Wharfedale Diamond 220 (Black)

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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
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
56 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms)
8
Power Rating (Watts)
100
Sensitivity (dB)
86
Features
Bi-Wireable
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD
174 x 315 x 255
Weight
Weight (KG)
5.3
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice speaker units These speakers complement my Pioneer audio perfectly. They have a good bass response and great sound all round.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers at a Great Price I received my Wharfedale Diamond 220 speakers about 3 weeks ago and have to say that so far I'm very impressed, the build quality seems to be very good and the sound is great.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium bookshelf speakers look no further Bought these beauties to go with a Cambridge ax35 amp also supplied by Richer Sounds and WOW what a match!! Bass is tight,mid range superb and treble clear and not "shrill". Beautifully made and look superb. Because the bass is ported through the bottom of the cabinets it's not a problem with placement! Thanks to the expert advice of Blue from the Plymouth store!!
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top performance at a great price I bought these to replaced my 30 year old Tannoy 603’s (bought from RS) which were getting a bit tired. Delivery was quick as they arrived with two days which was good as I expected longer. Out of the box I didn’t expect them to be so weighty which I see as a good thing. They just look like a more expensive speaker as they really have a great finish. I bought some 600mm stands which I’ve sand filled and spent a couple of days trying to get the right soundstage in my small living room. I listen to a lot of jazz and some of my vinyl sounds completely different as the speakers pick up a lot of details which was missing with the Tannoys. I have been testing it with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters album and cranked up the volume it’s a joy to hear that bass intro and funky keyboard. I am using them with my 90’s purchased Kenwood KA-3020 amp, Kenwood CD player and Sony 940 minidisc player and they all sound superb through the 220’s. To get the full sound I have to crank up the volume a bit on my amp. Great speakers at a excellent price.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic speakers at a great price Bought recently to pair up with my Nad 3130. Great sound
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! Best speakers available at this price Rich warm base and fantastic midrange. Played for a few months and they just get better. Very engaging sound.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers I bought these speakers a few weeks ago, along with some Soundstyle speaker stands. I am very happy with both items, and the advice and correspondence from the team at Richer Sounds was excellent.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound 4 weeks old absolutely amazing sound for size nice tight bass.with vocals presentation.w You won't find better for cost
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound. I bought these a few days ago and I’m amazed by these speakers. The Bass response is amazing, the mids and highs are amazing too. I’m glad I bought these speakers as I love Wharfedale. I’ve had a few Wharfedale products in the past, and all of them had amazed me with everything.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as it says on the tin I was using a set of Realistic minimus speakers on my Pioneer 100w amp and wow what a difference a new set of relatively cheap speakers can make its like I've bought new HiFi, I can hear things that I have never heard before and my old vinyl just blows me away...
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Price I bought the 220's as "efect" speakers in my home cinema system and have been amazed at their perfomance, in fact I took them out to try in my main setup and they really sang. You can not go wrong with these very well made speakers, they are incredible value for money. Do yourself a favour get a pair.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wharfedale 220’s The second purchase in two weeks from RS. In less than a day they arrived. Coupled with the Cambridge audio one which was the first purchase. Fabulous sound from the 220’s. Really pleased. Again... customer service was exemplary with super quick delivery.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound, great price, oustanding service Great speakers for their size and price. Read lots of reviews and these award winners hit the mark for size, quality and price. The build quality is very, very good, packaging superb; audio quality is excellent for all genres, bass isn't lacking and I couldn't be happier. The purchase process so easy; hats off to Richer Sounds, best on-line purchase experiance ever and thankfully they use DPD to deliver, next day service.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to drive and accurate A great choice if you like a full sound, and are limit on space. Sound a bit dry and closed in straight out of the box, but loosen up nicely after a few hours. Well balanced detailed sound and good imaging, even with near wall placement.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price and service. Is that possible? Yes I bought a RN303D Yamaha, due to excellent advice from the staff at the Bath branch.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sounding speakers at this price point! Bought these to use with my son’s new DJ set up and am very impressed. The speakers have a lovely full sound, especially at this price point
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like the 1985 Diamonds, well, almost. For this price these are great speakers, well made, look good, and my homemade 2x15 watt valve amp sounds very nice indeed. Like that Wharfdale look and sound..
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work great with Rega P2/ancient Kenwood amp First separates set up for my son. Sounds superb even at very low volumes. The speakers are nicely made-heavy, solid case. Really impressive for not much cash.
Date published: 2021-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wharfdale Diamond 220 Bought these to go with my 30 year old Technics amp and to replace the old Technics speakers. They have certainly made a significant difference, particularly the bass. They are half the size of the old cheaply chipboard speakers and fit nicely on the unit. Wharfdale made very well and finished to look smart with the separate grills. Excellent quality and sound at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2021-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality, sound & looks I got two pairs of these to go in a bedroom. They are a hell of a lot more than I needed. These really do have a monstrous sound for the small size. Detailed. Sharp and rich in sound. Plenty of midbass. These surprised me with what they can do
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers. Excellent value. Well pleased. Very fast delivery from Richersounds.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wharfedale 220 excellent sound good bass for small room,clear sound but not bright,partnered with cambridge audio axr85 also bought in richer sounds,sound great together would like to thank cardiff staff very patient with me.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound After years old research and a great chat with staff at richer sounds, I landed on these speakers. I'm so glad I made this decision, the sound is crisp and clear. Fantastic choice
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diamonds Indeed, product and service ! I have been a customer of Richer Sounds since first shopping at their London Bridge store in the late 70s,early 80s. I have bought many products over the years and I have to say these speakers are one of the very best of them. I have them in a medium size room hooked up to a Naim Nait 5, Marantz CD 6005, JVC cassette deck (bought from Richer LB circa 1980 !) and Naim 03 tuner. I bought the speakers for £ 129 as an interim solution to get this secondary system up and running. They sound brilliant, speakers are close to wall ( currently on shelves), bass is full and precise, treble sparkles with detail, and tracks have a great ebb and flow at any volume, they sound great when I am listening quietly at night and they can also boogie when the volume is pumped up. They look fab with a lovely gloss black baffle and nicely finished black cabinet. I am stunned at just how good these look and sound, so much so that I expect (after I have purchased some stands or brackets) they will infact stay in situ in the longer term. If you get the chance grab a pair while you can, they could be the best £ 129 you will spend at Richer Sounds. If you are after a budget to mid range speaker ( yes that good) at a frankly silly price for what you are getting I enthusiastically recommend you pay Richer Sounds a visit and buy these Diamonds. Oh and by the way, since 1979 I have never had less than Diamond service from the Richer Sounds sales team.
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed mid range and excellent bass For the price these speakers are stunning. They sounded great out of the box but leaving them playing loud for 24 hours and they sounds even better. Detail and mid range superb and for their size incredible base. Easy to place as well due to the downward during port
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers for the price I had my eye on a different set of speakers, but they were out of stock. The guy on the phone was really helpful and recommended these. They're great speakers for the price.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great upgrade I bought these as an upgrade to my old Gales. What a difference! Recommended. Bought online and quick and efficient delivery.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wharedale 220 This is a well finished speaker and for it’s size gives a great range of sound. The bass is great.
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speaker Amazing speakers, excellent range. Superb value. Staff at Sheffield are amazing, really knowledgable and extremely patient. Thanks again!
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant speakers great customer service. The speakers sound amazing. Very helpful, knowledgable staff, quick delivery, best price.
Date published: 2021-01-01
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.