DALI Oberon 9 – DESCRIPTION
When the new DALI OBERON Speakercelebrated its premiere in autumn 2018, specialist dealers, hi-fi fans and the editors of the test magazines were quick to agree: these transducers set new standards in the entry-level class. To this day, the OBERON series is celebrating great successes worldwide – and now, with the new top model OBERON 9, it is getting another addition to the family that cannot be overlooked and heard.
Because the DALI OBERON 9 represents a monument among the floorstanding speakers in its class: almost 1.20 meters high, weighing 37 kg and equipped with a heavy-duty 3-way system, it is the perfect Speaker for larger to very large living rooms and home cinemaaters. The respectable sound pressure of up to 113 decibels is generated by two huge woofers with a diameter of 230 mm each, a 175 mm midrange driver and a 29 mm fabric dome tweeter.
The rounded corners and the coarse mesh structure of the fabrics give the front covers of the OBERON Speaker a unique design The two floor-standing speakers also feature an elegant aluminum base that reduces disturbing resonances.
The pole piece of the magnet systems used in the OBERON bass-midrange drivers consists of a combination of iron and the patented magnet material SMC. Thanks to the significantly reduced third-order distortion resulting from this, the OBERON Series Speaker allow for a longer relaxed listening experience with unobtrusive mids and an astonishing level of detail in this class.
WOOD FIBER MEMBRANE
The cones of the bass-midrange drivers are made of a mixture of fine-grained paper pulp reinforced by the addition of wood fibers, resulting in a stiff, lightweight structure with excellent acoustic features. In combination with particularly low-loss surrounds and center spiders, the cone diaphragms reproduce even the finest sound details with extreme clarity and precision.
In the design of the chassis and crossovers, as well as the materials used, emphasis was placed on ensuring a particularly wide radiation pattern. Thus, without angling the Speaker to the listening position, an extremely vivid sound image that is well integrated into the room can be achieved even outside the classic stereo triangle.