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Linton is Back! Wharfedale, Three Ways

The original Wharfedale Linton debuted in 1965 and the line continued until the end of the 1970s. This example has been  re-engineered using contemporary techniques and materials

The new Linton is a three-way standmount model retaining similar proportions to the classic Linton models. Its wood-veneered cabinet and has a vintage look, yet the standard of finish is contemporary.

Linton Three-way standmount speaker reissued

It features a wide baffled 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 fabricdome tweeter with a high-flux ferrite magnet handles high frequencies.

Linton Three-way standmount speaker reissued

Custom-made, the stand has a rigid metal frame. It is embellished with wood-veneered panels at the top and bottom. The design even provides space to store vinyl records within the stand’s structure.

Linton Three-way standmount speaker reissued

The new Wharfedale Linton is available from the end of May for £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.

Linton Three-way standmount speaker reissued

Spanning 565 x 300 x 330mm, each speaker weighs in at 18.4kg.

Three-way standmount speaker reissued

To learn more, click www.wharfedale.co.uk

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  • Reply
    Roger Charles
    29th July 2019 at 6:00 am

    These look great.
    Are they are not mirror imaged ?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      29th July 2019 at 9:52 am

      Hi Roger – can you elaborate on that please? You’ve lost me there.

      • Reply
        13th August 2019 at 2:50 pm

        The tweeters are not centered so is there a designated left/right speaker?

        • Reply
          Paul Rigby
          13th August 2019 at 3:35 pm

          Hi Rs, I’ve yet to see them ‘in the flesh’ so I’m not sure on that but hope to find out soon.

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          Paul Rigby
          14th August 2019 at 3:45 pm

          This is direct from Wharefedale, Roger, “Yep, each pair has a left speaker and a right speaker. The tweeters are slightly offset; the speakers should be arranged with the tweeters on the inside and the ‘W’ logo on the outside. It’s also important to point out that the speakers are designed to be listened to with the grilles on, in line with their retro design. In the words of Peter Comeau, Wharfedale’s Director of Acoustic Design: “The baffle is recessed, leaving a rectangular edge that can interfere with the output from the treble unit (and the upper reaches of the midrange unit). The grille has an asymmetric cut out which smooths the dispersion, thereby removing the issue. Naturally, the cloth has a mild attenuation too, so I took the decision to balance the tonality with grilles on – this, we believe, is how most users will want to play these Heritage-style speakers.”

  • Reply
    6th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Why do you think you are qualified to review speakers which might influence people’s buying decisions?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      7th October 2019 at 11:26 am

      Are you doing a project, survey or something? 🙂 Come on, open up.

      In short? Experience. Enthusiasm for the job. An irritating ability to ask too many questions, an insatiable curiosity and a wish to poke around dark corners until answers are forthcoming. A good ear. Top class reference system and location. A love for music. I may have forgotten a few but that will do you for now.

      Do I get a gold star? 🙂

  • Reply
    Harry Critchley
    28th September 2020 at 7:44 am

    are the speakers stable on their stands? I noticed that the speakers cant be fixed down onto the stand base, would they be easy to knock off?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      30th September 2020 at 9:28 am

      Hi Harry – I never got to see the stands so I can’t confirm that I’m afraid.

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