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Wharfedale Jade C1 Centre Channel Loudspeaker

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Engineered to offer something beyond the ordinary and to be considered an exceptional music reproduction instrument, each Wharfedale loudspeaker must meet a number of exacting standards.

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$ 1,699.00

JADE

Introduction

Engineered to offer something beyond the ordinary and to be considered an exceptional music reproduction instrument, each Wharfedale loudspeaker must meet a number of exacting standards. Jade is the newest audiophile class speaker design from Wharfedale that incorporates the latest improvements in loudspeaker technology and production from Wharfedale’s in-house design. Computer-aided modelling and precision tooling is used to produce the highest levels of performance of our loudspeakers to ensure they can provide its owners a lifetime of indulgence.

Available in natural wood veneer and piano gloss finish, the Jade series improves on Wharfedale’s famous multi-braced MDF curved cabinet construction by incorporating the latest material technology developed by its engineers. It is also equipped with new bass and midrange drive units engineered with a specially designed cone material which combines the responsiveness of glass and carbon fibre materials with a self-damping woven matrix. As a result, every detail from the analogue or digital music source can be heard, from the loudest transient to the micro-harmonics of individual instruments, with crystal clear clarity – the essence of Wharfedale Jade.

Technology

Crystalam – a laminated material formed from a series of critically specified natural wood elements and composites, formulated to reduce panel vibration and acoustic leakage to below audibility.

Acufiber – an advanced cone material that combines the responsiveness of glass and carbon fibre materials with a self-damping woven matrix. It features a moulded pattern which automatically breaks up standing waves in the cone to further reduce colouration and distortion, enabling the cone to behave closer to the theoretical acoustic ‘piston’ without the high ‘Q’ resonances experienced by formed metal cones.

Phase Linear Crossover
– In order to achieve seamless integration between drive units, the crossover has to be phase linear - that the ear should not hear any discontinuity while each drive units hands over sonic delivery to the next resulting to a cohesive, natural sound. The speaker system is first measured in Wharfedale’s new anechoic chamber and the mechanical properties of the drive units are characterized by the Kippel system. Afterwards each characteristic is then imported into the crossover modeling software where Wharfedale engineers then model the desired performance. Each prototype crossover is then evaluated in our listening rooms and optimised by ear using a wide range of musical styles. From that experience the crossover is once again simulated on the computer and any wrinkle in the performance is ironed out. This process is repeated many times until the perfect performance is reached.

Wharfedale Jade Review:

"Seriously impressive bass weight and control; superbly detailed; good integration between individual drivers [...] These aren't your average floorstanders. The Wharfedale Jade-5s bring immense power and poise to the parts" - Jade 5 Review - What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision

"Overall tonal balance has been voiced to provide fair detail retrieval while remaining kind to 'hot' recordings. Finishes are excellent" - Jade 7 Review - Hi-Fi News, Highly Reccomended

"Big, powerful, vivid and insightful, these are great rock loudspeakers" - Jade 5 Review - Hi-Fi World

"Real Gems" - Home Cinema Choice

Specification

General Description Centre channel
Enclosure Type 3-way Aperiodic system
Drive Units 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
2 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone
Frequency Response 75Hz – 24kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 87dB
A/V shielded yes
Crossover Frequency 710Hz, 3.2kHz
Recommended amplifier power (RMS) 30W - 150W
Dimensions(HxWxD) 195mm x 664mm x 300mm
Net weight 13.2kg / pc
Accessories rubber feet; optional pedestal available
Nominal Impedance
Note: Speaker stand sold seperately.

New Zealand Wharfedale Official Product. Come with Wharfedale Manufactures Warranty.