Denton Doctors

Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Edition
Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Edition

The finest sounding loudspeaker I have ever owned is now one of the best-ever audio bargains. Music Direct is offering the Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Edition for only $400/pair, with free FedEx shipping. Order directly from Music Direct, or through Amazon.

Don’t be put off by the relatively small size of the cabinet and the 5-inch woofer. The cabinet is heavy and solid, with beautiful mahogany wood veneer — not cheap vinyl — on all sides, and bass response from the Kevlar woofer is excellent.

Rear panel with bi-amp option (jumpers included if not wanted)
Rear panel with bi-amp option. If you aren’t familiar with bi-amp, the usual idea is to use a powerful transistor amp to drive the woofer and a low-watt tube amp for the tweeter. Personally, I think it’s a bit excessive, but I might give it a try someday.

This is a warm, smooth and refined speaker, yet richly detailed and musically dynamic, in the best British mini-monitor tradition. The Denton is not ideal for a surround sound system, but for music it is magnificent, presenting an incredibly deep and wide sense of space. On 24-inch stands, not too close to walls, the low end is nicely well-articulated. Adding a subwoofer is not only unnecessary, it would be a mistake, in my opinion.

If you happen to read this in time, and you’re at all interested, take a look at online reviews, then take advantage of the deal before there are no more new Wharfedale Dentons to be had at this price, or at any price.

11/30 – Sorry, but the price has gone back up to $500. 🙁

A Little of Annie

Thanks to Annie Little’s Facebook page, I’ve been keeping tabs on her career ever since she appeared in the Amazon commercial for the second-generation Kindle. She was on last week’s episode of </scorpion>, playing a museum director and not, thankfully, a murder victim.

Thanks to YouTube, I haven’t had to do much video capturing and editing for a long time. But I needed to do it for this post, and I must say that the process sure is a heck of a lot easier and faster, with much better resulting quality, than it was ten years ago. One quirk, now that video can be embedded directly with HTML5, instead of relying upon a Flash plugin, is that each Web browser has its own style of player.