The Wharfedale Diamond A1 Active Speakers, these use a separate control hub to handle power and sources. With these wireless powered speakers these don’t require a cable for passive sibling.
The H1 Wireless Hub
The wireless hub transmits left and right channel signals to the respective speaker. They can be consequently be placed anywhere in a room, each speaker in the A1 pair is powered by its own 50W amplifier resulting in consistent and fully optimised stereo sound.
It supports both 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands, the H1 hub can switch to provide and maintain a stable speaker connection, these speakers must be kept within the 20m radius of the hub and within a nearby power socket that connects to the mains.
With the digital optical and coaxial inputs from the selection, these RCA phono inputs for analogue sources. These speakers use Bluetooth aptX, the speakers boast features ranging from bass adjustment and mono mode, which allows the speakers to be placed in different rooms for a simple multi-room setup.
It uses a 13 cm woven Kevlar cone that is coupled with a 25mm fabric dome tweeter that is derived from the Diamond 200 series that is known for its clear high frequencies. The Diamond Active speaker gives optimised crossover networks that allow it to work and offer an immersive bold performance which is equally as impressive.
With the design having similarities that are carried across from previous designs such as the Diamond 200 Series. These silver-coloured drivers surround that, are implemented and bring a new rounded cabinet edge. The Wharfedale A1 and A2, bring gloss black and gloss white front baffles.
Design philosophy and core technology 5.8GHz True Wireless Technology
+/- 6dB Bass Control
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
Net Weight 18.8 Kg
Hub Dimensions & Weight
Net weight 0.46kg