|Warranty length||2 Years|
Configuration: 2-way centre speaker
Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex
Port Type: Slot-Loaded Distributed Port
Bass Drivers: NA
Mid Range Driver: NA
Tweeter: 25mm soft dome
Reccom'd Amp Power: 25 - 150w
Nominal Impedence: 8 Ohms Compatible
Freq Response: 60hz - 20khz
Cabinet Volume: 11.8l
Dimensions (HxWxD): 190x470x264mm
The Diamond 220C home cinema centre speaker completes the Wharfedale Diamond 200 range. Anyone wishing to compile a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound package from the Diamond 200 Series can add an active subwoofer from Wharfedale’s highly rated PowerCube SPC range, selecting an appropriate model to suit their room.
Bass and midrange cones are fashioned from woven Kevlar and incorporate semi- elliptical ‘break-up’ areas – visible as raised ‘V’ shapes on the cone’s surface – that smooth the response throughout the audible range. The dust cap is blended and treated to provide a smooth transition with the treble unit, which incorporates an advanced ferrite magnet system and a carefully constructed waveguide around the fabric dome for optimal dispersion. Bass performance is enhanced by a newly refined version of the Slot-Loaded Distributed Port, first introduced in the outgoing Diamond 100 Series. Instead of the usual circular reflex port, all Diamond 200 Series models incorporate a port that exits at the base of the speaker cabinet, loaded by a slot that is 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. The result is deep, articulate and well-integrated bass, without the ‘chuffing’ that is often associated with regular front- or rear-mounted ports. No other speaker range at such affordable price points implements an advanced bass loading system of this kind. All Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series speakers come in a choice of four finishes – black, white, walnut and rosewood - adding to their smart aesthetics and excellent value for money.
- 'Replacing the 100 series, Wharfedale has announced details of the Diamond 200 Series, consisting of two standmount speakers, three floorstanders and a centre for home cinema use. Kicking off the range is the range is the Diamond 210, which is an ultra compact two-way standmount with a 100mm mid/bass driver. Next up is the Diamond 220, which has a 130mm mid/bass driver and - like the 210 - claimed sensitivity of 86dB. The Diamond 230 is a 2.5-way floorstander with a 165mm mid, 165mm bass and 25mm tweeter, and 88dB sensitivity. The step-up Diamond 240 is a three-way floorstander with two 165mm bass drivers, a 130mm mid, 25mm tweeter and 89dB sensitivity, while the Diamond 250 ups the size of the bass drivers to 200mm.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Feb 2014)