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Wharfedale Speakers

The Pacific Evolution series from Wharfedale has been conceived as the natural successor to the critically-acclaimed Pacific series. It builds upon the strong foundations and reinforces our aim to introduce designs, materials and components normally reserved for high-end products costing several thousands of pounds, into loudspeakers which are not only affordable, they are practical and usable on an everyday basis.

These have a cleaner, more dynamic sound than any speaker in their class. Their drivers are fast and accurate to present music with exceptional neutrality and resolution. Bass-hangover is all-but eliminated because cabinet standing waves cannot form with curved sides and correctly angled bracing.

Evolution is totally 'state-of-the-art'. Curved, low resonance multiple-braced MDF cabinets, Bi-directional UV stabilised KEVLAR drivers, ultra high-gauss neodymium magnets, isolated alloy tweeter pod, heavy-duty gold plated and screened bi-wire terminals, most manufacturers would be charging $3000 upwards even for the smaller models, whereas their prices range from just $500 to $1500 for the large Pacific EVO-40

The elegant curved cabinets are finished in a choice of real wood veneers. You can have black, maple, or rosewood, with a piano gloss black model available on special order, (there is a 25% premium for piano gloss finishes).

Download their brochure now for the full list of models, specifications and technical details. Or visit us to listen to the Wharfedale 'Signature' speakers for yourself to hear how these speakers can change your expectations forever!

The Pacific Evolution Series
All US models are wired internally with Monster Cable(r)


JADE SERIES

Engineered to offer something beyond the ordinary and to be considered an exceptional music reproduction instrument, each Wharfedale loudspeaker must meet a number of exacting standards. Jade is the newest audiophile class speaker design from Wharfedale that incorporates the latest improvements in loudspeaker technology and production from Wharfedale’s in-house design. Computer-aided modelling and precision tooling is used to produce the highest levels of performance of our loudspeakers to ensure they can provide its owners a lifetime of indulgence.

Available in natural wood veneer and piano gloss finish, the Jade series improves on Wharfedale’s famous multi-braced MDF curved cabinet construction by incorporating the latest material technology developed by its engineers. It is also equipped with new bass and midrange drive units engineered with a specially designed cone material which combines the responsiveness of glass and carbon fibre materials with a self-damping woven matrix. As a result, every detail from the analogue or digital music source can be heard, from the loudest transient to the micro-harmonics of individual instruments, with crystal clear clarity – the essence of Wharfedale Jade.

Crystalam – a laminated material formed from a series of critically specified natural wood elements and composites, formulated to reduce panel vibration and acoustic leakage to below audibility.

Acufiber – an advanced cone material that combines the responsiveness of glass and carbon fibre materials with a self-damping woven matrix. It features a moulded pattern which automatically breaks up standing waves in the cone to further reduce colouration and distortion, enabling the cone to behave closer to the theoretical acoustic ‘piston’ without the high ‘Q’ resonances experienced by formed metal cones.

Phase Linear Crossover – In order to achieve seamless integration between drive units, the crossover has to be phase linear - that the ear should not hear any discontinuity while each drive units hands over sonic delivery to the next resulting to a cohesive, natural sound. The speaker system is first measured in Wharfedale’s new anechoic chamber and the mechanical properties of the drive units are characterized by the Kippel system. Afterwards each characteristic is then imported into the crossover modeling software where Wharfedale engineers then model the desired performance. Each prototype crossover is then evaluated in our listening rooms and optimised by ear using a wide range of musical styles. From that experience the crossover is once again simulated on the computer and any wrinkle in the performance is ironed out. This process is repeated many times until the perfect performance is reached.

Jade 1

General Description
Stand mounting

Enclosure Type 3-way closed-box system Jade 1

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 1 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 65Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 85dB

A/V shielded no

Crossover Frequency 570Hz, 2.5kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 30 - 120W

Dimensions (HxWxD) 358x195x328mm

Net weight 8.4kg / pc

Accessories rubber feet; optional stand available

Jade 3

General Description Stand mounting

Enclosure Type 3-way closed-box system

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 1 x 6.5" (150mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 45Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 86dB

A/V shielded no

Crossover Frequency 350Hz, 2.8kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 30 - 150W

Dimensions (HxWxD) 433x246x400mm

Net weight 11.8kg / pc

Accessories rubber feet; optional stand available

Jade 5

General Description Floorstanding

Enclosure Type 3-way Aperiodic system

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 2 x 6.5" (150mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 42Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 87dB

A/V shielded no

Crossover Frequency 340Hz, 2.4kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 50 - 200W

Dimensions (HxWxD) 1055x246x400mm

Net weight 27.5kg / pc

Accessories Floor spikes

Jade 7

 

General Description Floorstanding

Enclosure Type 4-way Aperiodic system

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (65mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 1 x 6.5" (150mm) Acufibre bass cone
  • 2 x 8" (175mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 38Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 88dB

