Floor standing hifi (residential) speakers

Dali OPTICON 8 -WHITE (2 BOX) Dual 8" + 6½ Floor Standing Satin Baffle / Matt Cabinet

Product Code: DL-OPTICON8W

Brand
Dali
 
Unit of Measure
PAIR

 

5 Year
Technical Specifications
Brands Dali
Series Opticon Series
  • Details
  • Downloads
  • Where to Buy
  • Ordering

DALI OPTICON 8

The OPTICON 8 is the pinnacle of the range. A towering floor-stander blessed with the best in DALI’s cutting-edge technology. If you want to move air with the ultimate in power and precision, the 8 is your answer.

HAND-ASSEMBLED The mounting of the drivers and the final tests and approvals on each and every speaker is also handled directly at our own assembly lines in our Danish factory.
DALI DRIVERS All elements of the DALI drivers are designed, produced and manufactured in-house in DALI.
DALI MDF CABINETS Keeping the manufacturing of the OPTICON series firmly in the hands of DALI we utilize our large and efficient woodworking facility in Denmark to handle everything from cutting out the Medium Density Fibre board (MDF) cabinet to applying the vinyl.
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 OPTICON 8 is the pinnacle of the range. A towering floor-stander blessed with the best in DALI’s cutting-edge technology. If you want to move air with the ultimate in power and precision, the 8 is your answer.

With a capacious cabinet, 2 x 8 inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers to render the deep bass joined by a 6½ inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer to handle the mid-range and our trademark Hybrid Tweeter with a Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter, the OPTICON 8 is capable of filling even the largest rooms with utterly immersive audio.

This impressive 3 + ½-way system leaves nothing out and delivers a punchy bass, refined mid-range and high-definition high frequencies. Enhancing the quality of any source and putting in a performance that will eke out even the subtlest sounds of the recording.

Also featuring the same gold-plated bi-wiring terminals as the rest of the range, the OPTICON 8 loudspeaker is a riot of deep bass and mid- and high-range perfection.

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
  • Hybrid Tweeter consisting of ultra-light Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter
  • Gold-plated bi-wiring and bi-amping
  • Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut

SMC

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 8 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.


HYBRID TWEETER

DALI has a long and well proven tradition for using a hybrid tweeter module. It is a combination of a dome tweeter working together with a ribbon tweeter for an amazing rendering of the high frequencies, and a dispersion of high frequency sounds that outperform all other tweeter technologies.

In our view, the Hybrid Tweeter Module is the perfect high frequency solution. 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 our sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the faceplate of the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.

The characteristics of the Soft Dome Tweeter is 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.

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

Equipped with a rear chamber fitted with rigid bracing, the ribbon is shielded from the disruptive influence of the woofers. The DALI ribbon tweeter is a true master in horizontal distribution of high frequencies, and a superb partner for the soft dome tweeter’s unique ability to reproduce frequencies from 2 kHz upwards.


WOOFER

The woofer for the OPTICON 8 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.

To meet these ideals every part in the OPTICON woofer is carefully chosen for its low-loss abilities. The cone is made from a pulp mix of paper and wood fibre that ensures very low surface resonance and gives the cones their distinctive colour. The cone terminates in a rubber surround that is chosen for its soft and very flexible properties. This gives the cone free movement with very low dampening effect, and leaves control of the cone movement to the WOOFER magnet motor. The rubber surround is attached to an aluminium chassis that, due to the properties of aluminium, offers almost no interference to the magnetic field surrounding the magnet motor.

The magnet motor itself consists of a large ferrite magnet that surrounds a pole piece made entirely of the unique material SMC. The pole piece and the ferrite magnet are secured between two soft iron plates. This forms a close to optimum environment for the 2 layer voice coil to work within. The voice coil is therefore able to transform the signals from the amplifier in to an undistorted, uncoloured and very well timed reproduction of the original signal, leaving the listener with a close to live experience.


CABINET

Keeping the manufacturing of the OPTICON series firmly in the hands of DALI we utilize our large and efficient woodworking facility in Denmark to handle everything from cutting out the Medium Density Fibre board (MDF) cabinet to applying the vinyl. The mounting of the drivers and the final tests and approvals on each and every speaker is also handled directly at our own assembly lines in our Danish factory.

The front baffle on the OPTICON 8 form a rigid base for the drivers, which are screw-mounted directly into the 25 mm thick MDF. To ensure the best possible hold on the woofer and thereby integration with the cabinet, the 5 screw holes are placed along the arms of the woofer chassis. The tweeter module is held securely in place with 6 screws to eliminate vibrations and resonance. A rubber gasket is placed between the woofer and the milled out rim to ensure a 100% airtight fixture.

The baffle sports a black or white high-gloss finish, for a more exclusive look and feel. The slim-line design of the front baffle contributes to the stereo perspective. And the ‘clean’ surface is not only pleasing to the eye; it reduces diffractions to an absolute minimum.


DALI OPTICON 8 SPECS

Product series OPTICON
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 38 - 32,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 88.0
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 4
Maximum SPL [dB] 112
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 40 - 300
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 390 / 2,300 / 14,000
Crossover Principle 3 + ½-way
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity 1 x 17 x 45 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type Ribbon 
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 
Low frequency driver, Quantity 2 x 8"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone 
Enclosure type Bass Reflex 
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 29.5
Connection Input Bi-Wiring 
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Floor 
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] 30 - 150
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 1140 x 241 x 450
Weight [kg] 34.8
Accessories Included Assembly Tools 
Manual 
Rubber Bumpers 
Spikes M8 

Product Documents

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.