CES NEWS: Dali Motif sets its sights on the lifestyle speaker market

New from speaker specialist Dali at CES is the company's Motif LCR speaker, designed to match the interior design of modern living rooms (presumably Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs would approve).

Dali says its aim was to create a high-performance loudspeaker that would be compact and versatile. To that end, the die-cast aluminium body is available in gloss white or gloss black with chrome trim.

The Motif LCR comes with a unique Click'n'Connect wall bracket that houses all the connections for the speaker, and enables it to be mounted horizontally or vertically. Optional stands will be available shortly.

Customers can use the Motif LCR as part of a stereo set-up or multichannel surround sound system, and a Motif subwoofer is in development.

The two 11.4cm mid/woofers are designed with fibre cones and high frequencies are produced by a 28mm soft-dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet.

The Motif LCR will be available from February 2008 for around £350.

Other technical highlights include:

  • Frequency range (+/- 3dB, Hz): 78 - 25.000
  • Crossover frequency (Hz): 3.000
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m, dB): 89.0
  • Maximum SPL (dB): 107
  • Recommended amp power (W): 15-120
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, cm): 38.5 x 15.7 x 10
Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.