A/V shielded no

Crossover Frequency 180Hz, 590Hz, 2.8kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 50 - 250W

Dimensions(HxWxD) 1180x273x448mm

Net weight 37kg / pc

Accessories Floor spikes

 

 

Jade C1Jade C1

General Description Centre channel

Enclosure Type 3-way Aperiodic system

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 2 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 75Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 87dB

A/V shielded yes

Crossover Frequency 710Hz, 3.2kHz

Recommended amplifier power (RMS) 30 - 150W

Dimensions(HxWxD) 195x664x300mm

Net weight 13.2kg / pc

Accessories rubber feet; optional pedestal available

Nominal Impedance

 

Jade C2

General Description Centre channel

Enclosure Type 3-way Aperiodic system Jade C1

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Alu high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) Alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 4 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 55Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 88dB

A/V shielded yes

Crossover Frequency 240Hz, 810Hz, 3.3kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 50 - 200W

Dimensions (Hx Wx D) 195x 914x 300mm

Net weight 18.6kg / pc

Accessories rubber feet; optional pedestal available

 

Jade SR1

General Description Surround / wall mounting

Enclosure Type 3-way closed-box system
SR1

Drive Units
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) aluminium high frequency dome
  • 1 x 3" (76mm) alu-pulp composite midrange cone
  • 1 x 5" (125mm) Acufibre bass cone

Frequency Response 80Hz – 24kHz 3dB

Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M) 85dB

A/V shielded 710Hz, 3.2kHz

Nominal Impedance

Recommended amplifier power 30 - 120W

Dimensions (HxWxD) 347x326x165mm

Net weight 6.5kg / pc

Accessories rubber feet

 


Diamond 11 Series



 

Wharfedale’s famous Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional value for money earning numerous ‘product of the year’ awards in the UK and around the world. Now, with the introduction of the all-new Diamond 11 Series, Wharfedale has once again raised the bar for affordable, high-performance loudspeakers. 


“When Wharfedale launched the very first Diamond in 1981, the company defined a new class of speaker that delivered genuine hi-fi accuracy and musical brio at a remarkably affordable price. Since then, every iteration of the famous Diamond line has adhered to that tradition but improved upon it. With the Diamond 11 Series we started afresh, taking established Diamond design features like Kevlar bass/mid cones and the slot-loaded distributed port system and incorporating them into entirely redesigned speakers, superior in every way from the cabinets, to the drive units, to the crossover. 


The result of our technical endeavours is unquestionably the best Diamond range yet, delivering a natural sense of space and musical communication that is both instantly engaging and consistently appealing in the long term. These speakers draw the listener into the musical performance in a way normally expected only from models at considerably higher price levels, embodying the traditional Wharfedale attribute of being great all-rounders across various music types. Add the elegantly curved and immaculately finished cabinets and we are proud to have created a range of speakers that delivers premium quality at remarkably affordable prices – entirely fitting with Wharfedale’s 85-year legacy.

The latest generation of Diamond speakers includes design elements never previously seen at such affordable price points. At the start of the design process, Wharfedale’s engineers went back to basics to create a loudspeaker system that would once again revolutionise this sector of the hi-fi market and bring high-end performance – and style – within reach of many music lovers, not just the wealthy few.

Advanced driver systems

Whereas most affordable speaker systems are based on drive units that are built down to a price, Wharfedale started with the premise that Diamond drivers should be aimed at performance. That is why the Diamond 11 Series sports advanced driver systems incorporating elements that normally only find their way into high-end loudspeakers.

For example, the bass and midrange drivers use a basket with a network of ribs that maintain the rigidity of the basket while leaving a large open area behind the cone. The rigidity improves transient impact while the big open area reduces early reflections to cone and allows the generous, specially chosen internal cabinet absorbent to do its work.

The Diamond 11 Series speakers also feature massive magnet designs to both raise sensitivity and ensure absolute control of cone movement over lower bass frequencies. In addition, the use of a specially shaped single-forged pole piece with copper cap controls the magnetic flux and ensures low distortion through the critical midrange area.

Then there is the progressive suspension which features a lightweight foamed surround for an extended midrange response, in conjunction with a super-long-throw voice coil motor system, to achieve unparalleled linearity and accuracy in this sector of the market. Naturally the woven Kevlar cone, a long-time favourite for Diamond designs, has been treated to provide a precise match to the new suspension elements.

High-frequency performance has been similarly enhanced with a newly evolved tweeter design. Again, an over-sized ceramic magnet system is used, with a copper cap for flux control. And, here, the pole piece is vented through to a specially shaped rear chamber. This provides a low resonant frequency, ensuring excellent linearity throughout the operating system and allowing the textile dome to contribute to a lucid midrange performance in addition to precise high-frequency detailing.

