DALI IKON 2 Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: DALI IKON 2 Speaker System

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Subwoofer: Ikon Sub
Connections: Line-level in, stereo and LFE mono
Enclosure Type: Vented
Woofer (size in inches, type): 12, paper cone
Power Rating (watts): 250 RMS
Crossover Bypass: Use of LFE-in bypasses filter
Available Finishes: Light Walnut, Light Oak, Black Vinyl
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 17.36 x 16.14 x 17.72
Weight (pounds): 63.93
Price: $1,090

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: Ikon 2
Type: 2.5-way, bookshelf
Tweeters (size in inches, type): 0.67 x 1.77 aluminum-polymer ribbon; 1.1, silk dome
Woofer (size in inches, type): 6.5, paper-wood fiber cone (1)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–120
Available Finishes: Light Walnut, Light Oak, Light Walnut, Light Oak, Black Vinyl
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 17.32 x 7.4 x 11.72
Weight (pounds): 19.84
Price: $1,150/pair

Speaker: Ikon On-Wall
Type: 2.5-way, on-wall
Tweeters (size in inches, type): 0.67 x 1.77 aluminum-polymer ribbon; 1.1, silk dome
Woofer (size in inches, type): 6.5, paper-wood fiber cone (1)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 25–100
Available Finishes: Light Walnut, Light Oak, Black Vinyl
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 14.84 x 10.87 x 7.44
Weight (pounds): 15.65
Price: $1,050/pair

Ratings: DALI IKON 2 Speaker System

Build Quality: 89 Average
• Plastic-sheathed gold-plated binding posts
• Dual-layer MDF enclosure with separate driver chambers
• Vinyl-clad enclosure

Value: 84 Below Average
• Dual tweeters borrowed from higher-priced models
• Looks don't quite earn the price tag
• Sound exceeds the price

Features: 95 Excellent
• Aluminum ribbon and silk dome tweeters
• Composite wood and paper fiber woofers
• Hand-wired crossover

Performance: 93 Good
• Highs are extended, airy, and unclouded
• Also well-dispersed throughout the room
• Good midrange, bass; lean balance

Ergonomics: 84 Below Average
• On-walls make it easy to accommodate surround placement
• Broad horizontal dispersion allows flexibility in placement
• Vinyl finish unexciting

Overall Rating: 90 Good
The bookshelf and on-wall entries in DALI's IKON line tackle a tough job for any speaker—the high-frequency response—with a dual-tweeter array that offers superb extension, dispersion, and transparency. While these aren't the fanciest-looking speakers I've seen, their high-end pedigree comes through in performance.

General Information
IKON 5.1-Channel System, $3,865; IKON 2 Bookshelf Speaker, $1,150/pair; IKON On-Wall Surround Speaker, $1,050/pair; IKON Sub, $1,090 >
DALI USA
(360) 733-4446
www.DALI-usa.com

COMPANY INFO
DALI USA
(360) 733-4446
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