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DALI Epicon 6 Dual 6.5" Floor Standing Speakers Pair

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DL-Epicon6.con
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Allow sensational musical moments to live on in the comfort of your own home with the revolutionary EPICON 6. Designed to make a lasting impression, the exterior of the loudspeaker is as captivating to the eye as the sound is to the ear. Sit back and enjoy impeccable instrumental and voice reproductions so lifelike, you will feel as if you are in the middle of a live performance or in the studio room as the case may be. 

  • Proprietary DALI ribbon-dome hybrid tweeters
  • Dual SMC Linear Drive 6.5" woofers
  • Hand-assembled with in-house built 6-layer cabinet construction
  • Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer cones
  • Gold-plated bi-wiring speaker terminals

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.

 

"DALI’s Epicon 6 is an excellent, accurate modern loudspeaker. It does so much, so well – giving an even and smooth tonal balance with no nasties, combined with taut and tuneful bass and an open and extended treble. On the way, you get a detailed, nuanced midband that stays in control at all times. This speaker serves up serious slam, whilst showing true grace under pressure."

"More than this, this floorstander comes with an excellent finish, which tops off some of the best build quality that I’ve seen at this price point. A pair of these would look fantastic in any home and become a focal point for your visitors. It’s an expensive speaker, but that doesn’t make it poor value for money – quite the reverse. As such, do hear this great all-rounder if you possibly can."

Read the full Applause Award review on StereoNET Australia

"The Epicon 6s are the stars of the show. Floorstanding speakers designed very much with the hi-fi market in mind, the qualities they possess work equally well with film soundtracks."

"Gorgeous cabinets and rock-solid build quality; astonishing performance with music and movies; clean, full-bodied sound across the frequency range"

 

"The DALI Epicon 6 is an extraordinary speaker. In high- frequency performance, in perceived resolution, and in absence of cabinet effects it is in the top echelon and it really does make one wonder about the heroic measures that have come to be the most common approach to obtain these goals. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into this speaker, and avoirdupois has been kept under control without giving up any of the resolving power noted: no cabinet problems, but moderate cabinet size and weight. And most striking of all, the Epicon 6s really do seem to have crossed a barrier in low distortion in dynamic-driver speakers. This is truly historic."

 

The backbone of EPICON 6 is DALI’s new driver technology. Featuring two 6 ½“ bass woofers, the unique Linear Drive Magnet System as well as the breakthrough ribbon/soft dome hybrid tweeter, the sound breaks with traditional loudspeaker conventions.

Compared to the EPICON 2, the 6 features an additional woofer kicking in below 600Hz. For the highest frequencies the EPICON 6 also incorporates a ribbon tweeter as part of the hybrid tweeter, turning the speaker into a ‘2½ + ½-way’ system.

SMC - Linear Drive Magnet System

For years, designing magnet systems has been a DALI specialty. For the EPICON 6 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.

Hybrid Tweeter

For a transparent and solid rendering of even the most subtle high frequency details, the finest DALI hybrid tweeter module is employed in the EPICON 6. The module consists of a newly developed 29 mm ultra-lightweight dome tweeter and a 10 x 55 mm ribbon tweeter. Working in unison, the soft dome tweeter and the ribbon tweeter form the ideal high frequency solution. Combining the advantages of each tweeter’s unique properties is a technology DALI has spent years perfecting.

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.

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 15 kHz to well beyond 30 kHz, far above the audible range.

Both the soft dome and the ribbon tweeter are free of artefacts, e.g. resonances and high Q peaks within their working range. The Hybrid Tweeter Module 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 6 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 6 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-Epicon6.con
RRP 17,299.00
Specs
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 35 - 30,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 88.0
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 5
Maximum SPL [dB] 110
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 50 - 300
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 700 / 2,550 / 15,000
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity 1 x 10 x 55 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 29 mm
Low frequency driver, Quantity 2 x 6½"
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 32.5
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 25
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 1062 x 320x 459
Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 1025 x 232 441
Weight 60.0 kg / pair

 

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