Denmark’s DALI has added a second center-channel speaker to its Oberon series of home theater speakers and announced that it is now shipping the high-end IO-12 wireless headphones it previewed in October.
The Grand Vokal is a center speaker designed for large spaces. It costs $1,000 and features a 7-inch wood fiber cone woofer (instead 5.25-inchers), in a cabinet that measures 17 inches by 6.3 inches and 11.6 inches high, with rubber feet. The Grand Vokal has the same frequency response, but a recommended power range of 200 watts rather than 150 watts.
The oversized tweeter is made of a woven material that is “half the weight of most models on the market,” according to DALI, and the Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) used in the woofer magnet’s iron pole-piece is designed to “greatly reduce mechanical distortion for lifelike vocals and precision midrange reproduction.”
The Grand Vokal was designed with the brand’s Oberon 5, Oberon 7 and Oberon 9 tower speakers in mind and is timbre-matched for use with the Oberon 1 and Oberon 3 bookshelf models and Oberon On Wall…