Wide dispersion DALI speakers ensure a larger sweet spot to enjoy the best sound experience. Especially for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
With a depth of 100-103 mm, our slim-profile DALI PHANTOM speakers fit conveniently into most standard walls.
Our patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) minimises colouration and distortion, compared with conventional drive design.
10" Passive Radiator
Includes the high-performance 10” carbon fibre passive bass reflex woofer from our high-end DALI SUB P-10 DSS subwoofer.
The DALI PHANTOM S-180 is a full-size in-wall speaker. Combining an 8” wood fibre driver, 10” passive carbon fibre radiator and a rotatable hybrid tweeter module, the PHANTOM S-180 delivers coherent, clean and detailed sound in a cabinet that fits into almost any standard wall.
Offering a full frequency responseThe slim DALI PHANTOM S-180 in-wall loudspeaker offers a full frequency response similar to that of a floor-standing loudspeaker, but without sacrificing valuable living room space. Delivering a no-compromise in-wall audio performance with the use of proven speaker technologies, the S-180 includes our characteristic wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surround, solid MDF front baffle, signature hybrid tweeter module, and our superior innovative magnet design including an SMC pole piece. All models are built around a rotatable hybrid tweeter module making them easy to install for any audio use – be it stereo, centre channel, or surround.
Constructed from solid MDF holding easy-to-use doglegsThe compact design of the PHANTOM S-180 fits into most standard walls. It was a challenge constructing such a shallow back cabinet - only 103 mm deep - with such a small footprint, and still achieving the perfect inner volume for the woofer. The cabinet is constructed from a solid MDF that holds the easy-to-use dogleg mounting system and the terminals. The front of the PHANTOM S-180 integrates elegantly with the wall via the surrounding extruded aluminium frame, and the magnet mounted front grille forms the visual presence of the PHANTOM S series.
Install with the ribbon tweeter at ear heightWhen installing the PHANTOM speaker into your wall, the ribbon tweeter should be placed at ear height. We decided to turn the driver placement upside down to make positioning easier, and this allows for a more traditional mounting height in line with the TV. We also turned the hybrid tweeter module on its head to keep the dome tweeter close to the midrange woofer, ensuring an optimum handover from the woofer to the part of the tweeter that handles the lowest frequencies. When mounting this way, we found both the integration with the room and the bass performance improved.
Soft magnetic compoundDue to its superior precision and minimal distortion, we chose to base the PHANTOM S-180 primary woofer on the SMC magnet system originally developed for the EPICON series. SMC has the unique ability to deliver very high magnetic conductivity and very low electrical conductivity, therefore dramatically lowering the level of distortion, while at the same time delivering all the wanted qualities of a good magnet system. By surrounding the SMC pole piece with aluminium rings and a 1.5” four-layer voice coil, we achieved optimal control, low distortion and high power handling.
Rotatable hybrid tweeter moduleThe rotatable hybrid tweeter module in the PHANTOM S-180 is the perfect high-frequency solution, combing a soft dome tweeter with a ribbon tweeter ensures an amazing rendering and dispersion of the high-frequencies that outperform other tweeter technologies. The hybrid tweeter module features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion - one of our sound design trademarks. The ribbon tweeter trademark is being a true master in horizontal distribution of high frequencies, and a superb partner for the soft dome tweeter’s unique ability to reproduce frequencies from 2 kHz upwards.
Based on the SMC magnet system developed for the EPICON rangeThe specially developed primary 8" woofer used in the PHANTOM S-180 was designed and optimised for both bass and midrange performance. We chose to base the core of the woofer on the SMC magnet system developed for the EPICON series. To ensure the best possible bass performance, we integrated a 10" passive bass reflex woofer - based on the passive radiator used in our high-end subwoofer SUB P-10 DSS. By using the same aluminium chassis, soft surround, and very well-behaved carbon fibre cone, the passive radiator lets the PHANTOM S-180 reach deep down into the true lower frequencies to deliver a believable large boxed speaker sound, in a very slim cabinet.
Smooth and well-integrated sound for a wider listening positionBy designing our drivers for wide dispersion, we make our loudspeakers easy to integrate into any room, delivering a smooth and well-integrated sound for a wider listening position. Working with the off-axis optimisation ensures that the listener will have a large sweet spot where the soundstage is perfect, but also ensures high-quality sound away from the central sweet spot. By optimising the audio signal for off-axis distribution, both the direct signal and the reflected signal will have the same high quality, allowing for consistent high-quality sound across a much wider listening area.
Frequency Range [+/- 3] dB [Hz]
49 - 25,000
Sensitivity [2.83V/1m] [dB]
Nominal Impedance [ohms]
Maximum SPL [dB]
Recommended Amp. Power [Watts]
40 - 200
Crossover Frequencies [Hz]
2,800 / 15,000
High Frequency Driver
1 x 28 mm soft dome, 1 x 17 x 45 mm ribbon
Low Frequency/midrange Driver(s)
1 x 8"
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"[...] they combine excellent sound quality with an enormous advantage in living space: they can be installed practically invisibly in walls, and the loudspeakers of the DALI PHANTOM S series deliver incomparable spatiality, a silky smooth treble and gripping dynamics."
Impeccable high frequencies and voice reproduction so lifelike, you'll feel like you're in the middle of a live performance.
An accomplished, compact in-wall speaker that can fill any room with high-quality, Hi-Fi sound.
The PHANTOM M-series is designed, engineered and manufactured at our Danish production facilities.
Delivers a clear and well-defined audio reproduction, as well as a surprising bass performance.