TOurus Series

Multiple inputs...

Maximum power Output

  • 8″, 12″ and 15″ Plastic, active loudspeakers
  • On stage, DJ, bands and performance
  • Bluetooth, TWS models with MP3 player
  • Bi-amplified
  • Wharfedale Pro drivers
  • Portable and powerful
  • Huge power output
  • RCA, XLR and Jack inputs
  • M8 rigging points
  • Optional soft covers

Wharfedale Pro announce a new series of plastic, active loudspeakers delivering power, value and versatility. Introducing TOURUS.

Positioned beneath the well established TITAN and the flagship TYPHON series, the new TOURUS series are affordable, powerful and versatile. With a 12” and a 15” version available and with “MBT” models featuring USB mp3 playback and Bluetooth connectivity with TWS stereo link mode, the new series is for anyone needing big power and features on a compact budget.

Custom WP drivers have been selected to ensure that this affordable series have the power and timbre expected from a Wharfedale Pro loudspeaker. In addition, the amplification stages deploy both Class D (LF) and Class AB (HF) to bring power and value to this new series.

With full steel grilles, multiple handles and 4 x M8 rigging points, Tourus is well suited for installations and for hard work on the road.

A new illuminated Wharfedale Pro logo badge is also proudly shown on the front so that Tourus looks as good as it sounds.

July 2021 – New 8″ Tourus models

Wharfedale Pro announce that two new 8” models have been added to their Tourus series of plastic active loudspeakers. Tourus-AX8 and the USB/Bluetooth enabled Tourus-AX8-MBT.

These new 8” models join the Tourus 12” and Tourus 15” models which were announced in 2020.

Using the same design philosophy as the larger Tourus models, the new 8″ models have durable ABS plastic cabinets with handles, rigging points and strong full-face steel grills to protect the custom Wharfedale Pro drivers and electronics inside.

Headline specifications which make Tourus 8” models stand out from the crowd are the 250 watts of continuous output power and the use of a 1.75” HF compression driver.

As with other models of Tourus, the system is Class D bi-amplified and uses convection cooling to ensure audio clarity and long-term reliability.

The Tourus-AX8-MBT model also brings Bluetooth connectivity, a USB input for direct .mp3 / .wav file playback and a TWS link mode, allowing for wire-free stereo pairing.

With RCA, XLR and 6.3mm jack inputs, Tourus 8” models have been designed to be versatile and can be used in almost any audio application.

Tourus 8” models are also a perfect partner for the recently introduced T-Sub-AX15B active subwoofer.

The Wharfedale Pro line up of plastic active loudspeakers is as follows….

TOURUS SERIES <- GOOD

TITAN SERIES <- BETTER

TYPHON SERIES <- BEST

Tourus 8"

250 watts
Continuous
  • 8″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 250 w Continuous
  • 500 w Peak

Tourus 12"

350 watts
Continuous
  • 12″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 350 w Continuous
  • 700 w Peak

Tourus 15"

450 watts
Continuous
  • 15″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 450 w Continuous
  • 900 w Peak

Lets look inside

Tourus loudspeakers use the largest HF voice coils in their class. All models use a 1.75″ coil which is unique at this price point.

This custom made Wharfedale Pro compression driver delivers crisp and precise high frequencies, even at extreme volumes.

The internal amplifiers have been tuned specifically for the HF and LF drivers that we have chosen. This makes for perfect power and frequency transfer, resulting in the sonic experience that you’d expect from a Wharfedale Pro active loudspeaker.

We are not fans...of fans

ssssssh !     The two amplifiers inside a Tourus are extremely efficient.

So efficient that they can use convection cooling. This means that there are no fans!

Fans inside loudspeakers can add to operational noise, weight, price and can lead to reliability issues. Tourus has no fan!         Ssssssh! – Silent and reliable operation.  

Bluetooth models with internal mp3 player

The Tourus- MBT models include both BLUETOOTH and USB thumb drive inputs.Its quick and easy to pair your mobile device over BLUETOOTH allowing for high quality wireless audio to stream into the Tourus.

The MBT models also feature TWS pairing. Easily link two Tourus (or should that be…”Tourae”??) together – wirelessly.

Alternatively, insert a USB thumb drive containing audio files (.wav, .flac, .mp3) and control backing tracks or background music with the transport controls on the rear.

Multiple inputs….with maximum power output!

Cover IT up

Optional soft covers

With soft internal padding these optional ‘soft cover’ accessories are ideal for simple transportation or as a dust cover when the Tourus is not being used.

The Tourus carry handles are easily accessible even when it is inside its Tourus Soft cover.

 

perfect pairings

A perfect partner for a Tourus is the 15″, 700 watts continuous, T-Sub-AX15B.  

