Sound Import, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of loudspeakers, is exhibitted the Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers at CEDIA 2010. The new lineup of home theater and stereo speakers includes 16 bookshelf, floorstanding, center channel, and surround models, along with three powered subwoofers.
Successor to the Diamond 9 Series, Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers incorporate numerous refinements to achieve significantly improved sound quality, at suggested retail prices ranging from $299 to $1,299.
The woofers and midrange drivers feature woven Kevlar cones that are embossed to achieve high stiffness-to-mass. The neodymium-magnet soft-dome tweeter incorporates a metal diffusion grid which reportedly smoothes out the high-frequency response and protects the tweeter. All the drivers feature cast-aluminum frames.
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Be sure to check out our other articles, including Sound Imports Receives Exclusive US Distribution Rights to Wharfedale Loudspeaker Brand and the Wharfedale Diamond Series 8 loudspeakers review. Be sure to read our staff's impressions of the Wharfedale exhibition by reading our CEDIA 2010 reports from Jerry Del Colliano and Dr. Ken Taraszka. You can also find more information on our Wharfedale brand page.
Other refinements include rear-firing twin reflex ports, polypropylene capacitors in the crossover network, internal cross bracing, bi-wire speaker terminals, high-purity-copper internal wiring, and more. Wharfedale claims the result of all this is a lineup of speakers that deliver a focused yet spacious stereo image, expansive surround sound, and clear, engaging reproduction of vocals and instruments.
Unlike many loudspeakers, all Wharfedale models are designed and built completely in-house, from their drivers and internal components to their elegantly finished cabinets.
Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers are available in the U.S. from July of 2010.