OPTICON 1 MK2
OPTICON 1 MK2
The OPTICON 1 MK2 is a compact stand-mount speaker that delivers remarkable bass performance for its size that integrates perfectly with the inherent midrange and high-frequency quality of its drivers.
Our patented SMC magnet motor minimises hysteresis to significantly reduce electro-acoustic distortion
The OPTICON MK2 dual-flare reflex ports minimise turbulence and effectively reinforce low-frequency performance
Assembled by Hand
DALI stereo pairs are built and tested by one technician using components from the same batch to ensure visual and acoustic matching
Made in Denmark
At our Danish production facilities, we hand-assemble, test and QA everything from cutting the laminate to surface finishing
Finish: Tobacco Oak (Vinyl)
A true 2-way compact performer
The OPTICON 1 MK2 builds on the impressive MK1 series to create a true 2-way compact performer. Designed for small to medium-sized rooms, this high-performance bookshelf speaker includes our signature wood fibre cone and patented low-loss SMC magnet system, delivering low distortion, minimal colouration and high power handling. The OPTICON 1 MK2 is fully assembled at our production facilities in Denmark using components produced in-house or sourced from the best local specialist manufacturers and further afield.
Port design in the realm of aerodynamics
As a reflex-loaded speaker, the OPTICON 1 MK2 channels unused acoustic output generated by the woofer to extend low-frequency bandwidth and increase power handling. Using a dual flare shape that minimises turbulence at the entry and exit flares, the OPTICON 1 MK2 brings port design into the realm of aerodynamics.
Reducing distortion with SMC
The OPTICON 1 MK2 driver magnet system consists of a large ferrite ring magnet surrounding a pole piece manufactured entirely of the unique DALI SMC (Soft Magnetic Composite) material. The use of SMC greatly reduces mechanical distortion caused by hysteresis and eddy currents, resulting in a drastic reduction in third-order distortion for extended listening pleasure, a relaxed midrange and a surprising amount of detailing.Learn more
LIGHTWEIGHT SOFT DOME
Oversized tweeter for better performance
The lightweight 29 mm soft dome tweeter is derived from our CALLISTO C series and offers significant advances over the tweeters used in the OPTICON MK1 series. The relatively small increase in diameter over the previous 28 mm tweeter results in lower distortion, higher power handling and extended low-frequency response. The 29 mm tweeter is also used throughout the OPTICON MK2 series for consistent tonal character and dispersion characteristics, for example in a multichannel surround setup.
WOOD FIBRE WOOFER
Low loss, distortion and low colouration
The 4¾" OPTICON 1 MK2 bass/midrange driver has been designed according to our sound design principles of low loss, low distortion and low colouration. The ideal driver plays only what the amplifier supplies... nothing is added, nothing is taken away. Every OPTICON 1 MK2 component is carefully designed to contribute towards this goal, including the paper pulp and wood fibre cone, which ensures minimal break-up resonance for a high resolution midrange and precise, coherent bass.
MANUFACTURED IN DENMARK
Ensuring the highest quality products
With a 25 mm thick front baffle and extra internal bracing, the OPTICON 1 MK2 cabinet is extremely rigid and practically eliminates panel resonance. To ensure the best possible quality product, we manufacture and test OPTICON MK2 series speakers at our production facilities in central Denmark, carrying out everything from cutting and routing of the wood laminate panels to installing the drivers and crossover.
Interview with Lars Worre, DALI CEO
Lars Worre shares some of the original thoughts that went into developing the OPTICON MK2 series.
Frequency Range [+/- 3] dB [Hz]
62 - 25,000
Sensitivity [2.83V/1m] [dB]
Maximum SPL [dB]
Recommended Amp. Power [Watts]
25 - 100
Crossover Frequencies [Hz]
Low Frequency/Midrange Driver(s)
1 x 4¾"
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]
Stand / Shelf / Wall
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]
The OPTICON family brochure
Quick Start Guide
A quick installation guide
Technical detail paper
What people are saying
Home theater review
The high-frequency extension was excellent--smooth, with no particular frequencies that jumped out or receded into murkiness. When I ran mono sine-wave frequency sweeps via the AudioTest app, the signal stayed dead center with no shifts to either side. This means that the tweeters were closely matched with no noticeable deviations within their frequency range.