The Wharfedale Denton is the company’s heritage speaker series and they are available in traditional classic bookshelf models. As of now in the Wharfedale’s heritage series, there are a total of two models which are the Denton 80 and the Denton 85. They are made to celebrate the 80th and 85th anniversary of the Wharfedale brand.
The Wharfedale Denton 80 seems to sound the closest to the originals but is made with modern parts and uses the company’s latest technology. Surprisingly, for an anniversary limited edition speaker, both the Wharfedale Denton 80 and 85 have a modest price point. You don’t need to have deep pockets, just to be able to own one of them. And the build quality is amazing for a bookshelf speaker at this price range.
When it comes to sound quality, we have no complaints, not to mention, is pretty difficult to nitpick a pair of bookshelf speakers at this price range. The overall sound reproduction is warm and full-bodied, easy to listen to. Listeners who are looking for speakers that allow them to relax while listening to their favorite songs should definitely check out the Wharfedale Denton series. You can simply listen to them for hours on end and probably won’t ever experience listener fatigue.
They do however have limitations which are expected from a pair of bookshelf speakers of their size and price. We are referring to their bass performances, and they certainly lack the impact of a pair of floor-standing speakers. Even so, both are capable of reaching down to around 45Hz (+/-3dB) and this is really impressive. The Wharfedale Denton 85 could reach even further down to 40Hz (-6dB). For most music genres, the Wharfedale Denton speakers should suffice but when it comes to bass-heavy soundtracks, their low-end performances are just not articulate enough and not as punchy.
In order to make a HiFi system that consists of a pair of bookshelf speakers to sound like it is using a pair of floor-standing speakers. You will require an active subwoofer to supplement the bass performance of your audio system. If you are interested to enjoy deeper and more impactful bass reproductions, you might want to consider the following subwoofers. These are some of the best subwoofers to match with your Wharfedale Denton stand-mounters. The list will consist of two types, ported and sealed cabinet subwoofers.
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Best Subwoofers for Wharfedale Denton
The Wharfedale SW-12 is one of the best ported subwoofers to match your Wharfedale Denton speakers. It is capable of going below 40Hz, providing you with a deeper bass performance than your Wharfedale Denton speakers could ever muster. The Wharfedale SW-12 may be a ported sub but it is still good for music playbacks. When you decide to watch a movie, this 12″ subwoofer will be able to fill a small listening room with bass energy, not to mention, it can pack a punch as well.
Wharfedale Denton speaker owners who prefer sealed cabinet subwoofers might want to take a look at the Wharfedale SW-10. This 10″ sealed sub will be ideal for small listening rooms too. It has an accurate bass reproduction and doesn’t overly exaggerate which makes it great for music listening. The Wharfedale SW-10 also doesn’t overwhelm the higher registers produced by your Wharfedale Denton speakers. Having been made by the same company, the SW-10 shares similar sound signatures as your Dentons, allowing them to blend in together seamlessly.
Do you prefer a sealed subwoofer that could reach deeper into the bass extension and has more power than the Wharfedale SW-10? Then please check out the SVS SB-1000 Pro. It is capable of producing subterranean bass frequencies of down to 20Hz. This 12″ sealed sub is driven by the Sledge STA-325D amplifier which gives 820+ Watts of peak power. With the SVS SB-1000 Pro partnering with your Wharfedale Denton speakers, your audio system can now playback almost all music genres in full-range sound.
For listeners who watch a lot of movies using their Wharfedale Denton bookshelf speakers. You should certainly consider the SVS PB-1000 Pro. This is a powerful ported subwoofer that can add more excitement and deliver floor-shaking deep bass. It is a 12″ ported sub with an amplifier pumping in 325 Watts of RMS power. The PB-1000 Pro goes below 20Hz and produces plenty of sub-bass frequencies. Its high bass output makes it an excellent subwoofer choice for an HT setup.
Are you facing space constraints and require a compact subwoofer? Furthermore, need a sealed subwoofer that is good for music playbacks? If you answer yes to both questions then do take a look at the Kanto Sub8. This 8″ sealed subwoofer will be a good match with your Wharfedale Denton speakers. It is modestly priced and doesn’t take up much floor space. The Kanto Sub8 delivers tight and agile bass, keeping up with the Wharfedale Denton speakers without breaking a sweat.
The Klipsch SPL-150SW is one of the best subwoofers to go with your Wharfedale Denton bookshelf speakers, especially when you are searching for a large-sized ported sub. This is the largest subwoofer on this list, having a 15″ woofer. It has a highly efficient class D amplifier giving the Klipsch SPL-150SW up to 800W of power (peak). The overall bass performance of the SPL-150SW is clean and doesn’t sound bloated, making it a good subwoofer choice for both HT and music playbacks.
To Sum It Up
Integrating a subwoofer into your HiFi system will help make your Wharfedale Denton speakers sound bigger and more powerful. Arrange an audition with some of the listed subwoofers to hear it for yourself.
You will need to find out if your amplifier has a subwoofer output first though. An AV receiver usually has a subwoofer output and bass management but they are not really great for music playbacks.