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DetailsMany audiophiles will recognise this speaker from years ago when they started out on their own journey to hifi heaven. Year after year, Wharfedale engineers have strived to improve the performance of the loudspeaker, and here we find ourselves with the latest incarnation of the most famous Wharfedale speaker ever, the Diamond 10.2 It's predecessor, the 9.2 swept all before it, it was our best selling budget bookshelf speaker by far. They have evolved the design further for this season, keeping the positive elements and changing those parts where improvement in sound quality could result. The 10.2 offers even better sound quality than previous models due to a number of refinements in the design - the curved cabinet walls are retained from the 9.1, but they are now stronger due to improved bonding techniques and superior internal bracing, which reduces overall cabinet resonance - in other words, the cabinet does not 'speak' when the loudspeaker 'speaks'. Pretty impressive stuff! The piano black composite front baffle provides a very inert and stable platform for the two drive units, so that when the drive units move, the baffle does not (flex). That way, the listener gets to hear everything on the recording. The bass-midrange driver is anchored to the baffle with six huge bolts via a heavy duty flange, so that the coupling of driver to speaker is perfect. The bass-mid driver surround has a unique diamond pattern embossed in it's design which helps greatly the reduction of standing waves, which can lead to boomy bass - the 10.2 has the tightest bass in it's class as a result of this feature. The reflex ports have been removed from the front baffle to the rear to reduce distortion, and you can hear this instantly when you play a bass heavy track. On the tweeter front, a metal gauze diffuses high frequencies and produces smooth highs, together with improved stereo imaging. The front cloth grill is held by pegs which fit securely into the hexagon bolt heads holding the drive units, which gives a very clean look to the front aspect of the speaker. Which ever way you look at it a superb budget stand mount loudspeaker.
Drive units Tweeter is a 25mm soft dome tweeter with metal grille
Bass-mid is a 165mm kevlar cone
Frequency response :40 Hz - 30kHz
Recommended amplifier power :20W to 120W
Dimensions H x W x D :364 x 223 x 301mm
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