Wharfedale debuts Diamond 11 Series loudspeakers for movies and music

posted on Thursday, 8th June 2017 by Steve May

home cinema  Hi-fi  Loudspeakers 

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Wharfedale has celebrated its 85th birthday with the launch of the Diamond 11 Series loudspeakers. The range comprises eight models: three standmounting speakers (Diamond 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2), three floorstanders (Diamond 11.3, 11.4 and 11.5) and two centre speakers for home cinema systems (Diamond 11.CC and 11.CS).

First launched in 1981, Wharfedale’s Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound. This latest iteration of the legendary line boasts a fresh tweeter design with over-sized ceramic magnet system and bass/midrange drivers that incorporate high-sensitivity massive magnet designs, high-rigidity ribbed baskets and advanced suspension which complement their woven Kevlar cones, a long-time favourite for Diamond designers.

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“With the Diamond 11 Series we started afresh, taking established Diamond design features like Kevlar bass/mid cones and the slot-loaded distributed port system and incorporating them into entirely redesigned speakers, superior in every way from the cabinets, to the drive units, to the crossover,” says Peter Comeau, Wharfedale’s Director of Acoustic Design.

“The result of our technical endeavours is unquestionably the best Diamond range yet, delivering a natural sense of space and musical communication that is both instantly engaging and consistently appealing in the long term. These speakers draw the listener into the musical performance in a way normally expected only from models at considerably higher price levels, embodying the traditional Wharfedale attribute of being great all-rounders across various music types. We are proud to have created a range of speakers that delivers premium quality at remarkably affordable prices – entirely fitting with Wharfedale’s 85-year legacy.”

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The Diamond 11 Series is available from July. All speakers come in a choice of black, white, walnut and rosewood. Retail prices are as follows: Bookshelf speakers Diamond 11.0: £160 per pair  Diamond 11.1: £270 per pair Diamond 11.2: £350 per pair; Floorstanding speakers Diamond 11.3: £600 per pair Diamond 11.4: £780 per pair Diamond 11.5: £1,000 per pair; Home cinema centre speakers Diamond 11.CC: £150 Diamond 11.CS: £230

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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