Stellar-Sounding Wharfedale Reva-2 Plays With Liveliness, Dynamics, Detail, and Openness and Can Be Placed Near Walls: Pictures Cannot Do These Gorgeous Bookshelf Loudspeakers Justice
Offering excellent performance in spaces off-limits to most bookshelf loudspeakers and packing a memorable punch for its size, Wharfedale Reva-2 gives you ample options and audiophile sonics – a much-sought-after combination any listener would want. First and foremost, Reva-2 plays music with involving liveliness, dynamics, and openness. This beautiful two-way speaker specializes in clarity, accuracy, and openness. Outfitted with a 4.92-inch glass-fiber bass driver and one-inch textile dome treble driver, Reva-2 boasts outstanding bandwidth and smooth responsiveness. And it sounds great even when placed near room boundaries – like walls. Wharfedale accomplishes this feat via a signature slot-loaded port, which increases the energy and efficiency while simultaneously removing distortion associated with most rear-ported speakers. Plus, Reva-2 looks great while doing the heavy lifting. Hand-finished with seven layers of piano-gloss lacquer, it would be comfortable in even the most luxurious of homes. Pictures cannot do it justice. It's also loaded with cutting-edge components and materials to deliver optimal results.
"...A supremely capable loudspeaker that can hold its own with any other standmount at this price."
– Hi-Fi World, five-globe review
Newly developed drivers, crossovers, and cabinets manufactured in a vertically integrated environment ensure perfect matching and synergistic operation. Reva-2's bass driver utilizes proprietary self-damping glass-fiber cones that remove resonance and yield enhanced transparency and precision. Wharfedale also produced a brand-new tweeter distinguished by a neodymium magnet and fitted with a finned heatsink to dramatically decrease dynamic compression. A dished waveguide widens dispersion, while a cutting-edge crossover utilizing Linkwitz-Riley slopes – and later fined-tuned with CAD techniques and hundreds of listening sessions – yields sonorous cohesiveness. Triple-layer construction, whereby substantial internal bracing and attractively curved side walls simultaneously furnish strength and eliminate coloration, speaks to the high-end build quality. Wharfedale's generous warranty and Music Direct's 100% Money-Back Guarantee take care of the rest.
"The midband has focus, dimensionality, and transient accuracy, while treble is extended and silky. Praise also has to go to the sheer physical quality of the speaker…the Reva-2 looks and feels like a significantly pricier item."
– Hi-Fi Choice, five-star review