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Wharfedale OPUS 2

Wharfedale OPUS 2
alaScore 85

9 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Wharfedale OPUS 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Wharfedale Opus 2-3 Loudspeaker Review

 

Wharfedale is a brand that's been with us for quite some time though few this side of the "pond" are familiar with them-well reviewer Ken Taraszka gets up close and personal with these British beauties and comes away astonished. Will you? ...

The Wharfedale Opus 2-3 speakers are designed to suit the needs of die-hard two channel as well as home theater fanatics, and I think they do this in spades. While they are true, full range floorstanding speakers, their sleek lines and curved cabinets...

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Wharfedale Opus 2

 

Just bought bought a pair of Opus 2 -1 to place my old MB Quart 3, driving them with an Onkyo TX-NR808. These speakers have one of the best vocal reproduction I have every heard of. The bass is powerful, yet natural. The overall sound is very clean and...

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Wharfedale Opus 2

 

These speakers came from one of the CES shows. They were the static display modles. First the looks: They look more like works of art than a part to your home theater system. Build quality: over all like a brick s%^T house minus the grills. The grill...

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Wharfedale Opus 2-1 review

 

Over its long history, stretching back some 75 years to the earliest days of hi-fi, Wharfedale has become almost synonymous with high-quality budget speakers, like the small Diamond 9.1 standmount that we reviewed earlier this year.

Bulky and robust build ; Smooth and owerful sound ; Strong bass

Sound can be a bit edgy when ushed

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Wharfedale Opus 2-M1

 

The Opus2 M1 looks great and is palpably well made

Detailed, dynamically consistent sounding system ; Well integrated bass ; Smooth treble ; Three dimensional imaging

Some mid/high frequency noise

This impressive attention to detail was apparent in the solidly built optional pedestal stands. The only criticism being that the gold plated biwire terminals are fitted with pressed metal links. These are clearly inferior to links made from stranded...

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Wharfedale Opus2-M1 review

 

The Opus2 M1is the entry-level model in the range, but still costs £1,000 plus an additional £300 for the (optional) column stands

Detailed, dynamically consistent sounding system ; Well integrated bass ; Smooth treble ; Three dimensional imaging

Some mid ; high frequency noise

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Wharfedale Opus2-M1

 

If Wharfedale could fix the cohesion and drop the price, these speakers would challenge the best

Astoundingly good tonal balance ; very detailed, especially in the midrange ; powerful, punchy bass

Timing issues prevent true cohesion ; huge for standmounts ; pricey next to rivals

Product Specifications

The Opus2-M1s are unfeasibly big for standmounters: on normal-sized stands, these 51cm-tall monsters loom in front of you, and theres a strong case for looking for some shorter supports if the tweeters arent to be a long way above your ear-level. Youll also notice some peculiarity to the driver array: this is a genuine three-way design with a dedicated, domed midrange unit, the benefits of which swiftly become apparent. First, this driver can reproduce amazing levels of detail and clarity, so the entire midrange is amazingly insightful, ensuring vocals are particularly impressive. Second, the dome design means that the midrange drivers physical properties match those of the tweeter, making the crossover between mid and high frequencies tonally seamless.

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo
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