Wharfedale ELYSIAN 4



A genuine example of luxury audio, ELYSIAN offers indulgence in design, materials aesthetic and performance. A thorough and no compromise approach has lead the Wharfedale engineers to create a benchmark in affordable, audiophile-grade luxury loudspeakers. Cutting edge design and class-leading technology are combined to deliver musical reproduction that will proudly challenge the world’s finest loudspeakers.

From the Piano-Lacquer finished cabinet, created with details of true craftsmanship, through to the AMT (Air Motion Transformer) high frequency transducers and European manufactured bass drivers, ELYSIAN represents a new standard in the world of home audio experiences.

The resultant sound, from the finely balanced driver selection and expert crossover design, matches the pristine design with a degree of natural transparency that will leave you breathless.

One for the connoisseur and one for the history books, ELYSIAN will leave you questioning, how is this possible in this price-class?

ELYSIAN is truly an audio engineering work of art.

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The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) is a radically different way of moving air. A large,
pleated, lightweight diaphragm is driven across its surface by rows of strategically
placed metallic strips immersed in a strong magnetic field. Under the influence of
the musical drive the pleats in the diaphragm contract and expand, squeezing the
air between them to form the desired waveform.
Not only is this an efficient way of moving air but it is also very accurate as the
diaphragm is under close control of the motor system at all times. In addition
the AMT is a velocity, rather than pressure, transducer, capable of producing
scintillatingly fast transients and dynamics. The result is a wide bandwidth device
that achieves low distortion naturally and delivers wonderful musical detail.
ELYSIAN Midrange
Determined to match the sensitivity and accuracy of the AMT, we settled on a
unique woven glass fibre matrix for the cone, which gives a wonderful combination
of low mass and strength, and then gave this a coating of high plasticity to control
its acoustic behavior. With such a low mass only a low-damping, foamed rubber-like
material would match for the surround, again coated for durability. A central phase
plug is specially shaped to linearise the output across a wide bandwidth, even well
off-axis, enhancing a natural response to the music which can be heard anywhere
you wish to sit.
What you will hear is astonishing reality to voices and instruments. Vocalists seem
to be present in the room with you – close your eyes and listen to the palpable
presence of singers in the acoustic space presented by ELYS

The bass units are loaded by the most advanced version of the unique Wharfedale
Slot Port yet. Christened SLPP (Slot Loaded Profiled Port) the rear output of the bass
units is not wasted. Instead the lowest frequency energy is vented to a slot at the
base of the speaker, specially profiled to equalize the high internal pressure to the
low pressure in the room. Overall system sensitivity is incredibly high, typically more
than 92dB output for just 1 watt of input, allowing any amplifier to reveal the full
dynamic range of the music fed to it without any strain or limitation.
In combination the bass units and SLPP bass reflex system provide the massive
foundation on which the rest of the musical performance sits, letting you feel as well
as hear the full impact of thunderous low frequency information.
ELYSIAN Crossover
Combining the outputs of the drivers is an advanced computer modeled crossover
that has been developed over hundreds of hours of listening tests, fine tuned to
make sure that the blend between the drive units is seamless. Of particular note is
the phase consistency across the drive unit output, allowing a wide range of seating
position and encouraging the power response to be highly linear throughout your
listening room.
And, of course, we have only used the highest grade, acoustically transparent
components throughout the crossover construction, ensuring that you hear all the
musical detail with nothing held back.
You’ll hear the full body of instruments like cello and bass guitar, without straining
to enjoy the complete dynamics of the musical recital. Whether you are listening
to solo piano, a full orchestra or a jazz trio or multi-instrument rock performance,
ELYSIAN is more than capable of bringing the thrill and excitement of the
performance into your listening room


System 3-way floorstanding speaker
Treble 27x90mm AMT
Midrange 6.0″ (150mm) coated fibre glass matrix cone
Bass 8.5″ (220mm) coated fibre glass matrix cone
Nominal Impedance 4Ω (compatible 8Ω )
Crossover Frequency 340Hz, 3.1kHz
Frequency Response 30Hz – 22kHz (+/-3dB)
Sensitivity 92dB (2.83V @1m)
Recommended Amplifier Power 15 – 250W
Weight 49.5kg/pcs
Dimensions (H x W x D)mm 1188 on plinth x 402 on plinth x (432+30) with terminals


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