Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) 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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Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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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

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

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For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
"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!
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Bi Wireable Yes
Sensitivity (dB) 86
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 100
Weight (KG) 5.3
Black Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 56 - 20,000
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 174 x 255 x 315
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Optimal Performance vs price Have joined the vinyl revival. My old Laser 50s were tired. Excellent Richer Sounds website led me towards MA Bronze but could not justify the budget so plumped for Diamond 220s. Could not lose really because speakers were having to be placed close to walls for which these are designed, and in a different future setting could always be allocated to channel B use. “Muddy” base when on carpet, much better when placed on stands to give the 5” base units a chance. Probably more neighbour friendly than the MAs! Likely make great AV Stereo speakers, but you need a few watts to get them going.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers I replaced a sound bar/sub set up with these speakers, a Yamaha fsw050 sub, and a second hand Yamaha RX-V373 av receiver. All I can say is wow! My room is an open plan kitchen/living area 8m x 6m and these fill it with sound. The clarity is next level compared to my old set up. I have my echo dot connected to the receiver for music and have tried various types from classical (orchestral soundtracks are amazing) to rock and am currently putting the sub through its paces with a good dose of dub music. If I had more space then I would have likely opted for floor standing speakers however when paired with the sub these deliver everything I was after and more.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These speakers provide great all round sound. I have had these speakers for only 2 weeks and already to look for so new ways to enjoy them.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed new speakers and these have been a great su Great sound, they look good and real value for money
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound and tidy appearance A post Christmas gift to myself. I needed something small but with a good sound. I am not disappointed. Really happy with the sound, no matter what type of music I am listening to.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A experience you have to hear to belive Worth the money, rich sounds with clarity. Discovered detailed musical piece I had never heard in a track before. Well done to richer sounds from purchase to delivery all was excellent.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement on my 1980s speakers I am at the budget end of buying hi fi equipment and found this mad a noticeable diffetece. The guys in richer were very helpful in advising the type of speaker cable I could use.
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers Got these for my husband for Christmas he loves them they were a great price too
Date published: 2020-01-03
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£99 Were £119 from 23/12/19 to 01/02/20.

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Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 260.
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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

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.