Wharfedale Crystal 4 Series speakers are for music and film lovers who are seeking a quality, fully-fledged home cinema solution at an entry-level price.The bookshelf and floorstanding speakers in the range performa equally well in a stereo or 2-channel systems as they do in a home cinema configuration.
Wharfedale has been designing loudspeakers since 1932. The original designs by founder Gilbert Briggs were made for musicality and performance, and while much has changed in regards to technologies such as driver material and production methods, Wharfedale's engineers have have stayed true to this original philosophy in the design of the Crystal 4 series.
Kevlar is the chosen material for the low frequency drivers in Wharfedale’s leading products - It’s light, stiff and strong. As such Crystal 4 uses a premium Woven Kevlar weave in its bass and mid drivers. Combined with Wharfedale’s advanced motor systems and its in-house manufacturing to guarantee the highest quality standards, Crystal 4 delivers speech with clarity and sonic impact for movie special effects.
On the Crystal 4.3 floorstander an additional polypropylene bass driver completes the speaker and again, in-house manufacturing allows proprietary techniques to be used, ensuring the best possible performance. Where inferior polypropylene drivers can distort under the stress of highly dynamic music and soundtracks Wharfedale engineers use a specific technique to reduce this effect. A special Hot Compacted Woven Polypropylene is used, where aligned polypropylene fibres are added in a matrix of thermoformed polypropylene. This results in a much stronger drive unit and therefore lowering distortion, even with large musical peaks.
Crystal 4 series has been engineered for excitement - a Crystal 4 system demonstrates coverage and depth usually associated with much more expensive home cinema systems. Intoxicating high frequencies and powerful bass - it’s mostly thanks to Wharfedale's tried and tested driver technology.