Product Comparison: Wharfedale Denton vs Wharfedale Diamond 220


General Specifications
Brand
Wharfedale
Wharfedale
Model
Denton
Diamond 220
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Amazing-Value Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Bookshelf Speakers Pay Homage to Legendary Original Model Heritage: A desirable trait that cannot be bought, falsified, or duplicated.
"By any standards, the Diamond 220s are musically-worthwhile speakers - and by budget standards, they're crackers." - Diamond 220, Hi-Fi World - Awarded 5 Globes
Key Specs
Power RMS
100 watts
100 watts
Sensitivity
86 dB
86 dB
Impedance
6 ohms
8 ohms
Size & Weight
Height
23.9 in.
12.6 in.
Width
17.3 in.
6.7 in.
Depth
13.5 in.
7.8 in.
Weight
39.3 lbs.
23.4 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Wharfedale Denton Red Mahogany
  • I was expecting good speakers but after breaking them in these are just incredible. That they can do this with a 5" woofer is unbelievable. The have very clear and full sound. Imaging is fantastic as is the sound stage that they present.
  • It's wooden made, looks more like vintage style, I like it
  • If you order mahogany, make darn sure they're a deep, deep red/brown.
  • The design really spreads the sound around the room in an even way. Anywhere in our small house, I can pick out incredible detail and enjoy the music.
  • Oh, I only love the walnut wood venere of this limited edition Wharfedale, not a fan of the mahagony finish
Wharfedale Diamond 220 Black
  • The build quality is excellent...these are quite heavy and have really solid and substantial cabinets. Highly recommended and well worth it even at full price.
  • Right out of the box, they sound amazing...the sound is much bigger than their size would indicate and they're clear from bass through midrange through high.
  • If this is what they sound like after only 20 minutes, they will be even more fantastic after they've been broken in. In my opinion, they look good, too.
  • Best sound for the price line. Highly recommended. Very good design.
  • One cool thing about the 220's is that they have a downward firing bass port and this means they can be placed pretty close to a wall, which helps bass response.
  • My living room is pretty large and I do like music loud! Overall I'd say these speakers would be better suited for a smaller room, or for somebody who is generally listening at lower volumes.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
44 Hz
56 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
24 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
5 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
Wharfedale Denton Red Mahogany
  • The bass is deep and precise and the mid-range, especially human voice is rendered with such airy, sweet tonality.
  • The treble, which some people labelled veiled, is very clear, smooth, and non-fatigue.
  • I listen to a lot of classical music, mainly opera and chamber music. The Dentons are able to reproduce the instrument separation, placement, human voice with clarity and forwardness.
  • I'm a fan of smooth but sparkly highs and punchy lows, with even mids - basically even response with sparkle and a subtle hump in the 200-400hz range.
  • Mid-range is really sweet and even. Nothing jumps out, nothing harsh, but it's also not a veiled sound. Just controlled and natural.
  • I also tried playing Blu-ray movies, had trouble getting the vocals loud, had to change the settings to PCM in Blu-ray player, movies sounds good but not that great.
  • BASS. We'll the bass is good but surprisingly it can't take all types of bass tunes. Play "In safe hands" by Badly Drawn Boy and you'll know what I mean.
Wharfedale Diamond 220 Black
  • The music just came to life - the speakers are extremely well balanced even at low volumes - a very magical experience. They are incredibly musical - no fatigue just brilliant sound! What an amazing speaker and such an affordable price!
  • These are really superb to my ears. Exceptionally smooth and well balanced sound, especially the highs, which are not overemphasized but still provide a lot of detail.
  • I cannot believe how "big" they sound. The bass is rich and full and the overall sound is simply amazing. These have to be the best bookshelf speakers under $400 in the world
  • Vocal clarity is the one thing that really jumps out at me with these speakers. The vocals are crisp and right in the middle of the soundstage. TV dialogue also has the same vocal clarity. Overall a great set of speakers.
  • Low end is very satisfactory to me, but I'm sure others would want to pair this with a sub.
  • My only complaint is that they are not very sensitive and with the NAD I am typically turning it up nearly all the way (0dB on the readout) to get a good volume.
  • For me, the sound stage characteristics are not as good as several speakers in this price range.
Features
Color
Red Mahogany
Black
Woofer Material
Kevlar
Kevlar
Extras
Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Speakers, Cabinet finish: Mahogany Red Veneer
Award-Winning Performance, Wide-Open Sound, Layered Cabinet Construction and High-Quality Finish
Tweeter Material
Soft Dome
What customers say about "Features"
Wharfedale Denton Red Mahogany
  • These speakers are true high end speakers. If you want to know what High Fidelity speakers sound like, buy these! You will not find a better speaker at anywhere near this price. These are amazing.
  • I'm using an AVR Denon to power this for 95 watts per channel which is way different from other audiophiles recommended amplifiers. To say in short it is very good. It has lots of bass which sometimes feels like overpowering, but it's ok for me now.
  • I've never owned such good speakers. All the other equipment I had sounds much less replaceable now. I really really love these, as evidenced by my purchase of two sets
  • I am a 20+ year audiophile and I have owned systems ranging from $1k to $35k. The best stand mounted monitor I have ever owned or heard or seen. Should be for that money.
  • Wow. This bookshelf speaker really rocks. Of course I paired it with NAD 356BEE and it really shines. I tried all of these integrated amplifier and NAD 356BEE offer the best dynamics.
Wharfedale Diamond 220 Black
  • The tweeter is really nicely integrated with the woofer and has an uncanny rich and savory tone quality that is additive to listen to.
  • I can listen for hours at fairly loud levels without fatigue or discomfort. Once I start listening, I don't want to stop.
  • I use these wonderful little speakers with a NAD 3020D amp, which is very efficient but fairly low-power. The sound quality is fabulous and I love the speakers with everything from punk rock to classical.
  • OMG - they do not disappoint. All the rave stereo magazine reviews are true. Wide open sound, TOTALLY unfatiguing.
  • The Wharfedale Diamond's have lived up to their reputation as one of the best entry level Hi Fidelity speakers produced.
  • They are a great value and should be seen as a low cost option for a neutral speaker with good dispersal. Finish was quite good.
  • I really enjoy their detail of the music. Hearing the individual instruments so clearly is a joy. One thing I noticed is these take a while to burn in so give them time.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE


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