The Performance Series
Live Life to the Fullest with Whatmough's latest Performance Series.
Introducing Colin Whatmough's all new Performance Series. Designed for audiophiles and serious music lovers, the new Performance Series delivers exceedingly high standards in all aspects of music and surround sound. This exciting range is an absolute pleasure to listen to, the clarity and depth is extraordinary and it's an excellent choice for anyone who appreciates the best in life.
This exciting and very impressive range consists of mains, centre, bookshelfs, rears and a choice of 2 spectacular subwoofers. Available in a choice of two stunning finishes; High Gloss Metallic Graphite and the unique Bubinga.
PERFORMANCE P33 • PERFORMANCE P25 • PERFORMANCE P15-SE • PERFORMANCE P12
PERFORMANCE P8 • PERFORMANCE P2 • PERFORMANCE PFX3 • IMPULSE2 SUBWOOFER
An exquisite blend of passion and technology by a purist who shares your passion for music.
From the very beginning, the Whatmough Paragon was conceived and developed to be one of the world’s best audiophile speakers, surpassing the expectations of the most dedicated music lover. As such, the Paragon has been developed with a ‘zero compromise’ approach and without regard to cost.
As the ultimate speaker in the Whatmough range, the Paragon has been a very personal project for Colin Whatmough. Three years of intense research and development by Colin himself has resulted in a speaker that delivers truly exceptional performance creating enormous enthusiasm amongst purists.Bubinga Photo Graphite Photo Specifications
The Performance P28-SE are a dynamic floor standing loudspeaker capable of delivering spectacular sound for a variety of applications. With a perfect balance of power and refinement, these speakers are a great choice for both Home Cinema and Stereo applications.
The Performance P28-SE features a striking timber cabinet. These beautifully engineered cabinets are a bass reflex front ported configuration and feature 25mm thick solid MDF timber walls. Two stunning finishes are available, real timber (Bubinga) veneer or a gloss metallic graphite paint.The Performance P28-SE in Detail and Specifications
The P25 floor standing speakers are ideal for use in a stereo system. They can also be used as the main speakers in an AV system. Standing just over a metre tall and very slim, the P25 uses two 140mm bass/mid drivers with a ring radiator tweeter in between. The P25 has a sand damped cabinet which minimizes cabinet resonance as well as adding stability to the speakers.
Articulate and well controlled bass and dynamics, incredible transparency and a sensitivity of 89dB make these beautifully built, medium size, stand mounted loudspeakers unbeatable value.The Performance P15-SE in Detail and Specifications
The P12s have been designed as main or rear speakers and match perfectly with the P2 centre channel speaker. These speakers use the same driver compliment as the P25 in a sealed enclosure while the P25 is vented.
The P8 centre channel uses identical drivers to the P33 and offers virtually identical performance as the centre channel for an AV system. As this is a three way system, the tweeter was able to be mounted directly above the midrange which eliminates the response anomalies when listening off axis which are common to horizontal speakers. It is designed to be used with Plasma or LCD screens as well as projectors.
The P2 is virtually identical to the P12, but as a centre channel is designed for horizontal orientation. The tweeter is offset to aid its performance whilst being horizontal..
The PFX3s have been designed as a rear effects speaker and can be used with either the P-AV1, P-AV2 or P25 based systems instead of the P12 where space is at a premium. It is similar in size to the outgoing PFX but offers better performance with more modern looks.
While the original Impulse was a highly regarded award winning subwoofer, the Impulse 2 is even better again.
Having undergone a complete facelift, the Impulse 2 is not only cleaner and lighter than it's predecessor, but port noise is significantly reduced thanks to an improved port design.
The Impulse 2 is completely at home playing everything from your favourite classical CD to the latest blockbuster action movie in 7.1 surround sound.
Whilst most subwoofers use an electronic crossover for high frequency filtering, the Impulse 2 accoustically filters frequencies above 100Hz at an incredible rate of 24dB per octave, ensuring only incredibly clean and tight base is delivered.
The P-AV1 system consists of 4, 5 or 6 P12s, a P2 centre channel and an Impulse or Impact subwoofer. This system was inspired by our very successful Synergy2 system and is the obvious next step up from that system. Like the Synergy2 system, all the speakers are designed to be used above 80Hz; the subwoofer providing bass below this frequency.
The P12 is a sealed system and therefore very clean and dynamic. However, this means it also has less bass extension than a vented enclosure such as the P25, but this is of no consequence as the low bass is provided by the subwoofer. The P2 and P12 are virtually identical to each other except that the P2, being a centre channel speaker, is designed to sit horizontally and has its tweeter offset to optimise its performance as it is used horizontally.
As the P12 speakers use a sealed enclosure, they have sonic advantages over the P25 in an AV system. The bass management built into all AV amplifiers is used to direct all bass below 80Hz to the subwoofer and all frequencies above 80Hz to the P12s and P2. In a stereo system not using a subwoofer, the P25s would be the obvious choice because of their extended bass response of almost one octave.
Although the Impulse subwoofer was designed to partner the P-AV1 system, adding tight, controlled bass, the Impact subwoofer offers even better performance in virtually every respect. Available in Bubinga or Graphite finish.
The New P-AV2 system contains a floor standing model, a centre channel speaker the choice of two rear effects speakers and a subwoofer. The P33 is a very stylish four driver, three-way floor standing speaker. The P8 is a centre channel speaker which uses the same drivers as the P33 in a vertical/horizontal layout. The Impact subwoofer is the top of the Whatmough range of subwoofers offering clean fast bass which blends seamlessly with the other speakers of the Performance Range. The P12 is the ideal rear affects speaker, but if space is limited, the PFX3 can be used.
The P33 and P8 use two 170mm fiberglass/nomex hybrid drivers especially developed for these speakers, a 100mm cellulous fibre coned mid-range driver and a ring radiator tweeter. Since the P8 uses identical drivers to the P33, it is not shielded and so is unsuitable for use with CRT (picture tube) TVs. If this system is to be used with a tube TV, the Opus2 centre channel should be used instead of the P8.
The Performance Series Impact subwoofer is something special. This system uses no EQ, as the extended response of this subwoofer is the result of very clever cabinet design. Virtually all other subwoofers on the market rely on equalisation (EQ) which is effectively a bass tone control turned up full or more. By not having to resort to EQ, the Impact’s bass is cleaner, tighter and has much lower levels of distortion.
The P-AV2 system matched with an Impact subwoofer is Whatmough’s top home cinema system, capable of stunning dynamics and realism. Available in Bubinga or Graphite finish.