DALI Epicon 6 Loudspeaker

Once Heard, Never Forgotten

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DALI Epicon 6
DALI Epicon 6 Loudspeaker

Summary

The DALI Epicon 6 is an extraordinary speaker. In high- frequency performance, in perceived resolution, and in absence of cabinet effects it is in the top echelon and it really does make one wonder about the heroic measures that have come to be the most common approach to obtain these goals. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into this speaker, and avoirdupois has been kept under control without giving up any of the resolving power noted: no cabinet problems, but moderate cabinet size and weight. And most striking of all, the Epicon 6s really do seem to have crossed a barrier in low distortion in dynamic-driver speakers. This is truly historic. And I hope other driver manufacturers will look into licensing the patent from DALI. Once heard, never forgotten.

With all that said, you still have to listen for yourself as with any speaker, to the exact radiation pattern and tonal balance choices here. The Epicon 6s involve a distinctive approach on these matters and whether that approach pleases you you’ll have to decide for yourself. But in any case, this is a speaker that everyone ought to hear. Things this important do not come along very often. Congratulations on those low-distortion drivers are very much in order. In the words of Schumann writing about the music of Chopin: “Hat’s off, gentlemen. A genius.”

SPECS & PRICING

Type: Floorstanding bassreflex loudspeaker
Driver complement: Two 6" bass/mid wood fiber cones, one 29mm soft textile dome, one 10 x 55mm ribbon
Crossover frequencies: 700Hz, 2550Hz, 15kHz
Frequency range: 35Hz to 30kHz
Sensitivity: 88dB
Maximum SPL: 110dB
Nominal impedance: 5 ohms
Weight: 66 lbs. each (net)
Dimensions: 9.1" x 40.3" x 17.4"
Price: $13,495–$13,995 (depending on finish)

The Sound Organisation (U.S. Distributor)
159 Leslie Street
Dallas Texas 75207
(972) 234-0182
soundorg.com

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