OPTICON 8 MK2
OPTICON 8 MK2
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.
Our hybrid tweeter marries the clarity, speed and dynamics of a soft dome with the very high frequency detail and finesse of a ribbon.
The powerhouse of the OPTICON MK2 family for large listening spaces, combining immense low-frequency bandwidth, volume potential and dynamic accuracy with the extraordinary detail and clarity from the dedicated midrange driver.
Rich bass, dynamic accuracy, extraordinary detail and clarityThe OPTICON 8 MK2 is a powerhouse of a floorstander speaker. With a large internal volume and two dedicated bass drivers, it effortlessly reaches down low to provide rich bass to large listening spaces. And with a dedicated midrange driver and our signature hybrid tweeter module, it also has extraordinary detail and clarity in the higher frequencies. As with the MK1 series, the OPTICON 8 MK2 is manufactured at our factory in Denmark using components produced in-house or sourced from the best specialist manufacturers locally and further afield.
AERODYNAMIC REFLEX PORT
Bringing port design into the realm of aerodynamicsAs a reflex-loaded speaker, the OPTICON 8 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 8 MK2 brings port design into the realm of aerodynamics.
Reducing distortion with Soft Magnetic CompoundThe OPTICON 8 MK2 driver magnet system consists of a large ferrite ring magnet surrounding a pole-piece manufactured entirely of the unique DALI SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) 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.
The master of wide dispersionThe OPTICON 8 MK2 hybrid tweeter module marries a 29 mm soft dome tweeter with a custom 17 x 45 mm ribbon element. Both drivers are mounted on a cast aluminium faceplate, which provides a solid platform for the drivers and incorporates dispersion control detailing for optimal delivery of the high frequencies for off-axis listening. Our hybrid tweeter module offers the best of both worlds – the clarity, speed and dynamics of a dome tweeter with the very high-frequency detail and smooth finesse of a ribbon tweeter.
WOOD FIBRE WOOFER
Low loss, low distortion and low colourationThe two 8" bass drivers and dedicated 6½" midrange driver have 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 8 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.
HIGH QUALITY CABINET
Ensuring the highest quality productsWith a 25 mm thick front baffle and extra internal bracing, the OPTICON 8 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.
REVIEWS & AWARDSVIEW ALL REVIEWS
"If you have the space, you will discover the best of what the renewed OPTICON MK2 line has to offer in this sturdy speaker. And that is much more than the limited name change indicates. It's an all-rounder that sounds 'just' excellent and will give you many hours of listening pleasure, whatever you listen to. Its large size is a huge advantage on a musical level because this allows you to experience a powerful performance time and time again."
Frequency Range [+/- 3] dB [Hz]
38 - 30,000
Sensitivity [2.83V/1m] [dB]
Nominal Impedance [ohms]
Maximum SPL [dB]
Recommended Amp. Power [Watts]
40 - 300
Crossover Frequencies [Hz]
380 / 2,200 / 14,000
3 + ½-way
High Frequency Driver
1 x 29 mm soft dome, 1 x 17 x 45 mm ribbon
Low Frequency/Midrange Driver(s)
2 x 8” / 1 x 6½”
Impeccable high frequencies and voice reproduction so lifelike, you'll feel like you're in the middle of a live performance.
Delivers a dramatically rich and detailed sound that will blow your mind and captivate your senses.
Flawless soundstage with impeccably crisp detail and precise bass response to bring your music to life.
Powerful with an enhanced and controlled performance. Delivering physical bass to fill a larger room.
Upgraded with a new crossover design, Mundorf capacitors and internal DALI silver cable wiring.
Stunning, epic soundstage that delivers a totally transparent image with a richness of detail.
High-frequencies from the hybrid tweeter are explicitly detailed and informative yet smooth and endlessly listenable.