Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 HCP
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  • 1 x Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 (Black Oak) Speakers (Pair)
  • 1 x Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 (Black Oak) Speakers (Pair)
  • 1 x Wharfedale Diamond 12.C (Black Oak) Centre Speaker
  • 1 x Wharfedale SW-10 (Black Wood) Subwoofer
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Diamond 12.3

The more compact of the Wharfedale DIAMOND 12 series floorstanding options, the DIAMOND 12.3 loses none of the accuracy and musicality of the standmount (bookshelf) options. With enhanced presence and power, the DIAMOND 12.3 is refined and the perfect, affordable floorstanding speaker for 2-channel hi-fi systems, or as the front pair of a seriously impressive home theatre system.

Configured in a 2.5 way system with exception crossover technology, the DIAMOND 12.3 utilises dual 130mm (5”) KlarityTM drivers for impactful yet refined mid-range and bass frequencies, while the 25mm (1”) dome tweeter delivers open and smoothly extended high frequencies.

Klarity a?ords focus

NEW Klarity™ cone material, formulated from a blend of Polypropylene and mica adds sti?ness to reduce ?exing, enabling a lightweight cone with high rigidity, low colouration and lightning-fast response.

Low colour and expression

The Klarity™ cone is ?tted with a low-damping surround, thereby achieving both low colouration and expressive dynamics. By simulating many di?erent cone shapes and adding ribs to provide further sti?ening, a ?at response curve was achieved without resorting to a high-damping surround, thereby striking the ideal balance.

A magnet of forces

A precision-made magnet system with an aluminium compensation ring to minimise the e?ect of variations in inductance as the voice coil travels. This contributes to an absence of distortion and intermodulation generated by the ‘motor system’.

A voice coil beyond this class

The voice coil is wound on a high-power epoxy/glass ?bre bobbin highly unusual in speakers at this price level. This has the advantage of not adding eddy currents and delivering greater power handling than an aluminium bobbin, whilst also being much sti?er than the Kapton type associated with this price-class.

DIAMOND highs

The 25mm dome is made from a woven polyester ?lm with a high-loss coating to deliver open and smoothly extended high frequencies. The magnet system and the front plate have been optimised for wide dispersion and uncompressed behaviour. The front plate is ?at and exposes the dome as much as possible; only a very short duct on the front plate balances the acoustic load and improves the SPL (sound pressure level) measurement.

A crossover of style

The crossover network uses an acoustic LKR 24dB topology. This includes air-core inductors of the type more commonly found in high-end speakers, selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. As the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated steel or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the mid/bass driver has been modi?ed to compensate, resulting in fast, clean bass with no distortion from the inductor.

Brace yourself

Inside the cabinet, Intelligent Spot Bracing connects opposite walls with a speci?c form of the wood brace to achieve an optimal reduction of cabinet resonance. These braces are precisely modelled by computer simulation to improve upon the commonplace ‘?gure of eight’ brace, which may simply transfer resonance from one wall to another.

Diamond 12.1

The true all-rounder, the Wharfedale DIAMOND 12.1 is a traditional standmount (or bookshelf) speaker that embodies the history and performance values of the Wharfedale DIAMOND series.

The perfect ‘affordable’ hi-fi speaker, the DIAMOND 12.1 offers the best of both worlds – compact size with power and detail.

Perfect for 2-channel hi-fi systems, thanks to its intricate performance but also compact and capable for immersive home theatre, the DIAMOND 12.1 is designed and certified to perform, regardless of room size and application.

The DIAMOND 12.1 features a high-performance 130mm (5”) Klarity™ driver for exceptional timing and refined bass. The superb 25mm (1”) woven polyester dome tweeter delivers open and smoothly extended high frequencies.

Klarity affords focus

NEW Klarity™ cone material, formulated from a blend of Polypropylene and mica adds stiffness to reduce flexing, enabling a lightweight cone with high rigidity, low colouration and lightning-fast response.

