In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and BW 706 S2, two Bookshelf speakers from DALI and Bowers & Wilkins.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and B&W 706 S2 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and B&W 706 S2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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Both DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and BW 706 S2 are 2-way speakers. DALI Opticon 1 MK2 features a 1.125" Soft-Dome Tweeter and x 4.75" Wood Fiber Woofer . On the other hand, BW 706 S2 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer .
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a frequency range of 62-26k Hz whereas BW 706 S2 has a frequency range of 50-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 is a 4 ohms speaker compared to BW 706 S2 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DALI Opticon 1 MK2 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and BW 706 S2's is at 88 dB. This 2 dB difference makes B&W 706 S2 a more sensitive speaker compared to DALI Opticon 1 MK2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a power range of 25-100 watts RMS whereas BW 706 S2 has a power range of 30-120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 706 S2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a Post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and BW 706 S2 have a back firing ports.