SAVI Systems present the Dali Opticon 8 Floorstanding Hi-Fi / Home Theatre Speakers
The OPTICON 8 is the pinnacle of the opticon range, if you want to move air with the ultimate in power and precision, the Opticon 8 is your answer. The flagship Opticon speaker is a big deal in every sense and claims to offer the ultimate in power and precision. It has a big sound and is designed to fill a medium to large sized room or even an open plan area with full bodied sound. This impressive 3 + ½-way speaker system leaves nothing out and delivers a deep, room filling punchy bass, refined mid-range and ultra extended high-definition high frequencies.
The DALI OPTICON 8 is a floorstanding speaker, designed to be placed close to the wall with no toe in - this means it has been decided to fit in either side of an A/V cabinet facing straight on so it looks great. The Opticon 8 is an exceptionally stylish performance powerhouse thanks to the inclusion of the Dual Dali 8 inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers for room filling bass and midrange duties from a dedicated Dali 6 1/2" driver which are all expertly coupled to the Dali Hybrid Soft Dome/Ribbon Tweeter Array. The Hybrid Tweeter Array really helps deliver a wider soundstage that is especially useful in Home Theatre duties to deliver a sound that comes from beyond where the speakers are placed. The Opticon 8 does image very realistically as well as having a long term listening tone that is designed to live with for many years and deliver an unfatiguing yet exciting sound that Dali has become well known for. DALI has a long and well proven tradition for using their hybrid tweeter array, 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 nearly all other tweeter technologies.
The Hybrid Tweeter Module features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion - one of our sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the face plate of the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.
The ribbon tweeter features a broad frequency band and superb dispersion in the higher frequencies. Gently rolled in above 10 kHz, the ribbon reaches full contribution from 14 kHz to well beyond 30 kHz, which makes it perfect for HiRes music or movie soundtracks. Equipped with a rear chamber fitted with rigid bracing, the ribbon is shielded from the disruptive influence of the woofers. The DALI ribbon tweeter is a true master in horizontal distribution of high frequencies, and a superb partner for the soft dome tweeter’s unique ability to reproduce frequencies from 2 kHz upwards.
The Opticon 8 (like all the Opticon Speaker range) is hand assembled in DALI's factory in Denmark and, unlike many other loudspeaker manufacturers, all of the components in the Opticon 8 are also manufactured in-house. Each driver has unique elements only available in DALI loudspeakers. The midrange/bass drivers uses DALI's SMC Magnet (Soft Magnetic Compound) instead of more traditional hard magnets. SMC has the unique ability to deliver high magnetic conductivity coupled with very low electrical conductivity which offers a significant lowering of the coloration of the reproduced sound, especially over hours of use as the magnet system heats up. The tweeter in the OPTICON 8 is the aforementioned soft dome / ribbon hybrid array. All of these design choices have been made with the realisation that many people now listen to a wider range of music and movies and TV shows than ever before, and so a speaker that is good for Hi-Fi should also be good for Home Theatre use too. In a nutshell, the Dali Opticon 8 is engineered to sound great, perform above expectations, have a huge bass in even a large room and to continue to do so reliably and fuss free for many years whether used in a 2 channel HiRes Hi-Fi system or as part of a multi speaker surround sound home theatre system.
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