Wharfedale Diamond 230 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 209.
Wharfedale Diamond 230 (Black)
Speakers Per Pair
£249 Was £279 from 15/07/21 to 16/09/21
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Strong bass with style
Ideal for medium-sized rooms, the Wharfedale Diamond 230 offers the deep, powerful sound you'd expect from floorstanding speakers whilst keeping the overall dimensions relatively compact. Using a second, dedicated bass woofer, the Diamond 230 punches hard. Not only does this second woofer unit increase the depth and volume of bass, it also helps to 'fill out' the sound at lower volumes, making this an ideal speaker for use at all volume levels.
As with other Diamond 200-series speakers, the woofers are formed from woven Kevlar and feature textured ribbing for added rigidity. A revised magnet system gives even tighter control of the sound. When combined, it gives the Diamond 230 a precise, accurate sound with a crisp mid-range and true sense of realism. 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. The treble also provides loads of detail without ever sounding unrefined. Put together, the overall sound quality is fantastically well-balanced and natural with a solid bass to underpin the music.
New cabinet for improved sound and finish
New to the Wharfedale Diamond 230 is a sandwich cabinet design. Rather than the simple chipboard and MDF used by the previous Diamond 155, the new 230 uses particle board sandwiched by MDF on either side. This new type of construction gives superb rigidity and damping properties, helping to further reduce the already low levels of distortion. A further benefit is the smooth, MDF construction that offers up a cleaner surface for the veneer to be applied to; meaning a smoother finish all round. Also new is the gloss finished baffle, making the speakers far more pleasing to the eye. As before, the Diamond 230 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 as you don't have to take wall positioning into account as much.
With its effortless all-round ability, the Wharfedale Diamond 230 is hard to beat.
Read about the Wharfedale Diamond 230 on the Richer Sounds Blog
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass reflex - downward port
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - downward port
Frequency Response (Hz)
40 - 20,000
Power Rating (Watts)
196 x 963 x 334
Rated 5 out of 5 by malac greaves from whardale speakers still brilliant sound bought this month excellent quality as usual great service from richer sounds
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomasAl from Great Sound. Bought this 3 weeks ago and it has been really good than expected. Fantastic output. The staff at Richer Sound Romford have been very helpful. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Funkymonkey71 from Excellent speakers Fantastic sounding speakers for a bargain price as well.
Date published: 2021-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex89 from Diamond 230 I recently bought some Diamond stand mounts speakers (220s) for a small room and they were spectacularly good. For a bigger room I decided floor standers would be the best sound and with a successful Wharfedale purchase under my belt ,I stuck to the brand and based on budget went for the 230s which were on special offer. At their £ 500 full price they won glowing reviews in the Hi Fi Press and I would say were worth every penny. I paid £ 279 at Richer Sounds and they are an absolute steal at this price. Fit and finish is very good indeed, they look great and sound amazing out of the box. I found they went up a gear after about 20 hours on the clock and then again by a leap and a bound at about 100 hours usage and this was a substantial and noticeable improvement. Detail, deep base and a broad soundstage and crystal clear.....these have blown away my preconceptions and make me re-consider why anyone would want to pay more for a mid price system set up if budget is limited. I run them with a Nait XS and even with amps further up in the Naim range they do not let the sound down. At £500 they are awesome, at Richer's £ 279 price they are give away's for what they do. If you have a mid price system, buy them I doubt you can find better up to about £750. Stupendous value.... you are bonkers if you don't grab some today.
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weens from Great look and sound These are good looking speakers with a great sound you would expect form Wharfedale. I have to admit I have not put the pins below but works well as a stand on its own right. They are long and thin but the base works well. So if you want a good looking well rounded sound these are a good option.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by deemac72 from Outstanding sound and build quality I bought these back in May to replace a pair of Diamond 220s which I really liked, but in my setup I felt lacked some bass. My first question for the telesales guy was to ask if they could be driven by my humble Marantz 5005 amp. After assuring me that they could, I placed the order and they arrived 2 days later. Out of the box, these sound massive. The music has real presence and clarity and the extra bass I was after could be felt through the floor. I did feel to begin with, that the bass sounded a bit mushy in my room, but after moving them away from the walls a little more and giving them a run in period, I’m very happy with sound now. I haven’t bi-wired these and like the 220s I listen with the grilles off and both cds and vinyl sound fantastic. Richer Sounds deliver again - an absolute bargain at the price I paid of £250.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by robthecult from Great Sound New speakers as advised by Richer Sounds. Heavy, but sound great
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daryl34 from Brilliant sound and quality These were a replacement for tibo 400 witch stopped working but luckily they were still in warranty and these were there replacement all went smoothly Lewis was really helpful and made everything easy such a brilliant company have used you for years and will continue to
Date published: 2021-06-14