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Old 08-10-2007, 02:39 PM
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Wharfedale W70D spec sheet

Here's a spec sheet for the W70D; I got it with my speakers from the original owner's family. I meant to post this some time ago, but it disappeared - just found it behind the stereo case where the cats tossed it.

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Old 08-10-2007, 03:23 PM
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Very cool! Thanks, from someone who owns a pair!!

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Old 08-10-2007, 04:57 PM
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These were my first Wharfedales and loved them. Notice the power capacity on them. I mated a Marantz 19 to them and it was heavenly. Other than I had so much back then available for cheap, I could have made this my final system for decades.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:39 PM
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Thanks rallycat for the info,I recently aquired a pair of these, although just found my tweeters are fried ,but this looks to be a common failure of the purple tweets.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:46 PM
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Are they fried or are the caps bad? Most of the W series with these fried egg tweeters I've seen, the tweeters were not functioning b/c caps and/or the tweeter level controls. No, they do not appreciate goobs of power and will cook if abused. Sad, as they are really a nice sounding tweeter.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:07 PM
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I can pick up nice pair of Wharfedale W 70 Speakers for $75.00

Are these really good sounding speakers. How do they compare with the Dynaco A25's and KLH model 6's?

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:05 PM
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I have the W70s and for the dollars you'll have a real bargain. No surround issues. Probably caps and cleaning the l-pad that is wore wound. There is a good probably the tweeters may be silent but, more likely it is the cap and not the tweeter. However try to determine the amp used on these and the sound levels played. The drivers were developed in the days when 10 watts was the norm so if they've been played at concert hall levels with a MC2600 probably will have damage. The woofer and mid may have some vc rub but provided not damaged it may only need to have the driver turned 180 degrees. The drivers have a very narrow gap and settling is more prevelent that with other drivers. If that ST70 is yours then, you've got a good little amp for them with its 35 watts.

The speakers do not have the bass slam of either the Dyna or KLH that are AS designs and tend to emphasize the bass more. They are more comparable with Bozaks, especially the 302a that is also a 3-way. The midrange in these will show the limitations of most 2-ways such as the A-25 and 6s.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:42 PM
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Hi Brian,
I have been reading about the W70's for the last 90 minutes on the web. Seems like they are not rock and roll speakers but great for Jazz and classical music like my Bozak 301's Tempo's.

Yes, my avatar is my ST-70 before I restored it, I now have 2 Dynaco ST-70's fully restored and that is what the Warfedales W70 would be connected to. I will call the seller tomorrow and hopefully they are still available. Here is a photo of them. Maybe they are not mint but will clean up really good.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 08-18-2007, 11:32 PM
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I have read many times about the lack of bass in the w-70's. I have a set and they have very strong clean crisp bass. They sound as good as my AR-3's or other large speakers. I replaced my tweeters with one inch domes for cleaner high end. I have had several amps on them and the best sounding one is a Pioneer SX-950. The Pioneer and the 70's seem to work well with each other. I ran two big Carvers and the smaller Pioneer sounds much better. Also I run a stack, A W-60 on top of the W-70
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:16 AM
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It is not that the bass is lacking but the bass is not over intrusive. It is delicate and well detailed unlike many later designs around the AS concept. Part of this I suspect is the lack of the typical hump in the 60-75 hz region. The woofer is not happered by the crossover and allowed to naturally roll off.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:19 AM
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A coworker scored a pair at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago and loves them. He is mostly a jazz guy if I understand correctly.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:44 AM
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I have decided not to purchase the w70 speakers as I am in the process of buying another 2 Dynaco ST-70's at a good price so my funds are diverted there.

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:02 AM
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Dynas are always out there but local W70s are not. Shipping will kill.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:36 PM
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All parts from a pair of Wharfedale W70D Mk II speakers are in eBay this week (including a pair of purple tweeters).
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So I found this site through google and I been looking for more information about this loudspeaker. Anyone have anything they can offer?
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