You are looking at a pair of pre-owned DALI Epicon 2 loudspeakers in Black High Gloss Lacquer finish. The loudspeakers are generally in excellent condition (please see photographs) and are in full working order. There is one scratch on the side of one of the loudspeakers, but this shows up far more under close-up flash photography. Other than that, on close inspection you may notice some polish marks, but nothing of any real significance. There are some marks on the speaker stands.If you dream of fantastic sound experiences the Epicon 2 is the perfect escape. Dont be fooled by the size of this so-called bookshelf speaker the most diminutive in the Epicon family. Sitting gracefully upon its custom-made speaker stand, Epicon 2 produces an astonishingly large and accurate three-dimensional sound that will impress even the most rigorous demands of true audiophiles. The two channel speaker features a 6 ½ bass driver and a soft dome tweeter. In fact, the technological breakthroughs designed for the larger Epicon 6 and Epicon 8 models have been channelled into Epicon 2 to create a speaker that performs way beyond its size expectations. Epicon 2 demonstrates perfectly what this new series is all about: Minimal signal degradation or put bluntly: Transparency and revelation taken to an - until now unseen level! This speaker demonstrates a highly linear and coherent response, and integrates well with small to mediumsized rooms. The woofer roll-off is slow, and the speaker reaches deep into the lowest frequencies. All in all, in most setups this will sound like a much larger speaker than it really is. Within its working range the Epicon 2 will fully match the performance quality of its larger siblings, the Epicon 6 and Epicon 8. This is the new compact speaker for the purist seeking high-performance.
For years designing magnet systems has been a DALI specialty. For the EPICON 2 we decided to challenge the highest market standards and to take magnet system design further than ever before in order to reduce distortion generated from less than perfect magnet systems.
The answer turned out to be a Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) material which offers exactly the right physical properties: Very high magnetic conductivity and very low electrical conductivity approx. The result is a dramatic reduction in distortion caused by mechanical loss in the magnet system. The high magnetic conductivity is instrumental in more or less eliminating the frequency depended effect of hysteresis. The electrical non-conductive nature of the SMC material eliminates the induction of modulating magnet fields in the magnet gab and significantly lowers the eddy current on the pole piece caused by the movement of the voice coil.The resulting reduction of distortion is both very clearly measurable and indeed audible. This also means superb control of coil movement even at very high sound pressure levels. Resonances and high Q peaks the EPICON 2 tweeter features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion one of our sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the faceplate of the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.
With the background of in-depth loudspeaker driver design for years, and having engineers with loudspeaker drivers manufacturing experience in-house, DALI started up the process of establishing in-house production of drivers in 2009. Today we are proud to present the result: The DALI EPICON 2 woofer are not only developed - but also manufactured at the DALI headquarters in Denmark. At DALI we believe in designs based on low mechanical loss. Actually we were among the first to insist on controlling the frequency response by carefully balanced designs.We want the amplifier voltage and current to be the factor to control the frequency response by carefully balanced designs. The wood fibre technology has proven to be a key in reproducing the finest details and dynamics in the music with very low loss of information. Wood fibres add stiffness to very light paper cone membranes, ensuring non-uniform break-up characteristics within the material. The result is a structural stiffness showing top-class behaviour. The wood fibre cone terminates in a low-loss rubber surround that is fitted to a die cast aluminium chassis. Assembly of the cone, surround, voice coil and chassis is done in highly accurate tools for the maximum alignment accuracy. Working both as an acoustic tuned spring for the drivers, as well as getting rid of reaction force (resonant) energy, the cabinet is an important part of the entire speaker system. Each side of the Epicon 2 is constructed from 6 individual layers of MDF, all glued together.
In the Epicon 2 these are anchored to the 53 mm multi-layer MDF backbone of the cabinet. CNC milling process is applied for making the recess and holes for the bass ports and terminals in the backbone. With a thickness of 33 mm the duallayer front baffle ensures that energy from the drivers is radiated as acoustic energy, and not as vibrations in the cabinet.
The curved shape of the front baffle is also a contributing factor in ensuring a stable acoustic platform. Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]: 47 - 30.000.
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]: 87. Recommended Amplifier Power [W]: 30 - 200. Crossover Frequency [Hz]: 3.100. High Frequency Drivers: 1 x 29 mm Soft Textile Dome. Low Frequency Drivers: 1 x 6½ Wood Fibre Cone.
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]: 43,0. Connection Input(s): Bi-Wire, Bi-Amping. Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]: > 25. Dimensions:, Cabinet Body (HxWxD) [mm]: 386 x 214 x 366.Finish: Black High Gloss Lacquer. Buyers living in China, please read below. If you have any questions, please ask. The item "DALI Epicon 2 loudspeakers in Black High Gloss finish including dedicated stands" is in sale since Monday, September 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Speakers & Subwoofers". The seller is "nth-degree-audio" and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped worldwide.