DALI OPTICON 2
The DALI OPTICON 2 is our second compact stand-mount option that builds upon the power of the OPTICON 1 with a sizeable 6½ inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer and a 28 mm ultra-light Soft Dome Tweeter to make it musically meatier and bringing a little more muscle to the party.
The OPTICON 2’s 6½ inch woofer and the more voluminous cabinet make this loudspeaker a true 2-way compact performer. The size of the woofer is matched with a large 28 mm soft dome tweeter to bring out every detail in the audio signal.
Exactingly engineered to extract every last nuance from your music, the use of DALI’s unique SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet motor system (originally developed for the EPICON range) means audio that comes almost completely free from distortion thanks to the SMC’s low-level electrical conductivity. Expect nothing but a dynamic, well-defined, and powerful audio reproduction from this loudspeaker.
Available in striking White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut finish and with high-gloss white or black front baffle, the OPTICON 2 is small in scale but big on performance perfection. A part of the EISA award-winning OPTICON 5.1 system together with the OPTICON 6 and the OPTICON VOKAL.
- Proprietary DALI tweeters and woofers
- Hand-assembled with in-house built cabinet construction
- Unique SMC-based magnet motor system
- Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers
- Ultra-light 28 mm Soft Dome Tweeter
- Gold-plated Terminals
- Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut
The OPTICON 2 relies on the bass reflex principle. The bass reflex port has been tuned to minimize distortion from the woofers, and to control the time response of the roll-off from the bass system.
Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) is a coated magnet granule that can be shaped into any form that you would want. SMC has many advantages, and used in a speakers magnet motor system it result in a significant reduction of distortion from mechanical loss.
The OPTICON 2 makes use of a larger Soft Dome Tweeter compared to the OPTICON 1. The soft dome is developed for the OPTICON series, which features low resonance frequency, high power handling, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels and extreme excursions. It is rolled in carefully around 2.0 – 2.5 kHz, depending on the model. And the dome is allowed to operate up to its high-frequency limit well beyond 20 kHz without being rolled off in the crossover.
The woofer for the OPTICON 2 is designed with a strong focus on DALI sound principles of low-loss, low distortion and low colouration of the reproduced sound. The ideal speaker plays just what the amplifier intended, with nothing added and nothing subtracted.
Keeping the manufacturing of the OPTICON series firmly in the hands of DALI we utilize our large and efficient woodworking facility in Denmark to handle everything from cutting out the Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) cabinet to applying the vinyl. The mounting of the drivers and the final tests and approvals on each and every speaker is also handled directly at our own assembly lines in our Danish factory.
DALI OPTICON 2 SPECS
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]||59 – 27,000|
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]||87.0|
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]||4|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||107|
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]||30 – 150|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||2,000|
|Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type|
|Hybrid tweeter module, High-frequency driver, Quantity||1 x 28 mm|
|Hybrid tweeter module, High-frequency driver Diaphragm type||Soft Textile Dome|
|Midrange driver, Quantity||1 x 6 1/2″|
|Midrange driver, Diaphragm type||Wood Fibre Cone|
|Enclosure type||Bass Reflex|
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]||46.5|
|Connection Input||Single Wire|
|Recommended Placement||Shelf or stand|
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]||10 – 80|
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]||351 x 195 x 297|