Dali Epicon Vokal
Dali Epicon Vokal Centre Speaker, the heart of the Epicon family, lets you experience every word in ultimate clarity by effortlessly reproducing human voices and delivering audio tracks with stunning realism and accuracy. This is a centre speaker for multi-channel listening enthusiasts, incorporating two woofers (6½") along with a hybrid tweeter promising the same level of transparency and timbre as the other speakers in the series.
The Epicon Vokal will perfectly match any of the three speakers in the Vokal range, but it will also improve any setup where the realism of the sound is prerequisite. What is common Epicon loudspeakers is that they work well in stereo setup 2.1, 5.1 or other multi-channel setups.
It is known that in a film approximately half of all of the energy comes from the centre channel. With the importance of the centre channel, the Epicon Vokal has a lot to achieve. The timbre is matched carefully, so it has the same ability to render the finer details in exactly the way, the way they are intended, which is the trademark of Epicon. So with the Dali Epicon the effortless reproduction of the human voice is what sets them apart.
Epicon Vokal features Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) material which offers high magnetic conductivity and low electrical conductivity for a dramatic reduction in distortion. The SMC's electrical non-conductivity eliminates the induction of modulating magnetic field in the magnet and reduces the eddy current on the pole piece caused by the movement of the coil. The resulting distortion reduction is quantifiable and audible.
The tweeter is a hybrid design combining a ribbon tweeter and a lightweight paper dome, which results in a transparent hybrid driver that can reproduce the smallest slightest nuance in the high-frequency components. A hybrid design is an ideal solution for mixing the advantages of each tweeter’s unique characteristics. The characteristics of an oversized dome tweeter is high power handling capability, a low resonance frequency, and excellent headroom with high intensities and extreme excursions.
Utilising a thin magnetic fluid for the cooling, which has a very high flux saturation point that is great for power handling. This also means superb control of coil movement – even at very high sound pressure levels. The ribbon tweeter has a relatively wide frequency range and great dispersion in the higher frequencies. The ribbon tweeter starts to take effect above 10 kHz, with it fully contributing at 15 kHz, a and still responding at 30kHz, well above audibility. The Hybrid Tweeter has an extremely smooth and wide dispersion on the horizontal plane, one of the trademarks of their design. Dali has designed the tweeter faceplate, to optimise dispersion horizontal plane.
Dali started producing their drivers at their own production facility in 2009, so they could be guaranteed and assure quality. Due to extensive R&D, it is known that the fibres of wood when added to a paper cone significantly aids in reproducing the dynamics and fine details of a recording with very low loss of information. The Wood fibres work by adding stiffness and rigidity to the extremely lightweight paper cone membranes, which ensures non-uniform break-up characteristics of the material. The wood fibre cone terminates in a rubber surround that is fitted to a die-cast aluminium chassis. Dali only uses precision tools when crafting their coils, surrounds, cones and chassis to ensure optimum alignment accuracy.
A loudspeaker cabinet acts as a tuned ‘spring’ for their drivers, negating the resonant energy of the cabinet, which is an integral part of a speaker system. A cabinet must be rigid optimize the operational environment of both the tweeters and woofers. The top, sides, and front baffle undergo a heating process that allows them to be pressed into their organic shape. The cabinet design increases the overall rigidity and severely reduces the cabinet resonances. Without any parallel surfaces to reflect standing waves are practically eliminated.
The front baffle (33mm thick) is dual-layered and ensures that energy from the is emitted as only acoustic energy, rather than cabinet vibration. The acoustic platform stability is ensured by having a curve on the shape of the front baffle.
The cabinet is finished with real wood veneers that are lacquered ten times, and hand polished between the veneers, to give a smooth, deep high gloss finish. The final finish is an amazing 2mm thick adding extra rigidity. Due to the lacquer process, the precision cutting out for the drivers, terminals and ports is done at the end of the process to ensure a perfect seamless fit.
- Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex
- Bass Reflex Tuning: 46.5Hz
- Connection In: Bi-Amping (INT)
- Placement: Centre / Soundbar
- Distance From Wall: > 5cm
- Freq Range (+/-3 dB): 49-30,000Hz
- Sensitivity (2.83 V/1m): 89.5dB
- Nominal Impedance: 6ohm
- Maximum SPL: 111dB
- Recommended Amp: 50 - 300W
- Crossover: 2750/15000Hz
- Super HF: 1 x 10 x 55mm Ribbon
- HF Driver: 29mm Soft Textile Dome
- LF Driver: 2x 6½" Wood Fibre Cone
- Incl: Connectors, Damper Feet, Cloth
- Dimensions (HWD): 247 x 816 x 349mm
- Weight: 18.4 Kg