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

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. 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!
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 5 out of 5 by from Medium bookshelf speakers look no further Bought these beauties to go with a Cambridge ax35 amp also supplied by Richer Sounds and WOW what a match!! Bass is tight,mid range superb and treble clear and not "shrill". Beautifully made and look superb. Because the bass is ported through the bottom of the cabinets it's not a problem with placement! Thanks to the expert advice of Blue from the Plymouth store!!
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top performance at a great price I bought these to replaced my 30 year old Tannoy 603’s (bought from RS) which were getting a bit tired. Delivery was quick as they arrived with two days which was good as I expected longer. Out of the box I didn’t expect them to be so weighty which I see as a good thing. They just look like a more expensive speaker as they really have a great finish. I bought some 600mm stands which I’ve sand filled and spent a couple of days trying to get the right soundstage in my small living room. I listen to a lot of jazz and some of my vinyl sounds completely different as the speakers pick up a lot of details which was missing with the Tannoys. I have been testing it with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters album and cranked up the volume it’s a joy to hear that bass intro and funky keyboard. I am using them with my 90’s purchased Kenwood KA-3020 amp, Kenwood CD player and Sony 940 minidisc player and they all sound superb through the 220’s. To get the full sound I have to crank up the volume a bit on my amp. Great speakers at a excellent price.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic speakers at a great price Bought recently to pair up with my Nad 3130. Great sound
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! Best speakers available at this price Rich warm base and fantastic midrange. Played for a few months and they just get better. Very engaging sound.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers I bought these speakers a few weeks ago, along with some Soundstyle speaker stands. I am very happy with both items, and the advice and correspondence from the team at Richer Sounds was excellent.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound 4 weeks old absolutely amazing sound for size nice tight bass.with vocals presentation.w You won't find better for cost
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound. I bought these a few days ago and I’m amazed by these speakers. The Bass response is amazing, the mids and highs are amazing too. I’m glad I bought these speakers as I love Wharfedale. I’ve had a few Wharfedale products in the past, and all of them had amazed me with everything.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as it says on the tin I was using a set of Realistic minimus speakers on my Pioneer 100w amp and wow what a difference a new set of relatively cheap speakers can make its like I've bought new HiFi, I can hear things that I have never heard before and my old vinyl just blows me away...
Date published: 2021-04-05
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Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 342.
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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.
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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

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

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. 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.
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