TYphon

Serious PA

Serious power

  • 15″, 12″ and 8″ Plastic Active loudspeakers
  • Class leading power – blow them away!
  • Internal 4-position DSP
  • Custom Wharfedale Pro drivers
  • Full steel front grill
  • Multiple handles
  • Multiple rigging points
  • Class D Bi-amplified
  • Bluetooth models with TWS Linking

Typhon 8"

720 watts
Continuous
  • 8″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 720 w Continuous
  • 1440 w Peak
  • 127 dB Max SPL @ 1 meter
  • 2.5″ LF voice coil

Typhon 12"

720 watts
Continuous
  • 12″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 720 w Continuous
  • 1440 w Peak
  • 129 dB Max SPL @ 1 meter
  • 2.5″ LF voice coil

Typhon 15"

770 watts
Continuous
  • 15″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 770 w Continuous
  • 1540 w Peak
  • 130 dB Max SPL @ 1 meter
  • Huge 3.0″ LF voice coil

Behind the grill

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 LF transducers have a newly designed ferrite core, use flat coil windings to aid cooling, and feature a moisture rejecting cone material which allows Typhon to be used in damp or humid conditions.

In fact…..all Typhon loudspeakers are IP54 Certified !

 

Lets look inside

Just like all other Wharfedale Pro plastic active loudspeakers, Typhon uses the largest HF voice coils in their class. All models use a 1.75″ coil HF compression driver.

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

The internal amplifiers of Typhon 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.

HARDWARE

A completely new polypropylene cabinet design with a full frontal steel grille houses the most advanced active loudspeakers 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 9 x M8 rigging points and a 35 mm pole socket compatible with the WPB-2 bracket, Typhon fits almost anywhere.

 

We are not fans...of fans

ssssssh !     Just like all other Wharfedale Pro plastic active loudspeakers, the two amplifiers inside a Typhon 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. Typhon has no fan!         Ssssssh! – Silent and reliable operation.

 

IP54 Certified

All Typhon loudspeakers are IP54 Certified. IP54 certification assures that the product has

– Limited protection against dust ingress.

– Protection against splash water from any direction.

The picture shows some of the extreme testing that goes into Typhon series certification. All of this means that you can have full confidence installing a Typhon in extreme conditions.


DSP

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-AX12. Full Range, Flat Response. Simply YOUR sound.

MONITOR ; This mode rolls of low frequencies which are not needed when Typhon-AX12 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-AX12 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.

 

BLUETOOTH and TWS Linking

The Typhon “BT” models feature aptX Bluetooth input connectivity and TWS linking which makes setup with mobile devices simple and cable free.

Simply pair your Bluetooth audio source (such as a smartphone or laptop) with a Typhon “BT” model and thats it! High quality aptX streaming makes connection easy.

Typhon “BT” models however also features a TWS LINK mode. This allows two Typhon “BT’s” to communicate with each other to create a wireless stereo pair.

 

AWARD WINNING !

Typhon-AX12-BT won the Editors’ Choice awards for best PA Active Loudspeaker of the year from the expert media in Vietnam !!

The judges, made from experts and journalists, reviewed Typhon-AX12-BT and said it was outstanding compared to other competitive products in its category.

 

TYPHON TOUR BAGS

Made from durable nylon and with a thick inner padding, this tourbag allows 12” Typhons (Typhon-AX12 and Typhon-AX12-BT) to be used in extreme conditions – protecting the Typhon during transportation. The tour bag has been designed to give full access to the handles and the rear panel connectors and controls. A removable front cover allows the Typhon to be used while inside the tourbag.

Durable, accessible and printed with the iconic Wharfedale Pro logo, the Typhon 12” tourbag is attractive and practical.

 

