DALI OPTICON VOKAL
Completing both our OPTICON line-up and any serious home cinema sound system, the OPTICON VOKAL center speaker presents the perfect harmony of power and control. Arguably the most important element of cinema surround, the VOKAL is key when it comes to having movie dialogue and detail delivered clearly and crisply without getting lost amongst the effects and incidental music of movie soundtracks.
Also the component that handles the bulk of the direct front action, choosing an effective centre loudspeaker is essential to the whole home cinema experience. This is why we designed the VOKAL to be a fool-proof hit in any home, both in terms of performance and physicality.
Firstly, armed with our sublime 6½ inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer, Hybrid Tweeter module and front-pointing bass port, you can be assured that the action on the screen in front of you is seamlessly soundtracked, with deftly handled detail drawing you deeper in. Perfect with any of the compact speakers in the series, but at the same time powerful enough to match the OPTICON 8.
Secondly, with an eye on practicality, the OPTICON VOKAL has also been designed to fit most makes of Hi-Fi furniture due to the front-facing bass ports, meaning it can be neatly stowed away – a plus point for aesthetically minded home owners and home cinema custom installers alike. But it will work just as well out in the open.
The OPTICON VOKAL features the same low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer found in our flagship EPICON series, alongside our unique SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet motor system and a reworked version of our Hybrid Tweeter module also found in the RUBICON, all of which works together along with an individual bass reflex port for the woofer to produce audio exactly as the recording artist originally envisioned it.
- Proprietary DALI tweeters and woofers
- Hand-assembled with in-house built cabinet construction
- Unique SMC-based magnet motor system
- Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers
- Hybrid Tweeter consisting of ultra-light Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter
- Gold-plated bi-wiring and bi-amping
- Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut
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 results in a significant reduction of distortion from mechanical loss.
DALI has a long and well-proven tradition for using a hybrid tweeter module. It is a combination of a dome tweeter working together with a ribbon tweeter for an amazing rendering of the high frequencies, and a dispersion of high frequency sounds that outperform all other tweeter technologies.
The woofer for the OPTICON VOKAL 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 Fibre board (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 VOKAL SPECS
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]||47 – 32,000|
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]||89.5|
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]||4|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||109|
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]||30 – 150|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||2,300 / 14,000|
|Crossover Principle||2 + ½-way|
|Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity||1 x 17 x 45 mm|
|Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type||Ribbon|
|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]||43.5|
|Connection Input||Single Wire|
|Recommended Placement||Shelf or stand
Centre / Soundbar
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]||0 – 30|
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]||201 x 435 x 312|