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Wharfedale DIAMOND 9.0 (Black) speakers - pair - inc 6yr guarantee - £39 @ Richer Sounds
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Wharfedale DIAMOND 9.0 (Black) speakers - pair - inc 6yr guarantee - £39 @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 15th Aug 2019

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The original small hi-fi speaker
It's hard to believe that the original Wharfedale Diamond is now past its thirtieth birthday. All those decades ago, it was the Diamond speaker that proved, for the first time, that excellent quality sound could be achieved from a small, budget speaker. Since then there have been dozens of imitators, but the Diamonds remain amongst the best available.

Solid construction
The cabinet isn't just compact, it's also very solid. This combination gives the Diamonds an extremely accurate sound quality as the cabinet doesn't flex or vibrate. Equally impressive are the drive units. A soft dome tweeter gives the clarity and smoothness of sound you'd expect from a more expensive speaker, while the woofer cone uses a carbon fibre type weave to offer extremely taut and responsive bass.

Surprisingly powerful
With a front port, these bass reflex speakers are punchier than you might expect and in no way could they ever be described as tinny. Over all, they may be small but the sound is grown-up, with excellent staging, realism and surprisingly powerful.

Hi-fi connections
It's not just the major aspects of the design that Wharfedale have got right, it's the details, too. Proper 4mm banana sockets will accept thick cable and offer the best type of connection. Threaded sockets at the rear make for secure and easy bracket attachment.

At their original launch price of £100 these speakers were clearly market leaders. Now we're offering them at this bargain price, the Diamond 9.0 speakers are a gem of a deal!
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mccririck15/08/2019 14:24

Are these exactly the same as they were 30 years ago?


no , music was better in the 80s
These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
Vegito15/08/2019 13:58

Wpuld you use these as rear speakers in a setup?


bren2615/08/2019 14:56

Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos …Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos speakers to add to an existing 5.1 setup?



Could do. Probably more suited to heights/atmos speakers IMO. Take note that they'e 6 ohms, worth checking the specs of your amp. They're front ported so being slammed up against a wall wouldn't be an issue. I went with Mordaunt Short M10 speakers for Atmos/height speakers which are a similar spec with no port and 8 ohm resistance.

Type of bracket I used.
38270824-LWZvQ.jpgInstallation location.
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Edited by: "anewman" 15th Aug 2019
Been this price for a while so not really a deal.
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These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
Been this price for a while so not really a deal.
Wpuld you use these as rear speakers in a setup?
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties


Great story that’s dedication for the tunes
Are these exactly the same as they were 30 years ago?
mccririck15/08/2019 14:24

Are these exactly the same as they were 30 years ago?


no , music was better in the 80s
Would they be good for Atmos speakers?
Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos speakers to add to an existing 5.1 setup?
bren2615/08/2019 14:56

Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos …Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos speakers to add to an existing 5.1 setup?

Sure.
Vegito15/08/2019 13:58

Wpuld you use these as rear speakers in a setup?


They could easily be used as rear speakers to, originally I had them as front left & right, but now I use them as Atmos Speakers pointing downwards connected to Speaker brackets
WalterSmith15/08/2019 14:55

Would they be good for Atmos speakers?


Yes they are quite heavy so you will need some brackets, I use them as Atmos speakers on swivel & tilt brackets pointing downwards.
bren2615/08/2019 14:56

Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos …Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos speakers to add to an existing 5.1 setup?


Yes I did exactly that.
Vegito15/08/2019 13:58

Wpuld you use these as rear speakers in a setup?


bren2615/08/2019 14:56

Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos …Possibly the most stupid question ever but would these be ok as Atmos speakers to add to an existing 5.1 setup?



Could do. Probably more suited to heights/atmos speakers IMO. Take note that they'e 6 ohms, worth checking the specs of your amp. They're front ported so being slammed up against a wall wouldn't be an issue. I went with Mordaunt Short M10 speakers for Atmos/height speakers which are a similar spec with no port and 8 ohm resistance.

Type of bracket I used.
38270824-LWZvQ.jpgInstallation location.
38270824-FxXwr.jpg
Edited by: "anewman" 15th Aug 2019
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties


Fantastic story bro
I have them set to small wth a crossover set at 80Hz they can go as low as 60hz though but I find 80-100hz brings the best out of them. You can use them as large actually if using as left & right front but I feel it's always better to set to small. Yamaha calibration sometimes detects them as large, but Denon detects them as small speakers.
anewman15/08/2019 15:32

Could do. Probably more suited to heights/atmos speakers IMO. Take note …Could do. Probably more suited to heights/atmos speakers IMO. Take note that they'e 6 ohms, worth checking the specs of your amp. They're front ported so being slammed up against a wall wouldn't be an issue. I went with Mordaunt Short M10 speakers for Atmos/height speakers which are a similar spec with no port and 8 ohm resistance.Type of bracket I used.[Image] Installation location.[Image]


Yes they are 6ohms you can change this easily though instructions in receivers manual, all my speakers are 6ohms, so these was an ideal match.
The best small Wharfdales in my opinion were the Diamond 3s which I bought around 1988. I upgraded to the diamond 4s but the build and sound quality were clearly inferior on the (then) upgraded speaker. Im not sure these speakers are made locally anymore but these were built like little wooden tanks
Vegito15/08/2019 13:58

Wpuld you use these as rear speakers in a setup?



