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Beautifully ﬁnished, the Wharfedale Elysian 1 speaker cabinets are designed to enhance the acoustic output of the drivers and provide a piece of furniture of which the owner can be justly proud. Handcrafted veneers are enhanced by true piano ﬁnish lacquers, hand-polished to six levels of depth.
Operating in a two-way conﬁguration, Elysian 1 is also ﬁtted with a custom, glass ﬁbre matrix cone bass unit. Terminated with a highly ﬂexible rubber surround and driven by a specially developed low-distortion motor system, the 180mm (7”) bass units are capable of reaching down below 49Hz, revealing the full body and impact of percussion, stringed and wind instruments with detail and depth that other standmount speaker options just cannot reach.
The performance of ELYSIAN 1 is enhanced with an advanced version of Wharfedale’s signature slot-loaded port. Christened SLPP (Slot-Loaded Proﬁled Port), it ensures that the rear output of the bass units is not wasted. Instead, the lowest frequency energy is vented to a slot at the base of the speaker, specially proﬁled to equalise the high internal pressure to the low pressure in the room. This reduces the distortion that is typical of bass reﬂex systems and increases the port’s eﬃciency. In addition, because the air is dispersed uniformly in the room, the speakers are less fussy about placement.
In combination, the bass units and SLPP bass reﬂex system provide the massive foundation upon which the rest of the musical performance sits, letting you feel as well as hear the full impact of thunderous low-frequency information. High overall system sensitivity allows any ampliﬁer to reveal the full dynamic range of the music fed to it, without strain or limitation.
The drivers’ output is combined via a sophisticated crossover network, ﬁne-tuned over hundreds of hours of listening tests to ensure a seamless blend between the drive units.
Of particular note is the phase consistency across the driver output, permitting a wide range of seating positions and encouraging the power response to be highly linear throughout the listening room. Only the highest grade, acoustically transparent components are used throughout the crossover network, ensuring all the musical detail is heard with nothing held back.
2-way standmount speaker
7″ (180mm) coated ﬁbre glass matrix cone
27 x 90mm AMT
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)
Recommended amplifier power
4Ω (compatible 8Ω)
49Hz ~ 22kHz
Cabinet Volume(in litres)
Height (on plinth): 490mm
Depth (with terminals): (285+30)mm
690 x 445 x 625mm
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