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Chord Rumour was our second attempt at producing a speaker cable. The first two being Myth and Legend – copper and polyethylene flat cables in single and bi-wire configuration. We were also investigating speaker cables that used silver-plated conductors in combination with PTFE insulation. We had been experimenting with twisted pair conductor configurations, as at the time, heavy gauge parallel conductors were the standard for speaker cables. By twisting the conductors together, we could hear the noise floor of the system improve. We reached an ideal twist ratio and designed the cable around this.
When we launched Chord Rumour in 1996, it was one of the smallest speaker cables available (16 AWG). Retailers would take it into their demo rooms looking dubious and come out looking surprised and delighted. It sounded a lot bigger than it looked, it carried detail and dynamics really well and it was more coherent than just about any other cable around. As people got over the size and listened, rather than looked, it became a very popular cable. Apart from cosmetic changes it remained unchanged for many years.
The size, the colour and the performance mean it’s still a popular cable. Our Chord Shawline shielded speaker cable shares the same conductors.
Previous versions of Rumour 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, we were able to find a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One version of this material looked particularly interesting and following listening tests, proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Rumour speaker cable – now known as Rumour X.
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True Hi-Fi sound really can come in a small and elegant design. With its curved high-gloss lacquered aluminium cabinet, coated composite front baffle and snug fitting grille the ultra-compact FAZON MIKRO fits perfectly in any living room.
Included with the FAZON MIKRO is a multi function bracket which works as a slim wall bracket or a kick stand for the FAZON MIKRO VOKAL.
This compact loudspeaker is built around the renowned DALI trademark wood fibre cone driver and soft dome tweeter module. The 4” woofer delivers an accurate, detailed and dynamic sonic reproduction of music or movie sound, and the extremely strong cabinet design ensures that acoustic and mechanical resonances are almost non-existent. The 20 mm ultra-light soft dome tweeter enables the FAZON MICRO to deliver a richly detailed mid-range, and to extend the high frequency well beyond the audible range.
Featuring as the centrepiece in a 5.1 surround system, working in a stereo setup or acting as rear speakers with any of the other FAZON models the FAZON MIKRO will always surprise and delight whether you are listening to music or watching a movie. The FAZON MIKRO is true Hi-Fi in a very small package.
The ingenious multi-function bracket enables simple wall mounting of both the FAZON MIKRO and FAZON VOKAL. The close placement to the wall not only looks good but also increases the lower bass performance.
Easy to use push button terminals make connecting the speaker cables simple and ensure a tight and optimum connection that will not loosen over time.
Positioning a complete surround system in a discreet and elegant way can be a daunting task. FAZON MIKRO offers a stylish and unobtrusive solution to this problem and allows you to have a full 5.1 surround system in your living room that delivers a true hi-fi audio performance. Paired with the FAZON SUB 1 you have the perfect solution for a small living room.
Every speaker in the FAZON series has an intelligent terminal solution that is perfectly aligned with the user scenarios of the speaker.
All products of the FAZON series come with exclusive magnetic grilles enabling an easy click-on function.
The FAZON series is based on a curved design that eliminates reflections and standing waves.
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.
CDs have been with us for decades now and continue to provide a convenient, high-quality listening experience. The C-7000R brings together features and refinements to bring the very best out of your audio CDs and CD-R/RWs, and even any MP3- or WMA-encoded discs you may have made on your computer. To ensure minimal signal interference, the C-7000R employs a thermally regulated high-precision clock, PLL ultra-low jitter technology, and a new circuit board construction. All of this highly sensitive componentry is housed in anti-vibration casing, with separate aluminum panels for the top, front, and sides. In keeping with the zero-tolerance approach to interference, digital circuitry and analog circuitry are physically separated, and you have the choice of operating the C-7000R in either digital-only or analog-only mode. The silent disc mechanism and solid die-cast aluminum tray epitomize the unit’s audiophile build quality.
We at DALI believe audio should always be about innovation, which is why we are particularly proud to present our RUBICON LCR – a wall mount speaker without peer. Delivering a wonderfully wide dynamic range and imaging so real you can almost reach out and touch the musicians playing, the RUBICON LCR is in a class of its own and weighs in at a price as astounding as the sound it emits.
RUBICON and Low Loss The wood fibre cone terminates in a soft low-loss rubber surround that has been designed from the ground up and is bespoke for the RUBICON driver. The surround ensures that the cone moves easily and without loss of energy. Combined with a lightweight but powerful voice coil, the RUBICON woofer is able to render the subtlest details even at low volume.
Featuring the same hybrid tweeter and wood-fibre, low-loss driver as our floor standing RUBICON range, the LCR also boasts an ingenious bass port configuration built into the back panel that uses the wall it is mounted on to extend its acoustic properties and deliver such unrivalled bass response that there’s no need to add a subwoofer to your setup.
A real work of audio art to hang on your wall, the RUBICON LCR is available in High-Gloss White, High-Gloss Black, Rosso and Walnut finishes. It also comes with rubber feet and a handy polishing cloth for those who can’t help but get hands-on. As the name might suggest, the LCR is capable of operating as either a 2.0 system or as the centre channel in a larger setup; but regardless of the role it plays, the sound produced is second to none.
Rather than simply offering raw power, the PA-MC5501 is engineered to deliver superior dynamic response and outstanding signal purity. Onkyo’s highly efficient push-pull amplification and WRAT suite work to minimize interference, stabilize the voltage, and boost the current across the unit’s electrical system. Components such as the toroidal transformer, large capacitors, and heavy-duty transistors are all designed to handle very high loads. Audiophile-grade parts—such as gold-plated speaker posts and XLR inputs—are used throughout. The result? Instantaneous response to signal gains, extremely low levels of distortion through the dynamic range, and the sort warmth and clarity only a top-shelf analog amplifier can provide. Paired with a matching Onkyo pre-pro unit, the PA-MC5501’s nine channels and bi-amping capability offer extraordinary set-up flexibility to bring you the ultimate in THX® Ultra2™-certified surround sound.