Crossover integration

While the drive units are the heart of a loudspeaker system, they would be nothing without the integration of a precisely derived crossover. Wharfedale’s engineers use a highly evolved virtual crossover software system to help create a series of circuit options for combining the bass/midrange and treble units seamlessly. These circuit options are then evaluated using stringent listening tests over a period of months, involving a wide range of music.

Once the final circuit strategy has been chosen, the design team fine tunes the crossover component values, the type of components and the circuit board layout to yield the most accurate, detailed and, above all, enjoyable musical performance using only listening tests as an arbiter of quality.

Special attention is paid to the lifelike qualities of vocals and natural instruments, as these are always the focus of listeners’ subjective appraisal of a loudspeaker’s performance. It is this attention to fine tuning, allied to excellent technical design, that gives Wharfedale Diamond speakers their enduring appeal in the affordable sector of the hi-fi market, from one generation to the next.

Cabinet construction

While the cabinet, to the owner, is often just a piece of furniture, Wharfedale has long realised that it is the final piece of the design process that marks a speaker out of the ordinary. Since the early days of Wharfedale, when the founder, Gilbert Briggs, was experimenting with such rarities as sand-filled baffles, cabinet construction has always been part and parcel of the ‘sound’ of Wharfedale speakers.

For the Diamond 11 Series, Wharfedale’s engineers have refined the multi-layer sandwich of woods of differing density to subdue the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet ‘sound’ and so let the drive units speak for themselves. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels, together with the curving of the cabinet walls to provide a non-boxy shape, have reduced resonances more than 25dB below the driver outputs. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fibre which has been chosen because of its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth.

The result is that the listener hears the drive unit output unsullied by unwanted colorations caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, revealing more of the detail of the musical performance.

Slot-loaded distributed port

The slot-loaded distributed port is a recent Diamond innovation, first introduced in the Diamond 100 Series in 2012, where the internal port tube opens into a slot formed between the cabinet and the plinth. This reduces the turbulence and audible ‘chuffing’ suffered by conventional ported systems, which is caused by the sudden outrush of high pressure air into the low pressure in the room. A further benefit is to increase the efficiency of energy transfer from the bass reflex tuning to the room.

Wharfedale has taken this one stage further for the Diamond 11 Series, profiling both ends of the port with a semi-parabolic entry and exit curve that linearises airflow through the port tube. This has allowed us to increase the volume of air in the slot-loaded system and further improve the performance of the low frequency output.



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DIA 11.5

Diamond 11.5

Specification

Configuration 3-way floorstander
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass drivers 2x 200mm woven Kevlar
Midrange driver 100mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 90dB
Recommended amp power 25-200W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 35Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume Mid 10.7; Bass 63L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1125x290x350mm
Weight (each) 33.5kg

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DIA 11.4

Diamond 11.4

Specification

Configuration 3-way floorstander
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass drivers 2x 150mm woven Kevlar
Midrange driver 100mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 91dB
Recommended amp power 25-175W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 42Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume Mid 12L; Bass 30.9L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 985x222x320mm
Weight (each) 24kg
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DIA 11.3

Diamond 11.3

Specification

Configuration 2.5-way floorstander
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass/mid driver 130mm woven Kevlar
Bass driver 130mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 90dB
Recommended amp power 25-150W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 44Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 29.2L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 875x194x285mm
Weight (each) 15kg

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DIA 11.2

Diamond 11.2

Specification

Configuration 2-way bookshelf
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass/mid driver 150mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 88dB
Recommended amp power 25-125W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 48Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 13.2L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 355x221x290mm
Weight (each) 9kg

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Damond 11.1

Specification

Configuration 2-way bookshelf
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass/mid driver 130mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 87dB
Recommended amp power 25-100W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 55Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 11.1L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 310x194x285mm
Weight (each) 6.8kg

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DIA 11.0

Diamond 11.0

Specification

Configuration 2-way bookshelf
Enclosure type Bass reflex (slot- loaded)
Bass/mid driver 100mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 85dB
Recommended amp power 15-75W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 75Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 3.95L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 255x155x165mm
Weight (each) 3.1kg


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DIA 11.CC

Diamond 11.CC

Specification

Configuration 2-way centre speaker
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Bass/mid drivers 2x 100mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 87dB
Recommended amp power 25-100W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 85Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 5L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 145x420x138mm
Weight (each) 5kg

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DIA 11.CS

Diamond 11.CS

Specification

Configuration 2-way centre speaker
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Bass/mid drivers 2x 130mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter 25mm textile dome
Sensitivity 87dB
Recommended amp power 25-150W
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response 65Hz-20kHz
Cabinet volume 11L
Dimensions (HxWxD) 170x480x200mm
Weight (each) 7.6kg

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