EVO4.2 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Wharfedale. It features a 1.18x2.36" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter, 1 x 2" Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 54-22k Hz and a sensitivity of 88 dB. Wharfedale EVO4.2 has an MSRP of 1199$ per pair.
EVO4.2 is a member of Wharfedale's EVO series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Wharfedale EVO Series Speakers
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Wharfedale EVO4.2 has a Frequency response range of 54-22k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-120 watts. At a minimum frequency of 54 Hz, EVO4.2 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Here we have a comparison of how EVO4.2's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Wharfedale EVO4.2's 54Hz:
Impedance and Sensitivity
Wharfedale EVO4.2's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms but can go down to as low as 4 ohms, and has a sensitivity of 88 dB.
Is the Wharfedale EVO4.2 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Wharfedale EVO4.2 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective. 88dB of Wharfedale EVO4.2 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
Minimum Impedance of Wharfedale EVO4.2
Even though the nominal impedance of the EVO4.2 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Wharfedale is 4 ohms Wharfedale EVO4.2 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
EVO4.2 has 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 EVO4.2 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Wharfedale EVO4.2 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 17.9 x 9.8 x 13.7inch (455.0 x 250.0 x 350.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 13.40kg / 29.5lbs.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Wharfedale EVO4.2, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Wharfedale EVO4.2 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale EVO4.2 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-veneer 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 EVO4.2 comes with 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Wharfedale EVO4.2 is a bottom-firing port speaker
Wharfedale EVO4.2 is available in Walnut.
EVO4.2 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Wharfedale sells a dedicated speaker stand for the EVO4.2 with a model name Wharfedale EVO4 Stands
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
What's in the Box of Wharfedale EVO4.2?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of EVO4.2:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers 2 Grilles 4 Jumper-bars (pre-installed) 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet Pair of white cloth gloves User Manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Wharfedale EVO4.2, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Wharfedale EVO4.2
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Wharfedale EVO4.2 speaker:
Official Brochure for Wharfedale EVO4.2
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Wharfedale EVO4.2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Wharfedale EVO4.2
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.