Wharfedale Diamond 240 Speakers
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Wharfedale Diamond 240 Tower Speakers
Clear, Strong, Pure, Transparent, Desirable: Wharfedale Diamond 240 Tower Loudspeaker Conveys Music With Engaging High-End Sound That Brings You Closer to Your Favorite Artists
Wharfedale Diamond 240 Tower Loudspeaker Lets You Hear What You've Been Missing at a Cost You Can't Afford to Resist: Enhanced Design, Construction, Performance, and Looks Yield Huge Dividends
Uncontaminated, clear, strong, transparent, rare, desirable: The Wharfedale Diamond 240 tower loudspeaker shares many of the enviable properties with the prized gemstone from which it takes its name. A three-way floorstander anchored by two 6.5-inch bass drivers and a 5.1-inch midrange driver, Diamond 240 delivers high-end sound defined by immaculate highs, smooth mids, taut bass, and immersive dynamics. A price-to-performance breakthrough, it brings you closer to the music your cherish by revealing sought-after details, nuances, and information in recordings that further enhance your emotional bond to favorite artists.
Diamond 240 lets you hear what you've been missing at a cost you can't afford to resist. The result of decades of research and development, multiple enhancements transform its design, construction, performance, and looks. Upgraded speaker materials, woven Kevlar woofers, fine-tuned crossovers, updated bass and treble units, and a slot-loaded port help account for the speaker's outstanding abilities. But the real allure of Diamond 240 is that it lets you sit back, relax, and focus on what really matters – the music. Diamond 240 will shine as the jewel of any system. Let it be yours.
Acoustic Technology Diminishes Coloration, Blocks Unwanted Cabinet Noise
Ongoing research into new cabinet materials and loudspeaker drivers yields the foundation for Diamond 240, which improves upon its predecessors in terms of design, construction, execution, and aesthetics. Diamond 240 boasts the latest acoustic technology to produce an involving listening experience that cannot be beat at this price point. Fieldwork and testing that resulted in the implementation of Crystalam (a substance that reduces the audibility of panel resonance and the ‘cabinet hear-through' that causes distinct coloration) in Wharfedale's flagship Jade Series has now been applied to the far less-expensive Diamond 240. In Diamond 240, a simpler combination of particleboard and MDF supplies similar reductions in coloration, damps annoying high-frequency resonances, and blocks internal sound leakage. As a result, the 'noise' from cabinet walls is buried more than 35dB below the driver output.
Improved System Efficiency, Enhanced Integration, Intensified Realism
Derived from the Jade Series' Aperiodic bass-loading system, a slot-loaded distributed port created by the plinth exits the base of the speaker cabinet. It allows for greater freedom of speaker positioning, meaning Diamond 240 can be placed as close as two feet from a wall and still operate at peak potential. Most speakers cannot achieve this feat. The port also equalizes the air pressure to mimic the pressure inside the cabinet, permitting a smooth transition between the pressure variation in the cabinet and low-frequency sound developed in the room. Consequently, the energy transfer is increased, and overall system efficiency strengthened. Computer-assisted modeling and hundreds of hours of tests ensure each speaker is fine-tuned. The same process is employed to fine-tune the crossover, which betters the integration between the drive units and intensifies the musical realism. Music lovers will relish audiophile sound whether listening either on and off-axis.
Additional Power, Smoother Response, Stunning Midrange
Bass unit motor systems are also significantly refined. Increases in magnet sizes, where applicable, beget higher-sensitivity systems that both make the speakers easier to drive and boost transient acoustic power. Semi-elliptical break-up areas on the speakers' signature woven-Kevlar woofer smooth the response, while the cone edges are treated with a unique diamond-pattern molding. To further facilitate outstanding midrange response, Diamond 240's treble unit uses a sheer fabric dome and advanced ferrite magnet system surrounded by a carefully crafted waveguide. The latter smooths the transition between the midrange and tweeter in the crossover region, producing extremely coherent sound between the drivers.
Lacquered Front Baffle and Superb Veneer Finishes Match With Any Room
Destined to elegantly blend into any room, Diamond 200 Series stylistically benefits from a new lacquered front baffle and cosmetically enhanced veneers. The simple, one-piece baffle that tops the hybrid cabinet material is lacquered to a highly polished finish that cosmetically matches the diamond-cut drive unit surrounds. In addition, the inner and outer layers of MDF allow for a superior finish to the cabinet veneers, enhancing the prior look available on Diamond 100 Series.
Wharfedale's Best-Ever Diamond Series Continues an Honored Legacy
Wharfedale Diamond Series reigns as one of the most successful hi-fi loudspeaker lines in history, earning worldwide accommodates for delivering award-winning sound at prices everyone can afford. Since its debut in 1982, Diamond models have subscribed to the principle that stellar performance could – and should – be available at a cost that brings more listeners closer to the music they love. Adhering to that brilliant heritage, Diamond 200 Series reveals entirely new levels of musical detail and transient attack, drawing listeners into musical performances in emotionally compelling ways traditionally only expected from speakers that command much higher prices.
General description: 3-way floorstanding speaker
Enclosure type: bass reflex
Transducer complement: 3-way
Bass driver: 165mm Woven Kevlar Cone x 2
Midrange driver: 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone
Treble driver: 25mm Soft Dome
AV shield: No
Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m): 89dB
Recommended amplifier power: 25-150W
Peak SPL: 102dB
Nominal impedance: 4Ω
Minimum impedance: 3.0Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB): 40Hz - 20kHz
Bass extension (-6dB): 35Hz
Crossover frequency: 470Hz & 2.7kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 40.3" x 8.1" x 15.5"
Weight: 47.6 lbs.