Congrats on the EVO 40's. The Music Direct deal was truly stellar for a great pair of speakers. The higher Wharfedale ranges, Diamond, EVO, OPUS, and now Jade are very underated speakers beacuse I think they are simply not that well known. Those of us who have owned them, know better. Yours look awesome in your setup so you tell us how you are enjoying them.
While not EVO's, I had a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.6's and they served as the L/R mains of a full 5.1 Diamond system I use to have. I drove them with Parasound 2100 preamp (HT bypass) and Parasound 5125 power amp with very good results. I sold the front three to a friend who drives them with a Sunfire Signature Grand processor and power amp. In fact I just spent time at his house this afternoon listening to my old speakers. So I still get to enjoy them. You should also post pics and your question in the Wharfedale owners thread. Check the sticky at the top of this forum. Best of luck with your new purchase. You made a good choice!
Marantz PM15S2 LE, Oppo BDP-103, Simaudio Moon 100D DAC
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Dynaudio Focus 260's, Rel T-1 and a Panasonic TC-P54S1.