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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"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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great set of speakers, great service Its the second pair of these diamond 220 speakers i have bought. These are acting as front left/right and rear left/right in a 5.1 system in my home office. The sound quality i get with these from my denon amp is very, very good for the size of speaker. I listen to a range of music from instrumental through to hip hop and rock and i am very happy. When watching TV in a 5.1 config the sound they produce is great. Watching shows like West World that have lovely soundtrack mixed in the show is a joy using these. I picked them up from the Bristol Store for £99 which i think is a very fair price. I also took the opportunity while in the Bristol store to ask a lot of questions about my next project which is my living room. I found the support and honest answers i got very helpful and will be booking in to use their demo room in the near future. Happily recommend shopping with Rich Sounds to anyone.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features sound and looks A surprising sonic performance at odds with some unassuming looks
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still great speakers, now even cheaper! You cannot fault Richer Sounds for service (they still pay for your parking, no questions asked), and at £99, these speakers are the best you will buy on a budget. Apparently need breaking in but sound fantastic out of the box. Sound much better than my old Sony (much bigger speakers) already. Look good. Cannot fault.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best speakers at this price! even topping the best bought these over 8 months ago and they blew me away from the build quality, design, and truly amazing sound quality. I've listened to svs ultras and found them hard to listen to over 30-40 min, not with these! YES, comparing a £150 speaker to a £1000 speaker! The bass response is pretty good on these around 49-54hz roll off, if you like that deeper bass without needing a subwoofer, I'd highly recommend the DIAMOND 225s, that larger woffer makes a huge difference. I like listening to these speakers with or without a subwoofer, it's not really necessary but makes a difference (i much prefer the 225s without a sub than 220s with a sub) Just go book a sound demo and don't forget your card, you're about to be blown away.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money! Bought these a few weeks back and absolutely love them! Read a lot of reviews on these speakers and compered them to many others in a similar price bracket. I can honestly say im no audio expert but for the Price of £99 (on offer) you can not get a better speaker in my opinion. Amazing sound and at high volume doesn't distort at all. Nice size speakers with great styling, good quality finish and look the part with or without the round grilles.(another ace design by wharfdale). 10/10
Date published: 2018-06-08
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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