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Wharfedale EVO 4.1 Review (Speaker)

Rate this speaker:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 62 28.2%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 127 57.7%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 26 11.8%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 5 2.3%

  • Total voters
    220

Zvu

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I'd like to hear about technical aspects that contributed to your conclusion - other than line-up name, of course.

Thanks.
 

Supes323

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I currently have the 4.4’s and find the sound very impressive. I normally replace speakers every year due to being unfulfilled and ultimately wanting more however these are the only speakers I truly am satisfied with.

I sold my more expensive atc scm40a for the 4.4 as I found the overall sound that good.

I have owned perhaps 15+ speakers prior to that and demo lots more.

Wide sweet spot, wide and deep soundstage, nice and airey, very neutral and non fatiguing but exciting enough to not be boring. Its difficult to criticise them as there is no particular area to fault them.

Yes, other speakers I have owned / heard do some particular elements better but there is always a flaw or compromise. I dont know of any speaker that is just so well rounded.

My best all rounders to date and excellent value for money IMO.

The 4.2’s are similar but with less room filling sound. Unsure how well the 4.1’s sound but they must share some of that dna / character.
 

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Seeing as how the midrange contains the frequencies we are most sensitive to, I think it is very difficult to extrapolate how a 3 way speaker will sound from the review of a similar 2 way.
 
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@amirm Forgot the impedance graph?
Oops. Added to the review:

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jmillar

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so majority of the money that you will pay for a pair of these goes to Aesthetics. i was contemplating on buying the 4.2S but i opted to buy a friend's Revel M16 Instead.
The 4.2 has good FR, but only if you sit squarely in the "sweet spot". If you remain there it is actually a very good speaker.

Different radiation patterns of the three transducers mean that "out of the optimum" area things degrade quickly.
 
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