DALI OBERON VOKAL CENTRE SPEAKER
The DALI Oberon Vokal delivers a precise, clear and detailed sound performance for both your movie as well concert sound track. It is designed to be the perfect match with any of the speakers in the Oberon series for a complete surround system. It houses an 29 mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter and 2 x 5.25" SMC based wood fibre woofers - combining technologies which make it possible to create a speaker that will render audio like a much larger model.
We have united the best elements from our current speakers and brought them together in the Oberon Vokal to deliver on audio quality, looks and versatility. The Oberon Vokal houses an oversized 29 mm soft dome tweeter together with 2 x 5.25" SMC based wood fibre woofers - supported by the front-facing bass port, which makes the centre speaker easy to place. For these reasons, it's the perfect choice for surround setups.
To achieve a wide dispersion pattern in the listening area, the driver materials and geometry applied 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.
The Oberon Vokal features a pair of 5.25" low-loss woofers that are optimised with a new wood fibre structured cone which is dedicated to reproduce the delicate midrange and bass frequency area - like every other driver made by DALI. It is constructed from a blend of fine grain paper pulp and 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 membrane terminates in a rubber surround that is chosen for its soft and very flexible properties. This gives the membrane free movement with a very low dampening effect, and leaves the magnet motor to control the membrane movement.
The use of SMC in the Oberon Vokal greatly reduces mechanical distortion caused by hysteresis and eddy currents. These combined improvements in the magnet motor system results in a lowering of third order distortion. This allows the Oberon 5 to present longer listening pleasure, a relaxed midrange and a surprising amount of detailing for the class.
The 29 mm ultra-light soft dome tweeter used in the Oberon Vokal is manufactured by DALI and has been developed specifically for the Oberon series - combining well proven technologies from our existing DALI ranges with new features.
The large size of the membrane lets the tweeter generate higher sound pressure with less excursion, keeping the voice coil motion to a precise minimum.
The oversized 29 mm membrane is constructed based on an ultra-light wave weave fabric and is additionally optimised for a larger bandwidth in its lower frequency area. This ensures the optimal handover from the midrange woofer to the tweeter, creating a well-balanced, unforced and very coherent upper midrange. Compared to most soft dome tweeters in the market, the DALI dome material is less than half the weight (0.060 mg/mm2).
The tweeter front plate near the dome has been designed with similar geometry as the Opticon and Rubicon tweeters to create the optimal working conditions for the soft dome. The aim is to combine an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration.
The Oberon Vokal cabinet employs a very rigid construction, with solid bracings across the inside of the cabinet for reinforcement. This contributes to the stiffness and practically eliminates resonance within the cabinet. The cabinet housing of the Oberon Vokal is constructed from high-density CNC machined MDF board - dressed in carefully selected high-grade vinyl.
To optimise timing, the speakers are fitted with acoustic damping material internally along the sides, top and bottom. This creates a more direct contact between woofer and bass port. The audible result is a more precise bass and increased ‘attack’ in the midrange.
The bass ports are placed on the rear of the Oberon Vokal, optimising room integration by utilising the wall for improved bass performance.
With the Oberon range, DALI introduces a brand new front grille design. The new rounded front grille adds a lighter and more contemporary visual look to the speaker series. 'Mountain Grey' is the standard grille supplied with the light finishes (White and Light Oak), while 'Shadow Black' is standard on the dark finishes (Black Ash and Dark Walnut). For an all white look, 'Marshmallow White' is also available as an accessory.
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]
||47 - 26,000
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]
|Maximum SPL [dB]
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]
||25 - 150
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]
|High frequency driver, Quantity
||1 x 29 mm
|High frequency driver, Diaphragm type
||Soft Textile Dome
|Low frequency driver, Quantity
||2 X 5.25"
|Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type
||Wood Fibre Cone
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]
||Shelf or stand
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]
||0 - 50
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]
||441 x 295 x 161
||Manual, Rubber Feet, Front Grille
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