The 4½-way Floorstanders with Ultra-low Distortion SMC Gen-2 Technology will be available to view and demo at Booth 3516
CEDIA EXPO, AUGUST 31, 2023, Denver Colorado– Following the launch of the flagship DALI KORE speakers, DALI continues their 40-year legacy of loudspeaker research and development with the new EPIKORE 11. The EPIKORE 11 follows the natural evolution of the acclaimed EPICON series while also inheriting several new technologies from the DALI KORE flagship speaker. The EPIKORE 11 combines ultimate audio realism with luxurious craftmanship to create a truly exceptional musical experience. The DALI EPIKORE 11 is available in 3 colors, High Gloss Black, High Gloss Maroon and High Gloss Walnut and will launch in August 2023 priced at $60,000 USD per pair and $75,000 CAD per pair.
“The EPIKORE 11 is the natural progression of our award winning EPICON speaker, applying the learnings from our DALI KORE flagship,” says Lenbrook’s DALI Product Manager, Jason Zidle.
Designed and built in-house, the DALI EPIKORE 11 exude the minimalism, elegance, and style of classic Danish furniture design. With Adjustable Spike Feet Outriggers, ensuring solid, stable contact with the floor, the new DALI EPIKORE 11 loudspeakers combine functionality and design to look and sound stunning.
The newly developed 6½-inch EPIKORE Midrange Driver delivers an outstanding performance. Featuring the complex embossed geometric structure of the paper and wood fiber diaphragm used in the DALI KORE, which lowers distortion without adding additional weight as well as helping to control the diaphragm modes. The titanium voice-coil, and DALI’s patented SMC Gen-2 magnet system lowers mechanical loss and distortion even further, allowing for an outstanding sonic performance.
First introduced in the DALI KORE, the SMC KORE Crossover Inductors are also used for the EPIKORE 11, which feature the world’s first SMC Gen-2 inductor cores. When compared with standard air-core inductors, this technology allows lower DC resistance, a shorter signal path and less vulnerability to crosstalk between the inductors, especially at high inductances. These SMC KORE Crossover Inductors, together with hand-picked, high-end capacitors & resistors, ensure the EPIKORE 11’s World-class Crossovers are optimized exclusively for the speaker. The properties of SMC Gen-2 material also results in around 12dB less current distortion than equivalent iron-powder core inductors.
Featuring exceptionally large and powerful magnet systems based on DALI’s SMC Gen-2 material, the Four 8-inch Woofers used in the EPIKORE 11 fill any room with a huge, extensive, and precise low frequency reproduction. From the lowest, deepest bass frequencies through to the seamless overlap to the midrange driver, the EPIKORE 11 woofers reproduce the finest musical details and dynamics, with very low loss of information.
The EPIKORE 11 features DALI’s signature Paper and Wood Fiber Cone Technology, which serves to reduce weight and adds stiffness, helping promote non-resonant break-up characteristics. With wood fiber cone technology, the EPIKORE 11 produces the finest musical detail and dynamics.
Developed originally for the DALI KORE, the EVO-K Hybrid Tweeter combines a large, in-house developed 35mm soft dome tweeter and an improved version of DALI’s ultra-thin, high performance ribbon tweeter element. Together with the extremely powerful neodymium magnet motor systems, they deliver an astonishingly smooth and effortless high-frequency reproduction at any volume.
- 4½-way Design feat. Custom-made Drivers
- SMC Gen-2 Technology for Ultra-low Distortion
- EVO-K 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 Fiber Cone structure.
- 4 x 8-inch EPIKORE Woofers with SMC Gen-2
- New SMC KORE Crossover Inductors
- Premium Grade Crossover Components
- Adjustable Aluminum Outriggers
- New High-end Binding Posts
- Dual-flare Bass Reflex Ports
- Die-cast Baffles
- Available in 3 Exclusive High-gloss Finishes
DALI, (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries), was established in 1983, and grew out of Scandinavia’s leading audio retail chain. Now distributed in 65 countries, and with more than 35 years of experience and global recognition, DALI holds unwavering dedication to sound that has advanced the state of the art, inspiring music and cinema lovers and challenging the competition to catch up. DALI is driven by raw passion for music and an honest reproduction in the domestic environment. Continuous development and refinement of new technologies remains core to DALI’s quest to create the best loudspeakers in the world. For more information, visit DALI-SPEAKERS.com
About Lenbrook Americas
The Lenbrook Group of Companies is a privately held Canadian corporation who are the owners of NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, Bluesound and Bluesound Professional. Formed in 1978, Lenbrook initially was a national distributor of electronics and communications products in Canada and has grown to become a leading global supplier to over 80 countries around the world. Lenbrook Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenbrook International, is responsible for the sales and marketing of NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, Bluesound and DALI in both the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, it also distributes Tivoli Audio in Canada.
Marketing, Lenbrook Americas