Wharfedale Diamond 250 Tower Speakers
Flagship Model Delivers Perpetual Enjoyment and Phenomenal Price-to-Performance Ratio: Wharfedale Diamond 250 Tower Loudspeaker Will Change the Way You Experience Music
Wharfedale Diamond 250 Tower Loudspeaker Provides Audiophile Sound Marked By Exceptional Balance, Clarity, and Energy: Anchored by Two 8-Inch Bass Drivers for True Full-Range Performance
Diamonds are forever. Particularly when the diamond at issue is the Wharfedale Diamond 250 tower loudspeaker. Clear, balanced, immediate, and dynamically involving, the three-way floorstander provides perpetual music enjoyment. Diamond 250 provides exquisite audiophile sound marked by tremendous energy, gorgeous tonality, deep bass, smooth mids, and extended highs. Built to play with nonfatiguing ease, two 7.9-inch bass drivers and a 5.1-inch midrange driver complement a soft-dome tweeter equipped with an advanced ferrite magnet system. This elegant speaker draws listeners into their music in emotionally compelling ways traditionally only associated from much costlier models.
The Diamond 200 Series flagship, Diamond 250 touts significant enhancements that impact 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 are just a few of the internal features that account for the speaker's stellar capability. Yet you'll likely be too busy preoccupied with what you experience outside to worry about particulars. That's the sign of a great speaker, that will forever change the way you experience music.
New Speaker Materials Reduce Coloration, Block Internal Cabinet Noise
Ongoing research into new cabinet materials and loudspeaker drivers yields the foundation for Diamond 250, which improves upon its predecessors in terms of design, construction, execution, and aesthetics. Diamond 250 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 250. In Diamond 250, a simpler combination of particleboard and MDF supplies similar reductions in coloration, damps annoying high-frequency resonances, and blocks internal sound leakage.
Slot-Loaded Port Improves Efficiency, Fine-Tuned Crossovers Enhance Integration
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 250 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.
Updates to Bass Motors and Treble Unit Yield More Power, Better 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 250's tweeter 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 Boost Aesthetic Appeal
Destined to elegantly blend into any room, Diamond 250 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.
Extending a Proud Heritage
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: 200mm Woven Kevlar Cone x 2
Midrange driver: 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone
Treble driver: 25mm Soft Dome
Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m): 89dB
Recommended amplifier power: 25-200W
Peak SPL: 110dB
Nominal impedance: 6Ω
Minimum impedance: 3.1Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB): 35Hz - 20kHz
Bass extension (-6dB): 32Hz
Crossover frequency: 350Hz & 2.5kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 43.4" x 9.8" x 15.6"
Weight: 64.8 lbs.