The test patterns of Dali IKON on-wall (800 euros the pair) was an unexpectedly powerful performance, which hardly was the sound of freestanding compact boxes in terms of sovereignty.
- Speakers Dali IKON on-wall
- Data sheet
Not all boxes manufacturers deliver pure-bred wall speakers, which from the outset are adapted to the requirements of Interfacial Middle accommodation in addition to compact and column formats.
In the Danish tradition of Dali, this would, for example, the icon on wall as well suited for pure stereo applications such as for multichannel with louder same boxes or as Rearspeaker in combination with larger front speakers of same series.
So when mixing sound nothing is burning, the wall model uses the same, broad-beam combination of Ribbon Superhochtoner plus fabric dome tweeter. A chunky sound sensitive membrane of stiff paper cone driver ensures powerful sound colors. The internal volume is lower compared to conventional, lower building compact speaker implies an interpretation as a closed box with wall-friendly slim bass.
So equipped, an unexpectedly powerful performance, which hardly was the sound of freestanding compact boxes in terms of sovereignty was the white gray test patterns.
The spatial imaging of Dali BBC radiophonic workshop wall installation typical towards flat instead of selectively, but at depth the uncustomized boxes often considerable loss kept within limits.
Thickening so dreaded by connoisseurs in the bass and tone remained spared the tester ears at the Dali, which strikingly fresh and vibrant high-frequency range could better put his bright accents in scene.
So, great approval, not least due to their cheap price of the pair and their remarkable ability to turn also eruptions of the powerful variety confidently into clean sound found on wall.
Dali IKON on-wall
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||close to the wall, listening distance 2.5 m, normal damped rooms up to 35 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||3.6 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||4.9 ohms|
|Maximum volume upper value||107 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||107 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||105 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||82 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Flat compact speaker with tweeter Ribbon for wall mounting. Sounds remarkably fresh and lively, even at slightly higher levels.|
|Sound points (70 points)||44|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||well 60|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in output||2 / 09|