that produces the kind of big, bold sound you'd expect from a much larger model. In music applications, EVO 4.1's silky-smooth tweeter and responsive bass driver deliver hours of fatigue-free listening. And EVO 4.1's transient response remains quick enough to deliver the sonic complexity rendered by a top-flight home-theater system.
While EVO 4.1 is undoubtedly the sum of its total parts, its five-inch, bidirectional, black-woven Kevlar cone woofer cannot be overlooked. It incorporates self-damping material that reduces resonances to extremely low levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll-off that enables the driver to seamlessly mesh with an Air Motion Transformer tweeter. Taken together, these elements allow EVO 4.1 to excel when it comes to wide dispersion, articulate bass, and generous soundstaging.
EVO 4.1's crossover also deserves special mention. Using the company's custom-designed Computer Aided Optimization technology during extensive listening tests, Wharfedale engineers carefully fine-tuned the crossover to the point that EVO 4.1 achieves balanced integration of its woofer and tweeter – allowing the speaker to draw attention to the program at hand.
Measuring 13.2 x 8.3 x 11.6 inches (HWD) and weighing slightly more than 17 pounds, EVO4.1 fits in tight spaces while its 90dB sensitivity means it can be driven by a wide range of amplifiers.
Beauty with Purpose
The EVO4 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, for instance. All of this ensures the sonic character is not compromised by aesthetic.
The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high-frequency transducer excels above any rival model within this class. The point-source replicating, high-volume air movement results in lower distortion and higher accuracy in HF reproduction.
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.
As per the uncompromising workflow and standard of Wharfedale loudspeaker development, hundreds of hours of listening plus custom designed Wharfedale Computer Aided Optimization technology allows for the fine tuning of the crossover, perfecting the combination of the driver selection for ultimate performance.
Versatile in application
The EVO4 series is refined to appeal to the audiophile and the home-theater enthusiast alike. Offering supreme performance in tight spaces, with the compact EVO 4.1 and equally compact but three-way EVO 4.3, there is also the option of the indulgent extension of bass, volume and impact in the three-way 4.2 or 4.4. 4C offers enhanced clarity of dialogue in home-cinema applications while the 4S surround speakers immerse the user in a genuine theater experience.
General Description: 2-way bookshelf speaker
Enclosure Type: bass reflex
Transducer Complement: 3-way
Bass Driver: 5"(130mm) blackwoven Kevlar cone
Treble Driver: 30*60mm AMT
AV Shield: No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M): 87dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-100W
Peak SPL: 104dB
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω compatible
Minimum Impedance: 3.5Ω
Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 64Hz ~ 22kHz
Bass Extension (-6dB): 55Hz
Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 13.2" x 8.3" x 11.2"
Weight: 17.2 lbs.
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