Low colour and expression

The Klarity™ cone is fitted with a low-damping surround, thereby achieving both low colouration and expressive dynamics. By simulating many different cone shapes and adding ribs to provide further stiffening, a flat response curve was achieved without resorting to a high-damping surround, thereby striking the ideal balance.

A magnet of forces

A precision-made magnet system with an aluminium compensation ring to minimise the effect of variations in inductance as the voice coil travels. This contributes to an absence of distortion and intermodulation generated by the ‘motor system’.

A voice coil beyond this class

The voice coil is wound on a high-power epoxy/glass fibre bobbin highly unusual in speakers at this price level. This has the advantage of not adding eddy currents and delivering greater power handling than an aluminium bobbin, whilst also being much stiffer than the Kapton type associated with this price-class.

Diamond highs

The 25mm dome is made from a woven polyester film with a high-loss coating to deliver open and smoothly extended high frequencies. The magnet system and the front plate have been optimised for wide dispersion and uncompressed behaviour. The front plate is flat and exposes the dome as much as possible; only a very short duct on the front plate balances the acoustic load and improves the SPL (sound pressure level) measurement.

A crossover of style

The crossover network uses an acoustic LKR 24dB topology. This includes air-core inductors of the type more commonly found in high-end speakers, selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. As the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated steel or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the mid/bass driver has been modified to compensate, resulting in fast, clean bass with no distortion from the inductor.

Firm and fair

The DIAMOND 12.1 ’s rear-ported enclosure is precisely sized so that the internal volume works in harmony with the drive unit system to deliver the desired sonic result. A multi-layered sandwich design subdues the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet’s ‘sound’. Even the resonant properties of the glue between the layers was measured to determine the optimum combination.

Brace yourself

Inside the cabinet, Intelligent Spot Bracing connects opposite walls with a specific form of the wood brace to achieve an optimal reduction of cabinet resonance. These braces are precisely modelled by computer simulation to improve upon the commonplace ‘figure of eight’ brace, which may simply transfer resonance from one wall to another.

Diamond 12.c

The DIAMOND 12.C brings cinema-quality vocal tangibility and depth to the Wharfedale DIAMOND 12 series home theatre system.

Designed as the centrepiece and perfect complement for the DIAMOND 12 series standmount (bookshelf) and floorstander models, the DIAMOND 12.C is compact, accurate and powerful.

Using dual 130mm (5”) KlarityTM drivers for accurate, refined mid-range and bass frequencies, while the 25mm (1”) dome tweeter delivers open and smoothly extended high frequencies opening up detail and depth for movies, sports and music.

Klarity a?ords focus

NEW Klarity™ cone material, formulated from a blend of Polypropylene and mica adds sti?ness to reduce ?exing, enabling a lightweight cone with high rigidity, low colouration and lightning-fast response.

Low colour and expression

The Klarity™ cone is ?tted with a low-damping surround, thereby achieving both low colouration and expressive dynamics. By simulating many di?erent cone shapes and adding ribs to provide further sti?ening, a ?at response curve was achieved without resorting to a high-damping surround, thereby striking the ideal balance.

A magnet of forces

A precision-made magnet system with an aluminium compensation ring to minimise the e?ect of variations in inductance as the voice coil travels. This contributes to an absence of distortion and intermodulation generated by the ‘motor system’.

A voice coil beyond this class

The voice coil is wound on a high-power epoxy/glass ?bre bobbin highly unusual in speakers at this price level. This has the advantage of not adding eddy currents and delivering greater power handling than an aluminium bobbin, whilst also being much sti?er than the Kapton type associated with this price-class.

DIAMOND highs

The 25mm dome is made from a woven polyester ?lm with a high-loss coating to deliver open and smoothly extended high frequencies. The magnet system and the front plate have been optimised for wide dispersion and uncompressed behaviour. The front plate is ?at and exposes the dome as much as possible; only a very short duct on the front plate balances the acoustic load and improves the SPL (sound pressure level) measurement.

