(as of Nov 08, 2023 02:01:29 UTC – Details)
The new benchmark
For many decades, Wharfedale has been famous for fusing even-handed neutrality and transparency with captivating clarity and expression. The Wharfedale DIAMOND 12 embodies that sonic goal.
The DIAMOND 12 and 8 Audio series represents affordable, authentic hi-fi loudspeakers that truly capture the spirit of music, whatever you play – from rock to classical, jazz to electronica – whilst conveying the recording with truth and accuracy, as all great ‘hi-fi’ should.
Since 1982, Wharfedale’s famous speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional value for money earning numerous accolades and ‘best ofawards, around the world. With the introduction of the all-new Diamond 12 Series, Wharfedale is once again raising the bar for affordable, high-performance loudspeakers.
The Wharfedale DIAMOND line is “one of the most successful speaker ranges of all time” Joe Cox, What Hi-Fi?, 2015, That Was Then… Wharfedale Diamond review,
A crossover of style
The crossover network uses an acoustic LKR 24dB topology. This includes air-core inductors of the type more commonly found in high-end speakers, selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. As the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated steel or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the mid/bass driver has been modiﬁed to compensate, resulting in fast, clean bass with no distortion from the inductor.
Firm and fair
The DIAMOND 12.1 ’s rear-ported enclosure is precisely sized so that the internal volume works in harmony with the drive unit system to deliver the desired sonic result. A multi-layered sandwich design subdues the identiﬁable characteristics of the cabinet’s ‘sound’. Even the resonant properties of the glue between the layers was measured to determine the optimum combination.
The 8-Audio incorporates all the key ingredients that made the DX-1 HCP and DX-1SE packages so successful, re-engineered with an improved cabinet design and a smart, contemporary new look. The drive units have been fine-tuned and the active subwoofer upgraded with a more powerful and sophisticated integral amplifier, resulting in greater scale, punch and refinement
Wharfedale’s leading products— It’s light, stiff and strong. Even our entry level range in 8 AUDIO uses a premium Woven Kevlar weave in its bass and mid drivers Combined with Wharfedale’s advanced motor systems and in-house manufacturing to guarantee the highest quality, the 8 AUDIO delivers speech with clarity and sonic impact for movie special effect
Wharfedale 8 AUDIO Series speakers are for music and film lovers who are seeking a quality, fully-fledged home cinema solution at an entry-level price. The bookshelf and floor standing speakers in the range equally perform within 2-channel systems in their own right.
The 8 AUDIO Series is finished in a choice of black, white or walnut vinyl wrapped options to match in every home.