Wharfedale AURA CS is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Wharfedale. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1.0625 x 3.5" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter and 2 x 5" Glass Fiber Matrix Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 56-22k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Wharfedale AURA CS has an MSRP of 1499$.
What size of room is the Wharfedale AURA CS speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Wharfedale AURA CS is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Wharfedale's AURA Series?
AURA CS is a member of Wharfedale's AURA series of Passive speakers. Borrowing heavily from the advanced technology of the elite ELYSIAN research project, AURA features the Wharfedale AMT high frequency transducer, glass fibre matrix midrange and bass cones, the SLPP ports system and multi-layer cabinets Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Wharfedale AURA Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Wharfedale AURA CS speaker?
Wharfedale AURA CS has a Frequency response range of 56-22k Hz at ±3dB (45Hz at -6dB) and Power Range of 25-150 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how AURA CS's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What is the Crossover frequency of Wharfedale AURA CS?
The Crossover frequency of the AURA CS is set to 2.4kHz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Wharfedale AURA CS? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Wharfedale AURA CS's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.8 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 89 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Wharfedale AURA CS is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the Wharfedale AURA CS with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
89dB of Wharfedale AURA CS is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of Wharfedale AURA CS
Even though the nominal impedance of the AURA CS is 4 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Wharfedale is 3.8 ohms Wharfedale AURA CS so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Wharfedale AURA CS:
AURA CS has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Wharfedale AURA CS External Dimensions and Weight
Wharfedale AURA CS has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 24-1/4"W x 9-15/16"H x 13-7/8"D (253.0 x 616.0 x 353.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Wharfedale AURA CS is approximately 2174.5cm2 / 337.0inch2.
The Wharfedale AURA CS weighs 18.64kg / 41lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how AURA CS's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Wharfedale AURA CS compare to the Wharfedale AURA C?
One of the natural alternative to the Wharfedale AURA CS is the AURA C which is located one step higher in Wharfedale's Passive Center Channel selection.
Check the Detailed Comparison of Wharfedale AURA CS vs AURA C for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale AURA CS has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a Multi-layer wood finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Wharfedale AURA CS is a side-firing port speaker
Wharfedale AURA CS is available in Piano Black, Piano Walnut and White Gloss.
Does the Wharfedale AURA CS come with a Grille?
AURA CS comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the AURA CS is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Wharfedale AURA CS?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of AURA CS:
Center-channel loudspeakerGrilleBase2 Jumper wires4 Self-adhesive rubber feetPair of white glovesUser Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Wharfedale AURA CS.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Wharfedale AURA CS, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Wharfedale AURA CS
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Wharfedale AURA CS speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Wharfedale AURA CS
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.