Wharfedale does it again

Wharfedale has expanded its Heritage loudspeaker series with another model that revisits the Denton design of the 1960s/’70s. Yet unlike the previous two-way Denton 80 and Denton 85, released in 2012 and 2017, respectively, the £999 Super Denton – sold in walnut, mahogany or black real wood veneer finish – references the three-way Denton 3 from 1971.

Each mirror image cabinet houses a new 25mm fabric dome tweeter derived from Wharfedale’s costlier Dovedale standmount; a 50mm fabric dome midrange driver (this time leveraged from its Evo 4 model); and a woven Kevlar

165mm woofer, tuned by twin rear-facing reflex ports to a rated bass extension of 40Hz. The 940Hz/4.6kHz crossover uses air-cored inductors and ‘high-specification’ polypropylene capacitors.

To facilitate the compact 360x246x275mm (hwd) enclosure, the Super Denton’s midrange and HF units are offset – also allowing listeners to experiment with tweeters either ‘out’ or ‘in’. Supplied magnetic grilles are said to limit driver reflections from the edge of the HDF/MDF cabinets, and are designed to be left on.

Wharfedale (IAG), China, 01480 452561;