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February 22, 2018

Wharfedale’s dinky desktop divas


Bluetooth speakers are wonderfully convenient, but all too often their sound disappoints. This is especially true of many models below £200, their lack of proper stereo, poor sonic definition and small-scale soundstage leaving music sounding distinctly flat.

Wharfedale's new DS-2 stereo Bluetooth speakers are an entirely different proposition. They're based on the now-discontinued DS-1, a similarly diminutive pair of Bluetooth speakers widely acknowledged as the best available under £200 – "petite little desktop speakers that sound fantastic for the money," said What Hi-Fi? whilst presenting them with an Award in 2015.

The DS-2 reconstructs the original DS-1 concept with an all-new design, delivering even better sound-per-pound performance. In contrast to most Bluetooth speakers, the DS-2 is a pair of proper two-way hi-fi speakers shrunk to desktop size, standing just 190mm high, 120mm wide and 140mm deep.

Wharfedale's DS-2 stereo Bluetooth speakers are available from March at an RRP of £179.95. Whether used to enhance sound from a computer, hook up a turntable to create an elegant vinyl system, or simply stream music from a phone or tablet, they are a flexible, convenient and affordable way to enjoy great sound from a wide range of devices.

See the Wharfedale DS-2 stereo Bluetooth speakers in the Quad room at Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show (The Old Vic Suite on the Lower Ground floor).

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Lower Ground: The Old Vic