Dali Epicon 8 Floor Standing Speaker Ruby
The absolute pinnacle of the EPICON series, the EPICON 8 delivers dramatically rich and detailed sound that will blow your mind and captivate your senses. The loudspeaker is the result of a passionate, tireless quest to reach perfection.
There are musical experiences in life so epic that you wish they would never end. Moments so wonderfully overpowering the very thought of them makes your heart tremble, your mind go wandering and your ears yearn for more. With the new, awe inspiring DALI EPICON 8 loudspeaker you can relive that sensation, again and again.
Prepare yourself for musical indulgence like never before – and for a beautifully statuesque design your guests will envy.
Advanced Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) makes up the heart of the magnet motor system, where it reduces colouration and distortion to a minimum compared to conventional drivers. SMC makes the music come alive inside your living room.
IN-HOUSE MADE WOOFERS
The latest generation of the wood fibre cones, including new cone impregnation process and a new post-assembly coating. DALI EPICON woofers are not only developed - but also manufactured at the DALI headquarters in Denmark!
Optimized for the EPICON series. Featuring an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion.
Constructed from 6 individual layers of MDF glued together to form a rigid construction that reduces cabinet resonances. The rounded shape practically eliminated standing waves.
For years designing magnet systems has been a DALI specialty. For the EPICON 8 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. 1/10.000’s of iron). 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.
For a transparent and solid rendering of even the most subtle high frequency details the finest DALI hybrid tweeter module is employed in the EPICON 8. The module consists of a newly developed 29 mm ultra lightweight dome tweeter and a 10 x 55 mm ribbon tweeter. Working in unison, the soft dome tweeter and the ribbon tweeter form the ideal high frequency solution. Combining the advantages of each tweeter’s unique properties is a technology which DALI has spent years in perfecting.
Low resonance frequency, high power handling, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels and extreme excursions are all characteristics of the oversized soft dome tweeter. Incorporating an ultra-thin magnetic fluid for cooling, the fluid has a very high flux saturation point for greater power handling. This also means superb control of coil movement – even at very high sound pressure levels.
The ribbon tweeter features a broad frequency band and superb dispersion in the higher frequencies. Gently rolled in above 10 kHz, the ribbon reaches full contribution from 15 kHz to well beyond 30 kHz, far above the audible range.
Both the soft dome and the ribbon tweeter are free of artefacts, e.g. resonances and high Q peaks within their working range. The Hybrid Tweeter Module 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: DALI EPICON 8 woofers 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.
DALI EPICON 8 SPECS
Product series EPICON
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 35 - 30,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 89.0
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 5
Maximum SPL [dB] 112
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 50 - 500
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 550 / 3,100 / 15,000
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity 1 x 10 x 55 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type Ribbon
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 29 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome
Midrange driver, Quantity 1 x 6½"
Midrange driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Low frequency driver, Quantity 2 x 8"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 28.0
Connection Input Bi-Amping (INT)
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Floor
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 35
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 1262 x 353 x 497
Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 1225 x 264 x 485
Accessories Included Base
Micro Fibre Cloth
Weight [kg] 47.5