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Offline Doggie Howser

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2019, 12:32 »
Doggie, do you have a Harbeth SHL+ to compare with the Linton?

I used to.

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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2019, 15:58 »
How does the performance compared with Harbeth?

I used to.



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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2019, 16:05 »
I can’t say I really warmed to the sound of the SHL5+ or the C7.

It feels like they are trying to get an LS3/5 to extend beyond what they are comfortable doing.

The Radial woofer is asked to stretch to a lower register that it shouldn’t. So the bass is a little bloated and uncontrolled. That’s what I feel about both the SHL5+ and C7. The SHL5 then adds a super tweeter that I feel doesnt complement the sound.

The Linton sounds IMHO like Harbeth’s Monitor range - which I prefer over the C7/SHL5+.

The M30.2 uses the same drivers as the C7 but doesn’t try to extend the bottom end. It sounds more natural as a result. That’s what the Linton and Denton sound like.

If anything, the Linton sounds like a smaller (much smaller) M40.2. The bass still doesn’t go low. But it has a dedicated 8” woofer just to handle the low frequencies. And the midrange driver focuses on the mids.
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2019, 21:10 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2019, 16:20 »
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Re: Wharfdale Linton ( Cheaper Harbeth / Spendor alternative? )
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2019, 21:06 »
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