LINTON Heritage

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 hi-fi speaker but also relatively affordable. Its cabinet was substantial, big enough to hold three drive units including a good-sized bass unit, yet not overly unwieldy by the standards of the day.

 

The new Linton has a clear family resemblance. It, too, is a three-way standmount model – a rarity in the modern era – retaining similar proportions to the classic Linton models. Its wood-veneered cabinet has a vintage look, yet the standard of finish is distinctly contemporary.

 

Retro style, timeless musicality

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.

 

The original Linton incarnations of the 1960s and 1970s were well known for their rich and natural sound quality; the new model retains these attributes but upgrades the performance in every department. Its bass is deep and well-defined, its midrange clear and open, with free-breathing dynamics and an expansive scale that brings music to life. It is a sound you can dive into and lose yourself in, as you listen to album after album; a nostalgic nod to the past elevated to a level fit for the future.

 

Designed to appeal

This is a speaker that exudes authenticity, designed to appeal to the dedicated music-lover.

 

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.

Wharfedale Linton (Pair) & Stand

$2,299.00Price
  • General Description 3-way vented-box/standmount
    Enclosure Type Bass reflex
    Transducer Complement 3-way
    Bass Driver 8"(200mm) black woven Kevlar® cone
    Midrange Driver 5"(135mm) black woven Kevlar® cone
    Treble Driver 1" (25mm) soft dome
    AV Shield No
    Sensitivity (2.83v @1m) 90dB
    Recommended Amplifier Power 25-200W
    Peak SPL 110dB
    Nominal Impedance
    Minimum Impedance 3.5Ω
    Frequency Response(+/-3dB) 40Hz ~ 20kHz
    Bass Extension(-6dB) 35Hz
    Crossover Frequency 630Hz & 2.4kHz
    Height (on plinth) 565mm
    Width 300mm
    Depth (with terminals) (330+30)mm
    Net Weight 18.4kg 18.4kg/pcs