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The wharfedale Diamon 240 is a three-way floor standing speaker anchored bwith two 6.5 inch bass drivers and a 5.1 inch mid-range driver, it provides a high quality sound represented by perfect highs, sleek mids, tdeep bass, and immersive dynamics. I can testify that it does exactly what it does on the tin and with all those high quality features you can’t argue with the price for what you’re receiving(see price on amazon). I guarantee that these speakers will bring you closer to the music your love by providing desired finer details, nuances, and subtle sounds in recordings that will give you that “close” feeling with your favorite artists. This device truly is a masterpiece.

The Pros:

  • Extreme high quality along all ranges
  • Looks modern and fits into your sitting room well
  • Modern construction of cabinet to ensure no resonances
  • High quality tweeter and woofer
  • overall design and technology usually found in more expensive models
  • Great price for what you recieve

The cons:

  • Not much to talk about here, maybe its appearance isn't as nice as other speakers I have reviewed (I'm being forced to pick something here)

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An in depth look at the Wharfedale – Diamond 240:

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Design

So the design team claim that this product is the result of decades of research and development, and I couldn't agree more. It was literally exactly what I thought when using it, the design team just took everything that was wrong with all the similar priced products and fixed them and brought all the strengths together. The only mistake I think the developers made was putting such a low price on it.

The Whaferdale Diamond 240 boasts improved speaker components, woven Kevlar woofers, perfectly adjusted crossovers, modernized bass plus treble units, and a slot-loaded port all come together to make a near impeccable sound. But what the Diamond 240 does best is that it allows its users to sit back, relax, and concentrate on what really matters – their favourite music.

So a lot of research and development has gone into the construction of the cabinet, although Whaferdale have produced excellent cabinets in more expensive ranges, they have tried to pass on the near resonance eradicated cabinet constructions that has made other product ranges famous. I am happy to report that they have succeeded, a consolidation of paricleboard and MDF has replicated the success of other cabinets. The Diamond 240 has almost no resonances at high frequency and the cabinet construction also stops internal sound leakage. I am happy to report that noise produced by the cabinet walls is a slow as 35dB south of the driver output. 

If you are struggling to understand all that, basically they have given us a more expensive construction for cheaper.


Setup and listening

​A quick note on appearance, I have reviewed more beautiful speakers but these speakers are far from ugly. They sit nicely in my sitting room but might not look well with some other pieces of furniture, depending on your living space. Anyway down to whats important, Although all ranges are excellent, I feel the mid range is particularly excels. Maybe that is a result of increased magnet sizes, semi-elliptical break up areas on the woven Kevlar woofer or the fact that the Diamond 240 uses a pure fabric dome and a modernized ferrite magnet infrastructure which works in conjunction with a beautifully made waveguide. This helps a sleek transition from the mids and the tweeter around the crossover phase, which results in a near perfect coherent sound between drivers.

If you're struggling to understand all of this terminology then let me summarize it for you, as speakers transition between different types of sounds it sometimes doesn't transition well as the responsibility for producing the sound switches between particular devices. However the Diamond 240 has the latest technology to ensure smooth switching. All this wrapped up in an attractive price tag. This is certainly the speaker of choice for me (and I have reviewed quite a few).








Conclusion

As stated above this is certainly my favorite speaker that I have reviewed, it has excelled in all ranges which make it a perfect all rounder. The cabinet is constructed with a beautiful combination of particleboard and MDF which help it eradicate resonances, even at super high frequencies.

Trust me when I say, for this price you are getting technology and research that costs waaaaay more. This is decades of research in one beautiful machine.


The Pros:

  • Extreme high quality along all ranges
  • Looks modern and fits into your sitting room well
  • Modern construction of cabinet to ensure no resonances
  • High quality tweeter and woofer
  • overall design and technology usually found in more expensive models
  • Great price for what you recieve

The cons:

  • Not much to talk about here, maybe its appearance isn't as nice as other speakers I have reviewed (I'm being forced to pick something here)


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Specs:

        • Engaging, Detailed, Room-Filling Sound
        • Soft-Dome Tweeter, 5 1/4” Kevlar Midrange, Dual 6.5” Kevlar Woofers
        • Layered Cabinet Construction and Luxurious Finish
        • Frequency Response: 35Hz - 24kHz -- 40.3” H x 8.1” W x 15.5” D (47.6 lbs.)

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