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WHARFEDALEDIAMOND 9.0Black Speakers Per Pair

  • This speaker has been magnetically shielded to ensure that it doesn't interfere with any sensitive components nearby. This is particularly important if you're still using a CRT television.
  • To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.
This speaker has been magnetically shielded to ensure that it doesn't interfere with any sensitive components nearby. This is particularly important if you're still using a CRT television.
To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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Speaker legends don't get much bigger than the Wharfedale Diamond 9.0.

It's hard to believe that the original Wharfedale Diamond is now past its thirtieth birthday. All those decades ago, it was the Diamond speaker that proved, for the first time, that excellent quality sound could be achieved from a small, budget speaker. Since then there have been dozens of imitators, but the Diamonds remain amongst the best available.

The cabinet isn't just compact, it's also very solid. This combination gives the Diamonds an extremely accurate sound quality as the cabinet doesn't flex or vibrate like larger, less well made speakers. Equally impressive are the drive units. A soft dome tweeter gives the clarity and smoothness of sound you'd expect from a much more expensive speaker whilst the woofer cone uses a carbon fibre type weave to offer extremely taut and responsive bass. With a front port, these bass reflex speakers are punchier than you might expect and in no way could they ever be described as tinny. Over all, they may be small but the sound is grown-up, with excellent staging, realism and surprisingly powerful.

It's not just the major aspects of the design that Wharfedale have got right, it's the details, too. Proper 4mm banana sockets will accept thick cable and offer the best type of connection. Threaded sockets at the rear make for secure and easy bracket attachment.

At £100 these speakers were clearly market leaders. Now we're offering them at this bargain price, the Diamond 9.0 speakers are a gem of a deal!

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Connection Features
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for bass and treble - when used with bi-wirable cable gives a more precise sound
General Features
Magnetically Shielded
Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.
Sensitivity (dB)
The higher the figure the easier it is to drive - meaning that a less powerful amp may be used
Impedance (ohms)
Resistance. A standard figure is 8 ohm. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
Power Rating (Watts)
Maximum power output long term/short term (RMS)
Size of speaker cabinet excluding any feet or binding posts (H x W x D) mm.
236 x 145 x 165
Weight of each speaker in KG.
Does this speaker come in a black finish?
Does this speaker come in a wood or wood style finish?
Other Colours
Does the speaker have another coloured finish?
Freq Response (Hz)
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
60 - 24,000
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 66 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by For this price, it's bargain! Went to the shop in Kingston (thanks guys) wanting to buy replacement for my old Denons bookshelves. I was looking for cheap floor-standers like Tibo EDGE 200, but they didn't have them, so I've asked for some good bookshelves to compare them with my Denons. We picked CAMBRIDGE AUDIO SX60 and WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 9.0 I was hearing from time to time. After small audition, I was blown by WD 9.0 to the point, that I forgot about my front speaker replacement (but I got stands for them, they just start to sing now) and ordered next day 2 pairs (4 speakers) for my surround replacement. Best part was that: I still need Centre speaker to replace another Pioneer S-11 and I though, for time being, I can use one of WD9.0 (got space for it) from surround. It was 10x better than anything else I had before. After reading more about it, majority of centre speakers are not up to the scratch and is much better to have all surround system with the same speakers. Brilliant! I got 3rd pair next day. ;-) 28 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shelf speakers my wife and i brought these for our 11 year old at Christmas to go with old Nad amp i had and a turntable as he has started to collect vinyl . they sound great for the money and are built well as Wharfedale always have been, id highly recommend these little speakers 27 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sound as good as ones twice their size in the 70's! I was really impressed with the sound quality for the price attached to my Pioneer 1980's amplifier. The size is just right and look twice as expensive as they are. I would recommend to anyone to buy for speakers in the right place on a shelf or Dresser as I have them. Plus impressed with the help and service I received from Richer Sounds of Reigate on my very first visit to buy the speakers. 27 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for a small speaker. The sound quality is great for such a small and cheap product. I am using them as passive monitors (have active monitors, but wanted a passive pair for comparrison). They are a little short of really low frequencies, but that is to be expected from such a small driver. I would recommend these speakers to anyone who is on a budget and needs some small clear sound makers. I've not bought a pair of wharfdales for about 20 years. These display the same high quality that i remember. 26 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So good I have installed them in our church I worked in a recording studio years ago, so am fairly critical of audio products. These speakers are very good value indeed and deliver a good sound. I bought a pair for home and was that impressed I have bought a further pair for a medieval church, where they sound very well indeed. 26 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to live with. small form speakers I use these speakers mounted on some wall brackets with a small format denon system. A great sound from these front ported 2way speakers. They are sometimes slightly boomy on voice only / talk radio /radio four. But I have not had this issue with any type of music. They were easy to mount due to the captive nuts fixed in the rear. 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing for the price! My first separates system in the early 80s included the mark 1 Diamonds, and they were simply superb then. So when I decided to upgrade the speakers on a decent micro-system in my dining room, these were the first choice. And I remain amazed that such sound can be had for this ridiculously low price! They needed a bit of running in and I have been rewarded by a lovely sweet sound but with a controlled deep base that really should not be possible from cabinets this small. The cabinets are solid and do not sound hollow when tapped, all of which contributes to the great sound. Am I easily pleased? Well, no - my main system is Linn based so my standards are very high. These are quite simply well made, high quality speakers which sound far better than they have any right to at this price. And the service from Richer Sounds? I bought online and they were superb - outstanding in fact. You will not be disappointed if you buy these. 18 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by can't go wrong with these excellent value for money, very good quality speakers, super customer services from richer sounds too. very impressed all round! will definitely shop with these again. 17 March 2015
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