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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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!

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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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
"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
Freq Response (Hz) 56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 100
Sensitivity (dB) 86
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 174 x 255 x 315
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Weight (KG) 5.3
Brand Wharfedale
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant sound very clear and detailed i bought these speakers 3 wks ago after reading reviews they suited the purposes i needed them for. the size is perfect the quality of sound unbelievable
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to serious hifi Replaced the JVC speakers that come with my JVC valve amp mini hifi to squeeze more out of it, hearing rediscovering lot of old favourites through the added quality and details can't comment on Bluetooth, dab or cd player as is hooked up to TV and media pc via optical link for streaming services such a great listening experience no regrets with purchase wife could even tell difference in sound lol
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Speakers Bought these speakers from Richers Hull, sound is quite good but lacks a little bass for me. I read that someone had put on the Richers ratings that the speakers are mainly for surround sound front speakers and it tells you this in the catalogue what comes with the speakers, I tend to agree with this chap. I have these D220s mixed with Tannoy M3 speakers through my Teac amp to achieve an excellent sound balance. I think if you wanted a pair of decent loud speakers for normal stereo sound you may need to go for a different make of speaker with a bit more wattage and bass.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to serious hifi Bought these after reading great reviews to upgrade my JVC ux-d427s mini hifi system which I purchased for half price on eBay for less than £100 the hifi system as built in valve amp so thought although sounded great thought surely not getting its full potential so took the plunge, so glad I did massive improvement more depth clarity combined with the soft warm valve sound smooths out most digital sources as use mainly to stream Spotify off TV so for less than £230 gives you some serious hifi
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Speakers Always wanted to own a pair of Wharfdale Diamond Speakers so when I recently dug my 1988 NAD Amplifier and Cambridge Audio CD Player out of the loft and noticed that my old Acoustic Research Speakers had disintegrated, I took the plunge and bought a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 220. All I can say is they are the best speakers I have ever heard. Pink Floyd's The Wall has never sounded better. Excellent service from Richard Sounds as usual. Very happy.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds as good as it looks I bought the Diamond 220s a week ago to use as as surround speakers on my 5.1 system. What I found to my surprise was a pair of high quality speakers that sound almost as good as my expensive floorstanders. I have now moved them to my study to use as the main speakers on my hifi, which I use to listen to music. They are heavy, well built, sound great, can be bi-wired. Very please with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound. I bought this a mountain ago.Im very happy.Great sound
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound excellent value brilliant service I bought these speakers based on past positive experience of the brand dating back to 1970s if not before and expert reviews. Also the helpful advice from Richer Sounds staff at Stockport that I gave come to value highly for 30+ years. I have not been disappointed. Excellent performance with quality sound and fantastic value for basic book shelf speakers
Date published: 2019-01-08
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Wharfedale DIAMOND 220 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 194.
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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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

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