The Wharfedale DX-2 is the standard bearer for entry-level home cinema solutions – the crowned champion of ‘Best Speaker Packages under £500’ in the annual What Hi-Fi? awards, for FIVE consecutive years!
Now updated for 2023, with a clean-new aesthetic and inheriting performance and styling tweaks, based upon the Wharfedale Diamond 12 series, the new DX-3 is the blockbuster sequel and the new system of choice for those yearning for a home cinema experience but limited on space or budget.
The Wharfedale DX-3 is compact, stylish and oﬀers incredible value for money. Marking the 3rd iteration of the acclaimed system, the satellite speakers bring in new heritage and are now styled closer to the award-winning Diamond 12 series, making for a more contemporary solution. The cabinets have also been revised in looks but also with a new structure, not only to enhance the aesthetic but also to aid with the resonant control and dynamic performance, resulting in an even more impressive mini loudspeaker cabinet. Handling dialogue, sound eﬀects and music with ease, solidity and detail, the DX-3 is extremely versatile.
The DX-3 5.0 includes four satellite speakers for the front and rear, and a compact centre speaker. Oﬀering a more sophisticated performance, each of the satellite speakers employs a silk dome HF unit and 75mm bass driver engineered from a polypropylene base, which oﬀers a performance akin to the PP cones featured in the Wharfedale Diamond 12 series.
Overall, home cinema systems are subject to high demands in terms of audio performance. Despite being compact and aﬀordable, the DX-3 is feature-rich and built upon a strong foundation to provide a space-saving, budget-friendly system without sacriﬁcing a thrilling home cinema experience.
Same but different
Updated cabinets with design traits taken from the Wharfedale Diamond 12 series mean the system is recognisably diﬀerent, and all for the better!
Traits of more than one legend
Cabinets, drivers, structure and performance are closer to the Diamond 12 series – an award-winning home theatre system of its own right!
The DX-3 5.0 system includes 4 x satellites and 1 x Centre speakers. The satellite speakers are also available in 2.0 and 5.0 conﬁgurations, allowing for expansion beyond 5.1
The DX-2 is arguably the most award-laden speaker system in recent history, so you can be sure that the DX-3 is more than just a B-movie and more of a blockbuster sequel!
|Model||DX-3 Satellite||DX-3 Centre|
|General description||2-Way Closed Box Bookshelf Speaker||2-Way Aperiodic Centre Channel Speaker|
|Bass driver||3"(75mm)Woven Polypropylene cone||3"(75mm)Woven PP Polypropylene cone x2|
|Treble driver||3/4"(19mm) High frequency silk dome||3/4"(19mm)High frequency silk dome|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)||86dB||87dB|
|Recommended amplifier power||25-100W||30-100W|
|Frequency response(+/-3dB)||100Hz - 22kHz||80Hz - 22kHz|
|Depth (with terminals/grille)||122mm||122mm|
|Finish||Black oak / Walnut||Black oak / Walnut|