Wharfedale Aura Speaker Series
Powerfully inspired by Wharfedale’s flagship range of speakers, the sensational Elysian, the Aura Series It is the most recent addition to one of the most versatile speaker system catalogs on the world market. In line with the tradition of the veteran British firm for providing top-level performance at the best price As possible, the new family aims to make available to a greater number of fans the qualities that have made their older sister so renowned. Hence, the Aura includes technical refinements as appreciated as the AMT treble transducerthe mid and bass speakers with cone matrix structurethe innovator SLLP “perimetric” bass-reflex port and the immaculately finished multi-layer construction enclosures.
From AMT (“Air Motion Transformer“) It should be noted that, unlike dome or other conventional “planar”/ribbon designs, it moves air in a very different way thanks to a folded diaphragm of large dimensions and very low mass that allows the definition and response to transients to be substantially improved. The extraordinary precision and the generous passband of the Aura tweeter directly influenced the design of the transducers responsible for reproducing the mid and low frequency ranges of the spectrum, opting for the use of intertwined glass fibers in the corresponding cones. To this we must add high power engines, in which the mobile coils that excite the aforementioned cones are immersed in large magnetic fluxesand a solid fixation of the entire assembly to the enclosure using tension bolts, in order to maintain overall rigidity and preserve the integrity of the response to transients.
Another outstanding technical element of the Aura Series is the exclusive “perimeter” port lower emission “Slot Loaded Profiled Port” (SLPP) of Wharfedale. This, unlike what happens in other reflex loading schemes, causes the rear wave to be forwarded to the listening room at the same time harmful effects are eliminated, especially the blows generated by turbulence that occur in conventional reflex ports, when the air contained therein abruptly escapes to the outside. As far as the critical crossover filtera subsystem that the firm founded by Gilbert Briggs was a pioneer in using, it should be noted that it is executed with high quality components and is the result of a exhaustive refinedor through hundreds of hours of listening. The Aura Series, which is made up of bookshelf monitors Aura 1 and Aura 2 (for which optional dedicated elegant floor stands are available), the columns Aura 3 and Aura 4 and the central speakers Aura C and Aura CS, It is completed with enclosures built with panels made up of multiple layers of different woods following the scheme PROS (“Panel Resonance Optimization System”), which prevents internal vibrations from being transmitted to the speakers and interfering with the sound emitted by them.