The DALI OBERON 1 is an ultra-compact bookshelf speaker for smaller rooms, discreet audio setups or wall mounting. The cabinet size balances inner volume for bass performance and a compact appearance for easy integration.
Easy to Position
The wide dispersion pattern of the drivers ensures well-integrated sound that drastically reduces off-axis harmonic distortion.
The rounded edges and grille fabric add a lighter and more contemporary look, enhanced by the elegantly shaped aluminium base on the floorstanding models.
Wood Fibre Cones
The stiff, lightweight structure of the reinforced wood fibre cone reproduces details that are uncoloured and highly accurate.
The woofer magnet's iron pole-piece includes a patented SMC disc that greatly reduces mechanical distortion for a relaxed midrange and lots of detail.
Finish: Light Oak (Vinyl)
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Well-integrated sound, even off axis
The compactness of the OBERON 1 makes it easy to integrate into any room. The driver materials and geometry we use are purpose-designed to achieve a wide dispersion pattern. By dispersing the sound around a room more widely, what you hear has more coherent balance, consistency and quality – even off-axis. Wide dispersion also gives you more flexibility when it comes to positioning the OBERON 1.
WOOD FIBRE CONE
Revealing the minutest details
The 5¼" low loss woofer used in the OBERON 1 has been optimised with a new wood fibre structured cone dedicated to reproducing the delicate midrange and bass frequency area. Constructed from a blend of fine-grain paper pulp reinforced with wood fibres, it creates a stiff, yet lightweight structure. And when combined with the low loss surround and spider suspension, the OBERON 1 woofer reproduces the minutest details, unfiltered and with high accuracy
DALI's patented SMC reducing distortion
The use of SMC (Soft Magnetic Composite) in the OBERON 1 greatly reduces mechanical distortion caused by hysteresis and eddy currents. The result is a magnet motor system with a drastic reduction in third-order distortion, which allows the OBERON 1 to deliver extended listening pleasure, a relaxed midrange and a surprising amount of detailing in its class.Learn more
OVERSIZED SOFT DOME
Combining proven technologies & features
The oversized 29 mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter was specifically developed for the OBERON series, combining well-proven technologies from our existing DALI ranges with new features. The large membrane size generates higher sound pressure with less excursion, keeping the voice-coil motion to a controlled minimum. The tweeter front plate near the dome has been designed with similar geometry to the OPTICON and RUBICON tweeters to create the best possible working conditions for the soft dome. The result is extended frequency response, wide dispersion and low colouration.
Cabinet design beyond 'just' good looks
The OBERON 1 cabinet is constructed from a high density, CNC machined MDF board dressed in high-grade vinyl. The extremely rigid structure is achieved with solid bracings across the inside of the cabinet, which practically eliminates cabinet resonance. The bass ports at the rear of the cabinet optimise room integration by using a rear wall surface to improve bass performance. There's also a keyhole bracket at the back for on-wall mounting.
Frequency Range [+/- 3] dB [Hz]
51 - 26,000
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) [dB]
Maximum SPL [dB]
Crossover Frequencies [Hz]
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]
Dimensions (H x W x D) [mm]
274 x 162 x 234
4.2 / 9.2
Stand / Shelf
Nominal Impedance [ohms]
OBERON family brochure
Product user manual
Technical product paper
What people are saying
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The '1s are stunning with vocal-based material. We listen [...] and marvel at the way these speakers deliver voices in such a solid and expressive way. You'd need to spend closer to four figures to get any better in this respect. There are rivals that dig up as much information, but few deliver it with such a sense of passion and enthusiasm.Read full review
Once they engage, the music gives way to sounds of battle from all directions, with low, bellowing cries from the Haradrim accompanying their thunderous stomps on the ground (and on some horses). The DALIs did a spectacular job — especially considering their price — creating a wide soundstage with pinpoint placement of sword clashes, death throes, and galloping.Read full review
"...the sound from DALI OBERON 1 is extra clean! The midrange reproduction is significantly better than on any of the other participants. Voices sound nuanced and detailed in a way that I would think should cost at least twice as much. The perspective is beautiful with good width and depth. It is even possible to sense the location of the walls and place instruments in the depth perspective..."Read full review