Aren't they scared to loose customers? It takes a long time to build reputation but not to loose it.
Hopefully they are planning to release some v2 of this line in the near future.
Wharfedale used to be a proud British brand. It is now a cheap Chinese brand and has been for quite a while (owned by the Chinese group IAG), so it should come as no surprise that quality is sadly lacking (and remember, the units they send to reviewers are better than most!).
While Wharfdale may be employing a handful of people in the UK let us not be fooled. All the manufacturing, and probably a good portion of the design (if not all), is done in China, so perhaps not surprising that buying a Wharfedale product of today is not the same as buying one 15 years ago.
The thing is, bob_robson, several of us have visited the IAG factory in China and usually their build quality is very good (and Wharfedale is far from the only 'UK' brand to make speakers in China). The idea that just because something is made in China it will be poor quality just doesn't hold true in this day and age. Which is why we were so surprised by the poor finish on the 155s.
Bought the 155s and the finish on my pair is good..
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