To celebrate its history, Wharfedale has established the Heritage Series, recreations of famous models from its past, entirely re-engineered using contemporary techniques and materials. The latest loudspeaker to join this collection is the Linton.

The original Linton debuted in 1965 and the line continued in various iterations until the end of the 1970s. It was a classic model of its time, viewed as a serious Hifi speaker but also relatively affordable.

Wharfedale Heritage Series

Its cabinet was substantial, big enough to hold three drive units including a good-sized bass unit, yet not overly unweildy by the standards of the day. The new Linton has a clear family resemblance. It, too, is a three-way standmount model, retaining similar proportions to the classic Linton models. Its wood-veneered cabinet has a vintage look, yet the standard of finish is distinctly contemporary.

Kevlar Cones

The Linton makes use of its wide baffle by incorporating a large (by modern standards) bass driver with a 200mm Kevlar cone, mounted on a rigid, die-cast chassis. Above this sits a 135mm midrange driver, also sporting a woven Kevlar cone and housed within its own internal enclosure. Finally, a 25mm fabric- dome tweeter with a high-flux ferrite magnet handles high frequencies.

Vinyl Record Storage

In keeping with a design intended to be treasured, the new Linton sports hand-matched wood veneers and optional matching stands with a similarly classic style. Custom-made to ensure each speaker is sited at the perfect height for a seated listener, the stand’s rigid metal frame ensures critical damping of unwanted vibrations, embellished with wood-veneered panels at the top and bottom to complement the speakers. The design even provides space to store vinyl records within the stand’s structure.

The new Wharfedale Linton is available from the end of May at an RRP of £999.95 per pair, in a choice of walnut or mahogany veneer. The Linton’s dedicated stands are available separately at £279.95 per pair. The speakers and stands may also be purchased together at a special combined price of £1099.95.

Specifications Of The Wharfedale Linton

Configuration Three-way standmount speaker

Enclosure type Bass reflex (2x rear-firing ports)

Bass driver 200mm woven Kevlar cone

Midrnage driver 135mm woven Kevlar cone

Tweeter 25mm textile dome

Sensitivity (2v @ 1m) 90dB

Nominal impedance 6 Ohms

Recommended amp power 25-200W

Peak SPL 110dB

Frequency response (+/-3dB) 40Hz-20kHz

Bass extension (-6dB) 35Hz

Crossover frequencies 630Hz (bass/midrange) and 2.4kHz (midrange/treble)

Speaker dimensions (HxWxD) 565x300x330mm

Stand dimensions (HxWxD) 437x300x330mm

Weight per speaker 18.4kg

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