LoudspeakerWharfedale82% by External Reviewers

Wharfedale Linton Heritage

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Product Overview

Wharfedale Linton Heritage inherits the three-way stand mount layout of the original Linton with a substantial cabinet and introduces new driver technologies.
With a timeless retro design, the Linton features a large 8" Kevlar woofer mounted on a rigid, die-cast chassis. The Kevlar midrange is housed in its own internal enclosure, and the 1" fabric-dome tweeter has a high-flux ferrite magnet.
The original Wharfedale Linton was a premium hi-fi speaker at an affordable price made between 1965 and the end of the 1970s.
A pair of Linton Heritage is priced at £999.95, while matching stands costs an additional 200.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Big, open sound
  • Lots of dynamic headroom
  • Excellent stereo imaging
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found

External score 82%
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Impressive dynamic headroom
  • Impressive dynamics
  • Gorgeous, open presentation
  • Big, clean bass
Cons
  • Not as detailed as the KEFs
  • Not the greatest

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Specifications

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External Reviews

hifichoice[1]

Reviewer score 74%
Reviewers from hifichoice have found:
The Linton is quite different to your average modern ‘tower’ loudspeaker. It has a sense of physicality and heft to the lower registers that’s really something special. Thanks to this relaxed, insouciant character, the music saunters along happily and everything sounds fun – whatever musical genre you choose.
Pros
  • Impressive dynamic headroom
  • Great build quality
Cons
  • Not the greatest

whathifi[2]

Reviewer score 90%
Reviewers from whathifi have found:
The Wharfedale speakers have a brilliant sense of scale and space. No one instrument dominates - not Jagger's voice, not the tambourine and not the drums. The bass guitar has a wonderfully rounded hum to its strings, quite separate to the weight of the kick drum. With effortless weight and elbow patches, you don't need whisky to enjoy it.
Pros
  • Gorgeous, open presentation
  • Big, clean bass
  • Impressive dynamics
Cons
  • Not as detailed as the KEFs

References

  1. ^ Wharfedale Linton. [hifichoice].
  2. ^ Wharfedale Linton review. [whathifi].

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