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