Wharfedale Elysian 2 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Wharfedale. It features a 27x90mm" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter, 1 x 6" Midrange and 1 x 8.5" Coated Fiberglass Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 35-22k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Wharfedale Elysian 2 has an MSRP of 6996$ per pair.
What size of room is the Wharfedale Elysian 2 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Elysian Series?
Elysian 2 is a member of Wharfedale's Elysian series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Wharfedale Elysian Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Wharfedale Elysian 2 speaker?
Wharfedale Elysian 2 has a Frequency response range of 35-22k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 35 Hz, Elysian 2 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Elysian 2's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Wharfedale Elysian 2?
Elysian 2 is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 360Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2900Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Wharfedale Elysian 2? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Wharfedale Elysian 2's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 89 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Elysian 2 with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
89dB of Wharfedale Elysian 2 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Wharfedale Elysian 2:
Elysian 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 Elysian 2 External Dimensions and Weight
Wharfedale Elysian 2 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 27.5 x 13.1 x 18.1inch (700.0 x 334.0 x 462.0mm ).
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 Elysian 2 is approximately 1543.1cm2 / 239.2inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Wharfedale Elysian 2, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Wharfedale Elysian 2 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Wharfedale Elysian 2 weighs 30.50kg / 67.1lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Elysian 2's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Wharfedale Elysian 2 compare to the Wharfedale Elysian 4?
One of the natural alternative to the Wharfedale Elysian 2 is the Elysian 4 which is located one step higher in Wharfedale's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Check the Detailed Comparison of Wharfedale Elysian 2 vs Elysian 4 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale Elysian 2 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a 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 Elysian 2 is a bottom-firing port speaker
Wharfedale Elysian 2 is available in Piano Black, Piano Walnut and White.
Elysian 2 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Wharfedale Elysian 2 come with a Grille?
Elysian 2 comes with magnetic grilles. 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 Elysian 2 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Wharfedale Elysian 2?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Elysian 2:
Stand-mount loudspeaker Grille 2 Terminal-jumpers (pre-installed) User Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Wharfedale Elysian 2.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Wharfedale Elysian 2, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Wharfedale Elysian 2
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Wharfedale Elysian 2 speaker:
Official Brochure for Wharfedale Elysian 2
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Wharfedale Elysian 2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Wharfedale Elysian 2
5 years of parts warranty and 5 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.