About the Wharfedale D300C
Crisp, clear center-stage sound
Crisp, clear center-stage sound
One of my guilty pleasures is watching Amazon's Grand Tour as the British trio bebops around the globe in the wildest vehicles imaginable. Picking up on the dry humor — and the accents — of the three main hosts really makes the show. That's why a high-quality center channel like the Wharfedale D300C is so important — crystal-clear dialogue is a big part of the home theater experience.
The D300C offers impressive center channel performance without requiring a ton of space in your room.
The centerpiece of your home theater
The D300C is the center channel to get if you're building a D300 Series surround sound system. It uses two of the same 5" Kevlar® drivers found in the lineup's bookshelf and floor-standing speakers for seamless, voice-matched sound as the action moves around the room.
A 1" soft dome tweeter ensures crisp, clear highs with movie soundtracks and your favorite streaming series.
- 1" soft dome tweeter
- dual 5" woven Kevlar woofers
- frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
- recommended amplifier power: 25-120 watts
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- nominal impedance: 4 ohms
- bass reflex design with down-firing port
- binding posts accept pins, banana connectors, or bare wire
- removable magnetic grilles
- 20-1/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 9-3/16"D
- weight: 17.7 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # WHD300CBLK
What's in the box:
- Center-channel loudspeaker
- Tweeter grille (pre-installed)
- 2 Woofer grilles (pre-installed)
- User's Manual
- Installation Guide
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Features & specs
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||5|
|Frequency Response||65-20k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
1" WFR Tweeter: Wharfedale's WFR (Wide Frequency Response) tweeter incorporates its own "cabinet - a precisely shaped rear chamber damped with a fiber filling. An over-sized ceramic magnet, selected to give a smoother transition from midrange to high frequencies, is attached to a pole piece with copper cap for flux control. The pole piece is vented through to the rear chamber to achieve a low resonant frequency, ensuring excellent linearity and allowing the textile dome, sited within a dished waveguide, to contribute to a wonderfully lucid midrange as well as smooth, pure and richly defined high-frequency detail.
Dual 5" Woven Kevlar Cone Woofers: For the bass/midrange drivers, the latest generation of Wharfedale's long-established woven Kevlar cone is bonded to a super-lightweight surround made of high-tech foamed polyether, delivering remarkable clarity, texture and musical expression. The woofer cone is driven by a super-long-throw voice coil motor system, enabling low-frequency linearity and accuracy. The use of a specially shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap reduces inductance and controls the magnetic flux, ensuring low distortion through the critical midrange area. Oversized ceramic magnets (a technology pioneered by Wharfedale in the 1960s) ensure high sensitivity, smooth response, and absolute control of cone movement over lower bass frequencies. The driver assembly is mounted in a specially designed basket with a network of ribs to increase rigidity, thus improving transient impact.
Fine-Tuned Crossover Components: The output of the tweeter and woofers are carefully combined by a thoroughly researched crossover developed using Wharfedale's Advanced Software and Listening Iteration system. Each crossover is carefully evaluated using a wide range of music, with the emphasis being on the lifelike reproduction of voices and instruments in addition to the dynamics of the musical performance. Crossover components feature low-loss polypropylene capacitors and laminated core inductors for optimum transfer of the music signal.
Acoustically Profiled Cabinet: The acoustically profiled speaker cabinet features a 28mm-thick front baffle profiled at the edges to reduce diffraction edge reflections at mid to high frequencies. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels contributes to the eradication of audible resonance and, combined with the rounded cabinet edges, yields a rigid base on which to mount the tweeter and woofer. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fiber, chosen for its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth. The result is that the listener hears the speaker's output unsullied by unwanted colorations caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, revealing more of the detail of the musical performance.
P-EQ Bass Reflex Port: The D300 Series' P-EQ (Pressure Equalization) port system is critical to the speakers' deep and controlled bass performance. Low bass frequencies emitted from the rear surface of the bass driver travel through a downward-firing port in the base of the speaker, with precisely curved openings to smooth airflow. These frequencies exit into the room omni-directionally through a gap between the cabinet and the surface on which it rests that is formed by the feet attached to the speaker's base. This reduces the pressure differential between the high pressure in the port and the low pressure in the room, thus eradicating the turbulence and audible "chuffing" suffered by conventional ported systems. The result is a natural recreation of the fundamental notes of bass instruments, matching the realistic sound of the midrange and treble characteristics. It also allows you to position D300 Series speakers closer to a rear wall than would be possible with conventional rear-ported speakers, helping to make them less obtrusive in a room setting.
Triple Grilles: The center-channel loudspeaker features a separate cloth grille for the tweeter and woofers. The speaker can be used with or without the grilles installed.
Binding Post Terminals: The Wharfedale D300 Series center-channel loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of binding-post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana-plugs (single only).
Mounting Options: The D300 Series center-channel loudspeaker can simply be mounted on a table-top or shelf with a rigid flat surface. The speaker features integrated rubber feet that provide proper stability and optimum performance (the integrated rubber feet should not be removed).
- The center channel loudspeaker should be positioned centrally between your front loudspeakers, close to the television and mounted above or below the center of the screen.
- If you mount the the center speaker above the television, move it forward so that the front grille sits slightly in front of the screen and the top of the cabinet.
- Because of the footprint of the integrated rubber feet, speaker stand selection for this center-channel loudspeaker is limited.
- The Wharfedale center-channel loudspeaker does not include any type of bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall mount the speaker.
D300 Series: Despite the speakers' compact size, the Wharfedale D300 Series produce a substantial and engaging soundstage with expressive midrange definition, high-frequency detail, and controlled bass. The D300 Series line-up consists of one floorstanding loudspeaker (D330), two bookshelf loudspeakers (D310 / D320), and a center-channel loudspeaker (D300C).