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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Buy now, pay later 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

"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!
More Information
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
Weight (KG) 5.3
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Bi Wireable Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Wharfedale 220's! Bought these speakers a few weeks ago to replace my aging Mission 731's (also from Richer Sounds). They are partnered with my NAD 302 Amp n my Teac P1260 CD player n Atacama stands. I'm blown away! The sound is just so engaging n detailed. I was very happy with my old speakers, but so glad I spent this relative small sum. Am listening to my whole music collection in a whole new light: the sound staging is a revelation. Am I happy? You bet!
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers As promised, the what hi fi 2014 awarded wharfedale 220 are awesome. Just loved the sound. Specially for the price 120£. At the time richer sounds had the best deal. Also the manager Steve and his crew from Holborn unit (london) were great and helpful. All was good. Cheers
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small speakers I bought these a week ago to replace my old Eltax Monitor 3s. From the box these seemed a little cold and sterile compared to the warm Eltaxs. However after trying these speakers with a range of vinyl and cd sources they stood up to everything! I'm sure with more use they will sound warmer and even better.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich Wharfedale Sound Bought these to go with the Yamaha DAB receiver previously purchased from Richer Sounds. Bi-wired into the amp. Impressed with the natural sound quality.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Very good quality and sound also very well made and looks good
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent small speakers. I have been using these speakers for a while before commenting. They are connected to a Marantz MCR 611 in 'bi-amp' configuration, and mounted on a solid shelf. Testing them with a comprehensive sound check CD, I heard no resonances, buzzes, or other unwanted noise: the frequency range was good and the response was flat. I am very happy with them.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds real qualty Very pleased with these speakers, just what I wished for.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bookshelf speakers I bought these to replace some floorstanding Tannoys which I had used for the last 8 years. Due to the size, they were used primarily for music but wanted some smaller speakers to use for both music and TV, which is why I bought the Diamonds. The sound is very clear but still with a decent amount of bass. Very happy.
Date published: 2017-10-31
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£

80

Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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