September 23, 2010

Full Lineup of 16 New Home Theater and Stereo Models Incorporates a Host of Upgrades for Exceptional Performance and Value

By Gary Reber

Sound Import, LLC, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, is exhibiting the Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers in the U.S. 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 popular 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 speakers feature curved enclosures made from four layers of MDF and other materials, bonded and structurally “locked” together to create extremely rigid yet lightweight, acoustically optimized enclosures. The front baffles are made from a highly stable composite material that has a striking piano-black finish.

The woofers and midrange drivers feature woven and impregnated Kevlar cones (a material not usually found in speakers at the Diamond 10’s

price points) that are embossed to achieve high stiffness-to-mass and deliver superb clarity. The neodymium-magnet soft-dome tweeter incorporates a metal diffusion grid which smoothes out the high-frequency response and protects the tweeter. All the drivers feature cast-aluminum frames, to minimize resonance and “smear” and contribute to higher efficiency and power handling.

Other refinements include rear-firing twin reflex ports for improved efficiency, extended bass and ease of placement; premium polypropylene capacitors in the crossover network; extensive internal cross bracing to minimize unwanted cabinet colorations; bi-wire speaker terminals; high-purity-copper internal wiring and more. The result is a lineup of speakers that deliver a tightly focused yet spacious stereo image, expansive surround sound, and clear, engaging reproduction of vocals and instruments.

Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers are available in a choice of seven stunning real-wood finishes including Rosewood Quilted, Walnut Pearl, Winter Maple, Blackwood, Cinnamon Cherry and


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.

For more information in the U.S. on the complete range of Wharfedale loudspeakers, contact:

Walter Schofield, Sound Import, LLC, at 508422 9788 or 781 775 5650

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