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!

Lowest price guaranteed! 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!

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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!
More Information
Black Yes
Dimensions WxDxH 170 x 230 x 320
Freq Response (Hz) 56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 100
Sensitivity (dB) 86
Weight (KG) 5.3
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Bi Wireable Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look brilliant and sound even better Very well made speakers for the price and the sound quality is excellent. No distortion when cranked up and a fantastic pure sound.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown away Just finished running these wharfedale speakers in and they truly amaze me how good they are and a great price , keep up the good service at Richer sounds
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great balanced sound and great looking I bought the the WD Diamond 220s a week ago and I am very happy I did. The sound quality is perfect for my living room. Listening to jazz on vinyl has never sounded better. Easy set up and great service delivery.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boom! Great set of speakers at a fantastic price backed up with wonderful service!
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the cat's nipples Brilliant in an admittedly small listening room. On stands. With a sub just to back fill the bass a little. Or just as good without. Fab speakers!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balanced tone..not overly bright These speakers have great potential as they have depth. I believe in running speakers in for 25 to 50 hrs. Recommended to remove the tweeter covers as for some reason the plastic surround hinders the frequency. Off very good...not too bright compared to some. Matched well with PM6005 Marantz. Get some decent cable though particularly if your going to wire them in standard method rather than bi wire. Very nicely made feel more expensive than £119.00 ..spend 350 on the cheapest B&W ...but sound wise great clarity at 3rd of the price. So many expensive speakers have to be matched very carefully and can often sound too referenced. These deliver in oodles of entertainment. Look nice with circular brushed aluminium surrounds and black gloss ..Great with rega P1 too. Overall great value ..Dali might have the edge but 80 quid more for spektor 2...which areminds detailed but bright treble. Just ware them in and decent cable. Super buy
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice speakers for the price Bought these as I needed a pair of bookshelf speakers for my rather small living room. They sound very good, very well defined, although they're not extremely bassy. They are also very well finished and look great. All in all, I am very happy with them.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality kit! Purchased as a secondary set of speakers for our kitchen to be driven by a Marantz M-CR611, shelf mounted, close to a wall. Excellent performance throughout the frequency range, handling a broad range of music from classical to jazz via any and all kinds of rock, hip hop, talk radio and pretty much anything else you can think of. Great build quality too. Unbeatable speakers for the price. VERY satisfied!
Date published: 2018-01-31
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Lowest price guaranteed! 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

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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500 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

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