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DIAMOND 9.0

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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Connections
Connection Features
+
Bi-wireable
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for bass and treble - when used with bi-wirable cable gives a more precise sound
No
General
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.
Yes
Sensitivity (dB)
The higher the figure the easier it is to drive - meaning that a less powerful amp may be used
86
Impedance (ohms)
Resistance. A standard figure is 8 ohm. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
6
Power Rating (Watts)
Maximum power output long term/short term (RMS)
75
Dimensions
Size of speaker cabinet excluding any feet or binding posts (H x W x D) mm.
236 x 145 x 165
Weight
Weight of each speaker in KG.
2.1
Black
Does this speaker come in a black finish?
Yes
Wood
Does this speaker come in a wood or wood style finish?
No
Other Colours
Does the speaker have another coloured finish?
No
Freq Response (Hz)
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
60 - 24,000
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great sound for the price I bought these as an addition to some Dali zensors and a Yamaha amp/sub for a 5.1 setup. Really impressed with quality of sound. Solid units. And as always, first class service and delivery from richer sounds. Can't fault them! 11 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Great speaker for the price Bought these for some lower level sounds in my dining room. One of the speakers was faulty(cone was buzzing at medium level) which was changed straight away. They seem to be great value for money good frequency response across the board. Would recommend as a cheap yet reasonably good setup. 08 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small yet very effective little speakers I bought these speakers to play audio directly from a digital library via laptop and Tripath amplifier. Having down sized from a powerful yet dated rig, these compact speakers have proven to be an excellent choice. They produce enough volume to adequately fill my living room and the sound quality is excellent with surprising bottom end clarity. These appear to be well made and I'm satisfied with the great value for money. 06 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Still a good old loudspeaker Suits my set up. a successful replacement for very large floor speakers 05 August 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not recommended I got these speakers just over a week ago and noticed one of them couldn?t cope with ?loud? music at any volume level. I swapped the speakers over to confirm the fault and took them back to the shop. I got a second pair without any arguments but when I got home the same thing happened (one good speaker / one bad speaker). I?m now using some old Wharfedale speakers I bought to use in a surround system and the Diamond 9s have been relegated to light duties. 27 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by another lovely built excellent quality speaker from Wharfdale I used these speakers to upgrade my surround system. I haven't room for 7.2 so it has to be 5.1. I've matched these speakers with a pair of wharfedale valdus. The audio response from the Diamond 9th is excellent with lovely bass. 25 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by At this price it's a no brainier ! Bought these as I needed a small set due to the missus not wanting the newly decorated living room dominated by lots of "black ugly boxes" so after reading the reviews I finally decided on the Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 and I'm so glad I did. I wasn't really expecting much due to their size and price but I have to say they are excellent performers far more focused when the volume increases then I expected never sounding flabby or thin just basically musical. Enough about the speakers just buy them you won't regret it and if you've made it this far into the reviews you will already have your finger hovering over the purchase icon and are probably wondering if you could maybe find them cheaper elsewhere........... you can't I looked and I have to say the speed that they arrived at my door made me thankful I bought from richer sounds, just make sure you order some good quality speaker cable (it's cheap enough) and enjoy listening to your music with fresh ears they are that good. 16 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Amazing sound for the size and price I purchased these speakers along with the Denon DM39, and they're perfect for the job. I'm not going to draw comparisons with my high end hi-fi (Linn, Arcam, Naim and Monitor Audio GR60?s), as the total cost of this little Denon/Wharfdale set up is just a fraction of the cost of my other stuff, and less than the cost of my headphone amp. However, I bought this as a low cost small system to go into the extension of my house, and it?s just great. I popped each of the Diamonds on top of 4 small upturned wood screws to provide some isolation from the big unit they're sitting on them, and they sound amazing for the size. I listen to classical, rock, blues, etc., and my daughter happily drives her pop ?stuff? through them. Everyone?s happy, so long as she keeps the volume down a bit! Thanks also to Michael at Richer Sounds in Watford for the assistance over the phone and in the store. 13 May 2014
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