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.
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.
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.
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.
|General description||2.5-way ﬂoorstanding speaker|
|Enclosure type||bass reﬂex|
|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||30-150W|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω Compatible|
|Frequency response(+/-3dB)||45Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||26.6L|
|Dimensions ( H x W x D )||(925+50) x 180 x (320+28) mm|