Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf Speaker
Get High-End Sound for a Fraction of the Cost
The Reviews Have It: Wharfedale Diamond Line Offers Superb Performance and Emotional Satisfaction
You've heard the hyperboles: A certain product is touted better than those costing three times as much and possesses technological details nobody but the designers understand. All this from manufacturers that have been in business just a few years. We sympathize with your skepticism. So does Wharfedale
. For more than 80 years
, the British loudspeaker company has prized quality and innovation over all else. A name you can trust, Wharfedale
produces speakers strictly tailored for the music lover: you. Its products are made for people that want an immersive listening experience and sold at real-world prices you can afford
. None of the English firm's lines epitomize these qualities more so than Diamond 10 Series.
Tight, Focused Presentation and Astute Control
The 10.1, Wharfedale's best-selling bookshelf model, is anything but ordinary. Recommended by multiple Stereophile
staff members and a winner of a Product of the Year Award from What HiFi
, this incredible value offers tightly focused sound, a wide and deep soundstage, and an extended, transparent delivery. Don't judge this speaker by its modest size. Whether playing classic-rock favorites or mellow jazz, the 10.1 exhibits spacious dynamics and astute control no matter the program material. It begs to be placed in an office, den, bedroom, porch, lounge, or modest-sized listening room--anywhere you want to hear rich, involving sound.
Enhancements Focus on Delivering Best-Possible Sound Quality
How does Wharfedale do it? Improving on past award-winning designs, the 10.1 features a soft-dome tweeter custom-made
to present clear, high frequency ranges up to 30kHz. A five-inch Kevlar bass driver
and twin rear-firing ports bring up the bottom end and yield tremendous punch. Other enhancements, ranging from a low-profile chassis to stronger cabinet walls and a composite front-baffle panel, all contribute to reduced vibration, lower distortion, and increased rigidity.
Gorgeous Finishes and Elegant Curve
Visually, the Diamond 10.1 practically disappears into its surrounding environment. Even when you might notice it, you'll adore the elegantly curved cabinets
and gorgeous finishes
, with the latter available in three equally striking colors. The compact form extends to functionality. On the back, unlike many speakers whose parallel terminals cause problems with (or outright prevent connections with) thick cables, the 10.1 boasts offset bi-wire terminals that ensure the best-possible connectivity and allow for a wide range of options.
Your Decision Made Easier: Satisfaction is Guaranteed
Still debating your decision? Music Direct
realizes the under-$500 speaker category is quite possibly the most-competitive field in audio. Breathe easier knowing that we promise your satisfaction with our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
. We honestly don't think you'll be sending back your 10.1s once you hear them. If anything, you might find yourself ordering more pairs to place throughout your house. They're that addicting. And that good.
Call a Music Direct
audio consultant or simply order from our Web site to get your Diamond 10.1s today!
"With every recording I played, the Wharfedale’s sounded clean, extended, detailed and pristine. Wharfedale has a winner in the Diamond 10.1. In today’s market of stiff competition among affordable loudspeakers, the 10.1 presents extraordinary value for the money, with many strengths that suggest a considerably higher price and no considerable weaknesses!"
– Robert Reina, Stereophile
"...with speakers as willing as these you'll want to crank the volume and
feel the music's power. Bass was surprisingly deep, so there's no need
to add a subwoofer...I had to stop and remind myself over and over again, this is a $350 speaker; it sounds like double that very reasonable [price]."
– Steve Guttenberg, CNet
"The measured performance of Wharfedale’s Diamond 10.1 would be superb even if the speaker did not cost just $350/pair. But then, its designer, Peter Comeau, is one of the UK’s senior speaker designers; I would have expected from him no less."
– John Atkinson, Stereophile Editor-in-Chief
"[The 10.1s] flooded my listening room with pure emotional intensity so rich and sumptuous I could cry, I realized the Wharfedales weren’t performing only as great jazz speakers, but also as emotional conductors!"
– Stephen Mejias, Stereophile, Recommended Product Review
"Such was our admiration for these Wharfedale bookshelf speakers that we gave them a What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year award… arguably Wharfedale’s best budget speaker yet…we are huge fans!"
– What HiFi?, 2010 Product of the Year Award Winner
- Cast aluminum ports, binding post and Tweeter frame for fit and finish at this price point
- Tweeter, Midrange and ports are “locked” together stiffening the front baffle
- Cast aluminum frames for all drivers reduces resonance, improves power handling
- Open back driver design for zero back-wave bleed through the cone
- Kevlar cones for highest stiffness to mass ratio, unheard of at this price point
- Low reflection MSBR surrounds with increased linear driver excursion, improves dynamics and isolates reflections
- Tweeter gets neodymium magnet for high power and ultimate control
- Polypropylene Capacitors on tweeter crossover for silky smooth highs
- Curved side panels reduce panel flex and cancel internal standing waves
- ¾” MDF enclosure for solid impact and dynamics
- Full internal cross-bracing for reduced enclosure vibration
- Poly-fill stuffed enclosures improve bass and midrange performance
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