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.

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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. 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 Nice Speakers Nicely made and presented these speakers are good quality with good performance for their size. The price is amazingly good.
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound for small speakers I bought these speakers last month after having done quite thorough research about my options. The designated 'music room' in my flat is quite small, so I was looking for speakers which could deliver a full, well-rounded sound with a compact size. These speakers have won various awards and reviews seemed positive across the board, so I took a chance. I'm glad to report that these speakers offer a fantastic sound quality, with discernable details and a punchy bass response. They look sleek and modern, with a frontal black gloss and dark wooden finish on the sides, and really compliment a black sound system. I'm using them with my Sony PS-HX500 USB Turntable and STR-DH190 receiver, and the overall result is a really great sound. Pro tip: for fellow vinyl enthusiasts who might be short on space, these speakers fit very neatly inside an Ikea Kallax square shelf!
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality had these speakers up and running for a few days now and love them. great quality and sound for a relatively affordable price. hooked up to a sony strd 1080 receiver with the wharfedale ds2 surround package
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top speakers These speakers replaced my ageing mission 760i's which I've had for over 25 years! Fab speakers in their day. I went for the 220s based on the 5 star review on 'what hifi'. Surprised to find they were a little bigger than my old speakers as wharfdale diamonds have previously been small. Initially not blown away by the sound but then tried different genres and quickly realised how well rounded they are. I was hearing detail in songs. Good strong bass too. Now it's been 2 weeks and they continue to impress. For £119, superb value upgrade
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great price! Replacement speakers, they have exceeded expectations. Not expensive but perfect for the room and are well made and easy to set up. My vinyl collection is re-born!
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound from a compact speaker A good, crisp sound but not the clarity or depth that my Mission 700-2s still deliver after about 40 years' use. But may be that is an unfair comparison as I assume their modern equivalent would be quite a bit more expensive than these Wharfedales. Overall I'm pleased with them, they do the job I ask of them.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound Replacement for JPW monitors bought from richer sounds over 20 years ago. Fantastic product, loving the great sound. Will definitely be shopping with richer sounds again soon!
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargain This seemed one of those chances to buy a better previous model at a bargain price given Luke warm reviews on its predecessor the 11.1. They seem happier with digital sources (streaming, CD, Blu-ray) and a little dull with vinyl. That of course can point to deficiency in the turntable, cartridge or phono stage. Linn Axis, Akita, Goldring G3 and Marantz PM6005. Use of the loudness button plus subtle EQ matches it up well however and now I can appreciate the full quality of these speakers across all sources. They are simply addictive and Wouldn’t swap them in my conservatory system. Magic.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great substitute I bought these as my Proac Studio Towers are being repaired with no idea of a return date due to Covid 19. They look strange on the end a Chord / Alphason turntable / Hugo / Teac Esoteric system but they sound very good albeit I have to be careful not to use on full gain! Well made for the money and image really well....
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound ! I’m really pleased . My speakers have replaced some old skool Kenwood speakers from the 80’s What a difference. Superb!
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built with great sound for the price. Bought 2 weeks ago and love them. Solid construction and great sound, bringing my vinyl back to life through an ancient amp! Soumds grest too playing Spotify via pho e etc. Lovely and warm with loads of clarity. Dump your Sonos!
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear, sharp sound from compact speakers Replacing my much loved 42 year old Solavox PR25s so a hard act to follow. Us d with a wide range of sources, quite heavy on the bass from some feeds and working best with tone dials at neutral, which is good. Make my old vinyl sound good.
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Loved um first time round a few years ago and now have two more pair for my lads and they asked if they could have them cause how mine sounds also price is bang on come down since my first pair very happy with sound all round good speaker
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service and helpful staff I bought these excellent speakers, and they were delivered promptly. I also got some great advice about connecting to my old amplifier, as well as information about linking a TV through the sound system. I have been in the Edinburgh shop a few times, too, and found the customer service second to none.
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for small speakers I am so happy with these speakers they look and sound fantastic and for the price I am more than happy.
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound for the Price Just have these over a Year now, and play them throught my Denon PMA-720AE Amp for my hi-fi which I have six years now. The sound is very Good and clear even at low Volume.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking, great quality of sound speakers These speakers look the biz and the sound from them is fantastic
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic product, sounds and looks great Bought this after reading reviews just like this! The look and feel of this product is definitely premium and doesn't look out of place with the rest of my AV equipment. They sound amazing when paired with my Denon amp, even streamed music has a level of clarity I haven't had from speakers/headphones before
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and build quality Had these for a couple of weeks now and I'm really impressed with the sound I'm getting, they are coupled to a EL34 valve amp and although the output is relatively low at 12.5W per channel, the speakers are being driven nicely with a very good sound stage
Date published: 2020-02-14
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound Bought for christmas really good sound on mysystem
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price they were a very good purchase These were brought to replace some other very good floor standers which were very expensive 15 years ago but space was needed and I was not disappointed at all the build quality is excellent.
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I bought a week ago and so far no issues. Would highly recommend richer sounds to purchase this piece of kit.
Date published: 2019-12-26
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Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 287.
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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 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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