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Chord Odyssey X uses the same materials as Rumour X. Odyssey’s heavier gauge conductors bring so much more detail and dynamics to a system, along with a degree of control and definition that can transform the performance of both floor and stand mounted loudspeakers. Odyssey was launched in 1998 and set a new standard of performance. It’s neutrality, its compatibility and consistency of performance from system to system made it very rapidly our most popular speaker cable.
Hi-Fi News magazine liked Chord Odyssey so much because of its performance and price that it won the best speaker cable award for five years in a row.
Over the years, changes have been cosmetic only. The current version has a white PVC outer jacket with a diameter of 8mm, still discrete in speaker cable terms and still good enough to let even the biggest of systems sing like they should.
Previous versions of Odyssey speaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon™) and until the arrival of Taylon®, this was our “go to” material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance.
Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents us from using this in all of our ranges, another insulator – XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) came to our attention. One particular version of this material proved to be clearly better than PTFE, so Odyssey X was born.
The conductors used in Odyssey X are also found in Chord Epic and Epic XL speaker cables.
If you’re considering Odyssey X you should also have a listen to the similarly priced Chord Shawline X.
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The DALI PHANTOM E-60 is the perfect all-around speaker. It is not too big and therefore still easy to place, but it is big enough to deliver a full and complete audio experience. The E-60 is equipped with a 6½” woofer and designed for optimum in-ceiling use, but can also be mounted in-wall.
Blending impressive bass reproduction with a stylish compact design, the E9F will effortlessly integrate into any compact stereo or full surround speaker system. The aluminium cone woofer has an amazing ability to move an impressive amount of air with both speed and control. The oversized, downward firing bass ports adds extra ‘virtual cone surface’ at the lowest frequencies, leading to less stress on the 9” woofer and subsequently lower total distortion levels on the E9F’s entire operating range.
The aluminium cone is stiff, yet lightweight. This ensures a great transient and an elegant visual experience.
The switch mode power supply offers very low power consumption – only 0.4 Watt in stand-by mode, but delivers up to 220 Watts of peak power.
By combining appealing design, quality materials and excellence in driver and system development, inherited from the award-winning MENTOR and IKON series, DALI FAZON LCR reveals itself as a true hi-fi performance loudspeaker for on-wall or stand mounting in both stereo and multi-channel setups.
The die-cast aluminium cabinet made it is possible to create an asymmetrical shape with internal bracings. This simple, yet effective construction provides near total suppression of both acoustic and mechanical resonances in the cabinet structure.
The crossover is made with high quality audio grade components and mounted on the rear side of the Click ‘n’ Connect connector FAZON LCR, guaranteeing a short signal path.
With the unique integral Click ‘n’ Connect wall bracket, the speaker appears to float freely against the wall. The speaker can be positioned vertically or horizontally for flexible installation as a Left/Right or Centre speaker, hence the name FAZON LCR.
Like the FAZON F5, the LCR incorporates the “Dual Layer Front Baffle” construction to further enhance performance.
This versatile loudspeaker fits into any modern lifestyle, where high performance and a discrete appearance are high priorities.
The fluid, organic lines of the die-cast aluminium enclosures combined with enhanced structural integrity, reduced vibration and no parallel surfaces, all key elements in the pure, musical tone of these masterful loudspeakers.
Low-loss drivers made of low-mass paper cones with wood fibre reinforcement. The driver technology builts on the MENTOR and IKON series.
The FAZON series is based on a curved design that eliminates reflections and standing waves.
All products of the FAZON series come with exclusive magnetic grilles enabling an easy click-on function.
Small but perfectly formed, the RUBICON 2 stand speaker may be the baby of the bunch, but delivering richly defined detail and big bass response, its sound belies its size. The perfect blend between compact size and cabinet inner-volume, we believe we have created the ideal working environment to eke the absolute best out of its combination of ultra-light soft dome tweeter, 6-5-inch wood-fibre low-loss driver and gold-plated terminals. Don’t let its small footprint fool you; the RUBICON 2 is a performance powerhouse.
RUBICON and the SMC All variants in the series feature the DALI SMC magnet system which reduces distortion as never heard before. Part of the “secret” is the individually coated magnetic granules that make it possible to mould a strong magnet that’s not electrically conductive.
Available in four finishes – High-Gloss White, High-Gloss Black, Rosso and Walnut – the RUBICON 2 comes complete with rubber feet to hold it firmly in position and, to help keep it at its aesthetic as well as acoustic best.