Used with a Tourus, a Titan or our flagship Typhon models, T-Sub-AX15B completes the system – bringing new levels of bass to the setup.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model NameTOURUS-AX8TOURUS-AX8-MBTTOURUS-AX12TOURUS-AX12-MBTTOURUS-AX15TOURUS-AX15-MBT
System TypeActive 8” 2-way Bi-AmplifiedActive 8” 2-way Bi-AmplifiedActive 12” 2-way Bi-AmplifiedActive 12” 2-way Bi-AmplifiedActive 15” 2-way Bi-AmplifiedActive 15” 2-way Bi-Amplified
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)65-20 kHz65-20 kHz55-20 kHz55-20 kHz50-20 kHz50-20 kHz
Sensitivity @ 1 w / 1 meter95 dB95 dB96 dB96 dB97 dB97 dB
Maximum SPL (peak @ 1 meter)124 dB124 dB128 dB128 dB130 dB130 dB
Low Frequency Transducer
Size (mm / inches)203 mm / 8″203 mm / 8″305 mm / 12”305 mm / 12”381 mm / 15”381 mm / 15”
Coil Size (mm / inches)38.86 mm / 1.53″38.86 mm / 1.53″50.8 mm / 2.0”50.8 mm / 2.0”50.8 mm / 2.0”50.8 mm / 2.0”
Impedance4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω
High Frequency Transducer
TypeCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches)44.5 mm / 1.75”44.5 mm / 1.75”44.5 mm / 1.75”44.5 mm / 1.75”44.5 mm / 1.75”44.5 mm / 1.75”
Exit Size (mm / inches)25 mm / 1”25 mm / 1”25 mm / 1”25 mm / 1”25 mm / 1”25 mm / 1”
Diaphragm MaterialTitaniumTitaniumTitaniumTitaniumTitaniumTitanium
Impedance8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω
High Frequency Coverage (H x V)90° x 60°90° x 60°90° x 60°90° x 60°90° x 60°90° x 60°
AmplifiersClass DClass DHF Amp Class AB : LF Amp Class DHF Amp Class AB : LF Amp Class DHF Amp Class AB : LF Amp Class DHF Amp Class AB : LF Amp Class D
Low-Frequency Power Amplifier150 w Continuous / 300 w Peak150 w Continuous / 300 w Peak250 w Continuous / 500 w Peak250 w Continuous / 500 w Peak350 w Continuous / 700 w Peak350 w Continuous / 700 w Peak
High- Frequency Power Amplifier100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak
Electronic Crossover
Crossover Frequency2.6 kHz2.6 kHzHI PASS 2.5 kHz LOW PASS 2.5 kHzHI PASS 2.5 kHz LOW PASS 2.5 kHzHI PASS 2.4 kHz LOW PASS 2.4 kHzHI PASS 2.4 kHz LOW PASS 2.4 kHz
Controls
Equalization +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble
Amplifier Protection
Power On ProtectionPower switch on / off mutePower switch on / off mutePower switch on / off mutePower switch on / off mutePower switch on / off mutePower switch on / off mute
Thermal ProtectionAmplifier shutdown, auto resetAmplifier shutdown, auto resetAmplifier shutdown, auto resetAmplifier shutdown, auto resetAmplifier shutdown, auto resetAmplifier shutdown, auto reset
Driver, DC and Short ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Limiter IndicatorRed LEDRed LEDRed LEDRed LEDRed LEDRed LED
Power IndicatorGreen LED / Blue LED(LOGO)Green LED / Blue LED(LOGO) Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED
Input typeBalanced / unbalancedBalanced / BT / USBBalancedBalanced / BT / USBBalancedBalanced / BT / USB
Input Connectors2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR
Input Impedance47 KΩ Balanced47 KΩ Balanced47 KΩ Balanced47 KΩ Balanced47 KΩ Balanced47 KΩ Balanced
Maximum Input Level5 V5 V5 V5 V5 V5 V
Line Input Sensitivity-10 dB-10 dB-10 dB-10 dB-10 dB-10 dB
Mic Input Sensitivity-40 dB-40 dB-40 dB-40 dB-40 dB-40 dB
Line Output ConnectorMALE XLRMALE XLRMALE XLRMALE XLRMALE XLRMALE XLR
AC Power details
Power SupplySMPSSMPSSMPSSMPSSMPSSMPS
AC Power Options100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V
Power On IndicatorLEDLEDLEDLEDLEDLED
Rigging / Bracket / Mounting Options4 x M84 x M84 x M84 x M84 x M84 x M8
35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw
3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top)3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top)3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top)3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top)3 carry handles (one on each side,one on top)3 carry handles (one on each side,one on top)
Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)
Enclosure
Enclosure MaterialInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded Polypropylene
Colourblackblackblackblackblackblack
Grille1.2 mm steel1.2 mm steel1.2 mm steel1.2 mm steel1.2 mm steel1.2 mm steel
Dimensions (Unpacked)(mm / inches):
Height421.4 mm / 16.6”421.4 mm / 16.6”603 mm / 23.7”603 mm / 23.7”693 mm / 27.3”693 mm / 27.3”
Width – Front259 mm / 10.2”259 mm / 10.2”377 mm / 14.8”377 mm / 14.8”455 mm / 17.9”455 mm / 17.9”
Width – Rear171.9 mm / 6.7″171.9 mm / 6.7″217 mm / 8.54″217 mm / 8.54″262 mm / 10.3″262 mm / 10.3″
Depth263.2 mm / 10.4”263.2 mm / 10.4”347 mm / 13.7”347 mm / 13.7”401.8 mm / 15.1”401.8 mm / 15.1”
Dimensions (packed)(mm / inches):
Height470 mm / 18.5”470 mm / 18.5”666 mm / 26.2”666 mm / 26.2”762 mm / 30.0”762 mm / 30.0”
Width315 mm / 12.4”315 mm / 12.4”430 mm / 16.9”430 mm / 16.9”508 mm / 20.0”508 mm / 20.0”
Depth307 mm / 12.1”307 mm / 12.1”408 mm / 16.1”408 mm / 16.1”425 mm / 16.7”425 mm / 16.7”
Weight
Net Weight (kg / lbs)8.0 kg / 17.6 lbs8.0 kg / 17.6 lbs15.0 kg / 33.0 lbs15.0 kg / 33.0 lbs19.2 kg / 42.2 lbs19.2 kg / 42.2 lbs
Gross Weight (kg / lbs)9.2 kg / 20.24 lbs9.2 kg / 20.24 lbs17.0 kg / 37.4 lbs17.0 kg / 37.4 lbs22.0 kg / 48.4 lbs22.0 kg / 48.4 lbs