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In the early 1980s, Wharfedale created the blueprint for modern ‘budget’ hi-fi speakers. Almost four decades on, Wharfedale again redefines the low-cost, high-performance speaker concept with the all-new range, the D300 Series.
Designed to seamlessly complement the bookshelf and tower loudspeakers in Wharfedale's D300 Series, the D300C center-channel loudspeaker serves as the cherry on top of an advanced home-theater system created to perform at elevated levels for a lower cost. You'll hear the focus, clarity, detail, and timbres you need for complete immersion in films, TV shows, and surround-sound music.
Fueled by drivers based off those employed in Wharfedale's more expensive Diamond 11 Series, D300C boasts a pair of 5" woven Kevlar cone bass/mid drivers, a super-long-throw voice-coil motor system complete with a custom-shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap, and oversized ceramic magnets. Wharfedale's trademarked WFR ( Wide Frequency Response ) one-inch tweeter that incorporates its own cabinet – also stemming from developments in Diamond 11 Series – further ups the ante in fidelity. Ditto the trademarked P-EQ ( Pressure Equalization ) port system, which eradicates the turbulence of traditional ported designs & lets you place D300C closer to walls.
Complete your D300-based system with D300C and relish what your entertainment has to offer.
Advanced Bass & Midrange Drivers
For the bass/mid drivers, the latest generation of Wharfedale's long-established woven Kevlar cones are bonded to a super-lightweight surround made of hi-tech foamed polyether, delivering remarkable clarity, texture & musical expression. These cones are driven by a super-long-throw voice coil motor system, enabling low-frequency linearity and accuracy that is exceptional for such low-cost loudspeakers. The use of a specially shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap reduces inductance & controls the magnetic flux, ensuring low distortion.
Trademarked WFR Treble Unit
Developed for the Diamond 11 Series & fine-tuned for the D300 range, Wharfedale's WFR ( Wide Frequency Response ) tweeter incorporates its own cabinet—a precisely shaped rear chamber damped with a fiber filling. An over-sized ceramic magnet, selected to give a smoother transition from midrange to high frequencies, is attached to a pole piece with copper cap for flux control. The pole piece is vented through to the rear chamber to achieve a low resonant frequency, ensuring excellent linearity & allowing the textile dome, sited within a dished waveguide, to contribute to a wonderfully lucid midrange as well as smooth, pure, & richly defined high-frequency detail.
P-EQ Bass Reflex Port
Developed from the Slot-Loaded Distributed Port found in Diamond 11 Series, the D300 Series' P-EQ ( Pressure Equalization ) port system is critical to the speakers' deep and controlled bass performance. Low-bass frequencies emitted from the rear surface of the bass driver travel through a downward-firing port in the base of the speaker, with precisely curved openings to smooth airflow. These frequencies exit into the room omnidirectional through a gap between the cabinet & the surface on which it rests ( or, in the case of the D330, between cabinet & plinth ), formed by four feet attached to the speaker's base. This reduces the pressure differential between the high pressure in the port & the low pressure in the room, thus eradicating the turbulence & audible 'chuffing' suffered by conventional ported systems whilst aiding bass reflex efficiency.
Custom Crossover & Cabinet Design
The output of the drive units is carefully combined by a thoroughly researched crossover developed using Wharfedale's Advanced Software & Listening Iteration system. Each crossover is carefully evaluated using a wide range of music, with the emphasis being on the lifelike reproduction of voices and instruments in addition to the dynamics of the musical performance. Crossover components feature low-loss polypropylene capacitors and laminated core inductors for optimum transfer of the music signal.The acoustically profiled cabinets feature 28 mm-thick front baffles – a luxury, engineering touch to such low-cost speakers – profiled at the edges to reduce diffraction edge reflections at mid-to-high frequencies. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels contributes to the eradication of audible resonance &, combined with the rounded cabinet edges, yields a rigid base on which to mount the drive units. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fiber, chosen for its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth. You'll hear the drive unit output unsullied by unwanted coloration's caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, revealing more of the detail of the musical performance.
Enclosure Type: bass reflex
Transducer complement: 2 - way
Bass driver: 2 x 5" ( 130 mm ) Black woven Kevlar cones
Full range driver: 1" ( 25 mm ) soft dome
Sensitivity ( 2.83v @ 1m ): 89 dB
Peak power handling: 25 - 120 watt
Peak SPL: 95 dB
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω ( compatible 8 Ω )
Minimum impedance: 3.8 Ω
Frequency Response ( +/- 3 dB ): 65 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Bass Extension ( -6 dB ): 55 Hz
Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
Dimensions ( H x W x D ): 7.8" x 20.1" x 9.1"
Weight: 17.6 lbs.