Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black)

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£129 Our price history: £149 from 01/12/21 to 11/01/22
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Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 382.
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Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black)

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£129 Our price history: £149 from 01/12/21 to 11/01/22
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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!
Overview
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - downward port
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms)
8
Power Rating (Watts)
100
Sensitivity (dB)
86
Features
Bi-Wireable
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
174 x 315 x 255
Weight
Weight (KG)
5.3
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Capable little speakers if spaced is limited I bought these after we revamped our lounge and my floorstanders were unceremoniously banished by Management. I've mounted them on brackets on the wall. They aren't run-in yet so I won't say anything critical, but I will say they appear to be able to go plenty loud enough without losing all control. Don't expect them to sound like Linn Majiks and you'll be fine !
Date published: 2022-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New speakers Very nice well made speakers very user friendly, not quite as powerfull as expected but does the job well ,
Date published: 2021-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speakers and look stunning too! excellent speakers for the money, plenty of bass! they look great too,not cheap and are pretty heavy for me money
Date published: 2021-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy customer I bought Tv, amp, speakers from them, happy customer :)
Date published: 2021-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear The most well known speaker brand and you can see why they are excellent,look good and sound great
Date published: 2021-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for money These were replacement for the same speakers that were damaged in accident. I already knew they were excellent value for money.
Date published: 2021-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance in a small package We moved to a smaller house so had to ditch floor standing speakers for smaller wall / shelf speakers. These wharfedale speakers fitted the bill perfectly . Good price, great quality from a well known brand
Date published: 2021-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers ! Helpful staff as always at the London Holborn branch.. Prompt delivery and well packaged. My Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series Speakers have settled in and are giving me great pleasure with their dynamic sound and solid, aesthetically pleasing cabinets. Worth every penny I paid for them and would recommend them highly for anyone wanting the more compact speakers. All in all -Great Speakers !
Date published: 2021-12-08
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