Opticon 1 MK2 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by DALI. It features a 1.125" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 4.75" Wood Fiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 62-26k Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. DALI Opticon 1 II has an MSRP of 1099$ per pair.
Opticon 1 MK2 is a member of DALI's Opticon Mark II series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
DALI Opticon Mark II Series Speakers
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DALI Opticon 1 II has a Frequency response range of 62-26k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 62 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from Opticon 1 MK2 so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
Here we have a comparison of how Opticon 1 MK2'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 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the DALI Opticon 1 II's 62Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of DALI Opticon 1 II?
Crossover frequency of the Opticon 1 MK2 is set to 3000Hz. 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 Opticon 1 II's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms and has a sensitivity of 86 dB.
Is the DALI Opticon 1 MK2 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so DALI Opticon 1 MK2 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, DALI Opticon 1 MK2 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.
Opticon 1 MK2 features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
DALI Opticon 1 II Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
DALI Opticon 1 II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 10 x 6 x 9-1/4inch (254.0 x 153.0 x 235.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 4.50kg / 9.9lbs.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of DALI Opticon 1 II, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the DALI Opticon 1 II 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 Opticon 1 II 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 Opticon 1 II comes with 4 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 Opticon 1 II 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 Opticon 1 II is available in Satin Black, Tobacco Oak, Satin White.
Opticon 1 MK2 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Opticon 1 MK2 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 Opticon 1 II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Opticon 1 MK2:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 Grilles8 Rubber feetQuick Start GuideCongratulations Card
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the DALI Opticon 1 MK2 speaker:
Official Brochure for DALI Opticon 1 II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the DALI Opticon 1 MK2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for DALI Opticon 1 II
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.