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Dali Opticon 8 MK2

by Dali
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Original price $2,099.50 - Original price $2,099.50
Original price
$2,099.50
$2,099.50 - $2,099.50
Current price $2,099.50
Color: Black

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Towering output

With an enormous and detailed soundstage, the Opticon 8 MK2 floor-standing speaker holds the top spot in this impressive made-in-Denmark line from DALI. From its innovative hybrid tweeter array, to its wood-fiber midrange and woofer cones, to its carefully tuned  and constructed enclosure, this tower was designed for big sound with low coloration and wide dispersion.

Transparent, articulate highs

The speaker's 1-1/8" soft-dome tweeter and custom-designed ribbon tweeter are mounted on a cast aluminum faceplate. The dome handles from around 2,000-14,000 Hz, while the ribbon starts contributing at around 10,000 and extends on up to the highest of highs. The speaker's wide dispersion pattern helps you enjoy clear, coherent sound, even when you're not sitting right in between a stereo pair.

The Opticon 8 features a 3-way design using a 6-1/2" midrange cone plus a pair of 8" woofers for the lower frequencies. All the woofers are made of a stiff, lightweight blend of fine-grain paper pulp reinforced with wood fibers. (Actually, DALI calls this design "3 + 1/2-way" — the extra "half" is for the ribbon tweeter.) The handoff between all drivers is handled by a carefully tuned crossover network built from low-loss components.

Patented distortion-reducing technology

The patented SMC (soft magnetic compound) woofer magnet pole pieces in DALI's Opticon line significantly reduce mechanical distortion, and help create a relaxed, uncolored midrange. You'll hear a surprising amount of detail, without fatiguing your ears.

Introduce yourself to Danish speaker mojo

DALI — Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries — has been making high-end speakers since 1983. The Opticon is their most affordable made-in-Denmark line, and we think it offers great bang for your buck. They're assembled in pairs by a single DALI technician, to ensure visual and acoustic matching. Tight vinyl-dressed, high-density MDF cabinets, with internal bracing and acoustic damping material throughout, all but eliminate resonance. This helps the speaker "disappear," and the music come alive.

Product highlights:

  • floor-standing speaker for music or home theater
  • hybrid tweeter:
    • 1-1/8" ultra-light soft dome tweeter
    • 1-3/4" x 11/16" ribbon tweeter
  • 6-1/2" wood fiber cone midrange driver
  • dual 8" wood fiber cone woofers
  • patented SMC (soft magnetic compound) woofer magnet significantly reduces distortion from mechanical loss
  • bass reflex enclosure
    • dual Dual Flare rear-firing ports
  • frequency response: 38-30,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • recommended power: 40-300 watts
  • nominal impedance: 4 ohms
  • "3 + 1/2-way" speaker with crossovers at 390/2,400/14,000 Hz
  • MDF cabinet with Tobacco Oak vinyl finish
  • black cloth grille
  • dual five-way binding post speaker terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • assembled by hand in Denmark
  • 10-15/16"W x 45-1/4"H x 18-1/16"D
  • weight: 75 pounds (each)