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Wharfedale LINTON Heritage

Matched pair of stand-mount speakers with speaker stands (Black Oak)

Item # 700LNTNBK

Wharfedale has a distinguished history of creating high-fidelity loudspeakers that sound — and look...

Wharfedale has a distinguished history of creating high-fidelity loudspeakers that sound — and look...

Item # 700LNTNBK

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About the Wharfedale LINTON Heritage

A modern take on an iconic speaker

Wharfedale has a distinguished history of creating high-fidelity loudspeakers that sound — and look — terrific. A prime example is the LINTON Heritage: a stand-mounted, three-way speaker that first arrived on the British hi-fi scene in the 1960s. The latest iteration of the LINTON retains the speaker's classic look, while sporting newly designed drivers that deliver superb sound. 

A modern take on an iconic speaker

Wharfedale has a distinguished history of creating high-fidelity loudspeakers that sound — and look — terrific. A prime example is the LINTON Heritage: a stand-mounted, three-way speaker that first arrived on the British hi-fi scene in the 1960s. The latest iteration of the LINTON retains the speaker's classic look, while sporting newly designed drivers that deliver superb sound. 

This package includes a matched pair of LINTON Heritage speakers, along with two custom stands that ensure a sturdy, vibration-free foundation.

Wharfedale Linton stand-mount speaker

Built-in space underneath the included stands offer ample room for vinyl (records not included).

Sparkling performance

Wharfedale speakers are known worldwide for their natural, revealing, ultra-smooth sound. The LINTON Heritage is no exception, combining an 8" Kevlar® woofer with a 5" Kevlar midrange for rhythmic bass and rich, warm mids. A 1" woven textile dome tweeter delivers clear, crisp highs.

Get the most out of your speakers

For the best performance, I recommend driving these speakers with a quality power amp or integrated amplifier.

As you're setting things up, we suggest positioning the tweeter to the inside of each cabinet for the best stereo imaging (advice we received from Wharfedale's lead engineer for these speakers).

Check out my article on stereo speaker placement for additional positioning and setup tips.

Got wire?

The LINTON Heritages don't include any speaker wire. Read our article on choosing and installing speaker wire to find the best option for your system.


Product highlights:

  • matched pair of stand-mount speakers
  • package includes a pair of custom stands for a sturdy, vibration-free foundation
  • three-way design
    • 8" woven Kevlar woofer
    • 5" woven Kevlar midrange
    • 1" woven textile soft dome tweeter
  • frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • nominal impedance: 6 ohms
  • bass-reflex design with dual rear-firing ports
  • binding posts accept pins, banana connectors, spade connectors, or bare wire
  • removable cloth grille
  • real-wood veneer finish
    • veneer leaves for the left and right speakers are crafted from the same piece of timber
    • they're hand-matched to provide an aesthetically pleasing "mirror" image of each other
  • 11-7/8"W x 22-5/16"H x 14-1/16"D each (speaker only)
  • weight: 40.5 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Linton

High-performance amplifier recommended. See receivers & amps for this speaker

What's in the box:

  • Wharfedale Linton Speakers:
  • Bookshelf loudspeaker (left)
  • Bookshelf loudspeaker (right)
  • 2 Grilles (pre-installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Pair of white gloves
  • User's Manual
  • Wharfedale Linton Stands:
  • 2 Speaker stands
  • 8 Spike feet (pre-installed)
  • 8 Protective discs
  • 16 Self-adhesive rubber pads

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Features & specs

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF/Wood Veneer
Color Black
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 5
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Woven Kevlar
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 25-200
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 40-20k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 22-5/16
Width (inches) 11-7/8
Depth (inches) 14-1/16
Weight (pounds) 40.5
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 18-22
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Three-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The Wharfedale Linton is a three-way bookshelf loudspeaker which incorporates a 1" textile soft-dome tweeter, a 5" woven Kevelar midrange driver, and an 8" woven Kevlar bass woofer for a warm, rich, and natural sound. Finely tuned crossovers guarantee a smooth transition between the tweeter, midrange, and woofer with an enjoyable audible experience, both on and off-axis.

