The specially developed 8” woofer used in the PHANTOM S-80 was designed and optimised for both bass and mid-range performance. Dali chose to base the core of the woofer on the SMC magnet system developed for the Epicon range. SMC was chosen for its unique ability of dramatically lowering the level of distortion.
Offering 70% more surface area, the 8” woofer is able to move more air and deliver a higher sound pressure at very low frequencies compared to a traditional 6½” woofer. All this whilst still delivering detailed information, rich mid-range sound and a full frequency response as of a traditional floorstanding speaker.
The rotatable hybrid tweeter module in the Phantom S-80 is the perfect high frequency solution, as it combines a soft dome tweeter with a ribbon tweeter. This ensures an amazing rendering and dispersion of the high frequencies that outperforms other tweeter technologies.
Both the soft dome and the ribbon tweeter are free of artefacts - e.g. resonances and high Q peaks - within their working range. The hybrid tweeter module features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion - one of our sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the face-plate for the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.
The characteristics of the soft dome tweeter are low resonance frequency, high power handling, extreme excursions, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels.
The magneto-static ribbon tweeter trademark is being a true master in horizontal distribution of high frequencies, and a superb partner for the soft dome tweeter’s unique ability to reproduce frequencies from 2 kHz upwards.