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Wharfedale Diamond A1 System

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Diamond Active Series stereo speakers combine Wharfedale’s award-winning acoustic design with ‘true wireless’ freedom for modern digital lifestyles - (We no longer stock this Product)

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How Do They Work?
Wharfedale’s Diamond Active Series speakers work differently to conventional wireless or powered speakers. They include an advanced wireless hub, to which the playback device is paired via Bluetooth (with support for the sonically superior aptX codec).

The H1 hub then conveys the left and right audio signals to the appropriate speaker via uncompressed wireless transmission, allowing greater freedom in terms of positioning.
As well as removing the need for the speakers to be connected together via a cable – that’s why we call it ‘true wireless’ – the fact that each speaker incorporates its own 50W amplifier helps to ensure consistent, fully optimised stereo sound.

To enable interference-free wireless transmission, the H1 hub avoids the often-crowded 2.4GHz frequency band, focusing on 5.8GHz instead. The intelligent wireless module has the ability to switch automatically between frequencies when required, thus avoiding any local interference wherever the speakers are sited.
Each speaker may be placed up to 20m from the hub, giving exceptional positioning flexibility; the only other siting requirement is that both speakers, with their dedicated amplifiers, need to be plugged into the mains.

The Diamond A1 sports a proprietary 130mm bass/mid driver, made with woven Kevlar – as featured in the Diamond 200 Series.
The cone incorporate semi-elliptical ‘break-up’ areas, which smooth the response throughout the audible range, while rear-firing reflex ports augment the bass. The 25mm fabric dome tweeter is also derived from the Diamond 200 Series, incorporating a precision-drive magnet system and a meticulously designed waveguide around the diaphragm for optimal dispersion. The drive units are combined via a sophisticated crossover network, specifically developed to optimise the performance of the Diamond Active speakers’ integrated amplifier/driver configuration, delivering a cohesive performance that is bold and engaging, yet also impressively refined.

All Diamond Active Models are available in a choice of Black Leatherette with High Gloss White or a High Gloss Black Front Baffle.

Specifications: Core-  5.8GHz True Wireless Technology +/- 6dB Bass Control Balance Function Mode selector: Left/Mono/Right Digital Amplifier with DSP Digital Input 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink Optical Analog Input RCA x 2 Bluetooth Input aptX (Priority), SBC Input sensitivity 350mV Signal frequencies 5.2/5.8GHz wireless uncompressed Sampling rate for digital inputs Up to 24bit / 96kHz Wireless reception distance 20m Enclosure type bass reflex Transducer complement 2-way Drivers 130mm Woven Kevlar Woofer / 25mm Soft Dome Tweeter System Power Output 100W Frequency response (+/-3dB) 55Hz – 20KHz Bass extension (-6dB) 50Hz Crossover frequency 2.3kHz Speaker Finish Black Leatherette with High Gloss White / Black Front Baffle Hub Finish High Gloss Black with Touch Sensitive Display Speaker Dimensions & Weight (each) Cabinet Volume 38L Height (on feet) (912+25)mm Width 210mm Depth (300+10)mm Net Weight 18.8 Kg Hub Dimensions & Weight Height 28.8mm Width 150mm Depth 156mm Net weight 0.46kg

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