Wharfedale’s Diamond vary has been one of many main contenders at finances worth factors for extra years than we care to recollect. The success of this reasonably priced sequence has spanned nearly 4 many years and, understandably, tended to overshadow the corporate’s extra premium efforts. We don’t suppose that is honest, given the excellence of the present Award-winning Evo 4.4 floorstanders and now the massively formidable Elysian 4.

These towers are one half of Wharfedale’s new high-end Elysian vary – the opposite is the Elysian 2 standmounters – and had been developed in tandem with the Evo sequence. Whereas there are widespread engineering threads between these two ranges, it doesn’t take lengthy to grasp that the Elysians signify the total expression of these ideas.


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Standing 119cm tall and 40cm vast, the Elysian Four are massive audio system – unusually broad by present requirements. They’re a three-way design with a 27 x 90mm AMT (Air Movement Transformer) tweeter, 15cm midrange unit and a pair of meaty 22cm bass models. All three of the bigger models use a cone product of a woven glass fibre matrix, a proprietary materials that’s claimed to mix low mass with excessive power. On this set up, it’s additionally lined with a high-plasticity coating for improved damping of inner resonances.

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