In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and S 801, two Bookshelf speakers from DALI and Jamo.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and Jamo S 801 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 Jamo S 801 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 S 801 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, S 801 features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 4" Aluminized Polyfiber Woofer .
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a frequency range of 62-26k Hz whereas S 801 has a frequency range of 76-26k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 is a 4 ohms speaker compared to S 801 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 S 801's is at 85 dB. This 1 dB difference makes DALI Opticon 1 MK2 a more sensitive speaker compared to Jamo S 801, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a power range of 25-100 watts RMS whereas S 801 has a power range of up to 60 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 features Post type posts and S 801 has a Post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and S 801 have a back firing ports.