Wharfedale EVO-40 Floorstanding Speakers

EVO-40

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

User Reviews (6)

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Sven   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 09, 2014]

Beautiful and very quality hi-end contruction. Evo2/40 is good front speakers for home theater. The separation and detail on these speakers for classical and vocal music is the beast. But for pop and rock music for this money its really poor sound quality.

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3
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1
divendra   AudioPhile [Jun 10, 2011]

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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1
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1
michaelUK77   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 29, 2009]

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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5
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5
alex265283   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 29, 2007]
Strength:

Perfect speakers for just about any listener who enjoys their music at medium and higher levels - this is their real sweet spot. Warm, sweet, rich deep bass, and beautifully smooth highs & great stereo imaging. SUPERB CABINET FINISH - BEST IN CLASS BY FAR. Dont let chinese production deter you, they are still designed and engineered by the english...

Weakness:

"Golden ears" listeners may not like the warmth, many prefer the clinical 'dead accurate' sound of B&W's etc, but personally i find B&W's tiring to listen to after a while. Very heavy.

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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5
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5
slowrain   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 15, 2005]
Strength:

Clear, open sound at high and low volumes. Beautiful rosewood veneer, quality components, solid workmanship.

Weakness:

Pretty big, but it's probably why they don't sound 'boxy'. Speaker grills are pretty flimsy.

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.

Similar Products Used: Advent One's, Wharfedale Emerald 97's and Evo 10's, Hafler M5 monitors
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4
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4
astravitz   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 08, 2004]
Strength:

The cabinets are gorgeous. The build quality looks excellent, very pleasing to the eye.

Weakness:

- No separation of instruments. - Reproduction didn't appear to be accurate.

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.

Similar Products Used: Triange Antals, PSB 4T's.
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2
VALUE
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3
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