Wharfedale DIAMOND 220 Speakers Per Pair

Wharfedale DIAMOND 220 (Black)

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"Want to know what the best sounding budget speakers on the market are? Easy, its Wharfedales brand-new Diamond 220s." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.

The legend continues

It was back in 1981 when the Wharfedale Diamond first redefined expectations of small speakers. The original model proved that a small speaker didn't necessarily need to sound 'small', that a budget speaker could sound full-bodied without being intrusive. The latest Diamond 220 follows on from the highly successful 121 model and has already received an excited response.

New cabinet for improved sound
New to the Wharfedale Diamond 220 is a sandwich cabinet design. Rather than the simple chipboard and MDF used by the previous Diamond 121, the new 220 uses particle board sandwiched by MDF on either side. This gives superb rigidity and damping properties, helping to further reduce the already low levels of distortion. A further benefit is the smooth MDF construction provides a cleaner surface for the veneer; meaning a smoother finish all round.

Ported design
Also new is the gloss finished baffle, making the speakers far more pleasing to the eye. As before, the 220 ports the bass via an integral plinth, rather than the more usual front or rear holes. This not only provides a more efficient and even bass output but also makes the speaker easier to place: you don't have to take wall positioning into account.

New drive units, class-leading sound
The bass driver is formed from woven Kevlar with ribs for added rigidity, but has a revised magnet system for tighter control of the sound. Vocals still sound incredibly realistic, and the bass is upbeat and never lags. At the other end of the scale the treble unit is surrounded by a deeply dished waveguide. This helps to improve the imaging and 'width' of sound, making it easier to pick out individual instruments, as well as providing loads of detail. Put together, the overall sound quality is still fantastically well-balanced.

With its latest upgrades the Wharfedale Diamond 220 has truly come of age. If ever there was an argument for evolution over revolution in speaker design, a listen to the Diamond 220 proves the case for the former - and then some!

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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

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"Want to know what the best sounding budget speakers on the market are? Easy, its Wharfedales brand-new Diamond 220s." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.

The legend continues

It was back in 1981 when the Wharfedale Diamond first redefined expectations of small speakers. The original model proved that a small speaker didn't necessarily need to sound 'small', that a budget speaker could sound full-bodied without being intrusive. The latest Diamond 220 follows on from the highly successful 121 model and has already received an excited response.

New cabinet for improved sound
New to the Wharfedale Diamond 220 is a sandwich cabinet design. Rather than the simple chipboard and MDF used by the previous Diamond 121, the new 220 uses particle board sandwiched by MDF on either side. This gives superb rigidity and damping properties, helping to further reduce the already low levels of distortion. A further benefit is the smooth MDF construction provides a cleaner surface for the veneer; meaning a smoother finish all round.

Ported design
Also new is the gloss finished baffle, making the speakers far more pleasing to the eye. As before, the 220 ports the bass via an integral plinth, rather than the more usual front or rear holes. This not only provides a more efficient and even bass output but also makes the speaker easier to place: you don't have to take wall positioning into account.

New drive units, class-leading sound
The bass driver is formed from woven Kevlar with ribs for added rigidity, but has a revised magnet system for tighter control of the sound. Vocals still sound incredibly realistic, and the bass is upbeat and never lags. At the other end of the scale the treble unit is surrounded by a deeply dished waveguide. This helps to improve the imaging and 'width' of sound, making it easier to pick out individual instruments, as well as providing loads of detail. Put together, the overall sound quality is still fantastically well-balanced.

With its latest upgrades the Wharfedale Diamond 220 has truly come of age. If ever there was an argument for evolution over revolution in speaker design, a listen to the Diamond 220 proves the case for the former - and then some!
Bi Wireable Yes
Black Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 170 x 230 x 320
Freq Response (Hz) 56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 100
Sensitivity (dB) 86
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Weight (KG) 5
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Bought these to replace some ageing Diamond-Pro speakers. Very pleased with the sound
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Quality, Great Price, Great Company. Had these speakers for a couple of weeks now, they make up part of my 7.2 surround sound system, and I am amaze at the quality of the sound. The sound is crystal clear and great to watching films with them acting as my front speakers. The build quality is everything you can expect from a good quality set of speakers. Would I recommend these, most certainly, are there better speakers out there, well not at this price range there isn’t. (Richer Sounds delivered these within two days, and the packaging was spot on.)
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of speakers for the price These speakers match well with by old Cambridge A5 amp. His-res audio (via an HRT Streamer II DAC) sounds good and not too bright and splashy - a problem I have found with some set-us, Overall these speakers produce a nice rounded sound, plenty of punch and bass when the volume is turned up, but the biggest difference compared to my 12 year-old Diamond 9.1s is the range and clarity when listening at lower volumes .
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look good,sound excellant I bought these last week to go with my new amp, i seen lots of reviews, good and bad but ignore all the bad reviews as these for the money sound superb.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speakers 220's bought to replace Mission 760iSE speakers which are 24 years old. Took some time to choose but very impressed with the depth of bass and the clarity and control of the treble. hearing things on tracks now that I wasn't before. Buy them they are superb and a bargain with Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great build quality style and sound Delivered quickly and in perfect condition. Great quality look and feel
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for small speakers Purchased as a second pair of speakers wired to my dining room, to replace old JBL speakers of the same size, the Wharfedale 220s are excellent value for money.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speakers This was a present for my parents for their anniversary and they loved them.
Date published: 2018-08-12
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge