Loudspeakers

Wharfedale Chevin XP2

The year is 1978. The Bee Gees, as well as other acts like Tavares and Yvonne Elliman who appeared in Robert Stigwood’s magnum opus film Saturday Night Fever, are dominating the pop charts. Meanwhile, you’re a broke wannabe audiophile who can only fantasize about the exotic stuff you read about in magazines and brochures. You’re …

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Wharfedale E70 Review

There were never that many fantastic loudspeakers in the 1970s. Speakers were increasingly complicated and power-hungry, possibly because the wisdom of the day was that big, muscular transistor power amps were the way forward. Slow transients, phase difficulties, and needlessly intricate crossovers plagued multi-driver designs using thick polypropylene and Bextrene cones, degrading the sound… The …

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