Wharfedale Diamond 240 Speakers (Rosewood)
Medium Sized Floor Standing Speakers, Designed In-House In The UK
Kevlar Midrange & Bass Drivers, Soft Dome Tweeter, Impressive Power & Musicality
Wharfedale's Diamond 240 are the perfect solution where a medium sized floor standing speaker with great sound quality is demanded. Take it from us, these speakers blow the socks off the competition at this price!
Simply put, Wharfedale Diamond is one of Wharfedale's and the world's most successful speaker series ever. The latest series of loudspeakers from Wharfedale that aspires to this tradition is the Diamond 200 with 240 being the 'gun' model in the medium floor standing category. It is 3 way, 4 driver configuration with the bass drivers employing a very stiff and woven kevlar cone with more powerful magnets - a trickle down feature from top-of-the range Wharfedale Jade series.
The Diamond 200 range is an upgrade on the very popular Diamond 100 series. They are not a totally new design, but rather a refinement. This newly developed version of what was already a highly capable loudspeaker sees a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades. It always amazes us how simple improvements can really make a difference. This newly developed version of what was already a highly capable loudspeaker sees a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades.
Cabinet: One of these is in the cabinet where improved construction techniques alone have helped reduce low levels of distortion even further. These upgrades include the integration of a stronger and more anti-resonant cabiner mateiral, utilising particleboard sandwiched between MDF (as opposed to chipboard + MDF found with the older 121's cabinet). This means that the vinyl wrap of the speaker unit can be applied to the speaker more easily, resulting in an improved finish.
Drivers: The bass drivers are formed from woven Kevlar and have ribs for added rigidity and the speaker uses a revised magnet system for even tighter control of the sound. Vocals sound more realistic than you'd believe for a speaker of this price and the bass is upbeat and never lagging behind the rest of the mix. At the other end of the scale the treble unit is surrounded by a deeply dished waveguide. This helps to improve the imaging and 'width' of sound, making it easier to pick out individual instruments.
The sonic integrity and capability of the speaker has also been improved, thanks to an upgraded crossover network and bass motor system, while the new slot-loaded port provides an even stronger level of sonic detail. The overall sound quality is still fantastically well-balanced and natural with a sense of realism that is difficult to beat at this price point.
Main Features & Specifications
- General Description: 4 Driver, 3-way Floorstanding Speaker
- Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex
- Bass Driver: 165mm Woven Kevlar Cone x 2
- Midrange Driver: 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone
- Treble Driver: 25mm Soft Dome
- AV Shielded: No
- Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m): 89dB
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-150W
- Peak SPL: 102dB
- Nominal Impedance: 4Ω
- Minimum Impedance: 3.0Ω
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 40Hz - 20kHz
- Bass Extension (-6dB): 35Hz
- Crossover Frequency: 470Hz & 2.7kHz
- Cabinet Volume (in litres): Mid Internal 10.6L
- Height (on plinth & spikes): (998+25)mm
- Width: 204mm
- Depth (with terminals): (366+28)mm
- Carton Size: 480x320x1120mm
- Net weight: 21.6kg each
- Gross weight: 25.2kg each
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE