Dali Epicon loudspeakers represent an expression of audiophile excellence and craftsmanship from the Danish loudspeaker masters.
Dali: Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries have been crafting high quality, audiophile-oriented loudspeakers for over 30 years. The Epicon range represents Dali’s approach in creating a “cost no object” flagship speaker range.
Let’s dive into what it is that makes the Dali Epicon series so special…
Dali Epicon – The Refinement of Technology
Dali was founded in 1983, to fulfil a very specific niche within the audiophile loudspeaker world. Dali’s commitment was to create loudspeakers with an outstanding performance at a competitive price.
Every model in the series features high-quality real wood veneers, drivers which are designed and manufactured in-house by Dali, and superb build quality, fit and finish. Be in no doubt, these are truly premium loudspeakers.
The Epicon series represents Dali’s pursuit of improved reproduction and fidelity, through the research and development of loudspeaker technology. In the case of the Epicon series, many new design techniques were developed specifically for the series.
Dali utilise a Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) material for the magnets employed in the Dali Epicon series. Dali found that SMC offers attractive properties: Very high magnetic conductivity and very low electrical conductivity resulting in a dramatic reduction in distortion.
The woofers employed make use of Dali’s wood fibre technology; the addition of Wood fibres to very light paper cone membranes adds stiffness whilst still being light. The result is lower distortion and better reproduction.
Dali employs two different tweeter designs: All Dali Epicon models feature an oversized soft dome tweeter utilising ultra-thin magnetic fluid for cooling, offering superb control of coil movement. Epicon 6 and 8 models also feature an additional ribbon “super tweeter”.
Dali Epicon 2
The Dali Epicon 2 is the smallest and the only bookshelf speaker in the range; if you’re looking for a high performance, compact loudspeaker then the Epicon 2 is the model for you. Ideal as the main speaker in a compact 2 channel setup, or as satellite speakers in a high-end cinema/surround setup.
A conventional, two-way design featuring a 6.5″ woofer and oversize dome tweeter, loaded into a rear ported bass-reflex cabinet. Purpose designed stands are available from Dali which offer a secure and stylish way of mounting the Dali Epicon 2 loudspeakers.
Dali Epicon 6
The Dali Epicon 6 is the next, and mid-level tier in the lineup; a floor standing loudspeaker, it’s the Epicon 2’s bigger brother featuring a broadened bandwidth range thanks to the larger cabinet and additional drivers.
A 2½-way system the Epicon 6 features an additional woofer which is crossed-over at 600Hz. For the highest frequencies, the EPICON 6 also incorporates a ribbon tweeter as part of the hybrid tweeter design.
A thick, 33 mm dual-layer front baffle ensures efficient energy conversion, free from rattles and resonances; the curved front baffle also contributes towards a stable acoustic platform. The hardwired crossover is mounted in its own enclosure in the base of the cabinet, isolating it from vibrations.
Dali Epicon 8
The Dali Epicon 8 represents the absolute pinnacle of the series, and in turn, one of the finest Hi-Fi speakers currently available to the discerning audiophile. This is very much a speaker built to a standard, and not to a price.
A 3½-way speaker design, The Dali Epicon 8 employs a 6.5″ midrange driver, accompanied by two 8″ low-frequency drivers. The signature hybrid soft dome/ribbon tweeter is employed once again for exceptional high-frequency reproduction.
The result is a loudspeaker system with an incredible frequency response of 35Hz to 30kHz, ensuring a flat, wide and deep presentation. For those audiophiles seeking one of the world’s finest floor-standing loudspeakers, the Dali Epicon 8 is worthy of close investigation.