3-Way Stand-Mount/Bookshelf Loudspeaker Engineered with Contemporary techniques and Materials.

  • Stand-Mount Matched-Pair
  • 3-Way Design
  • 8″ Woven Kevlar Low-Range Woofer
  • 5″ Woven Kevlar Mid-Range Woofer
  • 1″ Woven Textile Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-200 watts
  • Bass-Reflex Design With Dual Rear-Firing Ports
  • Binding Posts Accept Pins, Banana Connectors, Spade Connectors, or Bare Wire
  • Removable Cloth Grille
  • Real-Wood Veneer Finish

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, combining an 8″ and 5″ Kevlar woofer for rhythmic bass and rich, warm mids. Plus a 1″ woven textile dome tweeter delivers clear, crisp highs. The original Linton 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 3-way stand-mount model 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.

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.

Tech Specs:

Enclosure Type Bass reflex
Transducer Complement 3-way
Bass Driver 8″(200mm) black woven Kevlar® cone
Midrange Driver 5″(135mm) black woven Kevlar® cone
Treble Driver 1″ (25mm) soft dome
AV Shield No
Sensitivity (2.83v @1m) 90dB
Recommended Amplifier Power 25-200W
Peak SPL 110dB
Nominal Impedance
Minimum Impedance 3.5Ω
Frequency Response(+/-3dB) 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass Extension(-6dB) 35Hz
Crossover Frequency 630Hz & 2.4kHz
Height (on plinth) 565mm
Width 300mm
Depth (with terminals) (330+30)mm
Net Weight 18.4kg 18.4kg/pcs

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