Wharfedale Diamond 210 Bookshelf Loudspeaker a Pint-Sized Hi-Fi Revelation: Sounds Incredible, Fits Almost Anywhere, Delivers Maximum Music Potential for Minimal Investment
Pristine Naturalism, Absorbing Detail, Engaging Dynamics, Lifelike Tonality: Wharfedale Diamond 210 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Ideal for Small Stereos and Desktop Systems
Designed to fit almost anywhere or even serve as a brilliant solution to complete a great desktop system, the Wharfedale Diamond 210 bookshelf loudspeaker is a pint-sized hi-fi revelation. Able to play music with pristine naturalism, see-through clarity, engaging dynamics, and seductive tonality, this two-way speaker defies its compact proportions by delivering consistently gripping performances that lie instruments and voices out before you with realistic verve. While Diamond 210can't physically offer the last word in bass, it plumbs the low end with authority and supplies ample bottom-end punch. A soft-dome tweeter provides smooth highs and a luscious midrange. Diamond 210 epitomizes the definition of a giant-killer.
The upshot of more than three decades of Wharfedale research, engineering, and testing, Diamond 210 is packed with cutting-edge technology and high-quality components that account for its superlative price-to-performance ratio. Enhanced construction materials derived from the much costlier Jade Series, fine-tuned crossovers, updated bass and treble units, and a slot-loaded port turn this 9.1" x 5.6" bookshelf unit into a little wonder. Ideal for low- and mid-powered amplifiers, Diamond 210 functions equally well in normal home systems and desktop applications. Detailed, energetic, and balanced, it follows the Diamond Series tradition of giving you maximum musical potential for minimal financial investment.
Cutting-Edge Materials for More Involving Listening
Ongoing research into new cabinet materials and loudspeaker drivers yields the foundation for Diamond 210, which improves upon its predecessors in terms of design, construction, execution, and aesthetics. Diamond 210 boasts the latest acoustic technology to produce an involving listening experience that cannot be beat at this price point. Fieldwork and testing that resulted in the implementation of Crystalam (a substance that reduces the audibility of panel resonance and the 'cabinet hear-through' that causes distinct coloration) in Wharfedale's flagship Jade Series has now been applied to the far less-expensive Diamond 210. In Diamond 210, a simpler combination of particleboard and MDF supplies similar reductions in coloration, damps annoying high-frequency resonances, and blocks internal sound leakage.
Place Diamond 210 Where You Want It
Derived from the Jade Series' Aperiodic bass-loading system, a slot-loaded distributed port created by the plinth exits the base of the speaker cabinet. It allows for greater freedom of speaker positioning, meaning Diamond 210 can be placed as close as two feet from a wall and still operate at peak potential. Most speakers cannot achieve this feat. The port also equalizes the air pressure to mimic the pressure inside the cabinet, permitting a smooth transition between the pressure variation in the cabinet and low-frequency sound developed in the room. Consequently, the energy transfer is increased, and overall system efficiency strengthened. Computer-assisted modeling and hundreds of hours of tests ensure each speaker is fine-tuned. The same process is employed to fine-tune the crossover, which betters the integration between the drive units and intensifies the musical realism. Music lovers will relish audiophile sound whether listening either on and off-axis.
Internal and External Refinements for Greater Response
Bass unit motor systems are also significantly refined. Increases in magnet sizes, where applicable, beget higher-sensitivity systems that both make the speakers easier to drive and boost transient acoustic power. Semi-elliptical break-up areas on the speakers' signature woven-Kevlar woofer smooth the response, while the cone edges are treated with a unique diamond-pattern molding. To further facilitate outstanding midrange response, Diamond 210's treble unit uses a sheer fabric dome and advanced ferrite magnet system surrounded by a carefully crafted waveguide. The latter smooths the transition between the midrange and tweeter in the crossover region, producing extremely coherent sound between the drivers.
Just What Every Diamond Needs – A Finely Polished Finish
Destined to elegantly blend into any room, Diamond 210 stylistically benefits from a new lacquered front baffle and cosmetically enhanced veneers. The simple, one-piece baffle that tops the hybrid cabinet material is lacquered to a highly polished finish that cosmetically matches the diamond-cut drive unit surrounds. In addition, the inner and outer layers of MDF allow for a superior finish to the cabinet veneers, enhancing the prior look available on Diamond 100 Series.
Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series: Adding to a Prized Tradition
Wharfedale Diamond Series reigns as one of the most successful hi-fi loudspeaker lines in history, earning worldwide accommodates for delivering award-winning sound at prices everyone can afford. Since its debut in 1982, Diamond models have subscribed to the principle that stellar performance could – and should – be available at a cost that brings more listeners closer to the music they love. Adhering to that brilliant heritage, Diamond 200 Series reveals entirely new levels of musical detail and transient attack, drawing listeners into musical performances in emotionally compelling ways traditionally only expected from speakers that command much higher prices.
|2-way bookshelf speaker
|100mm Woven Kevlar Cone
|25mm Soft Dome
|Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m)
|Recommended amplifier power
|Frequency response (+/-3dB)
|68Hz - 20kHz
|Bass extension (-6dB)
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)
|Height (on plinth & spikes)
|Depth (with terminals)