Are you a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ music lover who has just come across some
new-found happiness in movies? Imagine this scenario – you have been able to
land the big digital display HDTV, even managed to select a Bluray disc player
that sounds good not only on movie soundtrack but music too.
But you are only geared up for two channel sound with two speakers. Enter
This stalwart British speaker company appears to have a handy solution on
hand with their WH speaker series which comprises dedicated surround speakers, a
centre channel unit and a selection of active subwoofers. Whafedale says the WH
Series speakers are designed to provide an easy match to just about any existing
stereo system allowing multichannel surround performance without having to
change the main speakers.
The WH Series surround speakers comprise the models WJ-SR1 and the WH-SR2
According to Wharfedale, while there are many school of thoughts regarding
the ideal surround speakers it believe that dipoles, which utilize two sets of
drive units to disperse sound on two different directions is the best
The dipoles, says Wharfedale, while capable of a clear sound also propagate
sound from the side and rear walls thus creating a very open sound space of a
fuller, more immersive audio experience.
The side firing WH-SR1 features a 28mm dome tweeter and a 100mm bass midrange
unit while the front and back firing WH-SR2 comes with two each of the same.
Taking up centre channel duty is the WH-C which measures 150 x 390 x 135mm.
It features two 100mm bass/mid drive units flanking as 28mm dome tweeter.
As no multichannel home theatre system is complete without a subwoofer the WH
Series offers a selection of two, the 8″ WH-58 and the 10″ WH-S10. Choice will
largely depend on room dimensions; suffice it to say that the larger the room
the larger the subwoofer needs to be.
The Wharfedale centre speaker
Wharfedale WH-S10 sub-woofer
The more compact WH-S8 features a reflex-loaded woofer driver by a 70-watt
power amplifier while the larger WH-S10 is enclosed in a sealed infinite baffle
box driven by a substantially more powerful 215-watt amplification system.
Depending on choice of subwoofer and surround speaker, the model price will
range between RM2,197 and RM2,877 The active Wharfedale speaker range can be
auditioned at the coming KL International AV Show 2013 on 5 – 7 July, at the JW
Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur . For further information, contact Double GT
Resources Sdn Bhd, Tel: 03-80750625