The OPTICON 2's 6½ inch woofer and the more voluminous cabinet make this speaker a true 2-way compact performer. The size of the woofer is matched with a large 28 mm soft dome tweeter to bring out every detail in the audio signal.
Exactingly engineered to extract every last nuance from your music, the use of DALI’s unique SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet motor system (originally developed for the EPICON range) means audio that comes almost completely free from distortion thanks to the SMC’s low-level electrical conductivity.
Expect nothing but a dynamic, well-defined and powerful audio reproduction from his speaker. Available in striking White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut finishes and with high-gloss white or black front baffle, the OPTICON 2 is small in scale but big on performance perfection.
The OPTICON 2 relies on the bass reflex principle. The bass reflex port has been tuned to minimize distortion from the woofers, and to control the time response of the roll-off from the bass system. Timing is the absolute keyword when tuning bass ports. Correct timing without any unwanted interaction between the drivers and frequencies creates a holographic soundstage. Research clearly shows that speakers with superior time coherence deliver enhanced sonic realism.
Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) is a coated magnet granule that can be shaped into any form that you would want. SMC has many advantages, and used in a speakers magnet motor system it result in a significant reduction of distortion from mechanical loss. SMC’s unique ability to deliver a high magnetic conductivity and a very low electrical conductivity delivers all the wanted qualities of a really good speaker magnet without the traditional downsides. The result is a significant lowering of the colouration of the reproduced sound. In the OPTICON 2 woofer magnet motor system the pole piece is purely constructed of SMC. This important addition to the ferrite based motor system is paramount to the audio performance of the OPTICON series.
The OPTICON 2 makes use of a larger Soft Dome Tweeter compared to the OPTICON 1. The soft dome is developed for the OPTICON series, which features low resonance frequency, high power handling, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels and extreme excursions. It is rolled in carefully around 2.0 - 2.5 kHz, depending on the model. And the dome is allowed to operate up to its high frequency limit well beyond 20 kHz without being rolled off in the crossover.
The woofer for the OPTICON 2 is designed with a strong focus on DALI sound principles of low-loss, low distortion and low colouration of the reproduced sound. The ideal speaker plays just what the amplifier intented, with nothing added and nothing subtracted.
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 59 - 27,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 87.0 Nominal Impedance [ohms] 4
Maximum SPL [dB] 107
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 30 - 150
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 2,000
Crossover Principle 2-way
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 28 mm Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver
Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome
Midrange driver, Quantity 1 x 6 1/2" Midrange driver,
Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 46.5
Connection Input Single Wire
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Shelf or stand