It's Evolution, Baby! Wharfedale EVO 4.2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Do Dedicated Stereo and Versatile Home-Theater Duty, Feature 6.5-Inch Woofer and Deliver Impact, Imaging, and Detail
Enjoy the impactful slam of a tower along with the superior imaging of a top-quality monitor with the Wharfedale's EVO 4.2 bookshelf loudspeaker. Incorporating innovative engineering learned over its 80-plus years as an audio company, Wharfedale created a compact three-way model that produces layers of luxurious detail, a punchy midrange, and sonorous bass. Endowed with technology from Wharfedale's Elysian flagship, it can fill an entire room with rich, colorful sound that belies its size.
Inside, a 6.5-inch, bidirectional, black-woven Kevlar cone woofer incorporates a naturally self-damping material that reduces and distributes resonances to extremely low levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll-off that enables the drivers to seamlessly mesh with EVO 4.2's specially designed Air Motion Transformer tweeter and two-inch silk midrange driver.
EVO4.2's crossover also deserves special mention. Using custom-designed Computer Aided Optimization technology during extensive listening tests, Wharfedale engineers carefully fine-tuned the crossover to the point that EVO 4.2 achieves balanced integration of its driver, woofer, and tweeter – allowing the speaker to practically disappear and draw your attention to the music program at hand. An all-rounder, EVO4.2 provides the detail audiophiles love and the dynamics home-theater enthusiasts crave.
Measuring 17.9 x 9.8 x 13.8 inches (HWD) and weighing a shade more than 29 pounds, EVO4.2 claims a 87dB sensitivity that invites pairing with a wide range of amplifiers. Experience EVO 4.2 for yourself with the security of our 100% Music Direct Guarantee.
"From the very first listen, the recurring thought during my time evaluating the EVO4.2s was, 'How can a pair of speakers [at that price] sound this good?' I repeatedly tried to uncover a flaw or shortcoming in their performance or build quality, but ultimately I couldn't."
—Drew Gagliano, The Audio Beatnik
Beauty with Purpose
The EVO4 cabinet is purpose designed from the ground-up. Not just the sleek curves, which stand out from the competition, but the materials, composites, internal bracing and damping too, for instance. All of this ensures the sonic character is not compromised by aesthetic.
The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high-frequency transducer excels above any rival model within this class. The point-source replicating, high volume air movement results in lower distortion and higher accuracy in HF reproduction.
Articulate and accurate bass is perfected by the bidirectional weaved Kevlar cones, a material that is naturally self-damping to reduce and distribute resonances to virtually negligible levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll off, further aiding integration with the AMT HF unit and midrange drivers.
As per the uncompromising workflow and standard of Wharfedale loudspeaker development, hundreds of hours of listening plus custom designed Wharfedale Computer Aided Optimization technology allows for the fine tuning of the crossover, perfecting the combination of the driver selection for ultimate performance.
Enclosure Type: bass reflex
Transducer Complement: 3-way
Bass Driver: 6.5"(150mm) blackwoven Kevlar cone
Midrange Driver: 2"(50mm) soft dome
Treble Driver:30*60mm AMT
AV Shield: No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M): 87dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-120W
Peak SPL: 105dB
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω compatible
Minimum Impedance: 4Ω
Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 54Hz ~ 22kHz
Bass Extension (-6dB): 48Hz
Crossover Frequency: 1.4kHz, 3.9kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 17.9" x 9.8" x 13.4"
Weight: 29.5 lbs.