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Wharfedale Jade C2 Center-Channel Loudspeaker

Save $800 and Get Premium-Quality Center-Channel Performance: Wharfedale Jade C2 Loudspeaker Features Curved Cabinets, Aperiodic Loading, Acufiber Cones, and Stunning Finishes

To put the Wharfedale Jade C2 center-channel loudspeaker in perspective, you should know countless tower and bookshelf speakers on the market cannot even measure up to its performance. Factor in the immensely discounted price, and Jade C2 is the epitome of giant-killer. This is one serious, stacked, heavyweight (literally, it weighs 41 pounds) center-channel speaker. Film dialog, sound effects, and music information will be played back with a level of transparency, naturalism, realism, and power that might make you believe Jade C2 is really a standout bookshelf model in disguise. Curved Crystalam cabinets, Acufiber cones, and aperiodic cabinet loading are just a few of the technical and design-related reasons why Jade C2 crushes it. You want low-level detail? Jade C2 comes with four five-inch bass drivers. Four. In a center channel. Tack on a one-inch aluminum-dome tweeter and one three-inch midrange driver, AV shielding, and the choice of several elegant finishes, plus our 100% Music Direct Guarantee, and you've got a center-channel workhorse that will help make your home-theater system sing for years on end.

Advanced Engineering Developments Include Acufiber Bass Drivers, Crystalam Cabinets
Restless innovators, Wharfedale introduces several technologically savvy implements in Jade C2. Using every available tool at its disposal, the company turned to computer-aided modeling and precision-based engineering in coming up with a perfectionist-minded design. The Jade C2 cone is comprised of Acufiber, which marries the responsiveness of glass and carbon fiber within a self-damping woven matrix, nullifies coloration and breaks up standing waves. A groundbreaking linear drive motor system, aperiodic cabinet loading, and Crystalam cabinets also contribute to the speaker's incredible efficiency and resonance-free sound.

Elegant Looks and a Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee

Realizing that most music lovers want both gorgeous sound and looks, Wharfedale ensured Jade C2 possesses a stylish appearance that could warrant it an invite to a fashion show. This is a speaker you'll be proud to showcase in your home for many years to come. Its curved cabinets and svelte lines make the Jade 1 a head-turner that simultaneously blends into the surroundings. Factor in Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee, and you've every reason to get Jade C2 into your surround system.

The Advantages of Aperiodic Cabinet Loading
Aperiodic simply in speaker terms, "without resonance." Both reflex loading and closed box speakers are normally full of resonance. One problem associated with this resonance is that the system continues to produces sound after the music has stopped. At its worst, the bass takes on a boomy quality, but even when controlled, this resonance can still blur the clarity of the low end, making instruments sound unnatural and indistinct. Aperiodic loading overcomes this problem while still allowing for the port to extend the low end of the speaker. It replaces the resonance of the reflex loaded cabinet with a much simpler solution where no resonance is encouraged and music is reproduced without unnatural ringing, "chuffing," or midrange leaks, resulting in accuracy and clarity that other cabinet designs just can't match.

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Enclosure Type: 3-way Aperiodic system
Drive Units:
    1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
    1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
    4 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone
Frequency Response: 55Hz – 24kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M): 88dB
A/V shielded: yes
Crossover Frequency: 240Hz, 810Hz, 3.3kHz
Nominal Impedance: 6Ω
Recommended amplifier power: 50 - 200W
Dimensions (HWD): 7.7" x 36" x 11.8"
Net weight: 41 lbs.
Accessories: rubber feet; optional pedestal available

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