Wharfedale EVO4.2 6.5″ 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers
- About this item.
- Full-range speaker for smaller rooms Air Motion Transformer tweeter for super-detailed treble Dedicated mid-range unit delivers sumptuous vocals Smooth, powerful bass Sleek cabinets that sound as good as they look.
- Imported from UK.
Full-range speaker for smaller rooms
Based on the multi-award-winning 4.4 model, the EVO 4.2 delivers
stunning, 3-way sound from a compact enclosure. Having three
speaker drive units instead of the more usual two, means each
area of the frequency response gets a dedicated driver for more
detailed and precise sound. They can either be used as they are,
in stereo, or as part of an EVO AV speaker system, with matching
centre and rear speakers available.
Air Motion Transformer tweeter for super-detailed treble
The highly advanced AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter delivers
class-leading detail and precision through its high-tech design.
By squeezing the air between sound plates, the EVO 4.2 offers a
highly consistent and precise top end that’s fast to respond to
all types of music – making your favourite tunes sound more
believable than ever.
Dedicated mid-range unit delivers sumptuous vocals
Usually found only on speakers costing well in excess of the EVO
4.2, the dedicated, soft dome mid-range brings vocals to life.
With a top quality drive unit, dedicated to the mid-range, vocal
reproduction is more accurate than ever with every breath
(sometimes literally in some recordings) clearly defined. Other
instruments in the mid-range, such as guitars, also benefit
through higher resolution.
Smooth, powerful bass
Featuring a Kevlar woofer cone, the EVO 4.2 delivers
class-leading bass precision. With its high rigidity and low
distortion movement, the EVO 4.2 follows bass lines intensely,
producing a foot-tapping beat. Downwards firing bass ports
integrate better with your room and also make the speakers easier
to position as they can be placed closer to a rear wall.
Enjoy the impactful slam of a tower along with the superior imaging of a top-quality monitor with the Wharfedale’s EVO 4.2 bookshelf loudspeaker. Incorporating innovative engineering learned over its 80-plus years as an audio company, Wharfedale created a compact three-way model that produces layers of luxurious detail, a punchy midrange, and sonorous bass. Endowed with technology from Wharfedale’s Elysian flagship, it can fill an entire room with rich, colorful sound that belies its size.
Inside, a 6.5-inch, bidirectional, black-woven Kevlar cone woofer incorporates a naturally self-damping material that reduces and distributes resonances to extremely low levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll-off that enables the drivers to seamlessly mesh with EVO 4.2’s specially designed Air Motion Transformer tweeter and two-inch silk midrange driver.
EVO4.2’s crossover also deserves special mention. Using custom-designed Computer Aided Optimization technology during extensive listening tests, Wharfedale engineers carefully fine-tuned the crossover to the point that EVO 4.2 achieves balanced integration of its driver, woofer, and tweeter – allowing the speaker to practically disappear and draw your attention to the music program at hand. An all-rounder, EVO4.2 provides the detail audiophiles love and the dynamics home-theater enthusiasts crave.
Measuring 17.9 x 9.8 x 13.8 inches (HWD) and weighing a shade more than 29 pounds, EVO4.2 claims a 90dB sensitivity that invites pairing with a wide range of amplifiers. Experience EVO 4.2 for yourself with the security of our 100% Music Direct Guarantee.
“From the very first listen, the recurring thought during my time evaluating the EVO4.2s was, ‘How can a pair of speakers [at that price] sound this good?’ I repeatedly tried to uncover a flaw or shortcoming in their performance or build quality, but ultimately I couldn’t.”
—Drew Gagliano, The Audio Beatnik
Beauty with Purpose
The EVO4 cabinet is purpose designed from the ground-up. Not just the sleek curves, which stand out from the competition, but the materials, composites, internal bracing and damping too, for instance. All of this ensures the sonic character is not compromised by aesthetic.
The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high-frequency transducer excels above any rival model within this class. The point-source replicating, high volume air movement results in lower distortion and higher accuracy in HF reproduction.
Articulate and accurate bass is perfected by the bidirectional weaved Kevlar cones, a material that is naturally self-damping to reduce and distribute resonances to virtually negligible levels. In addition, a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures smooth acoustic roll off, further aiding integration with the AMT HF unit and midrange drivers.
As per the uncompromising workflow and standard of Wharfedale loudspeaker development, hundreds of hours of listening plus custom designed Wharfedale Computer Aided Optimization technology allows for the fine tuning of the crossover, perfecting the combination of the driver selection for ultimate performance.
|3-way bookshelf speaker
|6.5"(165mm) black woven Kevlar® cone
|2"(50mm) soft dome
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M)
|Recommended Amplifier Power
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB)
|54Hz ~ 22kHz
|Bass Extension (-6dB)
|455 x 250 x (340+10)mm