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WHARFEDALE DIAMOND 230
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Also available to special order in walnut, rosewood or white

"Wharfedale has made a great pair of budget floorstanders." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine.' 5 star review.

STRONG BASS WITH UNOBTRUSIVE STYLE FROM THIS COMPACT FLOORSTANDER


Ideal for medium-sized rooms, the Wharfedale Diamond 230 offers the deep, powerful sound you'd expect from floorstanding speakers whilst keeping the overall dimensions relatively compact. Using a second, dedicated bass woofer, the Diamond 230 punches hard. Not only does this second woofer unit increase the depth and volume of bass, it also helps to 'fill out' the sound at lower volumes, making this an ideal speaker for use at all volume levels.

REVISED DRIVE UNITS FOR CLASS-LEADING SOUND

As with other Diamond 200-series speakers, the woofers are formed from woven Kevlar and feature textured ribbing for added rigidity. A revised magnet system gives even tighter control of the sound. When combined, it gives the Diamond 230 a precise, accurate sound with a crisp mid-range and true sense of realism. 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 treble also provides loads of detail without ever sounding unrefined. Put together, the overall sound quality is fantastically well-balanced and natural with a solid bass to underpin the music.

NEW CABINET FOR IMPROVED SOUND AND FINISH

New to the Wharfedale Diamond 230 is a sandwich cabinet design. Rather than the simple chipboard and MDF used by the previous Diamond 155, the new 230 uses particle board sandwiched by MDF on either side. This new type of construction gives superb rigidity and damping properties, helping to further reduce the already low levels of distortion. A further benefit is the smooth, MDF construction that offers up a cleaner surface for the veneer to be applied to; meaning a smoother finish all round. Also new is the gloss finished baffle, making the speakers far more pleasing to the eye. As before, the Diamond 230 ports the bass via an integral plinth, rather than the more usual front or rear holes. This not only provides a more efficient and even bass output but also makes the speaker easier to place as you don't have to take wall positioning into account as much.

With its effortless all-round ability, the Wharfedale Diamond 230 is hard to beat.

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Magnetically ShieldedAre they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.No
Sensitivity (dB)The higher the figure the easier the speaker is to drive - meaning a lower powered amp may be used88
Impedance (ohms)Resistance. Average figure is 8 ohmns. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers8
Bi-wireableAre they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for tweeter and woofer - when used with bi-wiring cable gives a more precise soundYes
Power Rating (Watts)Maximum power rating - long term/short term (RMS)150
DimensionsDimensions of speaker cabinet excluding any spikes, feet or binding posts. (H x W x D) in mm938h x 196w x 306d
WeightWeight of each speaker in KG.17.8
BlackIs the finish of this speaker black?Yes
WoodIs the finish of this speaker wood style or wood?No
Other ColourIs the finish of this speaker another colour?No
Freq Response (Hz)The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be40 - 20,000
Speaker Enclosure TypeType of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response. ABR = Auxcillary Bass Radiator (looks like a standard bass cone but without power)Bass reflex - downward port
Rated 5 out of 5?by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5?by Wharfedale diamond 230 The sound quality is excellent. I am hearing percussion instruments so clearly and have noticed things I have not heard before. These speakers look appealing to the eye and work well with my new Cambridge 651a. Very happy customer. 10 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5?by Top sounding product with loads of punch I recently purchased the Wharfedale Diamond 230?s on the back of some great reviews, and they delivered exactly as I hoped. Really punchy controlled bass with plenty of detail at the top end. I have replaced an aging pair of Kef?s and am 100% happy with the upgrade. They are connected to my Audiolab 8200CD and 8200A 13 April 2015
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Specifications
Magnetically Shielded
No
Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.
Sensitivity (dB)
88
The higher the figure the easier the speaker is to drive - meaning a lower powered amp may be used
Impedance (ohms)
8
Resistance. Average figure is 8 ohmns. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
Bi-wireable
Yes
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for tweeter and woofer - when used with bi-wiring cable gives a more precise sound
Power Rating (Watts)
150
Maximum power rating - long term/short term (RMS)
Dimensions
938h x 196w x 306d
Dimensions of speaker cabinet excluding any spikes, feet or binding posts. (H x W x D) in mm
Weight
17.8
Weight of each speaker in KG.
Black
Yes
Is the finish of this speaker black?
Wood
No
Is the finish of this speaker wood style or wood?
Freq Response (Hz)
40 - 20,000
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
Other Colour
No
Is the finish of this speaker another colour?
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass reflex - downward port
Type of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response. ABR = Auxcillary Bass Radiator (looks like a standard bass cone but without power)
General
Magnetically Shielded
No
Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.
Sensitivity (dB)
88
The higher the figure the easier the speaker is to drive - meaning a lower powered amp may be used
Impedance (ohms)
8
Resistance. Average figure is 8 ohmns. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
Bi-wireable
Yes
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for tweeter and woofer - when used with bi-wiring cable gives a more precise sound
Power Rating (Watts)
150
Maximum power rating - long term/short term (RMS)
Dimensions
938h x 196w x 306d
Dimensions of speaker cabinet excluding any spikes, feet or binding posts. (H x W x D) in mm
Weight
17.8
Weight of each speaker in KG.
Black
Yes
Is the finish of this speaker black?
Wood
No
Is the finish of this speaker wood style or wood?
Freq Response (Hz)
40 - 20,000
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
Other Colour
No
Is the finish of this speaker another colour?
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass reflex - downward port
Type of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response. ABR = Auxcillary Bass Radiator (looks like a standard bass cone but without power)