Dali Epicon Vokal Center Speaker White
Turn your living room into a world-class movie theatre. Experience every word, shout or whisper in ultimate clarity with the movie star of the DALI EPICON family, the VOKAL centre speaker - effortlessly reproducing human voices and delivering audio tracks with stunning realism and accuracy.
We have developed an uncompromising center speaker for all of you multi-channel fans - the DALI EPICON VOKAL. Incorporating 2 x 6½” woofers along with the hybrid tweeter module this speaker promises the same level of transparency and timbre matching with the rest of the series.
The EPICON VOKAL will match any of the three main loudspeakers, and it will benefit any setup where the realism and realistic sound pressures are required. Common to all the EPICON loudspeakers is that they work well in both 2.0, 2.1, 5.1 or other multichannel systems.
50% of the acoustic energy in a normal movie comes from the center channel. The EPICON VOKAL is up to the real challenge. Meticulous timbre matching and the same ability to render finer details exactly the way they were recorded is an EPICON trademark. Here, e.g. the effortless reproduction of human voices is what sets DALI EPICON VOKAL apart.
Note: To mount the EPICON VOKAL securely on the EPICON Stand, the VOKAL should be fastened with the included bolts.
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.
Optimized for the EPICON series. Featuring an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion.
GOLD PLATED TERMINALS
Engineered by DALI for ultra low contact resistance, durability and mechanically sturdy construction. High quality gold-plated binding posts.
For years designing magnet systems has been a DALI specialty. For the EPICON VOKAL 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 VOKAL. 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 VOKAL 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.
DALI EPICON VOKAL SPECS
Product series EPICON
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 49 - 30,000
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 89.5
Nominal Impedance [ohms] 6
Maximum SPL [dB] 111
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 50 - 300
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 2,750 / 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
Low frequency driver, Quantity 2 X 6½"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 46.5
Connection Input Bi-Amping (INT)
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Centre / Soundbar
Shelf or stand
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 5
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 247 x 816 x 349
Accessories Included Connectors
Micro Fibre Cloth
Weight [kg] 18.4