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Ex Display Wharfedale Diamond 220 Bookshelf Speakers in White.
The Wharfedale Diamond 220 replaces the company's 121 as the Diamond series' entry-level bookshelf model. This newly developed version of what was already a highly capable loudspeaker sees a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades.
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.
The bass driver is formed from woven Kevlar and has 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 overall sound quality is still fantastically well-balanced and natural with a sense of realism that is difficult to beat at this price point.
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.