OPTICON 8 MK2
OPTICON 8 MK2
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.
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 planar.
Finish: Tobacco Oak (Vinyl)
Extraordinary detail, purity & rich bass
The 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
Port design in the realm of aerodynamics
As 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 SMC
The 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 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
The master of wide dispersion
The OPTICON 8 MK2 hybrid tweeter module marries a 29 mm soft dome tweeter with a custom 17 x 45 mm planar 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 planar tweeter.Learn more
WOOD FIBRE WOOFER
Low loss, distortion and colouration
The 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 products
With 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.
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]
38 - 30,000
Sensitivity [2.83V/1m] [dB]
Maximum SPL [dB]
Recommended Amp. Power [Watts]
40 - 300
Crossover Frequencies [Hz]
380 / 2,200 / 14,000
3 + ½-way
Low Frequency/Midrange Driver(s)
2 x 8" / 1 x 6½"
Bass reflex (midrange closed box)
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]
The OPTICON family brochure
Quick Start Guide
A quick installation guide
Technical detail paper
What people are saying
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.