Standing a metre high and capable of seriously sonorous sounds, the DALI OPTICON 6 is a master of music that delivers thunderous bass and perfectly pitched mids and highs in unequalled equilibrium.
OPTICON 6 has all the virtues of the OPTICON 5 with the added power of an extra 6½ inch woofer. The featured twin 6½ inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers complete with our unique SMC magnet motor system, assisted by our combined Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter module, delivers audio with wow-factor. Combined with the extended internal cabinet volume, the OPTICON 6 reaches lower into the deep bass producing an even more impressive broader soundstage.
Its high sensitivity and even impedance load together with its impressive ability to reproduce undistorted audio makes the OPTICON 6 loudspeaker the perfect balance between size and performance. Add in gold-plated bi-wiring terminals, and the OPTICON 6 is the sender of soul-moving music to the ears of those that demand more.
- 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 our ultra-light Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter
- Gold-plated bi-wiring and bi-amping
- Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut
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.
The woofer for the OPTICON 6 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.
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]||49 - 32,000|
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]||89.0|
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]||4|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||110|
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]||25 - 200|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||800 / 2,200 / 14,000|
|Crossover Principle||2½ + 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||2 x 6 1/2"|
|Midrange driver, Diaphragm type||Wood Fibre Cone
|Enclosure type||Bass Reflex
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]||42.0|
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]||20 - 100|
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]||1000 x 195 x 330|
|Accessories Included||Assembly Tools
|Power Handling||200 W|