EVO4.4 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Wharfedale. It features a 1.18x2.36" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter, 1 x 2" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 44-22k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Wharfedale EVO4.4 has an MSRP of 2198$ per pair.
EVO4.4 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 EVO4.4 has a Frequency response range of 44-22k Hz at ±3dB (-6dB at 38Hz) and Power Range of 30-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 44 Hz, EVO4.4 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Wharfedale EVO4.4, check the Powered Subwoofers under $3000
Here we have a comparison of how EVO4.4's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 3000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Wharfedale EVO4.4's 44Hz:
Impedance and Sensitivity
Wharfedale EVO4.4's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms but can go down to as low as 4.3 ohms, and has a sensitivity of 89 dB.
Is the Wharfedale EVO4.4 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Wharfedale EVO4.4 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
89dB of Wharfedale EVO4.4 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of Wharfedale EVO4.4
Even though the nominal impedance of the EVO4.4 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Wharfedale is 4.3 ohms Wharfedale EVO4.4 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
EVO4.4 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 EVO4.4 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Wharfedale EVO4.4 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 41.7 x 9.8 x 1.4inch (1060.0 x 250.0 x 36.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 25.60kg / 56.3lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
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 EVO4.4 is approximately 90.0cm2 / 14.0inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Wharfedale EVO4.4, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Wharfedale EVO4.4 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
Here we have a comparison of how EVO4.4's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale EVO4.4 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 EVO4.4 comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: 4 Outrigger feet (pre-installed) 4 Spikes (pre-installed) 4 Isolation pucks
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 EVO4.4 is a bottom-firing port speaker
Wharfedale EVO4.4 is available in Walnut.
EVO4.4 comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of Wharfedale EVO4.4?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of EVO4.4:
Floorstanding loudspeaker Grille 4 Outrigger feet (pre-installed) 4 Spikes (pre-installed) 4 Isolation pucks 2 Jumper-bars (pre-installed) Pair of white cloth gloves User Manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Wharfedale EVO4.4, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Wharfedale EVO4.4
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Wharfedale EVO4.4 speaker:
Official Brochure for Wharfedale EVO4.4
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Wharfedale EVO4.4 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Wharfedale EVO4.4
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.