22.12.14

Wharfedale Shines with New Additions to Diamond Series

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Wharfedale has introduced a new edition to its line of Diamond speakers: the all-new Diamond 200 series. Replacing the company’s Diamo...

Wharfedale has introduced a new edition to its line of Diamond speakers: the all-new Diamond 200 series. Wharfedale Diamond SeriesReplacing the company’s Diamond 100 Series, Diamond 200 comprises two standmount speakers and three floorstanding models, plus a centre speaker for home cinema use. Enhancements across the range include: new cabinet construction—a sandwich of particleboard between MDF, which has enabled improvements both aesthetic and sonic; new lacquered baffle design; improved bass motor system with larger magnets makes the speakers easier to drive and boosts transient acoustic power; enhanced 'Slot-Loaded Distributed Port'—improved airflow control lowers turbulence and hence reduces low-frequency distortion; and upgraded crossover networks further improve the integration between the drive units. The first Diamond 200 Series model to launch is the Diamond 220, which features a 130mm mid/bass driver and is a replacement for the Diamond 121 from the outgoing Diamond 100 Series. The remaining Diamond 200 Series models arrive this month and include the Diamond 210, an ultra-compact speaker for rear/surround duties or stereo applications where space is at a premium, plus three floorstanders—the Diamond 230, Diamond 240, and Diamond 250. The Diamond 220C home cinema centre speaker completes the range. Anyone wishing to compile a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound package from the Diamond 200 Series can add an active subwoofer from Wharfedale’s PowerCube SPC range, selecting an appropriate model to suit their room. All Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series speakers come in a choice of four finishes: black, white, walnut and rosewood. www.wharfedale.co.uk