In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and Elysian 2, two Bookshelf speakers from DALI and Wharfedale.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Wharfedale Elysian 2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that DALI Opticon 1 MK2 is a 2-way design whereas Elysian 2 is a 3-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. DALI Opticon 1 MK2 features a 1.125" Soft-Dome Tweeter and x 4.75" Wood Fiber Woofer . On the other hand, Elysian 2 features a 27x90mm" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 6" Midrange and 1 x 8.5" Coated Fiberglass Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 360 / 2900 Hz.
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a frequency range of 62-26k Hz whereas Elysian 2 has a frequency range of 35-22k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 and Elysian 2 has the same Impedance of 4 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. DALI Opticon 1 MK2 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and Elysian 2's is at 89 dB. This 3 dB difference makes Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Elysian 2 has a power range of 25-250 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Elysian 2 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
DALI Opticon 1 MK2 has a back firing port whereas Elysian 2 has a bottom firing ports.