DALI Opticon 8 MK2 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by DALI. It features a 17 x 45 mm ribbon + 1.125" Soft-dome + ribbon Hybrid Tweeter, 1 x 6.5" Midrange and 2 x 8" Wood Fiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 38-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 88 dB. DALI Opticon 8 II has an MSRP of 4200$ per pair.
What size of room is the DALI Opticon 8 II speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the DALI Opticon 8 II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in DALI's Opticon Mark II Series?
Opticon 8 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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What is the Frequency Response of the DALI Opticon 8 II speaker?
DALI Opticon 8 II has a Frequency response range of 38-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 40-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 38 Hz, Opticon 8 MK2 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with DALI Opticon 8 II, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $5000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Opticon 8 MK2's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 5000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the DALI Opticon 8 II's 38Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of DALI Opticon 8 II?
Opticon 8 MK2 is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 380Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 14000Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the DALI Opticon 8 II? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
DALI Opticon 8 II's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 88 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the DALI Opticon 8 MK2 is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the DALI Opticon 8 MK2 with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
88dB of DALI Opticon 8 MK2 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the DALI Opticon 8 II:
Opticon 8 MK2 has Post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
DALI Opticon 8 II External Dimensions and Weight
DALI Opticon 8 II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 45-1/4 x 9-1/2 x 18-1/16inch (1150.0 x 245.0 x 459.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of DALI Opticon 8 II is approximately 1124.6cm2 / 174.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of DALI Opticon 8 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 8 II virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The DALI Opticon 8 II weighs 37.10kg / 81.6lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Opticon 8 MK2's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
DALI Opticon 8 II has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a 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 8 II comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: 4 Outrigger feet 4 Spikes (with lock nuts)
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 8 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 8 II is available in Satin Black, Tobacco Oak and Satin White.
Does the DALI Opticon 8 II come with a Grille?
Opticon 8 MK2 comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of DALI Opticon 8 II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Opticon 8 MK2:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille2 Binding post jumpers (pre-installed)4 Outrigger feet4 Spikes (with lock nuts)4 Rubber pads4 ScrewsHex-keyWrenchQuick Start GuideCongratulations Card
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the DALI Opticon 8 MK2.
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the DALI Opticon 8 MK2 speaker:
Official Brochure for DALI Opticon 8 II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the DALI Opticon 8 MK2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for DALI Opticon 8 II
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.