DALI OBERON 7
The floor-standing DALI OBERON 7 speaker is a true showcase of DALI ideas, traditions and inventions - all wrapped in an elegant and modern design. It redefines what is possible, both in audio quality and visual design, in its price range. The two 7" woofers and one oversized 29 mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter delivers the very best in deep bass and large room performance. Despite its size, this speaker is surprisingly delicate and will impress with its ability to render any music style naturally and lifelike.
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.
This large floor-standing OBERON 7 speaker features 2 x 7” wood fibre SMC based woofers and an oversized 29 mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter.
This, combined with the large but elegant cabinet, delivers the very best in deep bass and large room performance. Despite its size, this speaker is surprisingly delicate and will impress with its ability to render any music style naturally and lifelike even at lower volumes. This makes the OBERON 7 perfect for almost any audio setup and any music or movie style.
With the OBERON 7, we have made it easy to integrate your loudspeakers into any room. Both the driver materials and geometry applied in the OBERON 7 has been selected to achieve a wide dispersion pattern in the listening area. 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 loudspeakerswhen 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 7 SPECS
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]||36 - 26,000|
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]||88.5|
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]||6|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||110|
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]||30 - 180|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||2,300|
|High frequency driver, Quantity||1 x 29 mm|
|High frequency driver, Diaphragm type||Soft Textile Dome |
|Low frequency driver, Quantity||2 X 7"|
|Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type||Wood Fibre Cone |
|Enclosure type||Bass Reflex |
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]||39.5|
|Connection Input||Single Wire |
|Recommended Placement||Floor |
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]||20 - 80|
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]||1015 x 200 x 340|
|Accessories Included||Manual |
The Danish hi-fi site, Tweak.dk has had the possibility to test the largest speaker of the DALI OBERON series, which the reviewer finds really impressive. As he says: “I will try to be objective in my assessment, even though it can be difficult when the speakers impress in the degree that the OBERON 7 does.”
The OBERON 7 is one of the best-sounding speakers the reviewer has heard in its price class for both movies and music, and he describes it as returning to the early hi-fi days. It “plays as a real hi-fi speaker without being flat and boring,” he explains, and he continues: “This means that these speakers deliver a sound unlike anything else I have heard from DALI.” He thinks that the DALI DNA is visible “but OBERON 7 has its own awesome sound image, which has to be experienced.”
One of the things that impresses is how much bass the OBERON 7 delivers. Actually, the reviewer’s 12 inch subwoofer was never really in action and he did not feel the need to connect it. “The sound remained detailed and extremely pleasant to listen to even at very high sound levels and with bass-heavy music,” he says.
No matter what type of music the reviewer played on the floorstanders, he experienced a melodious sound and real hi-fi qualities. He was swept off his feet because as he explains, they have “a strong bass with a lot of punch and excess, a midrange that was obvious at high sound levels when the drums was beating in a great rock track. Last but not least, the treble delivered a really high degree of detail, which gathered the total sound image really well.”
The verdict is that “OBERON 7 is worth every penny.” According to the reviewer OBERON 7 is a “thoroughbred hi-fi loudspeaker, which sounds good with every kind of music.” And he finds that it delivers a sound that matches speakers that are much bigger and more expensive.
“Job well done DALI,” Tweak.dk concludes. “OBERON 7 is a really solid and good sounding floorstanding loudspeaker, which does not even blow the budget.”