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Old 19th May 2007, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default Wharfedale Full Range Loudspeakers

Dear Friends,

Please someboby send me a complete technical specifications for Wharfedale Super 12/RS/DD - 10~15 ohms - 17000 lines.

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Old 21st May 2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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Hi Victório, I have a couple of cab designs. Info on the classic Wharfedales is hard to come by. IIRC resonance on the 12s is about 24Hz. They have long travel suspension - 3/8" Power is 10W and about 93dB/watt. Quoted freq resp on all RSDD 20-20K, no reference given. They don't like small boxes. 2 1/2 cu ft with a duct is minimum, better in 4 or 5 cu ft aperiodic.

Try a search for GA Briggs, a handy book might show up.

I'll be interested to see what you do with them.

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Old 22nd May 2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Hi Geoff,

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Dear Victorio

Thank you for your enquiry.

Unfortunately, our archives contain no information on this product as a fire in our warehouse a number of years ago destroyed a lot of documentation and spares relating to older products.

Sorry we cannot be of assistance on this occasion.

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From: Victório Benatti
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Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: Wharfedale Full Range Loudspeakers and Wharfedale Tweeters

Dear Carol,

Please send me a complete technical specifications for Wharfedale Super 12/RS/DD - 10~15 ohms - 17000 lines, and Wharfedale Super 3 Tweeter 10~15 ohms - 14500 lines.

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Victório Benatti
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Geoff,

I have boxes with 3 1/2 cu ft, without duct, with Super 12/RS/DD and horn supertweeter, powered for pure triodes.
I have a mono subwoofer Dahlquist DQ-1w, power for him (Conrad-Johnson MV-75A c/150 wrms mono), and electronic two way crossover.

My english is terrible. Escuse me.

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Old 22nd May 2007, 09:27 AM   #4
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Hi Victorio, Don't worry about your English, it's better than any of my other languages.

If you ever get tired of the super 3s I can provide a home.

The 12s shouldn't need a sub. The Wharfedale 2.6 cub ft cab was tuned with a 12"x 3/4" slot. Sealed is too tight. You could also try AP. Start with 16 5/8" holes stuffed with fibrefill, and fiberfill behind. My Super 10s work a treat in small APs, but they're not standard.

It was a shame about the fire. Castle started out on the Super 8 RSDD,
but was never accepted (in Australia at least)

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Old 22nd May 2007, 10:07 AM   #5
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Hi,

do not follow this link if you are a super 8/RS/DD fan :

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/WharfedaleSuper8.htm

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Old 22nd May 2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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My dad has a pair of Super 8's and thought they were the bees knees. Unfortunately he was showing off how much they would rock and warped the voice coil former. Then crushed it upon trying to put the magnet back on once he realised he couldn't fix it.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 10:46 AM   #7
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Hi Geoff,

I like bass and subass for hi-impact musics. Ex. CD Beachcomber/Frederick Fennell - RR-62CD.

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Hi sreten,

Have you the same informations of super 8 RS/DD, for super 12 and super 10 ?

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Old 22nd May 2007, 11:34 AM   #8
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Good thing the larger ones have ribbed cones. He didn't mention the most common problem with all Wharfedales. The rivet that holds the fibre terminal screws works loose and rattles. But that's an easy fix.

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Old 22nd May 2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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Hi sreten,

Have you the same informations of super 8 RS/DD, for super 12 and super 10 ?

Victório Benatti
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No. But coating the surrounds of any of them seems a good idea.


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Old 22nd May 2007, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yep. Light coat of roofing type bitumen paint works well.
Also treat the cones, pull the cap and fit plugs. In fact, with the Super 3 there, remove the whizzer.

Edit: Not much point in measuring up my tens, they have been modified too much.

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