Speakers

  • Products
  • Speakers
  • DALI OPTICON 1 Mk2 - Black 4¾" Bookshelf Speaker (1 Box) Satin Black Baffle

DALI OPTICON 1 Mk2 - Black 4¾" Bookshelf Speaker (1 Box) Satin Black Baffle

Brand
Dali
RRP $1,499.00
 
 
Increase value Decrease value
Unit of Measure
PAIR

 

5 Year
Technical Specifications
Brands Dali
Series Opticon MK2 Series
Size 4.75"
Speaker Type Bookshelf
  • Details
  • Downloads
  • Where to Buy
  • Ordering

DALI OPTICON 1 Mk2

The OPTICON MK2 speaker range majors on clear, undistorted, enjoyable and coherent audio - perfectly complementing music, radio, streaming, TV or movie sources. The speaker series caters to every requirement - offering a speaker for every room and every occasion. Comprising six models ranging from a compact on-wall speaker to a towering floorstander. 


MADE IN DENMARK Manufacture of the OPTICON MK2 series has been retained firmly at our Danish factory. Our in-house woodworking facility handles everything from cutting the MDF enclosure panels to applying the surface finishes. Assembly by hand, testing and quality approval on each and every speaker is also handled on our own assembly lines
ASSEMBLED IN PAIRS Speakers used and enjoyed in pairs should also be built as pairs! Our manufacturing process is designed to ensure that stereo pairs of speakers are built and tested sequentially by a single manufacturing technician, using components taken in the same order from the same batch. It’s a process that helps ensure ultimate visual and acoustic pair matching.
FLEX PORTS The newly introduced OPTICON MK2 Dual Flare technique brings port design into the realm of aerodynamics - with exit and entry flares carefully designed to minimise turbulence. Dual Flare enables OPTICON MK2 reflex ports to remain laminar and work effectively to reinforce low frequency performance to a significantly higher volume level than would otherwise be possible.
SMC-TECHNOLOGY In the OPTICON woofer magnet motor system the pole piece is purely constructed of SMC. 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS

The compact OPTICON 1 MK2 speaker is a true 2-way compact performer holding a 4¾" wood fibre woofer matched with a new large 29 mm soft dome tweeter derived from the CALLISTO series.  

The OPTICON 1 MK2 offers a level of performance unavailable from any other OPTICON model. The stand mount speaker is a natural distributor of high performance audio in compact to medium sized listening spaces where it has room to breathe and deliver its dynamic and explicitly defined performance.

The manufacturing of the compact speaker remains fully Danish - as with the MK1 series. Fully assembled at our factory in Denmark - from components produced in-house or sourced from the best local specialist manufacturers and further afield.

The OPTICON 1 MK2 is available in Satin Black, Satin White and Tobacco Oak.



Key Features
  • Proprietary DALI tweeters and woofers
  • Hand-assembled with in-house built cabinet construction
  • Unique SMC-based magnet motor system
  • Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers
  • Ultra-light 26 mm Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Gold-plated Terminals
  • Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut

REFLEX PORT

As a reflex loaded speaker, the OPTICON 1 MK2 employs the otherwise unused acoustic output from the rear of its bass driver to extend low frequency bandwidth and increase low frequency power handling. We revisited the port tuning to ensure that the subjective bass performance was absolutely optimised for its likely installation application.

With Dual Flare technique, the MK2 brings port design into the realm of aerodynamics with exit and entry flares carefully designed to minimise turbulence at the airflow rate expected from the port diameter and tuning frequency.

Dual Flare enables the reflex ports to remain laminar and work effectively to reinforce low frequency performance to a significantly higher volume level than would otherwise be the case. 


SMC

The OPTICON 1 MK2 driver magnet system consists of a large ferrite ring magnet surrounding a pole piece manufactured entirely of the unique DALI SMC material. The pole piece and the ferrite magnet are secured between soft iron front and back plates to create the appropriate magnetic field for the voice-coil.

DALI SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) is a coated magnet granular material that can be formed to almost any desired shape and has many advantages used in driver magnet systems. SMC’s unusual combination of very high magnetic permeability and very low electrical conductivity is exactly what is required for driver magnet systems and results in a significant reduction of electro-acoustic distortion.

SMC works primarily by minimising eddy currents in the magnet system pole piece, which reduces distortion. SMC also improves flux linearity within the magnet system - reducing magnetic hysteresis. All of these SMC benefits together produce a significant subjective reduction of low-level detail masking and colouration. 



SOFT DOME

The new unique light-weight 29 mm soft dome tweeter is derived from CALLISTO C and offers significant advances over the tweeters used in the MK1 series. The relatively small increase in diameter over the previous 28 mm tweeter results in a significant increase in dome radiating area. This means lower distortion, higher power handling, and an ability to operate at lower frequencies.

The use of the same 29 mm soft dome tweeter across all six OPTICON MK2 models results in consistency of tonal character and provides consistency of dispersion characteristics. The MK2 soft dome tweeter enables crossover frequencies as low as 2kHz to be safely employed with no risk of distortion or power handling limitations. 