A crossover of style

The crossover network uses an acoustic LKR 24dB topology. This includes air-core inductors of the type more commonly found in high-end speakers, selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. As the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated steel or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the mid/bass driver has been modi?ed to compensate, resulting in fast, clean bass with no distortion from the inductor.

Brace yourself

Inside the cabinet, Intelligent Spot Bracing connects opposite walls with a speci?c form of the wood brace to achieve an optimal reduction of cabinet resonance. These braces are precisely modelled by computer simulation to improve upon the commonplace ‘?gure of eight’ brace, which may simply transfer resonance from one wall to another.

SW-10

The SW series of subwoofers offer a level of performance previously unheard of in their class. Revolutionary drive units, amplifier modules and filter stages feature on every model. They strike the perfect balance between power and sound quality, offering remarkable sound pressure levels, yet retaining enough control to be considered audiophile in quality.

The new range of SW subwoofers comes with a host of new features. They now come with Non-pressed paper cones for increase self-damping, improved transient impact and intern increased the structural rigidity of the cone itself. The centre vents are copper lined to reduce the magnetic distortion and improve the heat dissipation.

Still utilising the solid, well-engineered power amplifiers the SW subwoofers are optimised for high impact at low frequencies and are ideal for movies or music. With the various finishes to the cabinets – Rosewood /Walnut Pearl/White sandex/Blackwood Vinyl with Hi-gloss baffle – these subwoofers look great with matching floorstanding speakers.

General description2.5-way ?oorstanding speaker
Enclosure typebass re?ex
Bass driver5"(130mm) advanced PP Cone
Midrange driver5"(130mm) advanced PP Cone
Treble driver1"(25mm) Textile Dome
AV shieldNo
Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m)89dB
Recommended ampli?er power30-150W
Peak SPL102dB
Nominal impedance8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance
Frequency response(+/-3dB)45Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension(-6dB)40Hz
Crossover frequency2.2kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres)26.6L
Dimensions ( H x W x D )(925+50) x 180 x (320+28) mm
Net weight19.5kg/pcs
General description2-way bookshelf speaker
Enclosure typebass re?ex
Transducer complement2-way
Bass driver5"(130mm) advanced PP Cone
Treble driver1"(25mm) Textile Dome
AV shieldNo
Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m)88dB
Recommended ampli?er power20-100W
Peak SPL96dB
Nominal impedance8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance4.0Ω
Frequency response(+/-3dB)65Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension(-6dB)60Hz
Crossover frequency2.6kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres)8.2L
Dimensions ( H x W x D )312 x 180mm x (250+28) mm
Net weight6.8kg/pcs
General description2-way bookshelf speaker
Enclosure typeclosed-box system
Transducer complement2-way
Bass driver5"(130mm) advanced PP Cone x2
Treble driver1"(25mm) Textile Dome
AV shieldNo
Sensitivity(2.83V @ 1m)90dB
Recommended ampli?er power20-120W
Peak SPL96dB
Nominal impedance8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance4.0Ω
Frequency response(+/-3dB)90Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension(-6dB)80Hz
Crossover frequency2.2kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres)8.7L
Dimensions ( H x W x D )180 x 480 x (180+28) mm
Net weight8.5kg/pcs
Drive Units1 x (10") 250mm cone long-throw
Frequency Response40 - 120Hz ±3dB
Amplifier Power Output200W
Peak Power Output350W
Line Input Sensitivity200mv for maximum output
Crossover Range30 - 150Hz
InputsStereo Line In (2 x RCA Phono)
Mono (LFE) Line In (RCA Phono)
Input ImpedanceLine Input 10kΩ
LFE 5kΩ
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N)=85dB
Avg. Max Output @1m110dB
FeaturesPhase inversion, Auto on-off
DimensionsHeight: (358+58)mm(with feet)
Width: 336mm
Depth: (366+15)mm
Net weight15kg
FinishesCabinet: Rosewood /Walnut Pearl/White sandex/Blackwood Vinyl with Hi-gloss baffle
AccessoriesIEC power cord

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