-Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 Speakers (Pair)
Wharfedale launches Diamond 10 Series with the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 - the latest evolution of Wharfedale's classic high-performance, high-value 'bookshelf' loudspeaker
For almost 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 all-new Diamond 10 Series, Wharfedale has again raised the bar for affordable, high performance loudspeakers
The first speaker to emerge from the Diamond 10 Series is the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 - the latest evolution of the classic Wharfedale Diamond 'bookshelf' speaker. Replacing the hugely successful, multi-award winning Diamond 9.1, the new speaker aims to build upon its exceptional heritage by delivering even better sonic value.
For Wharfedale, the challenge was to improve upon a design that has won more awards for sonic excellence around the world than any other speaker at its price point, whilst maintaining its predecessor's highly competitive asking price. The Diamond 9.1 has been consistently hailed for the exceptional sound quality it delivers at under £200 per pair; a major contributing factor is the 9.1's cabinet, which boasts an ambitious design previously unseen at such affordable prices. Also key are the high-quality drive units, including a mid/bass cone made from woven Kevlar
To make the most of the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's stronger cabinet, the main drive unit chassis has been enhanced with a massive flange that is secured using six screws, thus improving its stability. A diamond pattern has also been moulded into the surround of the Kevlar cone; this is more than just cosmetic as the pattern reduces and damps standing waves in the surround, yielding a cleaner high-frequency acoustic roll-off and enhancing the ability of the mid/bass unit and tweeter to work as a cohesive whole.
The Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speaker's twin reflex ports have been moved to the rear of the cabinet, to reduce the effects of audible distortion. These ports extend the bass to below 45Hz, contributing to an impressive sense of sonic scale. Over the soft-dome tweeter is a metal diffusion grid which, as well as protecting the dome when the speaker is being used without its grille, also irons out high-frequency perturbations right up to 30kHz, delivering a smoother response and crystal-clear treble detailing.
These improvements have been applied not only to the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1, but also to the rest of the extensive Diamond 10 Series. The full range - details of which will be announced shortly - includes two further stand-mount speakers and five floorstanding designs, plus three centre speakers, a dedicated surround speaker and three active subwoofers for home cinema applications.
The Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 loudspeaker is available from mid-June, priced at £199.95 per pair. Five high-quality cabinet finish options are available - Light Maple, Wenge, Rosewood Quilt, Cinnamon Cherry, Walnut Pearl and Silver Black - ensuring the Diamond 10.1 is an impressive addition to any home.
Two-way vented box loudspeaker Multi-layer MDF Cabinet 25mm soft-dome tweeter with metal diffusion phase corrector 125mm woven Kevlar cone 2nd order Linkwitz bass and treble slopes yielding 3rd order acoustic crossover with optimal phase integration Twin ports on rear panel reduce bass distortion Interference-free grille with 'invisible' fixing RF screened, gold-plated terminals in vertical block, four per speaker for bi-wiring
|What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2009||DIAMOND 10.1 - Best Stereo Speakers £150.00 to £300.00|
|What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2009||DIAMOND 10.1 - Winner Product of the Year|
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