WOOFER

The 4¾" OPTICON 1 MK2 driver were designed with a consistent focus on the DALI audio principles of low-loss, low distortion and low colouration. The ideal driver plays only what the amplifier requires, with nothing added and nothing subtracted, and at DALI we strive to design and manufacture drivers that approach the ideal as closely as possible.

Every component of the driver is carefully designed for its positive contribution towards ideal performance. The diaphragm is made from a mix of paper and wood fibre that ensures minimal break-up resonance and gives the diaphragm its distinctive DALI trademark colour. It is terminated by rubber surrounds chosen for its soft and very flexible mechanical properties that enable free movement with minimal low frequency damping.

The driver chassis is manufactured in die-cast aluminium that provides extremely high rigidity and low resonance along with minimal extraneous influence on the internal magnet system. The mechanical design of the chassis is specifically engineered to provide minimal impedance to airflow while at the same time enabling extremely tight mechanical bonding with the speaker enclosures.

The driver was designed with a consistent focus on the DALI audio principles of low-loss, low distortion and low colouration. The ideal driver plays only what the amplifier requires, with nothing added and nothing subtracted, and at DALI we strive to design and manufacture drivers that approach the ideal as closely as possible. 

CABINET

The enclosure of the OPTICON 1 MK2 is designed to optimise rigidity and minimise panel resonance. The 25mm thick front baffle provides massively rigid foundations for the drivers.

The manufacturing of the OPTICON MK2 series has been retained firmly at the DALI factory in Denmark. Our in-house woodworking facility handles everything from cutting and routing the MDF panels to the driver and crossover installation. The final test and quality approval on each and every speaker is also handled on our own assembly lines.

The OPTICON 1 MK2 is supplied with a simple keyhole slot wall mounting bracket. 


DALI OPTICON 1 Mk2 SPECS

Product series OPTICON
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 62 - 26,500
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 86.0
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 4
Maximum SPL [dB] 105
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 25 - 100
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 2,000
Crossover Principle 2-way
High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 29 mm
High frequency driver, Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome 
Midrange driver, Quantity 1 x 4 3/4"
Midrange driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone 
Enclosure type Bass Reflex 
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 61.5
Connection Input Single Wire 
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement On-Wall 
Shelf or stand 
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] 2 - 80
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 261 x 152 x 231
Weight [kg] 4.5
Accessories Included Manual 
Rubber Bumpers 
Wall Bracket 


Product Documents

No documents available

Ordering from Amber Technology

Logging in

New to Amber Technology?

You can place an order using guest checkout, and we’ll email your order details when we ship.

You can register by following this link. When you register, we will retain your order history and checkout information for future transactions. Registration is quick and free. We’ll never share your registration details outside Amber Technology.

Are you an Amber Technology account customer?

Your user id is the email address that’s recorded for your account. If you don’t know or have forgotten your password, please reset it using this link.

If you need help with any login or site-related issues, please contact us here.

Shipping

Orders placed though the Amber Technology website are despatched from our Sydney warehouse. Orders placed before 1.00pm Sydney time (for items in stock) will generally be shipped on the same day. 

We ship using Australia Post and Startrack Express. We deliver Australia-wide to residential, business and PO box addresses.

Shipping is free for all orders over $275 including GST (effective 1 March 2018). There is a $22 (including GST) shipping and handling charge for all orders under $275 including GST. 

Tracking

You can track your shipment through the web sites of our couriers:

Australia Post

Star Track Express 

We will email the tracking number for your shipment shortly after it’s been despatched. If you have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us.

Warranty

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

All items purchased from Amber Technology will be covered under warranty. The duration and terms of this warranty are specified by the manufacturer unless otherwise stated. Warranty information is available on the individual product listings on this site.

Refurbished items will include a 12 month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us. 

Amber Technology maintains a nation-wide network of carefully selected Authorised Service Agents to ensure that you are never far from convenient, expert technical and service support. If your item develops a problem and requires servicing under warranty, please contact your local Authorised Service Agent.

Stock Availability

The availability of stock is communicated via the indicator of each product listing page. "Available" means that reasonable stock is in our warehouse, ready for immediate shipment. "Limited Stock" means that we have only a small number of items in stock. "Out of Stock" means this item is currently unavailable for immediate shipment - orders placed for ‘Out of Stock’ items will be fulfilled as soon as replacement stock arrives.

"Special Order” items are products that are not generally kept in stock in Australia. Lead times for Special Order items vary depending on country of origin, manufacturer’s stock levels, factory production schedules and/or incoming shipment transit times. Please contact us for an estimate as to the likely lead time.

Refurbished items

If refurbished stock is available, this will be shown on the summary page for the product. If a product listing only allows you to choose refurbished stock, we are not holding new stock and we can no longer obtain new stock.

Refurbished items are always in perfect working order and will include all accessories. Refurbished items are may

  • have a damaged carton
  • have been used for demonstrations
  • have been repaired
  • have minor imperfections that do not impact performance.

Refurbished items include a 12-Month warranty unless otherwise stated.

Technical Support

Please visit the Get Support page to find a service agent, log a service ticket, or ask a technical question about your product.

Returns

Please contact us if you have received an item which has been damaged in transit or is otherwise not working correctly when you receive it. Subject to availability, we will arrange for a replacement item to be despatched and for the faulty item to be returned to us.