“Diamond A2 Stereo Speakers combine Wharfedale’s Award-winning acoustic design with‘true wireless’freedom for modern digital lifestyles”
The Wharfedale Diamond A2 Active Speakers, these are known as loudspeakers with wireless connectivity that shows a difference. While not the first of a line of stereo speakers that offer integrated amplification and Bluetooth Connectivity with compatible devices includes Smartphones and tablets. This ‘True Wireless’ Technology allows the flexibility than many such designs, with this combined with the award winning sonic know how, it delivers levels of convenience and performance that allows it to separate the Diamond Active Series from the wireless speaker crowd.
The 16.5cm woven Kevlar cone mid/LF driver for a deep bass coupled with 25mm fabric dome tweeter, derived from the Diamond 200 Series, for crystal clear highs. These specifically optimise the network to give active speakers immersive and bold performance which is equally impressive.
You need digital optical, coaxial or RCA-phono inputs for analogue sources, the H1 hub has you covered, bringing Bluetooth AptX for wireless streaming, and bringing features to improve the bass adjustment. This mono mode allows the speakers to be placed in different rooms for a basic multi-room system.
The H1 Hub
With each speaker, the A2 pair is powered by its own 50W amplifier resulting in consistent and fully optimised stereo sound. The H1 Wireless Speaker gives you a left and right channel signals to the respective speaker, this means that they are not tied together and can consequently be placed anywhere in a room.
It supports 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands, this allows it to switch to be able to maintain a stable speaker connection.
Design similarities are carried across the actives, such as the silver coloured driver surrounds, but it gets the new Active with the rounded cabinet edges.
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 2.5-way
Drivers 165mm Woven Kevlar Woofer x 2 / 25mm Soft Dome Tweeter
System power output 100W
Peak SPL 96dB
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 40Hz – 20KHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 35Hz
Crossover frequency 2.8kHz
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