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DALI Opticon 8 MK2 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)

by DALI
Original price €3,044.00 - Original price €3,044.00
Original price €3,044.00
€3,044.00
€3,044.00 - €3,044.00
Current price €3,044.00
Color: Black
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The large-scale, floor-standing OPTICON 8 MK2 is the powerhouse of the new OPTICON MK2 series. It is the sole three-way system in the series.

It is the sole three-way system in the series. It combines two 8” Wood Fibre diaphragm, SMC magnet bass drivers with a 6 1⁄2” Wood Fibre diaphragm, SMC magnet system midrange driver. The OPTICON 8 MK2 offers optional bi-wiring to enable its bass and midrange/high frequency sections to be connected independently. The driver array of the OPTICON 8 MK2 locates the midrange and hybrid tweeter drivers between the two widely spaced bass drivers. This is done firstly in order to position the mid and high frequency drivers near typical seated ear height, and secondly to take advantage of the smoother low frequency room response that results from spaced bass drivers. The OPTICON 8 MK2 driver array helps make room positioning easier. Above the midrange driver, the OPTICON 8 MK2 incorporates a DALI hybrid tweeter that combines the new, CALLISTO derived 29mm soft dome driver alongside a 17mm x 45mm ribbon element.

The OPTICON 8 MK2 enclosure incorporates separate internal sections for each driver with non-parallel dividing panels suppressing internal resonance and also significantly aiding enclosure rigidity. Each low frequency section is fitted with its own Dual Flare reflex port. Thanks to its size and true three-way format, the OPTICON 8 MK2 offers a level of performance unavailable from any other OPTICON model. It combines immense low frequency bandwidth, volume potential and dynamic accuracy with the extraordinary detail and clarity that arises from the use of a dedicated midrange driver. High frequencies from the hybrid tweeter are explicitly detailed and informative yet simultaneously smooth and endlessly listenable.

The OPTICON 8 MK2 is supplied with cast aluminium foot components that can be fitted with either black chrome plated floor-spikes or, when installed on sensitive floor surfaces, vibration damping pads. Tools for attaching the foot castings and spikes are included.

The new series has six models in the range all benefit from the latest in new technologies and innovations to offer class-leading performance that defines TRUE HIFI! DALI OPTICON MK2 is available in the following models: 1, 2, 6, 8, LCR and VOKAL. The Dali Opticon 8 is the most powerful floorstanding speaker in the new range.

Their fresh new aesthetic design offers a significant visual upgrade from the original OPTICON series. The front baffle appears in either white or black matte and provides a rigid foundation for the drivers. The baffles are complimented by three new cabinet finishes; Satin Black, Satin White or Tobacco Oak*. The MK2 grilles are also covered in a new furniture grade textured fabric, in black for the two darker finishes and a light grey for the white finish.

The tweeters have been upgraded to a 29mm soft dome tweeter, which has been derived from the CALLISTO series. These are used across all six OPTICON MK2 models. The new tweeter faceplates are made from cast aluminium and provide the speakers with a fantastic new DALI signature look. The bass and mid-range drivers incorporate the unique DALI wood fibre diaphragms and the SMC (Soft Magnet Compound) technology derived from the flagship DALI EPICON series.

Further upgrades on the MK2 series include the Dual Flare reflex ports, resulting in reduced turbulence and noise from the cabinet. The crossovers have also been re-designed with upgraded components to minimise loss even further. The OPTICON MK2 series will appeal to true music lovers, movie fanatics and audiophiles alike, offering a wide selection of speakers to suit every room and occasion.

Frequency range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 38 - 30.000
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) [dB] 88.5
Nominal Impedance [ohm] 4
Maximum SPL [dB] 112
Recommended Amplifier Power [Watt] 40 - 300
Crossover frequency [Hz] 380 / 2,200 / 14,000
Crossover principle 3 + 1⁄2-way
High frequency driver 1 x 29 mm soft dome
1 x 17 x 45 mm ribbon
Low Frequency / mid-range Driver(s) 2 x 8” / 1 x 6 1⁄2”
Enclosure type Bass reflex (mid-range closed box)
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 29.5
Connection Input(s) Bi-wire / Bi-amp
Recommended placement Floor
Recommended distance from rear wall to speaker’s rear panel [cm] 30 - 150
Dimensions (H x W x D) [mm] 1141 x 241x 450
Dimensions (H x W x D) [inches] 44.9 x 9.5 x 18.1
Weight [kg/lb] 34.0 / 74.9
Included accessories Spike set, rubber feet, manual
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