A pair of practically mint Wharfedale E30’s just popped up on my radar.
One careful owner (my neighbour) for their entire existence (some 40 years I believe) with apparently really low mileage as he never really used them that much he says.
Does anyone have any experience of these speakers?
Does anyone have any advice regarding servicing?
They look really impressive (pictures below) and I potentially have a new home for them if they are worth the effort of getting them checked/serviced.
Thank you in advance for any comments/advice.
He has my Roksan K3 Integrated and K3 Power and will be using an Amazon Alexa to stream from.
I know, I told him he needs a better source and eventually we’ll get him sorted😂
PS… and he has my old Linn Genki CD player, which is ok but not great anymore🤷🏻♂️
I have a pair of Celestion Ditton 25’s that are 50 years old, never touched (except for teak oil), and used on a regular basis. If they have been looked after and not stored in a damp place they should be fine.
You need to connect them and try them out. That is the only test.
Have you got to pay for them? Then if you need to have work done with the cost, packaging and transport it becomes a more dubious option. Good working speakers can be purchased at very reasonable cost.
If you Google “Wharfedale E30 specialist” there is a firm with lots of info about them.
I’ve had a pair of these wharfedales through my hands before. Sound-wise they werent really my cup of tea. They play loud but they are rather uncouth with it and frankly I’d much rather have a pair of JBLs for party duty. However, they do seem to have a bit of a following and prices can be fairly strong. If you like them, go for it!