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Wharfedale Mach 9 - serious speakers...

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Wharfedale Mach 9 – serious speakers…

Wow – serious speaker set from Wharfedale in 1983. Mach 9 / CD90.

Great sound right across all volumes. Clear & engaging – very present & totally able.
With efficiency of 94db these are easily run by either small or large output amps.
Floor standing or stand mount – finished in walnut. Restored by 54 FiveSix Furniture.

Made in England – 1983

SKU: 001008


Designed no doubt for Joy Division listeners…. I have to say their Closer album sounds amazing through these 🙂
NB. Please excuse the terrible photography – these are too big to fit in our photo taking space & we struggled with light.
Great condition – Real wood veneer cabinets refinished by 54 FiveSix Furniture.
NB. These are heavy & appeared to have been dropped a couple of times (I’m not surprised – they are HEAVY!). Full repairs have been made – top of one cabinet – rear bottom corner of the other – see last two pics.

A special pair of speakers – Not often do we come across speakers like this – the point to note is that the detail & clarity continues across the entire volume range – right up to unbearable levels
LED meters on front displays DB levels – not active till you hit higher volumes. Overload protection circuit will cut power to the speakers in case of overloading. A simple press of the reset button & you’re back & running – no need to replace your expensive speakers.

Checked over in detail – one ‘super tweeter’ replaced. Caps checked – all OK. The CD90 model is the 1983 version of the Mach 9 model. It was 1983 so everything had to have ‘CD’ in its label. The only difference we could find is that the stripes on the front baffles are red, not white & the British ELCAP capacitors have been swapped for high quality Japanese caps – A Good Move!

Recommended amplifier range – 40 – 100watt. These want a bit of room – ideal in larger rooms or open plan areas.
Type: 3-way bass reflex floor standing or stand mount loudspeaker
Power handling (music): 200 watt -110 Watts RMS
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Efficiency: 94 dB – that’s very high – means you’ll get the most out of your amp without working it too hard.
Drivers: Low frequency: 250 mm. Midrange: 2x 100 mm Tweeter: 25 mm horn tweeter
Frequency response: 43 – 22,000 Hz. Crossover: 1000/5000 Hz
Dimensions: 84cm tall / 34cm wide / 33cm deep
Enclosure volume: 70 Liters

FiF Rating

‘Restored Condition’ – Great condition. Refinished & structurally strong. Nb. Any flaws are noted under ‘Additional info’

Freight Category

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