Wharfedale Linton Bookshelf Speakers

Wharfedale Linton Bookshelf Speakers

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Key info

  • Wharfedale’s Heritage series three-way standmount speakers.
  • Re-engineered reproduction of original classic 1965 Linton loudspeaker.
  • Real-wood veneered cabinet.
  • Designed in the UK.
  • 8 low-freq driver + 5 midrange driver w/ woven Kevlar cones, 1 soft dome tweeter.
  • Optional matching stands with space to store vinyl records.
  • Available in 3 premium finishes.

Wharfedale Linton speakers are among the most iconic models in Wharfedale’s long history of loudspeakers. Like the recent release of Denton 85, this latest Linton model follows in the trend for updated versions of classic designs. Retaining the classic sound of the original with updated drivers, crossovers and reworked cabinets, these are beautiful speakers and an enticing alternative to more modern options.

LINTON Heritage

To celebrate its history, Wharfedale has established the Heritage Series recreations of famous models from its past, entirely re-engineered using contemporary techniques and materials. The latest loudspeaker to join this collection is the Linton.

The original Linton debuted in 1965 and the line continued in various iterations until the end of the 1970s. It was a classic model of its time, viewed as a serious hi-fi speaker but also relatively affordable. Its cabinet was substantial, big enough to hold three drive units including a good-sized bass unit, yet not overly unwieldy by the standards of the day.

The new Linton has a clear family resemblance. It, too, is a three-way standmount model – a rarity in the modern era – retaining similar proportions to the classic Linton models. Its wood-veneered cabinet has a vintage look, yet the standard of finish is distinctly contemporary.

Retro style, timeless musicality

The Linton makes use of its wide baffle by incorporating a large (by modern standards) bass driver with a 200mm Kevlar cone, mounted on a rigid, die-cast chassis. Above this sits a 135mm midrange driver, also sporting a woven Kevlar cone and housed within its own internal enclosure. Finally, a 25mm fabric-dome tweeter with a high-flux ferrite magnet handles high frequencies.

The original Linton incarnations of the 1960s and 1970s were well known for their rich and natural sound quality; the new model retains these attributes but upgrades the performance in every department. Its bass is deep and well-defined, its midrange clear and open, with free-breathing dynamics and an expansive scale that brings music to life. It is a sound you can dive into and lose yourself in, as you listen to album after album; a nostalgic nod to the past elevated to a level fit for the future.

Designed to appeal

This is a speaker that exudes authenticity, designed to appeal to the dedicated music-lover.

In keeping with a design intended to be treasured, the new Linton sports hand-matched wood veneers and optional matching stands with a similarly classic style. Custom-made to ensure each speaker is sited at the perfect height for a seated listener, the stand’s rigid metal frame ensures critical damping of unwanted vibrations, embellished with wood-veneered panels at the top and bottom to complement the speakers. The design even provides space to store vinyl records within the stand’s structure.

Linton Legacy

Linton embodies the brand’s pioneering research through the 60s, 70s and 80s. With a heritage dating back to 1965, Linton was manufactured in accordance with the principles of quality and value for money.

Craftsmanship

The new version of Wharfedale Linton reinforces these principles balancing high craftsmanship, lifelike sound quality and affordability within an elegantly shaped speaker whose various incarnations have sold in millions across the globe.

Large Driver

Linton exploits its wide baffle by employing a bass driver with a 200mm Kevlar cone that is larger than most modern drivers mounted on a sturdy die-cast chassis. A 135mm midrange driver sits above this and supports a woven kevlar cone housed within its own internal enclosure. To finish, a 25mm fabric-dome tweeter is employed featuring high-flux ferrite magnet to handle high frequencies.

Original Sound

The new Linton preserves the rich, warm and realistic sound that the original Linton was renowned for while infusing it with space and detail that entices you to explore your entire music collection again.

Back in Black

Now available in a new contemporary Black Oak finish; the Wharfedale LINTON represents one of the most iconic models in the long history of Wharfedale loudspeakers. A model that embodied the Wharfedale pioneering research through the 60s, 70s and 80s, with a bloodline dating back to 1965, LINTON has always been manufactured according to the Wharfedale principles of quality and value for money.

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