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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!
Overview
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - downward port
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
3 years
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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, used with an Denon AVR Unit. I bought these recently, tested them but haven't had a chance to use them properly - but tested using my Dad's unit (Denon also). Not really tested the high range yet, will update review later once.
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diamond by name and Diamond by nature. Needed speakers for a small flat and decided on downward firing port so that placing not too critical. York store had one set of Wharfedale 220 speakers left and despite my phoning them shortly before closing time the manger organised delivery and they were with me in less than 24 hours! They are nicely finished and I am pleased with my purchase. .Early days as the speakers are 'bedding in' but more than pleased with them.
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looks and great sound Bought a few weeks ago and thinking of buying another pair
Date published: 2023-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black) Saw these on offer, did some research and went for it. They look great and sond good, although id expected a littlr more bass. Im going to biwire them and see how that goes. As part of a set of 4 hifi speakers in a room they perform well.
Date published: 2023-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Good sound good looks very happy with the 220 Wharfadale
Date published: 2023-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small size great sound Quick delivery, very good sound in this price range.
Date published: 2023-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers Bought the wharfedale diamond 220s and they'd sound amazing great fit as the port is down firing so I could mount them on the walls without blocking the ports
Date published: 2023-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, great service. Second pair of Wharfedale 220 speakers purchased from Richer Sounds online. Next day delivery, excellent price.
Date published: 2023-03-17
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