WHARFEDALE Diamond 12.3 Floorstanding Speakers
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The more compact of the Wharfedale DIAMOND 12 series floorstanding options, the DIAMOND 12.3 loses none of the accuracy and musicality of the standmount (bookshelf) options. With enhanced presence and power, the DIAMOND 12.3 is refined and the perfect, affordable floorstanding speaker for 2-channel hi-fi systems, or as the front pair of a seriously impressive home theatre system.

As low as $1,512.99 Regular Price $1,699.99
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WHARFEDALE Diamond 12.3 Floorstanding Speakers
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Giving You Goosebumps

Goosebump-inducing audio has long been relegated to only the fattest wallets. But not anymore. Thanks to intelligent design aided by the advancements of moderncomputer simulation. It's the music through Diamond 12 that'll leave you speechless, not its price.

Configured in a 2.5 way system with exception crossover technology, the DIAMOND 12.3 utilises dual 130mm (5”) KlarityTM drivers for impactful yet refined mid-range and bass frequencies, while the 25mm (1”) dome tweeter delivers open and smoothly extended high frequencies.

Dive into your music. Dome tweeters incorporate woven polyester film and high loss coatings to generate silky smooth high-frequency extension, and with driver systems optimised for wide dispersion, vocals, woodwinds, and strings sections ripply out, wall-to-wall, bathing you in sound.

Costly? Fink again.

Collaboration with one of the most successful loudspeaker designers on the planet, Karl-Heinz Fink, has helped produce Wharfedale's most impressive Diamond series to date, and your all-access pass to the exclusive world of refined audio engineering.

Klarity affords focus

We call it "Klarity". A new formulated blend of polypropylene and mica significantly reduce flex to create a rigid, lightweight cone with low colouration and lightning-fast response. So your new Diamonds play harder, handle more power, and perform flawlessly, every time. NEW Klarity™ cone material, formulated from a blend of Polypropylene and mica adds stiffness to reduce flexing, enabling a lightweight cone with high rigidity, low colouration and lightning-fast response.

It's Music Full Throttle

These 2.5-way foorstanding loudspeakers feature 25mm textile dome tweeters and 2 x 130mm advanced PP cone drivers. The seperate bass and midrange drivers, combined with its large chassis size, make Diamond 12.3 perfect for medium to large sized listening spaces.

Low colour and expression

The Klarity™ cone is fitted with a low-damping surround, thereby achieving both low colouration and expressive dynamics. By simulating many different cone shapes and adding ribs to provide further stiffening, a flat response curve was achieved without resorting to a high-damping surround, thereby striking the ideal balance.

A magnet of forces

A precision-made magnet system with an aluminium compensation ring to minimise the effect of variations in inductance as the voice coil travels. This contributes to an absence of distortion and intermodulation generated by the ‘motor system’.

Putting You In Harmony

Precision-made magnet systems incorporate aluminium compensation rings to cull distortion and discordant tones caused by intermodulation. Wharfedale's most advanced Diamond motor system ever built now puts you in perfect harmony with your music.

A voice coil beyond this class

The voice coil is wound on a high-power epoxy/glass fibre bobbin highly unusual in speakers at this price level. This has the advantage of not adding eddy currents and delivering greater power handling than an aluminium bobbin, whilst also being much stiffer than the Kapton type associated with this price-class.

Diamond Highs

The 25mm dome is made from a woven polyester film with a high-loss coating to deliver open and smoothly extended high frequencies. The magnet system and the front plate have been optimised for wide dispersion and uncompressed behaviour. The front plate is flat and exposes the dome as much as possible; only a very short duct on the front plate balances the acoustic load and improves the SPL (sound pressure level) measurement.

Hearing You Loud & Clear

Voice coils are wound on high-power epoxy/glass fibre bobbins seen only in the most expensive loudspeaker models. The reduced distortion and increased power handling means you can go loud. Real loud, and still enjoy incredible clarity.

A crossover of style

The crossover network uses an acoustic LKR 24dB topology. This includes air-core inductors of the type more commonly found in high-end speakers, selected because they produce the lowest distortion of all inductor types. As the resistance of the coil is higher than a standard laminated steel or ferrite core inductor, the magnetic structure of the mid/bass driver has been modified to compensate, resulting in fast, clean bass with no distortion from the inductor.

Firm and Fair

The DIAMOND 12.1 ’s rear-ported enclosure is precisely sized so that the internal volume works in harmony with the drive unit system to deliver the desired sonic result. A multi-layered sandwich design subdues the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet’s ‘sound’. Even the resonant properties of the glue between the layers was measured to determine the optimum combination.

Brace yourself

Computer simulated design intelligently braces opposing cabinet walls using specific wood composites to create Diamond's most effective reduction in cabinet resonance. So your favourite recordings shine in vibrant technicolour, not the colour of your speaker cabinets.

Inside the cabinet, Intelligent Spot Bracing connects opposite walls with a specific form of the wood brace to achieve an optimal reduction of cabinet resonance. These braces are precisely modelled by computer simulation to improve upon the commonplace ‘figure of eight’ brace, which may simply transfer resonance from one wall to another.



General Description

  • 2.5 Way Floorstanding Speaker

Enclosure Type

  • Bass Reflex

Transducer Complement

  • 2.5 Way

Bass Driver

  • 5" (130mm) advanced PP cone

Midrange Driver

  • 5" (130mm) advanced PP cone

Treble Driver

  • 1" (25mm) textile dome

Sensitivity (2.83V @1M)

  • 89dB

Recommended amplifier power

  • 30W - 150W

Peak SPL

  • 102dB

Nominal Impedance

  • 8Ω Compatible

Minimum Impedance

Frequency Response (+/-3dB)

  • 45Hz ~ 20kHz

Bass Extension (-6dB)

  • 40Hz

Crossover Frequency

  • 2.2kHz

Cabinet Volume

  • 26.6L

Dimensions

  • 975mm Height
  • 180mm Width
  • 348mm Depth

Net weight

  • 19.5kg per speaker



"The talented Wharfedale 12.3 are a superb buy."
- What Hi-Fi?

  • It's no easy feat to land in What Hi-Fi? Best Speakers 2022 category, but Wharfedale's award-winning Diamond 12.3 floorstanding loudspeakers get the tick of approval amongst some very strong competition. And with compliments like "superbly balanced, smooth, and wonderfully refined for the money," it's easy to see why.

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