  • 1" Tweeter: High frequencies are handled by a 1" woven textile soft-dome tweeter with high flux ferrite magnet, engineered for smooth, detailed high frequency extension.
  • 5" Midrange: The 5" midrange driver features Wharfedale's innovative woven Kevlar mounted on a rigid die-cast chassis for crisp, clean midrange frequencies.
  • 8" Woofer: The 8" woofer also features Wharfedale's innovative woven Kevlar cone mounted on a rigid die-cast chassis for deep, accurate bass output with superb dynamic performance.

"Classic"-Style Bass Reflex Cabinet: The Wharfedale Linton features a "classic"-style bookshelf enclosure that is beautifully hand veneered in a Mahogany or Walnut finish. It features an inset front baffle and traditional black cloth grille. There are two rear-firing ports that aid in increasing efficiency and delivering bigger bass response.

Binding PostsTerminals: Each Linton bookshelf loudspeaker is equipped with a set of binding-post speaker terminals. The binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, spade connectors, & banana plugs (single only).

Speaker Stand: The Wharfedale Linton Stand is designed to match perfectly with Wharfedale's Heritage Series Linton bookshelf loudspeaker. It places the Linton speaker at the perfect listening height. The Wharfedale Linton Stand features heavy-duty steel upright posts, base, and top-plate for a rigid, non-resonant structure for your Linton bookshelf loudspeaker. It also features wood accents to match the Linton bookshelf loudspeaker. The Wharfedale Linton Stand comes with self-adhesive rubber pads that stick to the top-plate allowing the Linton loudspeaker to rest on the rubber pads and not directly on the steel top-plate. These rubber pads help isolate the speaker from the stand further reducing unwanted vibration and resonance. The rubber pads raise the speaker 0.375" off the stand. The Wharfedale Linton Stand includes four pre-installed, adjustable spike feet for carpeted flooring. Protective discs are included to under the spike feet if the Linton Stand is going on hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl floors. The spike feet and protective discs help to isolate the stand and speaker from the floor to prevent vibration and resonance.

  • Dimensions w/ Spike Feet: 11.875" (w) x 17.4375" (h) x 13.0625" (h)
  • Dimensions w/ Spike Feet and Discs: 11.875" (w) x 17.5625" (h) x 13.0625" (h)

Note: The speaker stand comes pre-assembled.

Placement Options: Try to position the loudspeakers equidistant from one another and the main listening position. The speakers should ideally be positioned so that the tweeters are roughly at ear level to a seated listener. The speakers can be "toed" or angled (up to 30°) into the main listening position to control the soundstage or "sweet-spot".

Note: The Warfedale Linton does not include a bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker.

