By Herb Reichert | Posted: Feb 23, 2017 In the United Kingdom, the first seeds of perfectionism in audio separates were sown by Goodmans Industries, founded in 1925. Then, in 1930, Garrard (est. 1722) produced its first commercial gramophone. Shortly thereafter, England experienced the Great Slump, the British name for the worldwide catastrophe known in the US as the Great Depression. Near the beginning of this economic downturn, in 1932, Gilbert Briggs founded Wharfedale Wireless Works—and

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Award winning loudspeakers, without the need for bulky amplifiers and trailing wires.  30 Oct 2016 For over 30 years, The Wharfedale Diamond Series has been the go-to speaker for entry level, high-fidelity sound. Praised for articulated performance at an affordable price, Diamond 200 series has won multiple awards, with What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision commenting on its sound quality as “Agile, far-reaching dynamics; overflowing with detail” (Diamond 220 - March 2015). With such a rich

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by Michael Trei | Nov 28, 2011 Diamond 107 in rosewood Wharfedale’s long running Diamond series is a bit like the Volkswagen Beetle. After close to thirty years in production, it has taken on a kind of life of its own as a standard bearer for no-nonsense performance combined with sky-high value. Unlike the barely changed Beetle however, today’s 16 model strong Diamond 10 lineup is almost unrecognizable next to the modest little four-inch two-way speaker

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by Michael Trei | Oct 11, 2011  It’s been nearly 30 years since Wharfedale launched the original Diamond, a diminutive and unassuming bookshelf model that sold for well south of $200 a pair. Now over five million speakers later, the 10th generation Diamond has mushroomed into a lineup with sixteen separate models, catering to both two-channel and multi-channel customers alike. Throughout these generations the one thing has never wavered is the Diamond’s primary goal of delivering the

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