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Wharfedale's Diamond 11 Series speakers are an amazing value for the money. Serving up clear, intelligible dialogue, the Diamond 11.CC is a great match for the rest of the speakers in the Diamond 11 series.
High-performance, prime-time home-theater on a matinee budget: The Wharfedale Diamond 11.CC center-channel loudspeaker gives you the clarity, punctuality, cohesiveness, & balance necessary to convert your space into a sensational cinema. Offering flawless integration with any other Diamond 11 Series loudspeaker, Diamond 11.CC touts curved contours and sound that promises to immerse you in the action of your favorite films, shows, and sports broadcasts. Able to inconspicuously fit even in smaller areas, Diamond 11.CC utilizes the power and technology wrought by two x 4" Kevlar drivers & one 1" textile-dome tweeter. Far from conventional, these advanced internal components combine with the sophisticated architecture to turn Diamond 11.CC into an incredible value & obvious choice for anyone assembling a killer surround system on cost-conscious terms.
Cutting-Edge Drivers and Technology
Woven Kevlar cones bond to a super-lightweight surround made from hi-tech foam that delivers remarkable clarity & expression. The foam surround is manufactured in-house with a U.S.A.-made "water-resistant polyester foam" that has proven longevity, higher elongation, & better tensile, tear strength, & ozone resistance. The cones are driven by copper-clad aluminum coils, which surround a custom-shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap to reduce inductance & linearize the magnetic flux. A specially designed basket, with a large open area behind the cone, holds together the driver assembly. The basket's rigidity improves transient impact and the big open area reduces early reflections while allowing the internal cabinet absorbent to do its work.
Exclusive to Diamond 11 Series: Updated Wide Frequency Response Tweeter
Developed specifically for Diamond 11 Series, Wharfedale's Wide Frequency Response tweeter incorporates its own cabinet in the form of a rear chamber damped with fiber filling. The design provides a low resonant frequency below 800 Hz, ensuring the usual distortion heard from such resonance gets buried deep below the musical output. An over-sized ceramic magnet, chosen to give a smoother sound than common neodymium types, attaches to a vented pole piece with copper cap. Taken together, the features contribute to a wonderfully lucid midrange & smooth, pure, richly defined high-frequency detail.
Multi-Layer Sandwich Enclosure & Superior Bracing
The main enclosure of each Diamond 11 Series speaker utilizes a multi-layer sandwich of woods of differing density to subdue the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet sound and let the advanced drivers speak for themselves. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels contributes to the eradication of audible resonance, as does the curving of the cabinet walls to provide a non-boxy shape. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fiber chosen for its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth. The result: You hear the drive unit output unsullied by unwanted colorations caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, meaning you get more musical detail and texture.
How Low Can You Go: Slot-Loaded Distributed Port
Instead of employing a standard circular reflex port, an updated version of Wharfedale's sophisticated Slot-Loaded Distributed Port augments bass performance. An internal port tube, with precisely curved openings to smooth airflow, opens into a slot formed between the cabinet & plinth – reducing the turbulence and chuffing suffered by conventional ported systems (and caused by the sudden outrush of high-pressure air into the low pressure in the room). You experience a natural recreation of the fundamental notes of bass instruments, matching the realistic sound of the midrange and treble characteristics. The design also allows you to position Diamond 11 speakers closer to a rear wall than is possible with conventional rear-ported speakers.
Configuration: 2 - way center speaker
Enclosure type: Bass reflex
Bass/mid drivers: 2 x 100 mm woven Kevlar
Tweeter: 25 mm textile dome
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Recommended amplifier power: 25 - 100 watt
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms compatible
Frequency response: 85 Hz-20 kHz
Cabinet volume: 5L
Dimensions ( H x W x D ): 5.7" x 16.5" x 5.4"
Weight: 11.0 lbs.