Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries

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DALI A/S
Private
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded 1983 by Peter Lyngdorf
Headquarters Nørager, Denmark
Key people
Lars Worre (CEO), Hother Bak (Acoustics Engineer)
Products Hi-Fi and Home theatre Loudspeakers
Website www.dali-speakers.com

DALI stands for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, a Danish manufacturer of high-end loudspeakers. The company was founded in 1983 by Peter Lyngdorf, as an attempt to comply with the still increasing demands on audio quality from the Hi-Fi community.

DALI loudspeakers have traditionally been sold primarily within Scandinavia, but the company has ambitious plans to get among the largest loudspeaker manufacturers in the world. As of 2011, DALI is represented in more than 65[1] countries all over the world.

One of the best-known DALI products is the DALI MegaLine series of high-end loudspeakers.

DALI timeline[edit]

  • 1983 - DALI is founded
  • 1986 - Moving into the new facilities in Noerager, Hobro
  • 1987 - Launch of first top end model: DALI 40 and DALI 40 SE
  • 1990 - Earliest export activities
  • 1996 - MEGALINE is introduced as DALI's state of the art and reference loudspeaker
  • 2001 - Expanding internationally - and opening of DALI Germany sales office
  • 2002 - Introduction of the high end series EUPHONIA
  • 2004 - Launch of HELICON & CONCEPT series
  • 2005 - Opening UK sales office
  • 2006 - Launch of the MENTOR series. DALI is by now exporting to more than 50 countries
  • 2007 - Launch of the HELICON MK2 series
  • 2008 - MOTIF LCR, HELICON 400 LE 25th, and the LEKTOR series are launched
  • 2009 - Introduction of the first in-ceiling loudspeaker; KOMPAS 6M becomes a part of the PHANTOM family
  • 2010 - The IKON MK2 series is introduced, the IKON 6 MK2 winning the international EISA award and named "European Loudspeaker 2010-2011". Launch of the quadratic PHANTOM LEKTOR install loudspeaker in December 2010.
  • 2011 - Sees the launch of brand new DALI products. In Spring, The FAZON F5 speaker as well as the ZENSOR series are introduced, and DALI enters the social medias. The FAZON F5 receives an EISA Award for Best Product AUDIO DESIGN 2011-2012. DALI now also exports to 65 countries (2011).
  • 2012 - Introduction to the new Linear Drive Magnet System with the Launch of the innovative reference speaker line, the EPICON series. The EPICON 8 receives an EISA Award for Best Product HIGH-END AUDIO 2012-2013.
  • 2013 - Launch of the first truly active, portable Bluetooth speaker from DALI, the KUBIK FREE + XTRA, which received an EISA Award.
  • 2014 - The launch of the RUBICON series with inherited SMC technology from the EPICON series and in-house made woofers. The KUBIK ONE sound system was added to the active KUBIK family.

Speaker ranges of January 2015[edit]

KUBIK[edit]

Active speakers with Bluetooth, USB, optical og Analog input.

Model Type
KUBIK FREE Active
KUBIK XTRA 'Slave'
KUBIK ONE Active

ZENSOR[edit]

Model Type
ZENSOR 1 Front/Rear
ZENSOR 3 Front/Rear
ZENSOR 5 Front/Rear
ZENSOR 7 Front
ZENSOR Vokal Center

LEKTOR[edit]

Model Type
LEKTOR 1 Front/Rear
LEKTOR 2 Front/Rear
LEKTOR 3 Front/Rear
LEKTOR 6 Front
LEKTOR 8 Front
LEKTOR LCR Center
LEKTOR SUB Subwoofer

FAZON[edit]

Model Type
FAZON MIKRO Front/Rear
FAZON MIKRO VOKAL Center
FAZON SAT Front/Center/Rear
FAZON LCR Front/Center/Rear
FAZON SUB 1 Subwofer
LCR Center table stand stand

IKON MK2[edit]

Model Type
IKON 1 MK2 Front/Rear
IKON 2 MK2 Front/Rear
IKON 6 MK2 Front
IKON 7 MK2 Front
IKON VOKAL 2 MK2 Center
IKON On-Wall MK2 Rear
IKON SUB MK2 Subwoofer
Phantom IKON Front/Rear

MENTOR[edit]

DALI MENTOR is a series built since 2006.

Model Type
MENTOR 1 Front/Rear
MENTOR 2 Front/Rear
MENTOR 5 Front
MENTOR 6 Front
MENTOR 8 Front
MENTOR VOKAL Center
MENTOR LCR Front/Center/Rear
MENTOR SUB Subwoofer

RUBICON[edit]

Model Type
RUBICON 2 Front/Rear
RUBICON 5 Front/Rear
RUBICON 6 Front
RUBICON 8 Front
RUBICON LCR On-Wall/Center/Front/Rear
E600 Stand Stand

EPICON[edit]

EPICON cabinet - A rigid construction is necessary to optimize the working environment for both woofers and tweeter. The front baffle, sides and top of the EPICON speakers are heated in a process that allows us to press them into an organic shape. This design increases overall rigidity and severely reduces cabinet resonances. Furthermore standing waves are practically eliminated as there are no parallel surfaces reflecting sound waves.[2]

Model Type
EPICON 2 Front/Rear
EPICON 6 Front
EPICON 8 Front
EPICON VOKAL Center
EPICON Stand Stand

Technology[edit]

2012 saw the introduction of the new Linear Drive Magnet System included in its latest offering the EPICON series and in late 2014 the RUBICON is the second series with this patented DALI technology.

Awards[edit]

The FAZON F5 also introduced in 2012 received an EISA award for best product audio design 2011-2012, the EPICON 8 received best product HIGH END AUDIO 2012-2013 and the Rubicon LCR received an EISA award for best onwall product 2014-2015

EISA Awards[edit]

Model Year Category
IKON 6 MK2 2010-2011 Loudspeaker
FAZON F5 2011-2012 Audio Design
EPICON 8 2012-2013 High-End Audio
KUBIK FREE 2013-2014 Wireless Speaker System
RUBICON LCR 2014-2015 On-Wall Loudspeakers System

Products (Discontinued)[edit]

Blue series[edit]

The DALI Blue series was built between 1980 and 2000.

1. Generation 2. Generation 3. Generation
Blue 1001
Blue 102 Blue 202 Blue 2002
Blue 103
Blue 104 Blue 505 Blue 5005
Blue 606 Blue 6006
Blue 808 Blue 8008
Blue 107
Blue 109 Blue 909

CONCEPT[edit]

The DALI Concept 10 is a very large floorstanding model standing at over 1.3m tall and weighing 35 kg. The box has 3 separate enclosures. It has two 10 inch woofers in a separate ported enclosure, a 6.5 midrange and dome tweeter in a top sealed enclosure. The Concept range makes up of several models Floorstanders, Bookshelf and Centre Channels. It is the successor of the DALI Blue series.

Model Type
CONCEPT 1 Front/Rear
CONCEPT 2 Front/Rear
CONCEPT 6 Front
CONCEPT 8 Front
CONCEPT 10 Front
CONCEPT CENTER Center
CONCEPT SUB Subwoofer

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DALI exports to more than 65 Countries". DALI A/S. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "DALI EPICON cabinet construction". DALI A/S. Retrieved 8 January 2015.