The name Wharfedale represents nearly a century of hi-fi innovation.

Gilbert Briggs ca. 1950

In 1932, Gilbert Briggs built his very first loudspeaker in the cellar of his home in Ilkley, Yorkshire, a sleepy little market town located in the valley of the river “Wharfe”; an area known to this day as ‘Wharfedale’.  This unlikely location would see the birth of a brand that was to become recognized all over the world, and one that is synonymous with quality in high fidelity reproduction.

Gilbert Briggs is still much admired and respected throughout the world for his pioneering work in hi-fi reproduction and his endless pursuit of better sound quality, which was driven by his love of live music.   Mr. Briggs has been referred to by many as the “father of hi-fi” for his pioneering work in the field.

By 1936, Mr. Briggs’ company had outgrown its small premises and moved to a larger factory in Bradford.  When the war came, the factory continued production, and during the second half of the war, the Wharfedale Wireless Works was commissioned to make transformers for Marconi.  Some 40,000 units were completed by an expert staff of just twenty people before the war finally came to an end.

In the post-WWII era, Wharfedale’s expertise in loudspeaker design, as well as their reputation, continued to grow.  Wharfedale remained on the leading edge of technological advancement during this period, and continued to grow their popularity in both the consumer and professional loudspeaker markets.

A view along Highfield Road in Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire, home of Wharfedale's design studios.

Now, with more than 75 years of setting the standards for perfecting loudspeaker performance, the most advanced research and development program, and the most integrated and thorough manufacturing and quality control process in the industry, Wharfedale, in order to remain at the forefront of audio, now has a dedicated 1.5 million square foot manufacturing operation in which every single part and manufacturing step is performed in-house.  This makes the design of any new loudspeaker an acoustic engineer’s dream.  Instead of having to use off-the-shelf components from a catalog as most other purported ‘hi-fi’ companies choose to, Wharfedale is able to build a complete product, from engineering and design to parts manufacturing to assembly, to achieve a harmony in performance and balance.

Osage Audio Products is pleased to offer Wharfedale loudspeakers.  While the Reva Series models are featured below, we offer the entire range of Wharfedale models.  Please contact us to learn more about Wharfedale’s other product offerings.

Wharfedale loudspeakers are not available for purchase through our Online Store.  They are available in our showrooms and can also be purchased by telephone.  Osage Audio Products is authorized to sell Wharfedale throughout the United States.

To learn more or to place an order, call us at 573-696-3551 or email us.  We are open late seven days a week.

 

Available Finishes

Piano Black
Piano White
Piano Rosewood Veneer
Walnut Veneer


Reva-1

 
 

Specifications

            General Description:  2-way bass reflex bookshelf speaker
            Tweeter:  25mm textile dome
            Mid/bass:  115mm glass fiber cone
            Sensitivity:  86dB (2.83V @ 1m)
            Recommended Amplifier Power:  20 – 60 watts
            Peak SPL:  95dB
            Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
            Minimum Impedance:  4.3 Ohms
            Frequency Response:   52 Hz – 20k Hz (+/-3dB)
            Bass Extension:  48 Hz (-6dB)
            Dimensions:  317mm high x 172mm wide x 235mm deep 
            Net Weight:  5.6 kg each

Retail Price:  $799.00 Per Pair

 

Reva-2

 

Specifications

            General Description:  2-way bass reflex bookshelf speaker
            Tweeter:  25mm textile dome
            Mid/bass:  125mm glass fiber cone
            Sensitivity:  86dB (2.83V @ 1m)
            Recommended Amplifier Power:  20 – 80 watts
            Peak SPL:  96dB
            Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
            Minimum Impedance:  4.4 Ohms
            Frequency Response:   48 Hz – 20k Hz (+/-3dB)
            Bass Extension:  42 Hz (-6dB)
            Dimensions:  357mm high x 204mm wide x 275mm deep 
            Net Weight:  7.8 kg each

Retail Price:  $999.00 Per Pair

 

Reva-3

 

Specifications

            General Description:  2.5-way bass reflex floor standing speaker
            Tweeter:  25mm textile dome
            Midrange:  115mm glass fiber cone
            Bass:  2 x 125mm glass fiber cone
            Sensitivity:  88dB (2.83V @ 1m)
            Recommended Amplifier Power:  25 – 120 watts
            Peak SPL:  100dB
            Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
            Minimum Impedance:  3.7 Ohms
            Frequency Response:   40 Hz – 20k Hz (+/-3dB)
            Bass Extension:  37 Hz (-6dB)
            Dimensions:  910mm high x 226mm wide x 290mm deep 
            Net Weight:  18.8 kg each

Retail Price:  $1499.00 Per Pair

 

Reva-4

   
   

Specifications

            General Description:  2.5-way bass reflex floor standing speaker
            Tweeter:  25mm textile dome
            Midrange:  115mm glass fiber cone
            Bass:  2 x 150mm glass fiber cone
            Sensitivity:  88dB (2.83V @ 1m)
            Recommended Amplifier Power:  25 – 150 watts
            Peak SPL:  102dB
            Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
            Minimum Impedance:  3.9 Ohms
            Frequency Response:   38 Hz – 20k Hz (+/-3dB)
            Bass Extension:  35 Hz (-6dB)
            Dimensions:  1010mm high x 258mm wide x 330mm deep 
            Net Weight:  25 kg each

Retail Price:  $1999.00 Per Pair

 

Reva-C

 
 

Specifications

            General Description:  2-way bass reflex A/V shielded center
                                                  channel speaker
            Tweeter:  25mm textile dome
            Midrange:  2 x 115mm glass fiber cone
            Sensitivity:  87dB (2.83V @ 1m)
            Recommended Amplifier Power:  25 – 100 watts
            Peak SPL:  95dB
            Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
            Minimum Impedance:  4.2 Ohms
            Frequency Response:   60 Hz – 20k Hz (+/-3dB)
            Bass Extension:  55 Hz (-6dB)
            Dimensions:  195mm high x 520mm wide x 294mm deep 
            Net Weight:  10.5 kg each

Retail Price:  $699.00 Each

 

Wharfedale loudspeakers are not available for purchase through our Online Store.  They are available in our showrooms and can also be purchased by telephone.  Osage Audio Products is authorized to sell Wharfedale throughout the United States.

To learn more or to place an order, call us at 573-696-3551 or email us.  We are open late seven days a week.

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