Britain has long been recognized throughout the world as being the home of loudspeaker technology in terms of innovation and quality, and this reputation has built up over many years by some of the world’s most famous loudspeaker manufacturers. Wharfedale, established over seventy years ago, has always been at the forefront of developing this reputation and their Custom Installation range offer excellent performance at very attractive prices.
In 1932 Gilbert Briggs built his very first loudspeaker in the cellar of his home in Ilkley, Yorkshire. This sleepy little market town was located in the valley of the river “Wharfe” – an area known to this day as ‘Wharfedale’. This unlikely location would see the birth of a brand that was to become recognized all over the world, synonymous with quality in high-fidelity reproduction.
By 1945 the company had grown considerably but it's only during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s when Wharfedale really gained their reputation as a true audiophile speaker manufacturer complimenting several changes in music and culture. To this day they continue to make high-quality speakers for all situations and environments