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.
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 and the latest instalment of the Linton. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Wharfedale Heritage Series Speakers
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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 likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
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.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 3 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Wharfedale LINTON's 40Hz:
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.
Impedance and Sensitivity
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.
Is the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Wharfedale LINTON Heritage is not considered a difficult to drive speaker 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 from Sensitivity perspective.
Minimum Impedance of Wharfedale LINTON
Even though the nominal impedance of the LINTON Heritage is 8 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.
LINTON Heritage features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
Wharfedale LINTON Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
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 ). Each speaker weighs 18.40kg / 40.5lbs.
To have 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.
Cabinet type and Materials
Wharfedale LINTON 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 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, Black.
LINTON Heritage 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 LINTON Heritage with a model name Wharfedale LINTON Stand
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
LINTON Heritage comes with removable cloth grilles in Black. The purpose of the speaker 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 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
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.