Wharfedale LINTON Heritage is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Wharfedale. It features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter, 1 x 5" Midrange and 1 x 8" Woven Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 40-20k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. Wharfedale LINTON has an MSRP of 1500$ per pair but can often be found around 1274$ per pair.
What size of room is the Wharfedale LINTON speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Wharfedale LINTON 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 Heritage Series?
LINTON Heritage is a member of Wharfedale's Heritage series of Passive speakers. To celebrate its history, Wharfedale has established the Heritage Series, recreations of famous models from its past, entirely re-engineered using contemporary techniques and materials. The range of Heritage speakers consists of the Denton 80, the Denton 85th Anniversary Edition, Linton and the latest installment of the Dovedale. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Wharfedale Heritage Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Wharfedale LINTON speaker?
Wharfedale LINTON has a Frequency response range of 40-20k Hz at ±3dB (35Hz at -6dB) and Power Range of 25-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 40 Hz, LINTON Heritage 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.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Wharfedale LINTON, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how LINTON Heritage'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 LINTON?
LINTON Heritage is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 630Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2400Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Wharfedale LINTON? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Wharfedale LINTON's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.5 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of Wharfedale LINTON Heritage is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of Wharfedale LINTON
Even though the nominal impedance of the LINTON Heritage is 6 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Wharfedale is 3.5 ohms Wharfedale LINTON Heritage 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 LINTON:
LINTON Heritage features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Wharfedale LINTON External Dimensions and Weight
Wharfedale LINTON has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 22.2 x 11.8 x 12.9inch (565.0 x 300.0 x 330.0mm ).
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 LINTON is approximately 990.0cm2 / 153.5inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Wharfedale LINTON, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Wharfedale LINTON 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 LINTON weighs 18.40kg / 40.5lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how LINTON Heritage's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Wharfedale LINTON compare to the Wharfedale Dovedale?
One of the natural alternative to the Wharfedale LINTON is the Dovedale which is located one step higher in Wharfedale's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Wharfedale LINTON vs Dovedale for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale LINTON 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 LINTON 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 LINTON is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Wharfedale LINTON is available in Walnut, Red Mahogany and Black.
LINTON Heritage doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Wharfedale sells a dedicated speaker stand for the LINTON Heritage with a model name Wharfedale LINTON Stand
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the Wharfedale LINTON come with a Grille?
LINTON Heritage comes with removable cloth 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.
What's in the Box of Wharfedale LINTON?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of LINTON Heritage:
Bookshelf loudspeaker Grille (pre-installed) 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet Pair of white gloves User's Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage.
- 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 LINTON Heritage, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Wharfedale LINTON
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage speaker:
Official Brochure for Wharfedale LINTON
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Wharfedale LINTON
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.