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WHARFEDALE - Diamond 10.1 (Black)


Wharfedale - Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pr) AWFDIA101BLK

WHARFEDALE - Diamond 10.1 (Black)


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Get True High-End Sound, Superb Performance, and Musical Satisfaction at an Unbeatable Price

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 Products of the Year Award from Stereophile and What Hi-Fi?, 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 Curves
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 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.

"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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Format: Stand Mount
Bass/Mid Driver: 5"
Tweeter: 1"
Suitable Amplifier Power: 20 - 100 w
Nominal Impedance: 6 Ω
A/V Shielded: yes
Sensitivity (1W @ 1M): 86 dB
Nominal Frequency Range: 48-24kHz
HF Limit (-10dB): 44kHz
Freq. Fb: 50Hz
Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 11.5"x7.5"x11"
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