Hopedale, MA, January 3, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC in Hopedale, Massachusetts, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale loudspeaker brand, is pleased to announce that Chicago-based audiophile retailer Music Direct, Inc. has been appointed as the exclusive online/catalog reseller for the complete range of Wharfedale dynamic loudspeakers. The announcement was made by Walter Schofield (Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Sound Import) and further underscores the ongoing expansion of Wharfedale in the U.S. market.
One of the preeminent audio retailers in the U.S., Music Direct sells audiophile hardware, audiophile music and analog gear including turntables, vinyl records, SACD, import and domestic vinyl and more. Jim Davis, founder and President of Music Direct stated, “Taking on the iconic Wharfedale brand will provide our customer base access to one of the industry’s most legendary loudspeaker brands. Wharfedale is one of the oldest and most recognized manufacturers in high-end audio, and its reputation for excellent sound and value makes it a perfect addition to Music Direct’s offerings.”
“Wharfedale has a 75-year history as a leading manufacturer of dynamic loudspeakers; hence its brand name equity is second-to-none,” stated Walter Schofield. “As a longstanding retailer of audiophile hardware and music, Music Direct understands this, so it was a natural fit for them to take on our product line. We look forward to working with them closely to further expand Wharfedale’s presence in the U.S.”
The venerable Wharfedale brand of loudspeakers are designed and built completely in-house, from their drivers and internal components to their striking, painstakingly finished cabinets. This vertical integration enables Wharfedale to have complete design and quality control over every aspect of every loudspeaker. This attention to detail provides a new level of consistency from speaker to speaker, ensuring that each model will perform exactly the way it was designed and consistently out perform the competition at every price point.
Featuring multiple acoustic engineering advancements, Wharfedale offers a wide assortment within multiple series of loudspeakers to deliver a new class of sonic performance for home theater, music and architectural applications. Developed for multiple room environments and applications, the line includes over 60 speaker models with subwoofers, floor standing towers, bookshelves, center channels, surrounds, high-style slim “decorator friendly” series and in-wall/ceiling solutions, providing resellers with a wide range of solutions for their clients’ home entertainment needs. The Wharfedale line of speakers provides the final solution to complete the ultimate home entertainment experience.