Wharfedale EVO-40 Floorstanding Speakers

3.4/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $1000.00


Product Description

2 x 6.5" Kevlar driver, 1" textile dome tweeter, 30Hz-20kHz, 6 ohm impedance, 89dB sensitivity.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by divendra a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2011

Bottom Line:   
this evo 40 this is the worst product i have ever come accross it does not handle bass properly i bought 7.1 evo 40 the woofer and the mid came off the magnet i cant even get spares for that wharfedale does not even care good people out there dont buy wharfedale garbage no srvice available it is chinese junk and workmanship what a waist of money

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2007



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michaelUK77 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2009

Bottom Line:   
The Evo 40 is increadible speakers i have had . Beautiful piano finish real rose wood , hi-end contruction and superb quality driver & crossover . Turn on your music and enjoy with wonderful soundtage : treble smooth like sile , warm vocal and dynamic bass . This is perfect choice for all Audio Enthusiast , who like Jazz , Pop , Classic and Vocal music .

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex265283 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic speakers for everyday listening. Running a marantz sr7400 & good quality wiring etc, these blow away just about every other speaker in this price range - they are beautifully warm yet bright, have nicely detailed highs and warm, smooth, if lacking a little detail bass. They absolutely shine when playing ballads or live music, it feels like you have the band playing in your bedroom. You really dont need a subwoofer unless you want dvd '.1' Dont let the 6.5in woofers fool you, they work in sync and would leave most 12 inch woofers for dead. After listening to b&w's, castles, jbl's etc. etc. these are by far the smoothest speakers that will never tire you even at high volume. The smaller B&W's (i cant remember the model - RRP about $1900aud) in particular sound like a 2 inch driver in an aluminium can in comparison.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Sydney(AUD)



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by slowrain a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2005

Bottom Line:   
First heard these in a store whilst buying Kimber-cable to bi-wire my new Emerald 97's. I was really impressed- they had a large, clear, open sound compared to the PSB and Dali's I also listened to. They made the other speakers sound boxy in comparison. I found a pair of demo's online a few months later, sold the Emerald 97's (which I really liked, but were darker, boomier, and less clear-sounding), and have been really happy with them. They sound great with home theater as well as music- haven't found a need for a subwoofer as the bass is deep and clear.
I also own a pair of the Evo 10's (I use them as rears, and as secondary monitors for recording) and while they sound fine, the 40's have a bigger, fuller, more open sound that really makes music come alive.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   demo-online



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by astravitz a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I went to listen to these speakers and probably expected to much for the price range. They did have a flat wall of sound, which I view as a good thing. However, the separation and detail on these speakers was really poor. In my opinion they didn't reproduce true sound very well. The piano sounded dead not lively or resonating. I would steer clear of these, there are far better speakers for the money. I would get a set of PSB's again for less then half the price which sound significantly better.

Perhaps some of the poor quality sound could be attributed to the Sony S series receiver. The dealer also played the Paradigm reference 60's, which surprised me by blowing away the Warfedales. Now I'm really confused and considering going back to Triangles do to the fact they reproduce music better then almost any other speaker on the market, but are only average at HT.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Sound City Manhattan




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