Dali unveils new Opticon speaker range, prices start from £499

On sale in September, the new range features a total of seven different models, all of which borrow technology from Dali's Epicon and Rubicon series.

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The line-up kicks off with the Opticon 1 (£499) and Opticon 2 (£649) standmounters, both of whch feature Dali's SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet system. The former uses a 26mm soft-dome tweeter and 12cm wood-fibre woofer compared to a 28mm tweeter and 16.5cm woofer on the latter.

Opticon 5 (£999) is the first floorstander in the range and sees the introduction of Dali's hybrid soft-dome/ribbon tweeter alongside a 16.5cm woofer. Opticon 6 (£1199) is a taller floorstander, with dual 16.5cm woofers.

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Opticon 8 (£1999) is the flagship of the Opticon range and ups the ante (and cabinet volume) with a couple of larger 20cm woofers. All the floorstanders in the range can be biwired.

Finally, you can also create a surround sound set-up via the Opticon Vokal (£429) centre speaker and the Opticon LCR (£429 each) - the latter has the option of being wall-mounted and features a rotating tweeter section so it can be used as either a front, rear or centre speaker.

There's a choice of Silk Matte White, Black or Walnut finishes with high-gloss white or black front baffles depending on the cabinet finish.

We've enjoyed many Dali speakers over the years, from the excellent Ikon 6 Mk2 5.1 package to the Ikon 1 Mk2 bookshelf speakers, so we look forward to hearing the new Opticons in action.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.