Bookshelf speakers

Hi-Fi bookshelf speakers are smaller than floorstanding speakers and are designed to be placed discreetly on a bookshelf or other surface. Whether you want to listen to music, watch movies or play video games, bookshelf speakers are a great solution for smaller rooms where you don’t have space for a pair of floorstanders.

DALI KORE

The DALI KORE takes a no-compromise approach with unmatched fidelity and effortless dynamics.

EPIKORE 11

A luxurious, high-end loudspeaker featuring KORE technology for a world-class musical performance.

EPICON 8

Delivers a dramatically rich and detailed sound that will blow your mind and captivate your senses.

EPICON 6

Impeccable high frequencies and voice reproduction so lifelike, you'll feel like you're in the middle of a live performance.

EPICON 2

Astonishingly large and accurate three-dimensional sound that will impress true audiophiles.

EPICON VOKAL

Effortlessly reproduces highly detailed centre channel sound with stunning realism and accuracy.

EPICON Stand

Designed with stability in mind with a reinforced structure that eliminates distorting vibrations.

RUBICON 8

Stunning, epic soundstage that delivers a totally transparent image with a richness of detail.

RUBICON 6

Powerful with an enhanced and controlled performance. Delivering physical bass to fill a larger room

RUBICON 6 C

A wireless active speaker that combines best-in-class audio performance with true design elegance.

What are bookshelf speakers?

Bookshelf speakers are compact audio speakers designed to be placed on shelves, stands or other elevated surfaces. Their compact size makes them suitable for various audio setups, including stereo systems, home cinema and home office environments.

Bookshelf speakers can also be paired with a subwoofer for a rich, full-range performance. They strike a balance between space-saving design and high-quality audio reproduction, making them a popular choice for almost everyone.

Exploring DALI Hi-Fi bookshelf speakers

Whether you want to listen to music, watch movies or play video games, bookshelf speakers are a great solution for smaller rooms where you don’t have space for larger floorstanding speakers. At DALI, we make bookshelf speakers, also known as compact speakers, in a variety of finishes and price ranges.

From our entry-level SPEKTOR 1 to the high-end EPICON 2, there’s a DALI bookshelf speaker to fit your taste, needs and budget.

Renowned for their ability to sound great, even at lower volumes, low-loss DALI speakers reproduce vocals and acoustic instruments with intimacy and emotion. If your tastes include more intense or demanding musical genres, like techno, heavy metal and classical, a subwoofer can give a pair of bookshelf speakers extra punch and low-end reach in the bass frequencies. You can read more about subwoofers here.

High-end bookshelf speakers can sound best when mounted on stands placed slightly away from the wall. By positioning the speakers at the right height for a seated listening position, speaker stands enable our high-end speakers to deliver the most convincing stereo image possible.

Wireless bookshelf speakers

If you want Hi-Fi sound without the cables associated with a traditional passive setup, the DALI OBERON 1 C and RUBICON 2 C bookshelf speakers could be for you. Part of our advanced ecosystem of wireless active speakers and sound hubs, these premium bookshelf speakers feature integrated Class D amplification and advanced DSP technology to deliver powerful, refined sound to any room without the cables. Browse our range of wireless active products here.

How do I choose the right bookshelf speakers

The best way of selecting the right bookshelf speakers for you is to listen before you buy. Any reputable Hi-Fi dealer will be happy to demo their range of speakers and give you impartial advice. It’s also worth asking your dealer if you can take along your existing amplifier, as this is the best way to demo your prospective new bookshelf speakers.

If possible, also try them out in your own home to make sure they integrate well with your room. But remember, new speakers take up to around 100 hours of use before they sound their best.

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Didn’t find what you were looking for?

If you’re looking for an alternative to bookshelf speakers, our range of on-wall speakers offer great looks while taking less space in any room. For an even more discreet solution, DALI PHANTOM in-wall and in-ceiling speakers offer power and style in a selection of low-profile designs. And if you’re looking for a traditional cabinet loudspeaker with more expansive sound, there’s a DALI floorstanding speaker to suit every need.

FAQ

Are bookshelf speakers better than floorstanders?

The choice between bookshelf and floorstanding speakers depends on your preferences and room size. Bookshelf speakers are compact, versatile and suitable for smaller spaces. Larger and more imposing floorstanding speakers offer fuller sound and greater bass response, making them well-suited for larger rooms. Consider your room size, desired sound characteristics and budget when deciding between them. Ultimately, it's about finding the right fit for your listening environment and preferences.

What is the best audiophile bookshelf speaker?

DALI offers a selection of audiophile bookshelf speakers that cater to discerning enthusiasts. Notable among these are the DALI RUBICON 2 and EPICON 2, each of which are celebrated for their exceptional sound quality. Other compelling options are the DALI MENUET SE and OPTICON 2 MK2, which strike a balance between performance and affordability.

Every DALI bookshelf speaker delivers exceptional sound, thanks to proven technologies like our ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter, wood-fibre cone driver material and patented Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) magnet driver technology.

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