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Started by a Yorkshireman, Gilbert Briggs in 1932, Wharfedale are one of the most famous loudspeaker brands in the world today. With a huge R&D department and manufacturing facility making over 200 in-house drive unit designs, they are focused on open backed chassis technology, curved cabinets for reduced internal reflection, kevlar weave cones and powerful neodynium magnets to achieve incredible sound quality at each price point. The Diamond is the most famous and successful model to date, and lives on today with it's latest version; the Diamond 11 series.
The latest incarnation of the Diamond series sees significant improvements throughout its design, from construction itself right through to the materials used. The series is composed of eight different models; three standmount units and three floorstanders with a pair of centre channel speakers for use with home theatre systems. The most immediately visible change is the return to the curved cabinet design that was seen in the Diamond 9 and Diamond 10 series, models that achieved What Hif's Product of the Year award in 2005 and 2009 respectively.
The latest Diamond 11 series features a new driver design built in-house by Wharfedale to offer a rich and dynamic performance reminiscent of much more expensive speakers, despite the speaker series' affordable price bracket. The bass/midrange woofers utilise large magnet designs with special ribbed baskets and advanced suspension working flawlessly alongside the Kevlar cone design. These woofers are tempered with a high-performing textile dome tweeter, which uses an over-sized ceramic magnet and a specifically shaped rear chamber for the best possible stereo imaging and high-frequency sound reproduction.
The cabinet itself is built from a sandwich of different density woods, resulting in the Diamond series excellent acoustic characteristics while also offering a more robust and luxurious finish. The curved cabinet is not just for aesthetic purposes though. While elegant in appearance, the curved profile allows for standing waves and resonances to be directed in such a way that the loudspeaker is able to perform to a superior level.
The bass-loading aspect of the speaker is not found on the front or back like traditional speaker cabinets, but instead the Diamond series incorporates Wharfedale's intelligent slot-loaded air distribution port, found on the bottom face of the speaker cabinet, allows for a more dynamic and articulately presented bass response without being too over-powering or 'woolly' sounding.
The Diamond 11.2 is the largest and highest performing standmount loudspeaker model in the Diamond series. This high-calibre standmount speaker, while low in cost, offers a powerful and dynamic performance, perfect for quality stereo hifi systems or as the front speaker units in a surround sound hifi system. When combined with one of the larger floorstanding pairs, the 11.2 would also be an excellent solution for rear surround speakers.
Configuration 2-way bookshelf Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot-loaded) Bass/mid driver 150mm woven Kevlar Bass driver N/A Tweeter 25mm textile dome Sensitivity 88dB Recom’d amp power 25-125W Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible Frequency response 48Hz-20kHz Cabinet volume 13.2L Dimensions (HxWxD) 355x221x290mm Weight (each) 9kg
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Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
- Press & Awards
The Diamond 11.2 is Seeing Stars!
"Diamond 11.1 is a tough act to follow, but its big brother manages it in some style, bringing more scale and authority to the party".
The Diamond 11 series is making a lot of noise and earning quite a reputation. In this fabulous review the Diamond 11.2 speaker scores the full five stars! Naturally, a Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Award is also bestowed.