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Is this the Anniversary Edition?
[ Greg  Aug 14, 2022 ]
1 answer
They are Greg! These are the re-issue of the much loved original from the 60's, created with modern technology to sound even better. These are gorgeous in person, and the guys at Wharfedale even created the "double stack" using four driven by a four channel amp! These sound and look stunning, that's for sure.
[ Bo  Aug 14, 2022 ]  Staff
If I place these speakers on the floor instead of placing them on the stands that they come with, how will the speakers sound?
[ Jeff  Jun 10, 2022 ]
1 answer
These Wharfedale Linton Heritage speakers sound amazing! They ARE designed to be placed on the matching stands for best performance. You get a major discount with us for purchasing with the stands, too! If you have to place them on the floor, it is not ideal but they will still sound good. The Wharfedale guys actually do a "double stack" where they stack another pair of these on top of the first pair (for a total of four!) upside down, and these things are absolutely incredible, rivaling speaker setups ten times the price! Any way you stack it, these are one of the best speakers out right now.
[ Bo  Jun 10, 2022 ]  Staff
How many hours does it take for these Linton's to fully break in?
[ Charles  Mar 28, 2022 ]
5 answers
As I play mine constantly I can only assume it took 36-48 hours of use. I have to say these speakers rival my DQ9's that I owned in the early 80"s. They are amazing period and perform far above their price point!
[ TIMOTHY  Mar 28, 2022 ]
As far as I am concerned, there is no "break-in". They are at 100% right out of the box.
[ Joseph  Mar 28, 2022 ]
approximately 50 plus hours but they sound good write out of the box...
[ Wallace  Mar 28, 2022 ]
Mine sounded great out of the box. The only thing I noticed maybe was the Bass getting a bit quicker. I am not a big believer in break-in on traditional speakers. one thing that does seem to be a thing is the screws on the bass and mid drivers could use a bit of tightening after a month or so. Mine were right and tight though. The Linton's have a very specific signature. If you want uber detail and super crisp highs go with the KLH model 5's, Focal, or B&W. If you want smooth and non-fatiguing the Linton's are just amazing! Not great for Heavy Metal without some color assistance from the rest of your chain. You need to scoop the mids just a bit as the Lintons have amazing and probably a bit too forward of midrange.
[ MICHAEL  Mar 28, 2022 ]
Break-in is a bit vague, IMO. After all, the minuscule changes in sound that your brain convinces you you're perceiving could result from that day's air temperature, humidity in the room, or what you had for lunch. The Lintons sound good straightaway, and they sound even better as your ears adjust to their specific sonic qualities. It's perhaps fairer to say that our ears break-in, rather than the speakers. For example, even after owning them for 6 months, I'm still surprised at how great certain recordings sound and how some poorly recorded music sounds pretty crappy. I never attribute either of these observations to speaker break-in.
[ JOHN  Mar 28, 2022 ]
Will these speakers work with my old pioneer SX-780 spec at 8 ohms with 45 watts per channel?
[ Omar  Feb 19, 2022 ]
7 answers
I'm not an expert, and the Crutchfield folks should be able to help, but a 45 W amp doesn't sound like enough to sufficiently push the speakers. I'm sure the amp will produce sound, but likely would not maximize the potential of the Wharfedales. I actually upgraded my home theater receiver to a 100 W Yamaha, and it works great.
[ Eric  Feb 28, 2022 ]
I think they'll work, but you will find them under powered; I'm looking to upgrade my amp to hear their full potential. They are certainly geared for the vintage sound, so I would try them with your amp, but you are probably going to max your volume and wish you had an 11. They are great speakers for the price--especially considering the quality stands included.
[ JEFFREY  Feb 27, 2022 ]
I am using the Lintons with a 100 Watt per channel solid state receiver by Outlaw Audio. Very happy with the combination. If your receiver is an older unit from the 1970's, I remember those using discrete output transistors and being under rated for power and should work with these speakers. If it is a 1990's or later, then 45 WPC may be a bit underpowered to drive these.
[ D  Feb 26, 2022 ]
Absolutely will not be disappointed
[ WARREN  Feb 24, 2022 ]
I definitely would not use the Linton's with the 780, the power isnt the issue but the Darlington power paks inside your Pioneer do not do well when driven hard and of speakers with lower impedance than 8 ohms, The Linton are 6 ohm nominal bit can dip under 4 ohms minimal. There are budget friendly new models like the Cambridge AXR 100 that will work extremely well with the Linton.
[ Thomas Bradfield  Feb 23, 2022 ]
