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Diamond 12.1

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349,00€
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The real all-rounder, the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1, is a traditional stand-mount (or bookshelf) speaker who embodies the history and performance values ​​of the Wharfedale Diamond series.

 

The perfectly 'affordable' hi-fi speaker, the Diamond 12.1 offers the best of two worlds - compact format with strength and detail.

 

Perfect for 2-channel hi-fi systems, thanks to its complicated performance but also compact and suitable for compelling home theaters, the Diamond 12.1 is designed and certified to perform, regardless of the size of the room and the application.

 

The Diamond 12.1 is equipped with a high-quality 130 mm (5 ") Klarity Tm - Driver For exceptional timing and refined bass. The excellent 25mm (1") woven polyester dome tweeter supplies open and smoothly extended high frequencies.


Specifications

Specifications
Description 2-way bookshelf speaker
bass driver 5" (130mm) Advanced PP Cone
Triple director 1" (25mm) Textile Dome
AV shield new
Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m) 88dB
Recommended amplifier power 20-100W
Peak SPL 96dB
Nominal impedance 8ΩCompatible
minimum impedance
Frequency range (+/- 3DB) 65Hz ~ 20kHz
BASS extension (-6db) 60Hz
crossover frequency 2.6kHz
Cabinet volume (in litres) 8.2
Dimensions (H x W x D) 312 x 180mm x (250 + 28)mm
Weight 6.8 kg / per speaker

Characteristics

Clarity focuses

New Klarity™ cone material, composed of a mix of polypropylene and mica adds firmness to reduce FL Exing, so that a lightweight cone is possible with a high stiffness, low coloring and lightning fast response.

 

Low color and expression

The Klarity ™Conus is equipped with a low-damping edge, so that both low staining and an expressive dynamic is achieved. By simulating many different cone forms and adding ribs for further reinforcement, a flat response curve was achieved without resorting to a strongly damping surround, so that the ideal balance was found.

 

A magnet from forces

An accurately manufactured magnet system with an aluminum compensation ring to minimize the effect of variations in induction during the course of the speaking coil. This contributes to the absence of distortion and intermodulation generated by the 'motor system'.


A speaking reel outside this class

The speaking coil is wrapped on a powerful coil of epoxy / fiberglass, which is very unusual in speakers of this price level. This has the advantage that it does not add swirl streams and produces greater load capacity than an aluminum coil, while it is also much stronger than the Kapton type that belongs to this price range.

 

Diamond highlights

The dome of 25 mm is made from a woven polyester foil with a high-loss coating to deliver open and even extended high frequencies. The magnet system and the front plate are optimized for broad distribution and uncompressed behavior. The front plate is flat and exposes the dome as much as possible; Only a very short tube on the front plate compensates the acoustic load and improves the SPL (sound pressure level) measurement.

 

A crossover of style
The Crossover network uses an acoustic Lkr 24db topology. This includes air core inductors of the type that occurs more often in high-end speakers, which have been selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. Because the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated sampling or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the MID / BASS driver is modified to compensate, resulting in a fast, clean bass without distortion by the inductor.


Sturdy and honest
The housing of the Diamond 12.1s at the back is exactly dimensioned that the internal volume in harmony works with the drive system to deliver the desired sonic result. A multi-layer sandwich construction ensures that the 'sound' of the cupboard is muted in no time. Even the resonant properties of the glue between the layers is measured to determine the optimum combination.

scrape
Inside the cabinet, Intelligent Spot Bracing connects opposite walls with a special shape of the wooden bracket to achieve optimum reduction of the cabinet resonance. These brackets are precisely modeled by means of computers simulation to improve the usual 'fihip of eight bracket, which can transfer the resonance from one wall to another.

Instruction manual

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Valuation

Are you not fully out for purchasing the Wharfedale Diamond 12.1? We are happy to help you gain more insight and have put several reviews among each other for this. You can also always contact us!

 

Valuation, awards and characteristics
What Hi Fi? - 5 Star Award View the awards here
STEERONET (UK) - Applause Award View the awards here

 

Review videos

Joe N Tell (USA) - Best bookshop speakers under $500 (English - 13:55 min)

Purssoa Perfect System (UK) - Serious sound for little (English - 18:01 min)

Darko.Audio (DE) - "You have to take a more expensive step to be better than this" (English - 19:32 min)

Speaker type Bookshelf
Speaker type 2-way
Recommended amplifier power 20 - 100 W
Frequency range (Hz) 65 Hz – 20 kHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 60 Hz
Crossover Frequency 2.6 kHz
Nominal impedance (ohms) 8 Ohm
Minimum impedance 4 Ohm
Sensitivity in dB 88 dB
Peak SPL 96 dB
Cabinet volume 8.2 liters
Speaker woofer diameter 130mm (KlarityTM)
Speaker tweeter diameter 25 mm (textile dome)
Bass reflex placement Back
Dimensions (depth x width x height) 250 mm x 180 mm x 312 mm
Weight 6.8 kg / piece

Are you still unsure about purchasing these speakers? We've mapped out reviews from past years to help you gain more insight. In addition, you can always contact us!

Reviews, Awards and Features
What Hi-Fi?: "...excellent speakers for the money and...“ Review
Stereo network: "Yet this stands out as a great...“ Review
Hi-Fi World: "Diamonds are forever, says...“ Review
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