Oberon 3 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by DALI. It features a 1.125" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 7" Wood Fiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 47-26k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. DALI Oberon 3 has an MSRP of 899$ per pair.
Oberon 3 is a member of DALI's Oberon series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
DALI Oberon Series Speakers
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DALI Oberon 3 has a Frequency response range of 47-26k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 47 Hz, Oberon 3 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Here we have a comparison of how Oberon 3's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the DALI Oberon 3's 47Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of DALI Oberon 3?
Crossover frequency of the Oberon 3 is set to 2400Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DALI Oberon 3's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms and has a sensitivity of 87 dB.
Is the DALI Oberon 3 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so DALI Oberon 3 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, DALI Oberon 3 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with hogh output if you like listening your music at high volume levels.
Oberon 3 features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
DALI Oberon 3 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
DALI Oberon 3 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 13-3/4 x 7-7/8 x 12-3/16inch (350.0 x 201.0 x 310.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 6.32kg / 13.9lbs.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of DALI Oberon 3, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the DALI Oberon 3 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
Cabinet type and Materials
DALI Oberon 3 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
DALI Oberon 3 comes with 8 Rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on.
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
DALI Oberon 3 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
DALI Oberon 3 is available in Black Ash, Light Oak, Dark Walnut, White .
Oberon 3 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Oberon 3 comes with grilles. The purpose of the speaker grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of DALI Oberon 3?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Oberon 3:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 Grilles8 Rubber feetManual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the DALI Oberon 3, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for DALI Oberon 3
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the DALI Oberon 3 speaker:
Official Brochure for DALI Oberon 3
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the DALI Oberon 3 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for DALI Oberon 3
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.