Rarely a speaker had in the AUDIO listening room, also as compact and as affordable as the Dali IKON 2 MK 2 (860 euro the couple), so set off already with the first bars.
- Compact speakers Dali IKON 2 MK 2
- Data sheet
Who considered the new IKON series of Danish tradition manufacturer Dali, responding as Hi-Fi fan usually surprised — “what, here two different tweeter playing at the same time?”. Those who opt for such a box, can be ever safe, not to be landed in the HiFi Mainstrem. And is not the exclusivity with a drive for the hobby HiFi, particularly in affordable price regions? But German manufacturers, namely ELAC and German venture Maestro, in the three-digit price range on high-frequency concepts, which not everyone has.
Double holds better?
The wiring of the Dali double pack is not as unusual as it may seem at first glance: the huge, almost transparent silk dome is a tweeter, which is used from 2500 Hz with 28 millimeters while – in the upper octave, more specifically with the crossover frequency of 14 kilohertz (kHz), it is hidden however and assumes a special Ribbon Superhochtöner. So, the Dali engineers want to bring the homogeneous field of presence and the clarity of the dome with the airy and detailed description of the Ribbon in accordance.
Almost banal there reads the rest of the Description: Konustieftoner by 17 centimeters in diameter with bass reflex support. Here too the Dali engineers know to serve special: the pressed from cell fibers, brownish-colored cone membrane contains extra some primary wood fibres to achieve an optimal internal damping characteristics. Drive forward
Rarely had in the AUDIO listening room a speaker, also so compact and so affordable, already so go with the first bars and suddenly pulled listeners into his spell. That managed the little Dali with an unprecedented combination of resolution joy and sense of timing. Stefan Gwildis’ “Papa wants to here no more woh’n ‘ (‘New game’, 105 music) groovte so sick to the point that no foot could keep still. The vote quite somewhat exposed in the heights was a driving forward counter part in the precise, contoured, and surprisingly effective given the size of deep bass Foundation.
Less well that suited to tend to be bright rock recordings from the 1980s such as progressive “Fugazi” (EMI), where focused but too much on questionable heights mixing the IKON. Classical music such as Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred” Symphony (Oehms) she played with an explosive dynamics and almost exuberant detail representation, introduced instrumentalists and choirs but also happy times with slightly restricted tonality right in front of the audience. Who’s is more distanced, preferred for resting in the sound image, with the lively Danish probably permanently less happy as the friend rhythmic sounds and hard grooves.
+ Precise timing, highest resolution; full, strong rhythm box.
– Little depth, voices something narrow, mercilessly bright shots.
Dali IKON 2 MK 2
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||19.0 x 44.0 x 32.0 cm|
|Color||Ash black, light walnut, white|
|Bass principle||Two-way bass reflex|
|Number of ways||3|
|Working principle of full Active|
|Maximum volume upper value||99 dB|
|lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||52 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||39 Hz|
|Nominal impedance (audio)||4 ohm|
|Precise timing, highest resolution: full, strong rhythm box|
|Little depth, voices something narrow, unforgivable when bright shooting|
|Bass depth (bass Foundation)||70|
|Attention to detail (precision)||95|
|Maximum level (vitality)||55|
|Sound judgment||very good 78|
|tested in issue:||7 / 10|