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$449.00
SKU: WH-DIAMOND225
For more than 30 years, Wharfedale’s famous Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional value for money earning dozens of awards around the globe. Now with the introduction of the Diamond 200 Series, Wharfedale has once again raised the bar for affordable, high-performance loudspeakers.This new addition to the Diamond 200 family builds on the best-seller in the series, the Diamond 225. Utilising a larger 165mm woven fibre cone, bass extension is extended to a lower 40Hz, giving you even more performance at a similar, affordable price.

Intro to Wharfedale Diamond 200

Quite simply put, the Wharfedale Diamond is one of our most successful speaker series, if not one of the most successful hi-fi speaker series ever. We can justify this as year on year, the Diamond Series has broke the mould for combining award winning sound quality unforeseen at this price. From 1982 Wharfedale Diamond has meant one thing – impeccable performance at an affordable price. Today we are pleased to bring you the latest series of loudspeakers from Wharfedale that aspires to this tradition – Diamond 200 Series.

Foremost in the design criteria for Diamond 200 is the ongoing research into loudspeaker driver sound quality. The speaker series uses our famous woven Kevlar cone form, drawing influence from the flagship Jade Series.While honing the internal crossover and using stronger magnets on the rear of the Diamond 220 for example, aesthetics and construction have been improved too. The Diamond 200 Series benefits from an all new lacquered front baffle and cosmetically enhanced veneers.

Only when the acousting tests are deemed truly satisfying are the loudspeakers designs signed-off for production, ensuring that each speaker model fulfils its eventual owner's dreams of musically enjoyable reproduction from Britain's Most Famous Loudspeakers.

Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series Technology

The Diamond 200 boasts the latest in hi-fi technology to produce a throughly enjoyable listening experience. Semi-elliptical 'break-up' areas on the woven-kevlar woofer smooth the response through the audible range and the cone edges are treated with a unique diamond pattern moulding. The treble unit uses a sheer fabric dome and advanced ferrite magnet system, surrounded by a carefully crafted wave guide that encourages outstanding midrange performance too.

Cabinet walls and internal bracing developed use Wharfedale's latest 'Virtual Speaer' software, with the help of Delayed Cumulative Spectral Analysis that ruthlessly reveal panel colouration in all its forms. Using this technique engineers updated the cabinet, combining layers of particle board and MDF, bonded in a unique structure to damp annoying High-Q resonances and block internal sound leakage. The effect is that the 'noise' from cabinet walls is buried more than 35dB below the driver output. The same computer modeling is also used to fine tune the crossover to guarantee an enjoyable experience, both on and off-axis.

Exiting the base of the speaker cabinet is a slot loaded distributed port created by the plinth. This equalises the air pressure to mimic that inside the cabinet allowing a smooth transition between the pressure variation in the cabinet and the low frequency sound developed in the room. Aside from computer assisted modelling, and true to Gilbert Briggs' ethos behind his original Wharfedale loudspeaker designs, hours of listening tests by our engineers are carried out to fine tune each speaker in the series.
Features:
  • A unique cabinet construction - A sandwich of particleboard between MDF, which has enabled improvements both aesthetic and sonic
  • New lacquered baffle design further enhances aesthetics
  • A bass motor system with larger magnets makes the speakers easier to drive and boosts transient acoustic power
  • Enhanced ‘Slot-loaded distributed Port’ - for lower turbulence and there for low frequency distortion
  • Upgraded crossover networks
  • Technical:
  • General description: 2-way centre speaker
  • Enclosure type: bass reflex
  • Transducer complement: 2-way
  • Bass driver: 165mm Woven Kevlar Cone
  • Treble driver: 25mm Soft Dome
  • AV shield: No
  • Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m): 87dB
  • Recommended amplifier power: 25-120W
  • Peak SPL: 96dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω Compatible
  • Minimum impedance: 4.2Ω
  • Frequency response (+/-3dB): 45Hz ~ 20kHz
  • Bass extension (-6dB): 40Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 2.3kHz
  • Cabinet Volume (in litres): 10.3L
  • Dimensions (mm): 355x196x(262+28)mm
  • Net weight: 6.5kg/pcs
  • Gross weight: 15.2kg/ctn
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