Wharfedale DIAMOND 220 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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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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"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!
Bi Wireable Yes
Black Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 170 x 230 x 320
Freq Response (Hz) 56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 100
Sensitivity (dB) 86
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Weight (KG) 5
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Value I bought these 6 weeks ago and (to borrow a phrase) the sound is Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy and well balances across the sound spectrum. Definite recomment if you are looking for great value speakers.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice sound and good looking well built quite heavy and sound well good looking as well
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound I replaced my existing Yamaha speakers with the Wharfedale Diamond 220 & 9.0 speakers. The staff were very helpful with advice on the speaker selection and best practice in setup. The new sound is far more full and rich very happy. Thanks
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looking, Great Audio. I have had these speakers for a few months and they have not let me down once. Used mainly near eye level on a desk from a Zone B of an Onkyo Av Receiver these speakers sound great. I have also used these for family parties and cranked the volume up with an additional subwoofer and they have handled that well too. very clear sound and they also look very sleek and well built.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classics that never let you down Bought these knowing they would let me down. Fantastic sound and the best price as so often the case from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound for everyday use. Being driven by a laptop through a 30 year old amp. - I'm not a Hi-Fi geek so I needed something simple, bulletproof and acoustically flexible. Add to that they also needed to be sub 100 GBP - I win ! I'd give them 5 stars but the facia has shiny chrome-effect seats for the cones, a little too flash for my taste - but I can live with it.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wharfdale 220 Had a few weeks now and have found them a joy to listen to. They have a detailed sound that I didn't expect to find for the money. These are a no brained budget speaker buy.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best speakers under £200 full bodied detailed sound with good tight bass. and smooth treble.
Date published: 2018-06-15
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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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge