This One Goes to 11. Dali Announces new $75,000 Flagship Epikore 11 Speaker

Following the launch of the flagship Dali Kore speakers, Dali, an acronym for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, founded in 1983, has announced the step-up new Epikore 11. The Epikore 11 follows a natural evolution of the Epicon series while also inheriting several new technologies from the Dali Kore flagship speaker. The Dali Epikore 11 is available in three high-gloss colors; black, maroon, and walnut and will launch in August 2023 priced at $60,000 USD per pair and $75,000 CAD per pair.  The speakers will make their debut at CEDIA in September.

Dali Epikore 11

“The Epikore 11 is the natural progression of our award winning Epicon speaker, applying the learnings from our Dali Kore flagship,” says Lenbrook’s Dali Product Manager, Jason Zidle.  “Designed and built in-house, the Dali Epikore 11 exude the minimalism, elegance, and style of classic Danish furniture design. With adjustable spikefFeet outriggers, ensuring solid, stable contact with the floor.”The newly developed 6½-inch Epikore Midrange Driver features a similar embossed geometric structure of the paper and wood fiber diaphragm used in the Dali Kore, which lowers distortion without adding additional weight as well as helping to control the diaphragm modes. The titanium voice-coil, and Dali’s patented SMC Gen-2 magnet system lowers mechanical loss and distortion even further.

First introduced in the Dali Kore, the SMC Kore crossover inductors are also used for the Epikore 11, which feature the world’s first SMC Gen-2 inductor cores. When compared with standard air-core inductors, this technology allows lower DC resistance, a shorter signal path and less vulnerability to crosstalk between the inductors, especially at high inductances. The properties of SMC Gen-2 material results in around 12dB less current distortion than equivalent iron-powder core inductors.

Developed originally for the Dali Kore, the EVO-K hybrid tweeter combines a large, in-house developed 35mm soft dome tweeter and an improved version of Dali’s ultra-thin, high performance ribbon tweeter element. Together with the extremely powerful neodymium magnet motor systems, Dali states “an astonishingly smooth and effortless high-frequency reproduction at any volume.”

Key Features

4½-way custom-made drivers

SMC Gen-2 technology for ultra-low distortion

EVO-K hybrid tweeter module, comprising a 35mm Soft-dome Tweeter and a 55 x 10mm HF ribbon element

1 x 6½-inch Epikore midrange with SMC Gen-2 and custom paper and wood fiber cone structure.

4 x 8-inch Epikore woofers with SMC Gen-2

New SMC Kore crossover inductors

Premium grade crossover components

Adjustable aluminum outriggers

New high-end binding posts

Dual-flare bass reflex ports

Die-cast baffles

Available in 3 exclusive high-gloss finishes