The Boys from Wharfedale
The cabinets use material technology developed by Wharfedale engineers, called Christalem, a laminated material formulated to reduce panel vibration and acoustical leakage. The drivers use Acufiber, which combines the glass and carbon fiber materialsagain, nothing old-fashioned here. And so it goes, with every aspect of design and manufacturing. I was impressed by the natural, highly musical sounds made by the Jade-7 and the Jade-3, in both cases using relatively inexpensive electronics: Audiolab for the Jade-7 and Napa Acoustic for the Jade-3. The Jade-3s are pictured here with Bob Springston (left) and Walter Schofield (right), respectively President and Vice President Sales and Marketing of Wharfedale USA.