Wharfedale Diamond 220
Altavoces de 2 vías tipo monitor
PRODUCTO DESCATALOGADO Y AGOTADO
Britain has long been recognised as being the home of loudspeaker technology in terms of innovation and quality. Gilbert Briggs’ first loudspeaker was manufactured in 1932 through a passion for music and an ear for detail – in a sleepy little market town of Yorkshire Wharfedale was born. After winning multiple awards, his work is still much admired and respected throughout the hi-fi world today and our speakers are still driven by the same passion for music.
Wharfedale’s Diamond series has a long history of achievement. The first Diamond was born in 1982 in the form of a rear ported hi-fi speaker. A combination of a 19mm dome tweeter, 120mm long throw polypropylene bass/mid driver and a simple yet highly effective crossover in a compact hi-fi speaker took the industry by storm. The speaker produced an impeccable stereo image, quickly becoming a best seller and a permanent fixture in the Wharfedale product range. Since
then, every Wharfedale Diamond Series has been a best-seller.
From 1982 Wharfedale Diamond has meant one thing – impeccable performance at an affordable price. Today we are pleased to bring you the latest series of loudspeakers from Wharfedale that aspires to this tradition – Diamond 200.
The Diamond 200 boasts the latest in hi-fi technology to produce a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. Foremost
in the design criteria for Diamond 200 is the ongoing research into loudspeaker driver sound quality. The Diamond
Series utilises our famous woven Kevlar cone drawing influence from the flagship Jade Series. Semi-elliptical ‘break-up’
areas on the kevlar woofer smooth the response through the audible range and the cone edges are treated with a unique
diamond pattern moulding.
For Diamond 200 series Wharfedale’s engineers have refined and updated this design and drive unit motor systems have
been redefined with more power with greater efficiency. Larger magnets for instance on the Diamond 220 create a greater sensitivity compared with previous loudspeakers.
The treble unit uses a sheer fabric dome and advanced ferrite magnet system, surrounded by a carefully crafted wave
guide that encourages outstanding midrange performance too.
Improved Cabinet Construction
Cabinet materials have taken a leaf out of the extensive research that resulted in the advanced Jade series. Even the appearance is improved with new, lacquered front baffles and cosmetically enhanced veneers.
Cabinet walls and internal bracing developed using Wharfedale’s latest ‘Virtual Speaker ’ software, with the help of Delayed Cumulative Spectral Analysis that ruthlessly reveals panel coloration in all its forms. Using this technique Wharfedale engineers updated the cabinet combining layers of particle board and MDF bonded in a unique structure to damp annoying High-Q resonances and block internal sound leakage. The effect is that the ‘noise’ from cabinet walls is buried more than 35dB below the driver output. The same computer modeling also assists in fine tuning the crossover while ensuring the speaker projects both on and off-axis for an enjoyable, room-filling experience.
Slot-loaded Distributed Port
Exiting at the base of the speaker cabinet, the reflex port is loaded by a slot created by the plinth. This equalises the air
pressure to mimic that inside the cabinet allowing smooth transition between the pressure variation in the cabinet and
the low frequency sound developed in the room.
Tuned For Your Living Room
Hundreds of hours of listening tests have resulted in refinements to the crossover systems to yield greater attack, dynamics and musical enjoyment in conjunction with the neutrality and startling realism that is a Wharfedale tradition. Although computer modeling is a valuable tool in modern loudspeaker production, it is a combination of our engineers experience and passion for music that results in such an enjoyable loudspeaker.
In the final evaluation weeks are spent fine tuning the acoustic performance using a wide variety of music in Wharfedale’s five listening rooms, each of which mimics the kind of domestic environments the Diamond Series are likely to be used in. Only when the acoustic tests are deemed truly satisfying are the loudspeaker designs signedoff for production, ensuring that each speaker model fulfils its eventual owner’s dreams of musically enjoyable reproduction from Britain’s Most Famous Loudspeakers.
|Descripción general||Altavoz de estantería de 2 vías|
|Tipo de recinto||Bass reflex|
|Tipo de filtrado||2 vías|
|Transductor de medios/graves||1 x 130 mm (5'') Cono tejido de kevlar|
|Transductor de agudos||1 x 25 mm (1'') Cúpula blanda|
|Sensibilidad||86 dB (2,83V @ 1 m)|
|Potencia de amplificación recomendada||25 - 100 W|
|SPL de pico||95 dB|
|Impedancia nominal||8 ohmios|
|Impedancia mínima||4,1 ohmios|
|Respuesta de frecuencia||56 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)|
|Extensión de graves||45 Hz (-6 dB)|
|Frecuencia de corte||2,2 kHz|
|Volumen del recinto||7 litros|
|Dimensiones||315 mm (alto) x 174 mm (ancho) x 227+28 mm (fondo)|
|Peso||5,3 kg (cada caja)|
|Peso embalaje||12,6 kg|
|Acabado||Madera negra, nogal o blanco|