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BRISTOL SHOW 2012: Dali Epicon 6 makes its European debut

Dali Epicon 6

Centrepiece of the Dali stand here at Bristol is its new flagship Epicon 6 (right) floorstanding speaker, which we first saw at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.

It will be available in the UK for £7800 a pair from April.

It's making its European debut at the show, and is, the company says, "the result of Dali's relentless quest to deliver music the way music is meant to sound".

Dali has spent three years researching and developing a bespoke new Linear Drive Magnet system for the Epicon 6.

This was developed to address the four causes of distortion in the motor system, so the listener hears exactly what's on the recording.

Dali has built a special manufacturing unit to make the magnet systems and drivers from scratch, and the woofers are the first to be developed and manufactured in the firm's own factory, as is the hybrid tweeter.

The speakers feature wood fibre cones and low-loss components, which are claimed to "produce exceptional dynamics, precision and detail".

The Dali Epicon 6 is available in three real-wood luxury finishes: walnut, ruby macassar and black.

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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.