Dali Spektor 2 is so cheap that you can afford to buy an extra pair for the children’s room or the caravan – and so good that you should do it.
- Pro – Neutral sound with an outstanding and nuanced middle tone, and a bass that gives bigger and more expensive speakers something to live up to.
- Contra – The bass could have been more precise, and large complex orchestral works are not the livelihood of Spektor 2. But when you think of the price, there’s nothing to complain about!
It’s exciting to test the latest super loudspeakers. But no matter where groundbreaking high-end technologies may be, they are reserved for the few. Dali Spektor 2 addresses return to anyone who may need a pair of speakers. They are so compact and cheap that they can fit into any budget – and any living room or student hype.
Dali Spektor 2 is a classic no-nonsense compact speaker in the economy class in every way. A 5.25 “bass / middle tone with Dalis wood fiber membrane and a 1” dome disc in a bass reflex cabinet that’s a bit smaller than a shoe. The cabinet is gorgeous and understated, and it is a joy for an old hi-fi nerd’s heart that they are available in addition to ultraanonymous black ash finish in good old-fashioned walnut (delook).
At the back you will find a small bass reflex port and a terminal with banana / screw terminals. They are of a quality that cost a five-piece pair in China, but excellent in a speaker at this price.
Due to its size and price, Dali Spektor 2 is perfect for small premises. It’s easy to find space in the rack, but it will do its best on a tripod, away from reflective surfaces. With half a meter to the back wall and a listening position similar to the opposite wall, a bass display matches the other tone areas.
The sound of Dali Spektor 2
Compromise is required for one thousand pieces per piece and in a mini-cabinet. But when you put music on Dali Spektor 2, it’s hard to hear where it’s spanked and spared. The sound image is large and comes free from the speakers in a way that should be reserved for speakers at multiple times the price.
Particularly the middle tone is impressive. Votes sound nuanced and clean, and it is easy to distinguish between the sounds of the different instruments. For example, a clarinet sounds different from an obo. And both sound completely different from a saxophone.
The bass is – with the help of the room – well balanced, and the small device works hard when it is screwed up on Right Hand Man from Hamilton. But it succeeds. Dali recommends an amplifier of 25-100 W. However, should it be played only fairly high, 100 W is in no way excessive, as the good bass is achieved at the expense of sensitivity.
The treble is excellent and easy, but it seems that the ultra-light 25 mm dome works hard when the music becomes complicated and the sound pressure is shooting in the weather. It gives a slightly sharp character. In his open play, Dali Spektor 2 reminds me of Elipson Prestige Facet 8B, which is not bad, as the latter costs three times as much – and still cheap! One must, however, avoid the ability to play high.
DALI Spektor 2 is also available in black.
Dali Spektor 2 is priced in the class just above the supermarket shelves, but it has much more to offer. With a solid amplifier to kick life in it, you get a speaker that sounds both bigger and deeper than it is. The neat and nuanced mid range makes acoustic music perfect, but it has bass enough to play rock – in a smaller room. Although both sound pressure and overview are limited, Spektor 2 is an outstanding small speaker, which can give a taste of hi-fi to the first stereo system.
Fitting: 5.25 “bass / middle tone, 1” soft disk drive
Construction principle: bass reflex
Frequency range: 54-26,000 Hz (-3 dB)
Crossover frequency: 2600 Hz
Sensitivity: 84.5 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-100 W
Impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions: 17.0 x 29.2 x 23.8 cm (WxHxD)
Weight: 4.2 kg
Colors: black ash, walnut. Wall brackets and rubber spikes are included