I use these for my surround sound top rear and front very nice. mine are about 10 yrs old and work great still.
Any small satellite or bookshelf speaker can be used as Atmos speakers - the key is placement. The speakers must be firing down at a very steep angle. Atmos speakers cannot be placed along a wall or in a corner and directed towards the listener at a slight incline - if that’s what you want to do then you’re better off assignin the speakers as Front Heights in a normal 7.1 setup instead of Atmos 5.1.2.
These speakers have been clearance since I got my (now relegated to rears) Q Acoustics 1010i in about 2009. Must have had a lot of stock to shift
Edited by: "mattclarkie" 15th Aug 2019
lumsdot15/08/2019 14:28

no , music was better in the 80s


I just picked up a pair of Diamond 6r from a junk shop for £5. No grilles but sound great - connected to my 1980 Nad 3020 amp
Music from the 80s right now
dush_yant15/08/2019 17:08

Any small satellite or bookshelf speaker can be used as Atmos speakers - …Any small satellite or bookshelf speaker can be used as Atmos speakers - the key is placement. The speakers must be firing down at a very steep angle. Atmos speakers cannot be placed along a wall or in a corner and directed towards the listener at a slight incline - if that’s what you want to do then you’re better off assignin the speakers as Front Heights in a normal 7.1 setup instead of Atmos 5.1.2.



Speaker placement is important yes, but I don't see what is so wrong about having them directed towards the listener at a slight incline so sounds hovers above you, its not always possible to point them at a very steep incline, ideally Atmos would best best if they was actually built in the ceiling pointing directly downwards just above the listeners head etc but that kinda placement is almost impossible for your average home user. Besides when Speakers are assigned they are assigned NOT just as Atmos speakers but as DTS-X & Height Speakers to, its only when watching a film with a Atmos soundtrack that the speakers are assigned as Pure Dolby Atmos sound, so therefore having them pointed towards the listener at a slight incline on the wall above the listeners head is advantageous in this respect, also when listening to music or traditional 5.1 etc the virtual 3D sound effect is created on Denon its Neural-X with a similar effect on Yamaha, the idea is creating a more 3D sound field, where soundwaves can have a beautiful balanced effect. I know having the speakers with them slightly directed towards the listener at an height on the wall does not give you the BEST Atmos effect, but its decent enough..
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties


I did similar with a pair of Mordant Short Pageant Series 2 speakers that weighed ~23Kg in a big box - back in the days when bigger was better.
Would these be any good as satellites for 7.1 surround from my STRDN1040? What would be good as a centre speaker if so?
AnotherOne15/08/2019 19:37

I did similar with a pair of Mordant Short Pageant Series 2 speakers that …I did similar with a pair of Mordant Short Pageant Series 2 speakers that weighed ~23Kg in a big box - back in the days when bigger was better.


Yeah its always a lot harder than you think, I was once forced to fetch some speakers from a place called "Brentwood" in London as the seller refused to post them at any cost, so I had to travel 150miles on the train to collect them, thankfully I have a few friends in London so I thought I would make a weekend of the trip, I decided to collect my speakers on the last day thinking I should be OK to carry them on the tube and the train, YEAH RIGHT! the box was around 20Kg I could hardly lift it, let alone carry it LOL... I did manage to carry it to the post office in Brentwood and had them posted for around £20 Still I must admit I did get to see Brentwood, the place where "The Only Way is Essex" is filmed, I was smitten by all the fake tanned ladies walking around all dressed up to high heaven LOL... I thought WOW, its true what they say, then I thought id go for a pint in one of the Posh Brenwtood Pubs thinking I might meet one of these nice faked tanned beauties when I asked how much for a pint I walked straight back out again LOL

Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
Can these go in a car parcel shelf?
dush_yant15/08/2019 17:08

Any small satellite or bookshelf speaker can be used as Atmos speakers - …Any small satellite or bookshelf speaker can be used as Atmos speakers - the key is placement. The speakers must be firing down at a very steep angle. Atmos speakers cannot be placed along a wall or in a corner and directed towards the listener at a slight incline - if that’s what you want to do then you’re better off assignin the speakers as Front Heights in a normal 7.1 setup instead of Atmos 5.1.2.


