Wharfedale Dovedale 3

1 9 7 1 1971
1 9 7 4
Plus
1974+

Bigger shelf kind of bookshelf loudspeakers (where "shelf" really means the floor), and third version of the original and beautiful and beautifully named Dovedale.


Bass : 135,000Mx magnet powering a 30cm rigid paper cone with rubber surround.

Mids : acoustically sealed 48,000Mx magnet powering a 13cm rigid paper cone with rubber surround.

High : 2,5cm driver with wide dispersion lightweight CAB cone (cellulosic Butyrate Acetate) and an added phase plug.

The enclosure sports a solid wood front and quality teak or walnut veneers for the sides and top.


Around the Dovedale 3 were the roundy Melton 2 and the tall Triton 3. Also the Denton 3.

So many "tons" and "dales", these are a bit like the ALTEC model names : the first three you remember distinclty, the next ones blur a little.

Dovedale, however, everybody remembers.

Wharfedale Dovedale 3, image 1 Wharfedale Dovedale 3, image 2
Wharfedale Dovedale 3 specifications
Title Value
Type : Acoustic suspension
Volume : 45L
Drivers : 1x 30cm
1x 13cm mid
1x 2,5cm high
Nominal impedance : 6 Ohm
Power handling : 50W (DIN)
Frequency response : 45Hz...20Khz (± 3dB)
Crossover : 600Hz
5Khz
Dimensions : 61 x 35,6 x 30,5cm
Weight : 19,5kg.
Finishes : teak with black or brown grille cloth
walnut with brown or oat grille cloth
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