Wharfedale Denton 85 Bookshelf Speakers

Wharfedale Denton 85 Bookshelf Speakers

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Celebrating Wharfedale’s 85th anniversary, classic yet modern Denton balances fine craftsmanship, natural sound and great value. A two way classic bookshelf design with a beautiful hand veneered cabinet.

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Speaker characteristics
Frequency range 45Hz~20kHz
Recommended Amplifier Power 20-120W
Sensitivity 88dB
Impedance 4
Crossover frequency 3.1kHz

Wharfedale Denton 85 Anniversary Edition Speakers are proudly presented by Wharfedale to mark the 85th Anniversary of one of the brand’s most famous and popular loudspeakers; the Denton.

Denton Legacy

Founder Gilbert Briggs turned Wharfedale into one of the most famous loudspeaker brands in the world by concentrating on quality and value for money. The Wharfedale Denton exemplified these two edicts, balancing fine craftsmanship, natural sound quality and affordability inside a compact loudspeaker that was bought in its millions right across the globe. The original Denton went on to further other models based on its highly popular formula, the Denton 3 being the last of the line……until now!

85th Anniversary

Denton 85th Anniversary is a two-way speaker in the classic bookshelf tradition, beautifully hand veneered in Mahogany by Wharfedale cabinet makers with an inset front baffle and traditional Tungsten cloth grille. Underneath the traditional exterior, however, the Denton 85th Anniversary is bang up to date and utilises a mixture of traditional and advanced technology. The bass unit features Wharfedale’s innovative woven Kevlar cone mounted on a rigid die-cast chassis, this combination delivering a rich, detailed bass/midrange output with superb dynamic performance.

A Modern Classic

High frequencies are handled by a woven textile soft dome treble unit with high flux ferrite magnet, engineered for smooth, detailed HF extension. These drive units are combined by a highly researched crossover that is near inaudible to the listener, resulting in a coherent, seamless musical output that is both thrilling and natural in its rendition of any source material.

The original Denton was well known for its warm, rich and natural sounding character and the 85th Anniversary Edition retains that character but imbues it with an open, detailed performance that will entice you to explore your whole music collection.

Cutting-edge Performance

Beyond the conventional exterior, Denton 85th Anniversary fuses a mixture of traditional and latest advanced technology. The bass unit has an innovative woven Kevlar cone fixed on a rigid die-cast chassis and delivers a rich, detailed bass/midrange output with remarkable dynamic performance.

Advanced Engineering

Highs are processed by a woven soft dome treble unit with high flux ferrite magnet, engineered for smooth, detailed HF extension. Drive units are combined by a near-audible crossover resulting in a coherent, seamless musical output that is both engaging and natural in its rendition of any source material.

Denton 80 vs Denton 85

This 85th edition showcases latest advancements and further upgrades the already hugely impressive 80th Anniversary speaker. Available in the same finishes, the main difference is in the Denton 85 swapping out the 5″ woven kevlar cone for a 6.5″ variation of the same material and replacing the 1″ textile tweeter for a soft dome design. The result is higher sensitivity to facilitate more demanding hifi components, better crossover and wider frequency spectrum.

Based on Original Denton

The original Denton was well known for its warm, rich and natural sounding character and the 85th Anniversary Edition retains that character but imbues it with an open, detailed performance that will entice you to explore your entire music collection

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