Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 (Black Oak)
The legend continues
It was way back in 1982 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 12.1 is true to the original’s ethos and has already proved to be a big hit.
The beauty with compact Diamond speakers is their sheer versatility - and the 12.1 is no different. The compact size and high sensitivity makes them the ideal companion for mini systems or hi-fi separates systems alike. They're also easy to place, working well close to or away from the rear wall. If you're looking for quality home cinema speakers, they also work exceptionally well as satellite speakers - there's even a centre speaker to match.
Although this is a compact speaker with all the Diamond traits in place, the design is completely new. Making use of powerful computer modelling, the Diamond 12.1 is engineered to perform. Totally new drive units use a motor system more typically used in professional speakers – giving excellent power handling and low distortion. The new Klarity cone material uses a hybrid construction to give lightning-fast response in the bass and mid-range, while the woven textile tweeter delivers the perfect balance between detail and refinement.
Choice of finishes
Available in black, light oak or walnut finishes, the 12.1 suits a wide range of decors. The cabinet itself is engineered from differing thicknesses of MDF to control resonance. Combined with the strategic bracing, this makes it solid and free from the distorting ‘boxy’ sound that can afflict smaller speakers. In short, you get to hear the soul of your music, distortion-free.
With a fresh new design, the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 is still the small speaker to beat.