Wharfedale Typhon AX8-BT

R6,795.00 Incl.

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In ancient mythology, Typhon was a giant who brought fear to his enemies. From a similar era to the Titans, it is said that the God Typhon had the power to create and control massive wind tornadoes in his battles.  Mythology also often refers to him as being invincible.
Power, control and “invincibility” are all features which the new Typhon active loudspeakers have been designed around.
Two 8″ models are available.  Typhon-AX8 – a 8” 2-way 720w Continuous active loudspeaker and an aptX Bluetooth enabled brother – the Typhon-AX8-BT.  The all new internal amplifiers deliver over 300% more power than Titan 8A MKII.


Key Features

  • 720w Continuous
  • 1440w Peak
  • 4-Position internal DSP
  • Custom Wharfedale Pro drivers
  • RCA input connectors
  • Bluetooth input
  • TWS wireless stereo pairing
  • Two Class D amplifiers
  • 1.75″ HF voice coil
  • Multiple handles
  • Multiple rigging points
  • 35mm pole socket
Bluetooth and TWS stereo linking
The Typhon-AX8-BT features aptX Bluetooth input connectivity and stereo linking which makes setup with mobile devices simple and cable free.
Simply pair your Bluetooth audio source (such as a smart phone or laptop) with a Typhon-AX8-BT and thats it! High quality aptX streaming makes connection easy.
Typhon-AX8-BT however also features a TWS STEREO LINK mode. This allows two Typhon-AX8-BT’s to communicate with each other to create a stereo pair.
A completely new polypropylene cabinet design with a full frontal steel grille houses the most advanced active loudspeaker ever created by Wharfedale Pro.
This injection moulded cabinet is carefully engineered to feature 5 carry handles making transportation easy and well balanced.For on stage or for fixed installation, the carefully designed hardware of Typhon makes setup and positioning easy and effective.

Need to wall mount or fly? With 8 x M6 plus a rear M8 rigging point and a 35mm pole socket compatible with the WPB-2 bracket, Typhon fits almost anywhere.

The two separate Class D power amps (600w continuous for the LF and 120w continuous for the HF) deliver huge output power while keeping the overall weight to minimum.Bi-amplification means that each amplifier is perfectly matched to the driver it is connected to. This leads to more defined sound quality with crisper highs and more impressive lows.The efficiency of the amplifier stages means that Typhon uses convection cooling and has no need for an internal fan. This results in a more reliable product with quieter operation.

Custom Wharfedale Pro transducers have been selected for Typhon.
The custom compression driver features a large 1.75” voice coil. This is coupled to a 100° x 80° waveguide for smooth HF dispersion.The custom Wharfedale Pro 8” LF transducer has a newly designed ferrite core, uses flat coil windings to aid cooling, and features a moisture rejecting cone material which allows Typhon to be used in damp or humid conditions.

New internal DSP algorithms generate a sound stage which surpasses the dimensions of the cabinet.
FLAT : The Flat mode is ‘the truth’. This mode is ideal for when connecting guitar effects processors directly to a Typhon-AX8. Full Range, Flat Response. Simply YOUR sound.
MONITOR ; This mode rolls of low frequencies which are not needed when Typhon-AX8 is on the floor. High frequencies are also attenuated to reduce risk of feedback.
BASS ; By pushing the bass frequencies, this mode is ideal when Typhon-AX8 is being used at lower volumes. It delivers a more powerful sound without having to turn the volume up.
PUNCH ; A ‘crisp’ and ‘tight’ DSP mode which gives the impression of power and tightness. Use this when you really need to cut through.
Wired connections
To allow for easy connection to ‘consumer’ level devices, Typhon 8” models feature standard domestic stereo RCA inputs.In addition, XLR / 6.3mm jack balanced combi connectors have been selected for both input channels.

Everyone loves BASS !
A perfect partner for a Typhon 8″ is the T-Sub-AX15B.A 15″ active subwoofer with 700w continuous (1400w peak) which delivers a Max SPL @1m of 129dB.

Hold onto your socks!

The combination of a Typhon and a T-Sub-AX15B will blow them off!

Model Name Typhon-AX8-BT
System Type Active 8″ 2-way
Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 65Hz-20kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 60Hz-20kHz
Maximum SPL (peak@1m) 127dB
Sensitivity @ 1W / 1m) 96dB
Low Frequency Transducer
Size (mm / inches) 203.8mm / 8”
Voice-Coil Size (mm / inches) 65mm / 2.5″
Rated Impedance
High Frequency Transducer
HF Driver Type: Compression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches) 44mm / 1.75″
Exit Size (mm / inches) 25mm / 1″
Diaphragm Material Titanium
Rated Impedance
Nominal Coverage (H x V) “Hybrid Symmetry Horn
Amplifier Design 2 x Class D
Power rating: 1440w Peak (1200W LF+240W HF), 720W Continuous (600W LF + 120W HF)
Amplifier Protection
Power On Protection Yes
Thermal Protection Yes
Low Line Voltage Shut Down Yes
Driver Protection Yes
DC Protection Yes
Short Protection Yes
Clip Limiter Yes
Limiter Indicator Yes
Power Indicator Yes
Input A – type Balanced/RCA/Bluetooth(aptX,with link Stereo)
Input Sensitivity 775mV (0dBu)
Maximum Input Level 4V
Input Connector 2 x XLR/ 6.3mm combi jack, 2 x RCA (Line/MIC)
Input Impedance 20K ohms
Line Output
Line Output Connector XLR
Loop Gain 0dB
AC Power details
Power Supply 220~240VAC/100~120VAC 50/60Hz
Rigging / Bracket / Mounting Options 8 x M6 (1 x M8 Back) threaded inserts
35 mm pole socket with lock screw
Optional WPB-2 wall-mount bracket
Handles 4 carry handles (on top and bottom side)
Enclosure Material and finish Injection Moulded Polypropylene
Colour Options Black paint
Grille Material & Finish steel
Dimensions – Unpacked
Height 433.6mm / 17.1″
Width Front 256mm / 10.1″
Width Rear 100.1mm / 3.9″
Depth 240mm / 9.5″
Dimensions – Packed
Height 509mm / 20.0″
Width Front 326mm / 12.8″
Width Rear 326mm / 12.8″
Depth 310mm / 12.2″
Net Weight (kg / lbs) 10.7kg / 23.5lbs
Gross Weight (kg / lbs) 12.7kg / 27.9lbs

Additional information

Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 26 × 24 × 43 cm