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Wharfedale Denton 2XP loudpeakers circa 1976



Wharfedale Denton 2XP loudpeakers circa 1976

Bought for a fiver from Oxfam, I didn't expect much but they were tollerable, to a point. Obviously after 30+ years of abuse the finish had seen better days but the drive units were in good order. Major problem is lack of bass, they really do need to be placed up against a wall or on a bookshelf, as was intended. They sound reasonable on Classical or accoustic music but really don't cut it for rock, not these days anyway as we are used to better. To be fair they were very much a budget option back in 1976 when they would have been found paired with all sorts other equipment. A friend had a pair along with Pioneer PL112D and Wharfedale receiver, last I heard his dad still had them! OK if you can't find anything else but plenty of better options available. I don't know if they would respond to any updating of the crossover network, I doubt if the drive units are good enough to show any differences.