Wharfedale Diamond 11.4 Plays with Involving Scope, Dimensionality, Clarity, and Liveliness: Tower Loudspeakers Draw You into Music as an Active Participant, Feature Advanced Six-Inch Drivers
Size – and shape – matter. Take the Wharfedale Diamond 11.4 tower loudspeaker, for instance. Two advanced six-inch Kevlar woofers, one six-inch midrange driver, and a one-inch Wide Frequency Response tweeter reproduce music with a scope, breadth, and dimensionality that fills rooms with the kind of invigorating liveness and natural tones associated with live concerts. Then there's the elegant form – "box-less" by design, curvaceous because of function. Its sensuous multi-level cabinets, sophisticated internal bracing, and fiber-lined walls conspire to defeat resonance and render unwelcome colorations obsolete. Diamond 11.4's internal and external characteristics also serve to make this three-way unit one of the finest all-rounder floorstanders available at anywhere near its price bracket. Whatever your tastes – pop, rock, jazz, classical, hip-hop, R&B, soundtracks, or even spoken-word – Diamond 11.4 plays it with exceptional poise, detail, openness, and emotionalism.
Such versatility extends to positioning options. Diamond 11.4's internal design elements permit you to place it close to rear walls without hindering its playback characteristics, making it ideal for spaces where you prefer an unobtrusive presence. Much of the credit goes to the presence of Wharfedale's Slot-Loaded Distributed Port between the cabinet and plinth. It also allows you to feel and hear the fundamental notes of bass instruments and voices, and blends with the midrange and treble to provide a full-range portrait of the recording at hand. The resultant effect is magnetic. Instead of being a bystander and perceiving music as sounds happening in a background, Diamond 11.4 draws you in and turns you into an active participant.
We invite you to experience these sensations for yourself with a risk-free audition in your own home. Backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Diamond 11.4 are sized and shaped to cut right to the soul of your music.
Cutting-Edge Driver Construction Lends to Clarity and Expressiveness
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 Feature Over-Sized Ceramic Magnets for Smoothness
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.
Curved Cabinets and Critical Bracing Eliminate Coloration and Distortion
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.
Realistic Bass Matches Naturalism of the Treble and Midrange
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.