DALI Epikore 11 launched to have a good time 40 years

With the brand new EPIKORE 11, DALI celebrates 40 years of loudspeaker analysis and improvement. ​ The pure evolution of the acclaimed DALI EPICON collection — inheriting a number of new applied sciences from the DALI KORE flagship speaker — the EPIKORE 11 combines final audio realism with luxurious craftmanship to create a very distinctive musical expertise.


  • 4½-way Design feat. Custom-made Drivers
  • SMC Gen-2 Technology for Ultra-low Distortion
  • EVO-Okay Hybrid Tweeter Module, comprising a 35mm Soft-dome Tweeter and a 55 x 10mm HF Ribbon Element
  • 1 x 6½-inch EPIKORE Midrange with SMC Gen-2 and Custom Paper and Wood Fibre Cone construction.
  • 4 x 8-inch EPIKORE Woofers with SMC Gen-2
  • New SMC KORE Crossover Inductors
  • Premium Grade Crossover Components
  • Adjustable Aluminium Outriggers
  • New High-end Binding Posts
  • Dual-flare Bass Reflex Ports
  • Die-cast Baffles
  • Available in 3 Exclusive High-gloss Finishes

The DALI EPIKORE 11 is a 4½-way floorstander that units new requirements for low-distortion loudspeaker design. The curved, real-wood veneer cupboard of homes 4 highly effective 8-inch bass drivers, a extremely dynamic 6½-inch midrange — every utilising DALI’s Soft Magnetic Compound Gen-2 (SMC Gen-2) magnet materials — in addition to DALI’s signature EVO-Okay Hybrid Tweeter Module.

When utilizing typical magnets in a speaker design, it isn’t uncommon to expertise a phenomenon referred to as hysteresis. This introduces an unintended resistance to the voice-coil, which may result in undesirable distortion within the audio sign. Designed to considerably reduces hysteresis, SMC Gen-2 is the subsequent era of DALI’s patented SMC magnet materials know-how. Introduced of their flagship DALI KORE loudspeaker, SMC Gen-2 is integrated into the EPIKORE 11 bass and midrange drivers, in addition to within the crossover inductor cores, and provides considerably enhanced traits over the first-generation SMC, launched within the EPICON collection in 2014. The result’s an additional discount in hysteresis, flux-modulation and eddy currents within the magnet system. ​ This interprets to even decrease loss and distortion, main the EPIKORE 11 to ship a extremely dynamic and genuine sound copy.

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The EPIKORE 11 options DALI’s signature Paper and Wood Fibre Cone Technology, which serves to scale back weight and provides stiffness; serving to promote non-resonant break-up traits. With wooden fibre cone know-how, the EPIKORE 11 produces the best musical element and dynamics.

Developed initially for the DALI KORE, the EVO-Okay Hybrid Tweeter combines a big, in-house developed 35 mm smooth dome tweeter and an improved model of DALI’s ultra-thin, excessive efficiency ribbon tweeter component. Together with the extraordinarily highly effective neodymium magnet motor methods, they ship an astonishingly clean and easy high-frequency copy at any quantity.

“The EPIKORE 11 is the pure development of our award profitable EPICON speaker, making use of the learnings from our DALI KORE flagship.”, says DALI.

The newly developed 6½-inch EPIKORE Midrange Driver delivers excellent efficiency. Featuring the complicated embossed geometric construction of the paper and wooden fibre diaphragm used within the DALI KORE, which — in addition to serving to to manage the diaphragm modes — lowers distortion with out including further weight. The titanium voice-coil, and DALI’s patented SMC Gen-2 magnet system lowers mechanical loss and distortion even additional, permitting for an impressive sonic efficiency.

Featuring exceptionally giant and highly effective magnet methods based mostly on DALI’s SMC Gen-2 materials, the Four 8-inch Woofers used within the EPIKORE 11 fill any room with an enormous, in depth and exact low frequency copy. ​ From the bottom, deepest bass frequencies via to the seamless overlap to the midrange driver, the EPIKORE 11 woofers reproduce the best musical particulars and dynamics, with very low lack of data.

First launched within the DALI KORE, the SMC KORE Crossover Inductors used for the EPIKORE 11 characteristic the world’s first SMC Gen-2 inductor cores. ​ When in contrast with normal air-core inductors, this know-how permits decrease DC resistance, a shorter sign path and fewer vulnerability to crosstalk between the inductors, particularly at excessive inductances. ​ These SMC KORE Crossover Inductors, along with hand-picked, high-end capacitors & resistors, make sure the EPIKORE 11’s World-class Crossovers are optimised completely for the speaker. ​ The properties of SMC Gen-2 materials additionally ends in round 12dB much less present distortion than equal iron-powder core inductors.

Taking inspiration from earlier DALI loudspeakers, the EPIKORE 11 options All-new Bi-wire Capable Binding Posts which embody oversize thumbscrews, permitting for higher grip on naked wires and spade terminals. The EPIKORE 11 Die-cast Baffles are constructed from acoustically inert and very stiff supplies that present a strong and delightful platform for the drivers, whereas eliminating undesirable cupboard resonance. Twin Dual-flare Bass Reflex Ports assist the bass drivers ship an exceptionally deep and distortion-free low frequency response.

Designed and constructed in-house, the DALI EPIKORE 11 exude the minimalism, class and magnificence of traditional Danish furnishings design. With Adjustable Spike Feet Outriggers, guaranteeing strong, steady contact with the ground, and obtainable in 3 Exclusive High-gloss Finishes (High Gloss Black, High Gloss Maroon and High Gloss Walnut), the brand new DALI EPIKORE 11 loudspeakers sound — and look — merely beautiful.

Epikore 11 will launch in August 2023 priced at $60,000, £39,998, €39,998 per pair.

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