The Wharfedale Diamond 8 family has spent over twenty years receiving 5 star reviews & accolades while standing as Britain’s best-selling loudspeaker. The Diamond 8 series represents a de facto standard for sound quality and balance for everything from Jazz to Rock, Classical, to Movie Sound Track and effects. Carefully designed drivers and 100 Watts of biamplified power deliver the highest levels of accuracy. The tweeter features an ultra-strong neodymium magnet for the fastest, most accurate response Wharfedale has ever achieved. The KEVLAR woofer cone has a bi-directional weave and is self-damping, nearly eliminating all resonant frequencies. A profiled phase plug improves the off-axis performance to project an excellent stereo image across a wide listening area. The 8.1A provides a 1/4" unbalanced input, and the 8.2A provides a balanced XLR-1/4" combo input. Rear panel controls include Volume level and a carefully-tailored bass filter switch. For professional recording and post production, Diamond 8 speakers are a superb reference for the creation and mixing of program material.
The Diamond 8 series is the result of over three years intensive research and development into virtually every aspect of acoustic design.
Firstly, the tweeter in all models is a 25mm textile dome, ferrofluid cooled unit powered with an ultra-strong neodymium magnet for the fastest, most accurate response we have ever achieved.
Next, the woofer cone is made from a bi-directional KEVLAR weave – self-damping in nature, reducing resonant frequencies to virtually negligible levels. The impetus for rapid movement here, is a dual layer, vented voice coil which transmits the signal information with the highest levels of accuracy. The cone is mounted on a nitrile rubber ‘Flexaural surround rim’. A profiled phase plug improves the off-axis performance to project an excellent stereo image across a wide listening area.