Easily. You will love these with That. I have a Marantz with 64 wpc 8 ohms and can't turn it up half way. The pioneers are built well and don't worry about the ohm issue. I wouldn't be afraid of pushing this with a 20 W per channel vintage amplifier
[ wilson  Feb 23, 2022 ]
Should be fine the lintons are rated D at 6 ohms you should get a little more power out of your pioneer
[ Wallace  Feb 23, 2022 ]
I think these speakers are designed for 6 ohms amplifiers. Would it work well withe 8 ohms'?
[ Avocats  Apr 17, 2021 ]
7 answers
The Aegirs are 4-ohm stable and Schiit warns to not push them lower than that in Mono. If you run your speakers at moderate levels the Aegirs should be fine. If you turn them up and they distort turn the volume down a bit.
[ MICHAEL  Mar 28, 2022 ]
Just to follow up. Can I safely and effectively run these with 2 8 ohm mono power amps like the Schiit Aegirs?
[ Lester  Jun 08, 2021 ]
Most modern amps are rated for output at both 8 and 4 ohms. If your amp has a 4 ohm rating, you should be good to go. I paired these speakers with an older Cambridge Audio integrated rated 75W at 8 ohms. I originally bought that amp to drive an older pair of JBL L80t speakers. I never felt that this combination worked very well, so I bought a Parasound HINT rated 160W at 8 ohms and that worked much better with the JBLs. I bought the Lintons to pair with the CA amp for a second system and was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked together!
[ Dwight  Apr 18, 2021 ]
I am powering these speakers with Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amp. It is 80w/8ohms and 120w/4 ohms...kicks butt with volume knob at 10 o'clock. I am no specs guy, I listen to music. That amp has plenty of juice for these speakers.
[ NORMAN W  Apr 18, 2021 ]
It will work but will draw more current so something with a big power supply would be best.
[ CHAD  Apr 18, 2021 ]
If it is 6 ohms I connect to a Yamaha A-S 500 and I had no problems. Now I have them connected to a Cambridge Audio CXA81 and it works very well.Enter an answer to this question.
[ Eliseo  Apr 17, 2021 ]
i am running my lintons on an acurous 200x3 amp and they sound great you should have no problem...
[ Wallace  Apr 17, 2021 ]
Would the Naim Uniti Atom be able to power Wharfedale Lintons? The Uniti Atom puts out only 40 watts per channel, at the low end of the speakers' power range.
[ Frank  Oct 17, 2020 ]
2 answers
The Linton's drop to just under 4-ohms in heavy passages. The better current you have is what is important. If you really want to hear them sing, throw a 2-ohm stable amp with a good front-end preamp and THAT is where they really shine. They will sound decent with a wide range of integrated amplifiers. The downside to 4-ohm stable amps is they will sound great until you push them then the Mids and Highs can get a bit strained and muddled. This is not because the speakers can't handle it, it is due to the amp straining to provide the current the speakers need.
[ MICHAEL  Mar 28, 2022 ]
Easily. You will love these with That. I have a Marantz with 64 wpc 8 ohms and can't turn it up half way. The pioneers are built well and don't worry about the ohm issue. I wouldn't be afraid of pushing this with a 20 W per channel vintage amplifier Reply Enter an answer to this question.
[ wilson  Feb 23, 2022 ]
Can I stack linton with latest bluesound powernode.. is the power enough?
[ krish  Feb 01, 2023 ]
1 answer
Greetings Krish, and thank you for your question. Speakers sound better the closer you can get to their maximum power rating. The Linton's are rated for up to 200 watts. There are two Powernodes. The Edge has 40 watts, the Powernode has 80. The Edge for sure will be too weak. The Powernode would be better. Another option would be the Node 2i connected to a higher powered power amp.
[ Thomas J.  Feb 01, 2023 ]  Staff
Safe to run these at 4ohms on an Onkyo Rz620 av receiver?
[ Johnny  Jan 16, 2023 ]
1 answer
Since these amazing Wharfedale LINTON Heritage speakers are rated as a 6-ohm speaker Johnny, they should operate just fine if your Onkyo is capable of driving a 4-ohm load. According to the specs sheet, the RZ620 should be a great way to power these beauties!
[ Bo  Jan 16, 2023 ]  Staff
What is the tweeter height with the matching stands?
[ Evan.  Sep 24, 2022 ]
1 answer
It looks like they would be roughly the 36"-38" range, Evan. It looks like Wharfedale lists the stand at 17 and 9/16" with the spiked feet on discs. You can add 22-5/16" to that to cover the height of the speaker, then subtract around 4-5" or so for tweeter center. I hope this helps a bit with those unlisted specs!
[ Bo  Sep 24, 2022 ]  Staff
What are the crossover frequencies?
[ MICHAEL  Oct 09, 2020 ]
1 answer
Please see the specifications in the owner's manual.
[ Timothy  Sep 23, 2022 ]
Will a marantz pm7000n be able to power these speakers?
[ John  Sep 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
The lintons can handle up to 200 watts rms... if the marantz falls in that range you should be good...
[ Wallace  Sep 24, 2020 ]

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