The D330 speakers incorporate an advanced midrange/bass drive unit, using the latest generation of Wharfedale’s woven Kevlar cones, bonded to a lightweight high tech foamed polyether surround. The driver delivers clarity and dynamic musical expression, for a detailed performance from a low-cost speaker. The cone is driven by a super long throw voice coil motor system, for increased bass extension, with low frequency accuracy. The magnetic flux is controlled by a specially shaped pole plate that reduces inductance, ensuring distortion of bass frequencies remains at a minimum, while oversized ceramic magnets create high sensitivity and smooth response across the cone.
The Wide Frequency Response tweeter was original developed in the Diamond 11 Series, and has been fine tuned for the D300 Series. The 25mm textile dome tweeter is built in its own cabinet, with fibre filling for damping. The tweeter is driven by an oversized ceramic magnet with a copper capped pole piece for flux control, and performs with a smooth and pure tone, producing defined high frequency detail.
Crossover and Cabinet
Wharfedale’s Advanced Software and Listening Iteration system has been used to carefully develop the new crossover to add emphasis on lifelike reproduction of voices and instruments. The crossover components use low loss polypropylene capacitors and laminated core inductors for the optimum signal transfer. The cabinets for the D330 speakers feature 28mm front baffles, profiled to reduce diffraction edge reflections from high frequencies. Inside the cabinet, critical bracing is employed on the panels to eradicate unwanted noise and the walls are lined with a specially developed fibre to absorb resonant sounds. The sound output by the speaker therefore remains free from external noise and colourations, to produce pure and delicate audio.
P-EQ Bass Reflex Port
The D330 speakers included the newly developed P-EQ Pressure Equalisation bass reflex port for deep and controlled bass. The bass frequencies are emitted through a downward firing port between the speaker and the plinth, sounding Omni-directionally into the room. This reduces the pressure differential between the high pressure port and the low pressure room, minimising turbulence and chuffing, whilst improving bass response and efficiency. The P-EQ bass port on the D330 creates the fundamental notes of bass instruments, to match the realism of the midrange and tweeter. With the down-firing port, the D330 speakers can also be placed closer to the wall than conventional speakers without affecting the bass response, making the speakers less obtrusive in a room.
The D330 speakers offer a remarkable performance from a budget, compact speaker, with an impressive midrange and fluid high end detail, with an accurate and controlled bass from the P-EQ port. The D330s are available in Black, White, Walnut and Rosewood finishes.
- Wharfedale D330 Floorstanding Speakers with two 130mm Kevlar woven midrange/bass drivers and a 25mm textile tweeter
- Midrange drivers feature oversized ceramic magnets and pole plate to minimise distortion
- Wide Frequency Response tweeter uses ceramic magnets to control flux
- 28mm front baffles with profiling reduces edge diffraction and reflections
- Pressure Equalisation bass reflex port features down-firing port for increased bass response
General Description 2.5-way floorstanding speaker
Enclosure Type bass reflex
Transducer Complement 2.5-way
Bass Driver 5"(130mm)
Black woven Kevlar cone
Midrange Driver 5"(130mm)
Black woven Kevlar cone
Full Range Driver 1"(25mm) soft dome
Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m) 88dB
Peak Power Handling 25-120W
Peak SPL 100dB
Nominal Impedance 4Ω (compatible 8Ω )
Minimum Impedance 4.1Ω
Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass Extension (-6dB) 37Hz
Crossover Frequency 3.2kHz
Dimensions ( H x W x D ) (940+25) x 200 x (310+28)mm
Net Weight 18.2kg/pcs