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DALI Epicon 2 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers Pair

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DL-Epicon2.con
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Dream of fantastic sound experiences?  Get the EPICON 2 for the perfect escape. Don’t be fooled by the size of the speaker. Sitting gracefully upon its custom-made stand (optional) the EPICON 2 produces an astonishingly large and accurate three-dimensional sound that will impress even the most rigorous true audiophiles.

  • Proprietary DALI tweeters and 6.5" woofer
  • Hand-assembled with in-house built 6-layer cabinet construction
  • Unique SMC-based Linear Drive magnet motor system
  • Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers
  • Gold-plated bi-wiring speaker terminals

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"heavenly sound quality"
 "full value for money and more"

SMC Technology

Advanced Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) makes up the heart of the magnet motor system, where it reduces colouration and distortion to a minimum compared to conventional drivers. SMC makes the music come alive inside your living room.

 

Linear Drive Magnet System

The new innovative in-house developed SMC based Linear Drive Magnet System eliminates four distortion factors in the driver motor system: Eddy current, Hysteresis, Flux variations and Voice Coil Inductance.

In-House Made Woofers

The latest generation of the wood fibre cones includes a new cone impregnation process and a new post-assembly coating. DALI EPICON woofers are not only developed, but also manufactured at the DALI headquarters in Denmark.

 

Multilayer MDF

Constructed from 6 individual layers of MDF glued together to form a rigid construction that reduces cabinet resonances, the rounded shape practically eliminates standing waves.

 

The Powerful Younger Sibling

The technological breakthroughs designed for the larger EPICON 6 and EPICON 8 models have been channelled into EPICON 2 to create a loudspeaker that performs way beyond its size expectations.

EPICON 2 demonstrates perfectly what this new series is all about: Minimal signal degradation.  It's transparency and revelation taken to an heretofore unseen level!

This speaker demonstrates a highly linear and coherent response, and integrates well with small to medium sized rooms. The woofer roll-off is slow, and the speaker reaches deep into the lowest frequencies. All in all, in most setups this will sound like a much larger speaker than it really is.

Within its working range, the EPICON 2 will fully match the performance quality of its larger siblings, the EPICON 6 and EPICON 8. This is the new compact loudspeaker for the purist seeking high-performance.

SMC

For years, designing magnet systems has been a DALI specialty. For the EPICON 2 they decided to challenge the highest market standards and to take magnet system design further than ever before in order to reduce distortion generated from less than perfect magnet systems.

The answer turned out to be a Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) material which offers exactly the right physical properties: Very high magnetic conductivity and very low electrical conductivity (approx. 1/10,000th that of iron). The result is a dramatic reduction in distortion caused by mechanical loss in the magnet system.

The high magnetic conductivity is instrumental in more or less eliminating the frequency depended effect of hysteresis. The electrical non-conductive nature of the SMC material eliminates the induction of modulating magnet fields in the magnet gap and significantly lowers the eddy current on the pole piece caused by the movement of the voice coil.

The resulting reduction of distortion is both very clearly measurable and indeed audible.

Tweeter

Low resonance frequency, high power handling, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels and extreme excursions are all characteristics of the oversized soft dome tweeter. Incorporating an ultra-thin magnetic fluid for cooling, the fluid has a very high flux saturation point for greater power handling. This also means superb control of coil movement – even at very high sound pressure levels.

Free of artefacts, e.g. resonances and high Q peaks, the EPICON 2 tweeter features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion – one of DALI's sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the faceplate of the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.

Woofer

With the background of in-depth loudspeaker driver design for years, and having engineers with loudspeaker drivers manufacturing experience in-house, DALI started up the process of establishing in-house production of drivers in 2009. Today, the DALI EPICON 2 woofer are not only developed, but also manufactured at the DALI headquarters in Denmark.

DALI believes in designs based on low mechanical loss. They were among the first to insist on controlling the frequency response by carefully balanced designs. The amplifier voltage and current should be the sole factors in controlling the frequency response in a carefully balanced design.

The wood fibre technology has proven to be a key in reproducing the finest details and dynamics in the music with very low loss of information. Wood fibres add stiffness to very light paper cone membranes, ensuring non-uniform break-up characteristics within the material. The result is a structural stiffness that shows top-class behaviour.

The wood fibre cone terminates in a low-loss rubber surround that is fitted to a die cast aluminium chassis. Assembly of the cone, surround, voice coil and chassis is done with highly accurate tools for the maximum alignment accuracy.

Cabinet

Working both as an acoustically tuned ‘spring’ for the drivers, as well as getting rid of reactive (resonant) energy, the cabinet is an important part of the entire speaker system.

A rigid construction is necessary to optimise the working environment for both woofers and tweeter. The front baffle, sides and top of the EPICON 2 are heated in a process that allows it to be pressed into an organic shape. This design increases overall rigidity and greatly reduces cabinet resonances. Furthermore, standing waves are practically eliminated as there are no parallel surfaces reflecting sound waves.

With a thickness of 33 mm, the dual-layer front baffle ensures that energy from the drivers is radiated as acoustic energy, and not as vibrations in the cabinet. The curved shape of the front baffle is also a contributing factor in ensuring a stable acoustic platform.

At the very bottom of the cabinet, you will see that the hardwired crossover is mounted in its own enclosure, free from the dynamic variation of cabinet pressure inside the bass reflex enclosures.

The finish of the cabinet is real wood veneer, which is lacquered for a total of 10 times. And in between, each layer is hand polished to ensure a deep, high gloss and elegant surface. 10 times of lacquer also ensures a sturdy finish with a thickness of almost 2 mm. That means that the entire CNC cutting for drivers, ports and terminals is done after the paint process to ensure perfect fit.

 

More Information
Model Number DL-Epicon2.con
RRP 8,899.00
Specs
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 47 - 30,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 87.0
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 4
Maximum SPL [dB] 108
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 30 - 200
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 3,100
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type  
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 29 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome
Low frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 6½"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 43.0
Connection Input Bi-Amping (INT)
Recommended Placement Shelf or stand
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 25
Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 386 x 214 x 366
Accessories Included Manual
Rubber Pads
Terminal Links
Micro Fibre Cloth
Weight 20.6 kg / pair

 

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