Not only is the new Oberon series set to displace Zensor, it is also set to shake up the mid priced speaker market. Since the introduction of the Zensor range from Dali, they have become a firm favourite with end user and reviewers alike. Using trickle down technology from the Opticon and Rubicon ranges, Dali have produced speaker that excells at its price point and has looks to suit all modern environments. The Oberon 1 is the compact bookshelf speaker in the range and features an oversized soft dome tweeter and 5.25inch drive unit. Available in 4 stylish colour options.
EASY TO POSITION
The driver materials, crossover design and geometry applied in the OBERON series has been selected to achieve a wide dispersion pattern. This ensures a well-integrated sound, even when listening at a significant off-axis angle. An added benefit is seriously reduced harmonic distortion and diffractions causing frequency distortion. This is why all DALI speakers are not designed to be toed-in.
The rounded edges and rustic fabric of these new DALI front grilles add a lighter and more contemporary visual look to the OBERON series. This look is enhanced by the elegantly shaped aluminium base mounted on the two floor-standing models.
WOOD FIBRE CONE
The OBERON woofer features a wood fibre cone with a blend of fine grain paper pulp, reinforced with wood fibres, which creates a stiff, light-weight and well-behaving structure. In combination with a low-loss surround and spider suspension, this cone reproduces the micro details in the signal - unfiltered and with high accuracy.
The iron pole piece of the OBERON woofer magnet is crowned by a patented SMC disk - minimizing the negative effects of the iron. The use of the SMC disk greatly reduces mechanical distortion, which lowers third order distortion. This allows for a longer listening pleasure, a relaxed midrange and a surprising amount of detail for its price class.
Given its ultra-compact size, the OBERON 1 is the smallest addition to the OBERON line-up. The cabinet size enables an optimal balance between inner volume optimised for bass performance, and a compact cabinet design suited for smaller rooms, discreet audio setups or wall mounting.
Like its larger siblings, the OBERON 1 makes use of the oversized 29 mm ultra light-weight soft dome tweeter to handle the highs and detailed mids, while the SMC based 5.25" wood fibre woofer renders the lower midrange and well-timed bass. With the launch of the DALI OBERON loudspeaker series, we have picked the best elements from our current speakers and brought them together in a series that delivers on audio quality, looks and versatility.
The compactness of the OBERON 1 makes it easy to integrate into any room. To achieve a wide dispersion pattern in the listening area, the driver materials and geometry applied in the OBERON 1 have been carefully selected. The same principles have been applied in the design of the crossover.
As result, you will experience a well-integrated sound, even when listening at a significant off-axis angle. This is important as you are rarely seated directly in front of your loudspeakers when listening to music. An added benefit is seriously reduced harmonic distortion and diffractions causing frequency distortion, as these will always be stronger in an on-axis response. This is also the reason why all DALI speakers are not designed to be toed-in.
DALI OBERON 1 SPECS
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]
||51 - 26,000
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]
|Maximum SPL [dB]
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]
||25 - 100
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]
|High frequency driver, Quantity
||1 x 29 mm
|High frequency driver, Diaphragm type
||Soft Textile Dome
|Low frequency driver, Quantity
||1 X 5.25"
|Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type
||Wood Fibre Cone
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]
||Shelf or stand
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]
||1 - 50
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]
||274 x 162 x 234