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    Default Compact Speaker Systems, Wharfedale Achromatic WA-S1 Speaker System


    By Mark Fleischmann • June, 2010
    Price: $599
    At A Glance: Beautifully styled satellite/subwoofer set • Keyhole mount for on-wall placement • Well-rounded sound

    From England to China

    Wharfedale is an Anglo-Chinese speaker brand and one of the most storied names in the high-end audio industry. The brand began in 1932 in Yorkshire, in the north of England, and it went through a few changes of ownership before it became part of the International Audio Group (IAG) in 1996. IAG is owned by two Taiwanese brothers, Bernard and Michael Chang, who made their fortune with karaoke equipment. For a decade and a half, they restored the luster to Wharfedale and its sister brand Quad.



    The two brands now live in industrial luxury in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, in one of China’s Special Economic Zones. In the factory where they are produced, the designer is virtually omnipotent. He doesn’t use any off-the-shelf parts, nor does he have to wait six months to have a part custom-made. Instead, the on-site tool and die shop makes parts for him, and he can redesign them as many times as he wants. This gives him power over everything that goes into a Wharfedale or Quad loudspeaker. It also lets him stuff products with high-quality parts at a fraction of what it would cost somewhere else.

    See complete review: http://hometheatermag.com/compactspe...peaker_system/

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    I would LOVE to see more posts that review smaller satellite type speaker systems like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    I would LOVE to see more posts that review smaller satellite type speaker systems like this.
    Well then go some where else, we're all monster folks here ....LOL
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