Wharfedale - Diamond 11.1 Bookshelf Speakers Pair
Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 Bookshelf Speakers Pair
Look and Touch, Listen and Feel: Curvaceous Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Feature Advanced Driver Systems and Play Music with Alluring Detail, Depth, Clarity, and Tonality
Forget about looking but not touching. Go ahead and do both – and listen and feel – with the Wharfedale Diamond 11.1 bookshelf loudspeakers. Visually distinguished with sensual curves that contribute to this component's overachieving aural faculties, Diamond 11.1 makes a strong bid for being the least "box-sounding" speaker anywhere near its price class. Expanding a heritage that began with the advent of Diamond Series in 1981, the two-way Diamond 11.1 separates itself from the pack with a five-inch mid/bass driver, technologically advanced one-inch tweeter, and slot-loaded port that contribute to its breathtaking price-to-performance value. You also get flexibility in spades. Diamond 11.1's internal design elements allow you to place it close to walls without hindering its playback characteristics, making it ideal for smaller spaces and rooms where you require an unobtrusive presence.
No matter where you employ it, Diamond 11.1 conveys the prized detail, tonality, texture, depth, and dynamics from your recordings with unflappable clarity. Its curved multi-level cabinets, internal bracing, and fiber-lined walls go to extra lengths to defeat resonance and operate without coloration. In addition, Diamond 11.1 doesn't limit its aptitude to one or two styles of music. It's a genuine all-rounder, a fact instantly confirmed by its sonics and furthered by the quality of the materials inside and out. Diamond 11.1's drive units tout massive ceramic magnets for high sensitivity as well as highly linear motor systems for minimal distortion. Taken alone, the Wide Frequency Response tweeter incorporates its own cabinet in the form of a rear chamber damped with fiber filling. You want smoothness, richness, liquidity, and definition? Diamond 11.1 lives to serve.
You can read more about the specifics at the heart of Diamond 11.1 below. Or you can call us for more information. Better still, order today to hear how Diamond 11.1 behaves in your own home.
“[The] Wharfedale Diamond 11.1s never failed to keep me engaged. They always did my favorite records justice. They just sounded simple and good. I can’t really ask more from a speaker of any price.”
—Drew Kalbach, The Absolute Sound
High-End Driver Assemblies at a Budget Cost
Woven Kevlar cones bond to a super-lightweight surround made from hi-tech foam that delivers remarkable clarity and expression. The foam surround is manufactured in-house with a U.S.A.-made "water-resistant polyester foam" that has proven longevity, higher elongation, and better tensile, tear strength, and ozone resistance. The cones are driven by copper-clad aluminum coils, which surround a custom-shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap to reduce inductance and linearize the magnetic flux. A specially designed basket, with a large open area behind the cone, holds together the driver assembly. The basket's rigidity improves transient impact and the big open area reduces early reflections while allowing the internal cabinet absorbent to do its work.
Tweeters with Their Own Cabinets
Developed specifically for Diamond 11 Series, Wharfedale's Wide Frequency Response tweeter incorporates its own cabinet in the form of a rear chamber damped with fiber filling. The design provides a low resonant frequency below 800Hz, ensuring the usual distortion heard from such resonance gets buried deep below the musical output. An over-sized ceramic magnet, chosen to give a smoother sound than common neodymium types, attaches to a vented pole piece with copper cap. Taken together, the features contribute to a wonderfully lucid midrange and smooth, pure, richly defined high-frequency detail.
Sophisticated Cabinet Design and Construction
The main enclosure of each Diamond 11 Series speaker utilizes a multi-layer sandwich of woods of differing density to subdue the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet sound and let the advanced drivers speak for themselves. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels contributes to the eradication of audible resonance, as does the curving of the cabinet walls to provide a non-boxy shape. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fiber chosen for its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth. The result: You hear the drive unit output unsullied by unwanted colorations caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, meaning you get more musical detail and texture.
Augmented Bass Performance Via Slot-Loaded Distributed Port
Instead of employing a standard circular reflex port, an updated version of Wharfedale's sophisticated Slot-Loaded Distributed Port augments bass performance. An internal port tube, with precisely curved openings to smooth airflow, opens into a slot formed between the cabinet and plinth – reducing the turbulence and chuffing suffered by conventional ported systems (and caused by the sudden outrush of high-pressure air into the low pressure in the room). You experience a natural recreation of the fundamental notes of bass instruments, matching the realistic sound of the midrange and treble characteristics. The design also allows you to position Diamond 11 speakers closer to a rear wall than is possible with conventional rear-ported speakers.
Configuration: 2-way bookshelf
Enclosure type: Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass/mid driver: 130mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter: 25mm textile dome
Recommended amp power: 25-100W
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response: 55Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume: 11.1L
Dimensions (HWD): 12.2" x 7.6" x 11.2"
Weight: 15 lbs.
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