Wharfedale announced the DX-1 HCP (Home Cinema Package) consisting of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a similarly diminutive center speaker and a compact active subwoofer. The speakers take their design cues from their Diamond 10.1 standmount speakers, with their curved cabinets and silver-finished cone surrounds, albeit shrunk to a much smaller size — the satellite speakers are just 19cm high.
Each DX-1 Satellite sports a 19mm silk dome tweeter and 75mm mid/bass driver with woven polypropylene cone. The enclosure is an infinite baffle (closed-box) design and the speakers can be sited in close proximity to a wall without affecting their performance.
The DX-1 Centre combines two 75mm mid/bass drivers either side of a 19mm tweeter. In addition, it incorporates an aperiodic loading system to aid bass response, consisting of a vent that is filled with resistive porous form to control airflow, thus contributing to a rich and detailed centre channel performance — a critical part of the surround sound experience.
The DX-1 Subwoofer combines a 200mm long-throw bass cone with a new-generation, 150W Class D amplifier, to deliver bass that's fast, deep and well-defined from an extremely compact unit — just 33.5×28.5x32cm (HxWxD). The quality of the subwoofer's design ensures it integrates superbly with the other speakers in the package, without any hint of bass bloating or overhang.
Available in high-gloss black or high-gloss white, the DX-1 HCP delivers smart, space-saving contemporary style and exhilarating sound for both movies and music — fast, punchy and detailed, with a sense of scale that belies the diminutive size of the speakers.
Price and Availability
The Wharfedale DX-1 HCP is available from September 2011 for £399.95.
|Model||DX-1 Satellite||DX-1 Centre|
|Description/Format||Two-way closed-box system||Two-way aperiodic system|
|High-Frequency Drive Unit||1 x 19mm silk dome||1 x 19mm silk dome|
|Mid/Bass Drive Unit||1 x 75mm woven PP cone||2 x 75mm woven PP cones|
|Frequency Response||120Hz – 20kHz ±3dB||80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB|
|Recommended Amp (RMS)||20 – 80W||30 – 100W|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||190x122x123mm (inc. grille and feet)||122x292x123mm (inc. grille and feet)|
|Accessories||Rubber feet||Rubber feet|
|Description/Format||Active subwoofer with reflex loading|
|Drive Unit||1 x 200mm long-throw cone|
|Frequency Response||40 – 120Hz ±3dB|
|Amplifier Power Output||150W RMS|
|Line Input Sensitivity||200mv for 75W|
|Crossover Range||30 – 150Hz (adjustable)|
|Inputs||Stereo line in (2 x RCA-phono)
LFE line in (RCA-phono)
Stereo speaker level in
|Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N)||≥75dB|
|Avg. Max Output @1m||110dB|
|Options||Auto power; phase inversion|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||335x285x320mm (inc. grille and feet)|
|Accessories||IEC power cord, rubber feet|