I’m thinking about adding a couple of small satellite speakers for Atmos (identical to to rest of my system). They can only be located high on a wall as ceiling placement is a no go. I thought I read (somewhere ) it was best to angle them upwards towards the centre of ceiling above my seating position or is that.only for for those addon units you can buy for the fronts
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 15th Aug 2019
captainbeaky15/08/2019 20:22

I’m thinking about adding a couple of small satellite speakers for Atmos ( …I’m thinking about adding a couple of small satellite speakers for Atmos (identical to to rest of my system). They can only be located high on a wall as ceiling placement is a no go. I thought I read (somewhere ) it was best to angle them upwards towards the centre of ceiling above my seating position or is that.only for for those addon units you can buy for the fronts


I'm not a strong believer in the pointing upwards towards the ceiling, apparently sound waves are meant to bounce back down towards the listening position but I'm not convinced, if they are high up on the wall ideally they need pointing towards you, so the sound waves hover just above your head.
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties


it was so funny that story, nearly wet my pants.hahaha
mr32115/08/2019 20:22

Can these go in a car parcel shelf?


YES
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 21:06

I'm not a strong believer in the pointing upwards towards the ceiling, …I'm not a strong believer in the pointing upwards towards the ceiling, apparently sound waves are meant to bounce back down towards the listening position but I'm not convinced if they are high up on the wall ideally they need pointing towards you, so the sound waves hover just above your head.


WOW
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 21:06

I'm not a strong believer in the pointing upwards towards the ceiling, …I'm not a strong believer in the pointing upwards towards the ceiling, apparently sound waves are meant to bounce back down towards the listening position but I'm not convinced if they are high up on the wall ideally they need pointing towards you, so the sound waves hover just above your head.


No - i’m not convinced either about bouncing sound. I guess what sounds best is best - whatever experts may say.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 15th Aug 2019
phil_dMGz15/08/2019 21:10

it was so funny that story, nearly wet my pants.hahaha


Have you read my Brentwood story? Look at previous comments both stories are true, I don't drive you see and sometimes presume if I'm forced to collect something I maybe able to carry the item I'm collecting, as for the Wharfedales you can imagine what looks I got from people as I strolled through town with a speaker under each arm, and I made the same mistake for the box of Speakers I was forced to collect from Brentwood, the guy who sold them to me on Gumtree refused to post them no matter what, personally I think he had more money than sense or did not understand the true value of what he was selling, either that or they were stolen, but he did live in a very posh area, he sold me a £600 set of speakers including subwoofer for £150 cash on collection.. the box was still sealed, I thought I may be able to struggle on train with it, but opted to walk to the post office instead lol
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug 2019
Thanks for posting @miffy93 we have added this to the Highlights pages
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 21:46

Have you read my Brentwood story? Look at previous comments both stories …Have you read my Brentwood story? Look at previous comments both stories are true, I don't drive you see and sometimes presume if I'm forced to collect something I maybe able to carry the item I'm collecting, as for the Wharfedales you can imagine what looks I got from people as I strolled through town with a speaker under each arm, and I made the same mistake for the box of Speakers I was forced to collect from Brentwood, the guy who sold them to me on Gumtree refused to post them no matter what, personally I think he had more money than sense or did not understand the true value of what he was selling, either that or they were stolen, but he did live in a very posh area, he sold me a £600 set of speakers including subwoofer for £150 cash on collection.. the box was still sealed, I thought I may be able to struggle on train with it, but opted to walk to the post office instead lol


Lol, night
ern15/08/2019 18:21

I just picked up a pair of Diamond 6r from a junk shop for £5. No grilles …I just picked up a pair of Diamond 6r from a junk shop for £5. No grilles but sound great - connected to my 1980 Nad 3020 ampMusic from the 80s right now


I got that amp in my spare room cupboard, am thinking of buying these speakers for the amp & set my 13 year old nephew up in the right direction to rumble his bedroom
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties



I did the same in Manchester from there. Bought some sound style z2 stands and thought I’d be ok carrying them.. felt like I was doing an Ironman challenge. Had to stop at every pub on the way home
AJ9215/08/2019 13:46

Been this price for a while so not really a deal.


I wouldn't be aware of them at this price if they weren't posted so thanks for them being posted.
are these better than the tannoy eclipse mini?
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 13:43

These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years …These are great speakers I got a pair of these on Black Friday some years ago for £30, it was so funny, I dashed up to Richer Sounds after work and snapped up a pair, as I don't drive I thought I'd be okay to carry them, let's just say it was a struggle walking through the town centre to the bus station with a speaker under each arm LOL, I was just so excited, I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to be posted, was hard work though LOL, never again... still had them 5 year's now and they are still going strong, beauties


Bought a pair a few years back too, and agree with this. Great solid speakers, with a decent rounded sound.
captainbeaky15/08/2019 21:39

No - i’m not convinced either about bouncing sound. I guess what sounds b …No - i’m not convinced either about bouncing sound. I guess what sounds best is best - whatever experts may say.



True, I'm so not convinced, I mean honestly how can sound waves bounce up and down from a speaker pointing upwards or even a Atmos soundbar pointing forward, some Atmos soundbar jargon says exactly that, that sound bounces all around you and up over your head and down again to your listening position, yeah right...

And yet people fall for it, they spend more than £500 on a Atmos Soundbar believing the jargon that sound bounces all around you. LOL

As for me well.... I'm going to bounce downstairs and put the kettle on LOL.

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