Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 Home Cinema Speaker Package
DX-1SE 5.1 Home Cinema Speaker
High-quality home cinema can be costly, both financially and in terms of the amount of space it consumes in your living room. For those seeking a more discreet, stylish and affordable solution for genuine surround sound, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system from Wharfedale is ideal.
The DX-1SE consists of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a similarly diminutive centre speaker and a compact active subwoofer. The speakers take their design cues from the multi-award-winning Diamond standmount speakers, albeit shrunk to a much smaller size ‚¬œ the satellites are just 19cm high.‚¬¨The DX-1SE replaces the DX-1 HCP, a similarly diminutive speaker package that was universally praised for its excellent ‚¬˜sound-per-pound‚¬„ performance, earning five-star reviews in What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Home Cinema Choice magazines and scoring 9/10 on the Trusted Reviews website. The new package sports a number of improvements, including fine-tuned drivers, increased efficiency and redesigned cabinets with larger internal volumes. The result is improved bass response, more detail and greater sonic scale.
Each DX-1SE Satellite sports a 19mm silk dome tweeter and 75mm mid/bass driver with a woven polypropylene cone ‚¬œwoven polypropylene is used for its ideal combination of lightness, strength and rigidity. The enclosure is an infinite baffle (closed-box) design, which aids the speakers‚¬„ ability to be sited in close proximity to a wall without adversely affecting their performance.
The DX-1 Centre incorporates the same silk dome tweeter flanked by two 75mm mid/bass drivers. Its design includes a sophisticated aperiodic loading system consisting of a vent that is filled with resistive porous foam to control airflow. This aids bass response and contributes to a rich and detailed centre channel performance, a critical part of the surround sound experience.‚¬¨
The matching WH-D8 active subwoofer combines a 200mm long-throw bass cone with a 120W amplifier to deliver bass that‚¬„s fast, deep and well-defined from an extremely compact unit ‚¬œ just 328x268x322mm (HxWxD). The quality of the subwoofer‚¬„s design ensures it integrates superbly with the other speakers in the package, without any hint of bass bloating or overhang. It also sports an ‚¬˜auto-power‚¬„ facility, automatically switching out of standby when a signal is sensed and back again when it stops.
Available in high-gloss black or high-gloss white, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker package delivers smart, space-saving contemporary style and exhilarating sound for both movies and music ‚¬œfast, punchy and detailed, with a sense of scale that belies the diminutive size of the speakers. It‚¬„s the perfect way to enjoy authentic and engaging surround sound at a price more akin to a soundbar than a high-quality 5.1 speaker package.
‚¬œIn the UK and around the world, there is high demand for compact 5.1 speaker systems that combine crisp, modern aesthetics with high-quality sound. In the DX-1SE we have incorporated elements from Wharfedale‚¬„s award-winning Diamond speakers to deliver a high-value package that is not only a delight in the home, but also extremely enjoyable to listen to. Modern movie soundtracks are exceptionally demanding, but we've made sure that this package is tailor-made for the job.‚¬?
Peter Comeau -Director of Acoustic Design
The Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 home cinema speaker package is available now and replaces the DX-1 HCP. An optional satellite expansion pack is also coming soon, ideal for those seeking to expand the 5.1 package to a 7.1 configuration
DX-1SE Satellite - Description/Format Two-way closed-box system High-Frequency Drive Unit 1 x 19mm silk dome Mid/Bass Drive Unit 1 x 75mm woven PP cone Frequency Response 100Hz - 22kHz ±3dB Sensitivity (1W@1M) 86dB Crossover Frequency 3.6kHz Recommended Amp (RMS) 20 - 100W Dimensions (HxWxD) 190x110x123mm Net weight 1.5kg DX-1SE Centre - Description/Format Two-way aperiodic system High-Frequency Drive Unit 1 x 19mm silk dome Mid/Bass Drive Unit 2 x 75mm woven PP cones Frequency Response 80Hz - 22kHz ±3dB Sensitivity (1W@1M) 87dB Crossover Frequency 3.6kHz Recommended Amp (RMS) 30 - 100W Dimensions (HxWxD) 110x292x123mm Net weight 2.2kg WH-D8 Subwoofer - Description/Format Active dynamic driver IB subwoofer Drive Unit 1 x 200mm long-throw driver Frequency Response 40Hz - 120Hz ±3dB Amplifier Power Output 120W RMS Line Input Sensitivity 200mV for maximum output Crossover Range 40Hz - 150Hz (adjustable) Inputs Stereo line in (2 x RCA phono) LFE line in (RCA-phono) Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 85dB Avg. Max Output @1m 105dB Options Auto-power; phase inversion Dimensions (HxWxD) 328x268x322mm Net weight 7.5kg
All eligible company warranty and service support is being provided on Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 Home Cinema Speaker Package