Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 Surround Speaker Package offers a compact, high quality 5.1 speaker package at a great price.
Wharfedale is one of the world’s oldest loudspeaker manufacturers and, alongside their premium loudspeaker lines, an industry leader in providing great value, budget loudspeaker options. Wharfedale’s DX-1 5.1 speaker package was a hugely successful “surround sound in a box” solution.
Now Wharfedale releases the DX-2 5.1; a successor to that hugely popular surround speaker solution…
Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 – affordable surround performance
Wharfedale’s original DX-1 5.1 speaker package became highly successful for its blend of modern aesthetics, discrete size, great sound and affordability. It’s successor, the Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 carries those same qualities forward into a new generation of surround speaker package.
Much has changed in the world of home AV since Wharfedale launched their original DX-1 setup; soundbars have become a highly popular means of providing compact and discrete, high-quality TV sound. At the same time, Dolby Atmos packages have made surround even more exciting.
The question then, might well be, is the DX-2 5.1 still relevant? We humbly think so! Coming in at a price point similar to that of many sound-bars, and yet it’s significantly more compact and discrete than a full Dolby Atmos setup.
The Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 offers a real AV “sweet spot”; enjoy true 5.1 surround at home in a compact, high-value package. The core values of the Wharfedale DX series are still very much present and correct.
What’s in the box?
The Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 package contains all the speakers you need to get started with a compact, high-performance Dolby 5.1 Surround set-up. Four, passive satellite speakers are included, as well as a passive centre channel speaker and a powered subwoofer.
Available in a choice of gloss white or gloss black finishes, the speakers are stylishly neutral, and, coupled to their compact size, will blend effortlessly with the decor of most modern homes.
The satellite speakers included with the Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 package are highly compact, infinite baffle type enclosures, barely larger than a paperback novel in height. A genuine two-way unit with a 20mm silk dome tweeter, the satellites are miniature marvels.
The all-important centre, dialogue channel speaker, uses two of the 75mm drivers of the satellite speakers, with the same, 20mm silk dome tweeter and an aperiodic type enclosure. No surround package, of course, would be complete without a subwoofer…
Wharfedale bundle the DX-2 5.1 package with the compact yet effective WH-D8 Subwoofer. The WH-D8 subwoofer is an active design, featuring a 70w amplifier with an ‘auto-power’ facility, automatically switching in or out of standby when a signal is sensed.
The WH-D8 active subwoofer features a 20cm long-throw bass driver for fast, deep and well-defined sound. Designed to integrate perfectly with the rest of the Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 package, it rounds off this well-designed sextet of speakers.
Great value and high performance
The Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 surround speaker package provides a superb set of speakers for anyone wishing to build a compact, discrete surround system on a budget. Simply add the surround sound amplifier of your choice and voila!
Additionally, for those who may consider expanding to a 7.1 system in the future, additional, matching satellite speakers are available.
Once again then, Wharfedale prove they know how to create fantastic value for money speaker packages; whether that’s Hi-Fi or surround, they’re still the name to beat for sheer bang-for-buck.
DX-2 Satellite Speaker Specs
|Bass Driver||3" (75mm) woven polypropylene bass cone|
|Treble Driver||3/4" (19mm) silk dome|
|Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m)||84dB|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-60W|
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB)||120Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Bass Extension (-6dB)||100Hz|
|Dimensions||190 x 120 x 122 mm ( h x w x d )|
DX-2 Centre Speaker Specs
|Bass Driver||3" (75mm) woven polypropylene bass cone x2|
|Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m)||86dB|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-100W|
|Frequency Response (+/-3dB)||80Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Bass Extension (-6dB)||70Hz|
|Dimensions||120 x 310 x 122 mm ( h x w x d )|
WH-D8 Subwoofer Specs
|Bass Driver||8” (200mm) long-throw cone|
|Frequency Response||40 - 120Hz ±3dB|
|Amplifier Power Output||70W|
|Crossover Range||40 - 150Hz|
|Inputs||Stereo line In (2 x RCA phono)
line In (RCA phono)
|Input Impedance||Line in 10kΩ LFE 5kΩ|
|Features||Low pass filter slope adjustment