The Wharfedale REVA1 Speakers have been developed from the ground up to work in harmony together. This includes how the drive units work with the cabinet. Musical accuracy and articulation is carried through to the midrange by bass/midrange driver cones that incorporate a proprietary glass fibre weave that is naturally self-damping to reduce and distribute resonances to virtually negligible levels.
The cones of the Wharfedale REVA1 Speakers are mounted in a special alloy, cast chassis to ensure dynamic rigidity and a fixed, profiled phase plug ensures a smooth acoustic roll-off to enhance integration with the treble unit. A new, fine weave textile dome, with critically damped coating, has been chosen for the 25mm treble unit, powered by a Neodymium magnet fitted with a finned heatsink to reduce dynamic compression. This unit offers excellent bandwidth, with a smooth response from 2kHz to above 20kHz, and is mounted on a subtly dished waveguide that enhances dispersion.
The Wharfedale REVA1 Speakers advanced drive units are combined, acoustically, with a precision crossover utilizing Linkwitz-Riley slopes calculated using Wharfedale’s advanced Computer Aided Optimization techniques. While CAD tuning plays an essential part in the voicing process, the final crossovers are the result of hundreds of hours of fine tuning using a variety of music to ensure that Reva speakers meet the requirements of audiophiles the world over. It is these final listening sessions and tunings by experienced engineers that set Wharfedale speakers miles apart from any other.
This is also continuing the company values set by founder Gilbert Briggs, and his endless pursuit of better sound quality – driven by his love of live music.
Finally each Reva speaker is hand-finished by Wharfedale’s cabinet craftsmen with multiple layers of polished lacquer to achieve a high gloss finish that complements any interior design, available in Piano Black, Piano White, and Piano Deep Rosewood. This combination of beautiful finish and sonic excellence will ensure that the owner will be proud to own Reva – truly a work of art.