PERFECT PAIRING

A perfect partner for a Typhon 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 NameTyphon-AX15-BTTyphon-AX15Typhon-AX12-BTTyphon-AX12Typhon-AX8-BTTyphon-AX8
System TypeActive 15″ 2-wayActive 15″ 2-wayActive 12″ 2-wayActive 12″ 2-wayActive 8″ 2-wayActive 8″ 2-way
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)45 Hz-20 KHz45 Hz-20 KHz55 Hz-20 KHz55 Hz-20 KHz65 Hz-20 KHz65 Hz-20 KHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)40 Hz-20 KHz40 Hz-20 KHz50 Hz-20 KHz50 Hz-20 KHz60 Hz-20 KHz60 Hz-20 KHz
Maximum SPL (peak @1 m)130 dB130 dB129 dB129 dB127 dB127 dB
Sensitivity (@ 1 W / 1 m)99 dB99 dB98 dB98 dB96 dB96 dB
Low Frequency Transducer
Size (mm / inches)381mm / 15″381mm / 15″305 mm / 12″305 mm / 12″203.8 mm / 8”203.8 mm / 8”
Voice-Coil Size (mm / inches)75mm / 3.0″75mm / 3.0″65 mm / 2.5”65 mm / 2.5”65 mm / 2.5”65 mm / 2.5”
Rated Impedance4Ω4Ω4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω4 Ω
High Frequency Transducer
HF Driver Type:Compression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression DriverCompression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches)44 mm/1.75″44 mm/1.75″44 mm / 1.75″44 mm / 1.75″44 mm / 1.75″44 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
Rated Impedance8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω8 Ω
Nominal Coverage (H x V)Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100° x 80°
Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100° x 80°
Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100°x80°
Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100°x80°
Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100°x80°
Hybrid Symmetry Horn
100°x80°
Amplifiers2 x Class D2 x Class D2 x Class D2 x Class D2 x Class D2 x Class D
Power Rating:1540 W Peak (1300 W LF +
240 W HF), 770 W Continuous
(650 W LF + 120 W HF)
1540 W Peak (1300 W LF +
240 W HF), 770 W Continuous
(650 W LF + 120 W HF)
1440 W Peak (1200 W LF +
240 W HF), 720 W Continuous
(600 W LF + 120 W HF)
1440 W Peak (1200 W LF +
240 W HF), 720 W Continuous
(600 W LF + 120 W HF)
1440 W Peak (1200 W LF +
240 W HF), 720 W Continuous
(600 W LF + 120 W HF)
1440 W Peak (1200 W LF +
240 W HF), 720 W Continuous
(600 W LF + 120 W HF)
DSP Controls—D-EQFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCHFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCHFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCHFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCHFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCHFLAT/MONITOR/BASS/PUNCH
Amplifier Protection
Power On ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Thermal ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Low Line Voltage Shut DownYesYesYesYesYesYes
Driver ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
DC ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Short ProtectionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Clip LimiterYesYesYesYesYesYes
Limiter IndicatorYesYesYesYesYesYes
Power IndicatorYesYesYesYesYesYes
Inputs
Input A – typeBalanced/Bluetooth (aptX with link Stereo)BalancedBalanced/Bluetooth(aptX,with link Stereo)BalancedBalanced/RCA/Bluetooth(aptX,with link Stereo)Balanced /RCA
Input Sensitivity775 mV(0 dBu)775 mV(0 dBu)775 mV (0 dBu)775 mV (0 dBu)775 mV (0 dBu)775 mV (0 dBu)
Maximum Input Level4 V4 V4 V4 V4 V4 V
Input Connector2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3mm jack (Line/MIC)2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3mm jack (Line/MIC)2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3 mm (Line/MIC)2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3 mm (Line/MIC)2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3 mm, 2 x RCA (Line/MIC)2 x XLR, 2 x 6.3 mm, 2 x RCA (Line/MIC)
Input Impedance20 K ohms20 K ohms20 K ohms20 K ohms20 K ohms20 K ohms
Line Output
Line Output ConnectorXLRXLRXLRXLRXLRXLR
Loop Gain0 dB0 dB0 dB0 dB0 dB0 dB
AC Power details
Power Supply220~240 V AC/100~120 V AC 50/60 Hz220~240 V AC/100~120 V AC 50/60 Hz220~240 VAC / 100~120 VAC 50/60 Hz220~240 VAC / 100~120 VAC 50/60 Hz220~240 VAC / 100~120 VAC 50/60 Hz220~240 VAC / 100~120 VAC 50/60 Hz
Rigging / Bracket / Mounting Options9 x M8 threaded inserts9 x M8 threaded inserts9 x M8 threaded inserts9 x M8 threaded inserts9 x M8 threaded inserts9 x M8 threaded inserts
Pole-mount receptacle with lock screwPole-mount receptacle with lock screwPole-mount receptacle with lock screwPole-mount receptacle with lock screwPole-mount receptacle with lock screwPole-mount receptacle with lock screw
Optional WPB-2 wall-mount bracketOptional WPB-2 wall-mount bracketOptional WPB-2 wall-mount bracketOptional WPB-2 wall-mount bracketOptional WPB-2 wall-mount bracketOptional WPB-2 wall-mount bracket
Handles2 carry handles (on top and bottom side)2 carry handles (on top and bottom side)4 carry handles (on top and bottom side)4 carry handles (on top and bottom side)4 carry handles (on top and bottom side)4 carry handles (on top and bottom side)
Enclosure
Enclosure Material and finishInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded PolypropyleneInjection Moulded Polypropylene
Colour OptionsBlack paintBlack paintBlack paintBlack paintBlack paintBlack paint
Grille Material & Finishsteelsteelsteelsteelsteelsteel
Dimensions – Unpacked
Height697.7 mm / 27.5″697.7 mm / 27.5″558 mm / 22.0″558 mm / 22.0″433.6 mm / 17.1″433.6 mm / 17.1″
Width Front480 mm / 18.9″480 mm / 18.9″344 mm / 13.6″344 mm / 13.6″256 mm / 10.1″256 mm / 10.1″
Width Rear186.2 mm / 7.3″186.2 mm / 7.3″245 mm / 9.6″245 mm / 9.6″100.1 mm / 3.9″100.1 mm / 3.9″
Depth400 mm / 15.7″400 mm / 15.7″340 mm / 13.4″340 mm / 13.4″240 mm / 9.5″240 mm / 9.5″
Dimensions – Packed
Height773 mm / 30.4″773 mm / 30.4″645 mm / 25.4″645 mm / 25.4″509 mm / 20.0″509 mm / 20.0″
Width Front550 mm / 21.7″550 mm / 21.7″425 mm / 16.7″425 mm / 16.7″326 mm / 12.8″326 mm / 12.8″
Width Rear550 mm / 21.7″550 mm / 21.7″425 mm / 16.7″425 mm / 16.7″326 mm / 12.8″326 mm / 12.8″
Depth470 mm / 18.5″470 mm / 18.5″419 mm / 16.5″419 mm / 16.5″310 mm / 12.2″310 mm / 12.2″
Net Weight (kg / lbs)23.5 kg / 51.7 lbs23.5 kg / 51.7 lbs16.2 kg / 35.6 lbs16.2 kg / 35.6 lbs10.7 kg / 23.5 lbs10.7 kg / 23.5 lbs
Gross Weight (kg / lbs)26.6 kg / 58.5 lbs26.6 kg / 58.5 lbs18.9 kg / 41.6 lbs18.9 kg / 41.6 lbs12.7 kg / 27.9 lbs12.7 kg / 27.9 lbs