Classy Center-Channel Loudspeaker with Air Motion Tweeters and Fiberglass Woofers

  • 3-Way Design
  • Air Motion Transformer (AMT) Tweeter
  • 6″ Mid-Range Coated Fiberglass Matrix Woofer
  • 2 x 8.5″ Mid-Range Coated Fiberglass Matrix Woofer
  • Frequency Response: 35-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-250 Watts
  • Bass Reflex (Ported) Design
  • Two Sets of Binding Post Speaker Terminals Allow Bi-Amping or Bi-Wiring
  • Removable Magnetic Grille

The ELYSIAN C is a 3-way center channel speaker with a highly accurate AMT tweeter for crisp dialogue, a dedicated midrange, and two 8-1/2″ woofers that add thrilling low end to music and sound effects. ELYSIAN Centre brings a new dimension to the ELYSIAN series performance, tuning the application for mind-blowing home theatre settings. A genuine example of luxury audio, ELYSIAN offers indulgence in design, materials aesthetic and performance. A thorough and no compromise approach has lead the Wharfedale engineers to create a benchmark in affordable, audiophile-grade luxury loudspeakers. Cutting edge design and class-leading technology are combined to deliver musical reproduction that will proudly challenge the world’s finest loudspeakers. The drivers are ensconced in solidly engineered cabinets that come in three beautiful finishes to complement your decor.

From the Piano-Lacquer finished cabinet, created with details of true craftsmanship, through to the AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high frequency transducers and European manufactured bass drivers, ELYSIAN represents a new standard in the world of home audio experiences. The resultant sound, from the finely balanced driver selection and expert crossover design, matches the pristine design with a degree of natural transparency that will leave you breathless. One for the connoisseur and one for the history books, ELYSIAN will leave you questioning, how is this possible in this price-class? ELYSIAN is truly an audio engineering work of art.

 

Engineered to Perfection

Each component part is engineered to the very highest standard. The drivers, the crossover, the cabinet every aspect has been developed in harmony and without cost constraint to push the project to its performance limit. This thorough and no-compromise approach has led the Wharfedale engineers to create a benchmark in affordable, audiophile-grade luxury loudspeakers. Cutting-edge design and class-leading technology are combined to deliver musical reproduction that will proudly challenge the world’s finest loudspeakers.

Air Motion Tweeter

The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) is a radically different way of moving air. A large, pleated, lightweight diaphragm is driven across its surface by rows of strategically placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic field. Under the influence of the musical drive the pleats in the diaphragm contract and expand, squeezing the air between them to form the desired waveform. Not only is this an efficient way of moving air but it is also very accurate as the diaphragm is under close control of the motor system at all times. In addition the AMT is a velocity, rather than pressure, transducer, capable of producing scintillatingly fast transients and dynamics. The result is a wide bandwidth device that achieves low distortion naturally and delivers wonderful musical detail.

Mid-range and Bass Drivers

Determined to match the sensitivity and accuracy of the AMT, Wharfedale settled on a unique woven glass fibre matrix for the cone, which gives a wonderful combination of low mass and strength, and then gave this a coating of high plasticity to control its acoustic behavior. With such a low mass only a low-damping, foamed rubber-like material would match for the surround, again coated for durability. A central phase plug is specially shaped to linearise the output across a wide bandwidth, even well off-axis, enhancing a natural response to the music which can be heard anywhere you wish to sit. What you will hear is astonishing reality to voices and instruments. Vocalists seem to be present in the room with you – close your eyes and listen to the palpable presence of singers in the acoustic space presented by ELYSIAN.

Further tuned for purpose, this combination of drivers brings a new level of vocal tangibility and soundstage presentation. The musical timing, spacious presentation and precision in delivery, means that ELYSIAN Centre is nothing short of jaw-dropping in terms of realism in audio / visual applications. Soundtracks come to life and cinematic scenes explode with energy!

Crossover

Combining the outputs of the drivers is an advanced computer modeled crossover that has been developed over hundreds of hours of listening tests, fine tuned to make sure that the blend between the drive units is seamless. Of particular note is the phase consistency across the drive unit output, allowing a wide range of seating position and encouraging the power response to be highly linear throughout your listening room. And, of course, we have only used the highest grade, acoustically transparent components throughout the crossover construction, ensuring that you hear all the musical detail with nothing held back. You’ll hear the full body of instruments like cello and bass guitar, without straining to enjoy the complete dynamics of the musical recital. Whether you are listening to solo piano, a full orchestra or a jazz trio or multi-instrument rock performance, ELYSIAN is more than capable of bringing the thrill and excitement of the performance into your listening room.

Cabinet

Beautifully finished, the ELYSIAN speaker cabinets are designed to enhance the acoustic output of the drivers and provide a piece of furniture of which the owner can be justly proud. Handcrafted veneers are enhanced by true piano finish lacquers, hand-polished to six levels of depth. This exquisite touch offers a truly standout aesthetic, unmatched at this price-point.

Tech Specs:

General description 3-way centre speaker
Enclosure type bass reflex
Transducer complement 3-way
Bass driver 8.5″ (220mm) Coated Fibre Glass Matrix Cone x2
Midrange driver 6″ (150mm) Coated Fibre Glass Matrix Cone
Treble driver 27*45mm AMT
AV shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 91dB
Recommended amplifier power 25-150W
Peak power handling
Nominal impedance 6Ω (Compatible 8Ω )
Minimum impedance 3.5Ω
Frequency response(+/-3dB) 35Hz ~ 22kHz
Bass extension(-6dB) 27Hz
Crossover frequency 360Hz, 2.9kHz
Cabinet Volume(in litres) 5.7L, 64.0L
Height (on plinth) 320mm
Width 830mm
Depth (with terminals) (340+30)mm
Carton size 965*495*455mm
Net weight 30.2kg/pcs
Gross weight 35.0kg/ctn
Finish Black /Walnut/White Piano Finish
Standard accessories rubber feet

 

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