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Dali Opticon 1

Dali Opticon 1
alaScore 91

25 reviews

May, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Dali Opticon 1. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the soundstage and usability. The reliability and design also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the price.

size, design, reliability, usability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dali Opticon 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steven Stone (

DALI Opticon 1 Loudspeaker Reviewed


Let's clear one thing up right from the get-go: DALI is short for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries and has nothing to do with a certain Spanish surrealist painter. Now that we've cleared that up, let's move on to more important...

The Opticon 1 is beautifully built ; The Opticon 1's sonic performance is excellent ; The Opticon 1's are easy to drive

The Opticon 1s need a subwoofer to extend mid- and low-bass frequencies ; No dedicated stands are available ; The only cabinet finishes are black and white

If your budget is limited to $1,000 for a pair of loudspeakers for desktop or nearfield use, the DALI Opticon 1 loudspeaker should be on your radar. In many ways, it is a modern equivalent of the venerable Yamaha NS-10 or Spendor LS3/5A BBC monitor--in...

Oct, 2016

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Smart, stylish and great sound


These speakers are perfect for my flat - great sound, look good and not too big. They were recommended to be in store and I'm so glad I went for them. They definitely do the job and more...!

Jun, 2019

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Beautiful sounding and looking.


Had these for a few weeks now and they were bought in conjunction with the audiolab 6000a amplifier. As part of a recommended pairing by Rich at the Hull branch, listened to a few pairs of speakers and these and the monitor audio silver 50's were top....

May, 2019

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Great fast clear and balanced sound


I bought a pair of these from Paddy at the Oxford Branch. I also demo'ed a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 50's, which were not as good to my ears, as well as the Focal 902's. These were lovely but a bit too big for my small listening room. The Dali's are...

Apr, 2019

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Great speakers given the size.


I was looking for a set of speakers for in my office and wanted something bookshelf sized. I intended to buy entry level Dalis but they were much larger than I had imagined. I demod these Opticon against the entry level Dalis and the Mission Qx2. These...

Dec, 2018

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Superb speakers


Bought, these speakers. Yes they were expensive but my motto was buy once buy well.

Dec, 2018

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Great sound


Very happy with the quality of the sound. A good buy.

Aug, 2018

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Lovely clear sound, very pleased


I bought this a couple of weeks ago to replace an old system - I couldn't be happier - the sound is crisp and clear, no distortion. The assistance I received at Richer sounds could not have been better, Simon was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and...

May, 2018

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Amazing quality and stunning clarity.


Had these for six months, just keep getting better. For a small speak, they deliver great bass, clear, delicate sound with amazing authority.

May, 2018

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Dali opticon 1


Purchased from guys in the Maidstone branch, upgraded to these from mission LX2's, the difference?? Night and day! Perfect for size of room and performance is incredible for such small speakers, paired with Yamaha amp and subs. Fully recommend anyone...

May, 2018