Wharfedale's Diamond 10.2 Brings Low-End Authority Without Breaking the Bank
What do get when you take one of the best-reviewed, best-selling bookshelf speakers and put it into a larger cabinet, replacing the 5 1/4” driver with a 6 1/2” woofer? This is not a riddle. It's the Wharfedale Diamond 10.2. And we will tell you exactly what you get: More bottom end. A richer sense of voices and instruments from the midrange on down. Such weight in the lower frequencies makes reproduced music sound more realistic. You’ll hear a more accurate portrayal of the original recorded event. A very sensible expenditure of an extra hundred bucks.
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 latest evolution of this classic speaker range builds upon the success of its multi-award-winning predecessors with numerous enhancements. The result is a sound that's crisp, focused and spacious, effortlessly dynamic yet firmly in control. Add the visual appeal of elegantly curved cabinets, enhanced by a choice of three perfectly formed finishes and everything becomes clear: the new Diamond 10 series is the sparkling jewel in Wharfedale's crown.
Diamond 10 Features:
Cast aluminum ports, binding post and Tweeter frame for fit and finish at this price point
Tweeter, Midrange and ports are “locked” together stiffening the front baffle
Cast aluminum frames for all drivers reduces resonance, improves power handling
Open back driver design for zero back-wave bleed through the cone
Kevlar cones for highest stiffness to mass ratio, unheard of at this price point
Low reflection MSBR surrounds with increased linear driver excursion, improves dynamics and isolates reflections
Tweeter gets neodymium magnet for high power and ultimate control
Polypropylene Capacitors on tweeter crossover for silky smooth highs
Curved side panels reduce panel flex and cancel internal standing waves
¾” MDF enclosure for solid impact and dynamics
Full internal cross-bracing for reduced enclosure vibration
Poly-fill stuffed enclosures improve bass and midrange performance