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Wharfdale Elysian 2?

Discussion in 'audio' started by Hook, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    These large stand mounts with tailor-made stands look really good to my eyes, and appear to be getting positive buzz.


    They remind me a bit of Sonus Faber, but at a much lower price point (presumably because they are made in China). This guy did a nice review, and really likes them.

    Have any Fishes heard these (or the Elysian 4 floor standers)?
    hifinutt likes this.
  2. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    they look really nice if nothing else!
    Be interesting to hear if anyone has them on here?
  3. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    They look amazing
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  4. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Very professional video, they do look and sound good even on my 25 quid headphones !!
  5. yuckyamson

    yuckyamson pfm Member

    3 way standmount + Peter Comeau = Greatness.

    I've said it before, I'll say it again.

    Also I believe they've got something else coming out from Wharfedale, above the Linton's, but below these. I'm not sure which series they will fall into but they're sure to kick a**.
  6. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Haven’t heard them yet, but I am still going to agree with you. :)

    Just watched this interview with Comeau. Agree completely with his design goal of creating a “Goldilocks“ speaker (my word, not his).

  7. Subito

    Subito pfm Member

    For $7500 I think I’d be looking at something from ProAc, Spendor or Harbeth first...
  8. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    Exactly the kind of attitude that inspired (and justified) the "Audiophile snobbery" thread.
    linnfomaniac83, Joco, Taff63 and 7 others like this.
  9. Subito

    Subito pfm Member

    My comment was based on my personal experience with those brands. If relying on personal experience qualifies as snobbery, then I guess I’m guilty as charged.
  10. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    To be fair it isn’t snobbery as much as the company’s track record for producing speakers that aren’t generally very good.
    Snufkin and Mr Pig like this.
  11. thomasthetank

    thomasthetank Active Member

    To be fair so did Skoda
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  12. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I think you should substitute 'weren't' for 'aren't'. They did go through a rough patch in their history, and obviously have moved far from their roots, but 'aren't' isn't really appropriate. Unless of course you inhabit the aforementioned "Audiophile snobbery" territory.
  13. Progmeister

    Progmeister The Supernatural Anaesthetist

    I still after all these years unable to find a speaker that sounds as good to me personally as Ruark's.
    Taff63 likes this.
  14. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Agree. They made the original Diamonds, which were great if you drove them with kit well outside their class, but after that they pulled of the neat trick of producing a plethora of speakers which got glowing reviews despite sounding absolutely terrible. I'd take anything written about any Wharfdale loudspeakers with several pounds of salt.
  15. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I had the 505.2s which are very good. They were my first speakers. I keep looking at pairs on eBay and wonder if my Justboom would power them. So not all terrible.
  16. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    If I had that much cash to blow on a pair of speakers I would compile a list to audition based on reviews & recommendations, availability & potential dealer service & looks & build quality. The last thing I would consider is the badge on the front, & yes, I drive a Skoda.
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  17. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Disagree. Also had them and think they are terrible. I've just given my son a pair of 507s to use in his office, also terrible. Sound clean, that's it. No life, dynamics or soul whatsoever.
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  18. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Then we’ll agree to disagree. With my old MF Amp, Nad CD and Rega TT they sounded big, bold and dynamic. They had a valve like warmth that made my opera recording sing. Lovely speakers and great vfm second hand. Never tried 507s.
    Minio likes this.
  19. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Love Skodas. Deceptively great cars and drive as well as their more expensive peers.
  20. notevenclose

    notevenclose pfm Member

    Yeah, but what's 30 or 40 years? Anybody can have an off day...

    As for 'far from their roots,' wait, are you telling me Shenzhen isn't a suburb of Ilkley?

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