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Dali Opticon 1 vs B&W 685 S2 Comparison

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Brand and Model Specifications

Information about the brand, model release date.

ManufacturerDali SpeakersBowers & Wilkins
ModelOpticon 1685 S2
Release Date20162017
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Technical Specs

Technical characteristics of the speakers.

Amplification TypePassivePassive
Crossover Type2-Way2-Way
Enclosure typeBass ReflexBass Reflex
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB)[Hz]62 - 2600049 - 22000
Frequency Range (-6dB)[Hz]--
Maximum SPL [dB]105-
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m)[dB]8688
Nominal Impedance (Ohms)48
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)--
Recommended Amplifier Power [W]25-10025
Crossover Frequency [Hz]20004000
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]61.5-
Driver Units

Tweeter: 1 x 26 mm soft dome
Mid/Bass Drivers: 1 x 4¾”

Tweeter: 1 x 25mm aluminium dome
Mid/Bass Drivers: 1 x 165mm kevlar cone

InputsSingle WireSingle Wire
Magnetic ShieldingNoNo

Placements and Distances

Where and how to put them.

Form FactorShelf, StandShelf, Stand
Distance from Wall [cm]2 - 8015

Dimensions and Weight

Physical characteristics of the speakers (without stands).

Length~6.1 in
~154.94 mm
~15.49 cm
~7.5 in
~190.5 mm
~19.05 cm
Width~9.2 in
~233.68 mm
~23.37 cm
~12.8 in
~325.12 mm
~32.51 cm
Height~10.4 in
~264.16 mm
~26.42 cm
~13.5 in
~342.9 mm
~34.29 cm
Weight (Single Speaker)~9.9 lb
~4490.56 g
~4.49 kg
~15 lb
~6803.89 g
~6.8 kg
Shipping Weight~ lb
~0 g
~0 kg
~30 lb
~13607.77 g
~13.61 kg

Colors and Accessories

List of available colors and optional accessories.

  • Black Ash
  • Light Walnut
  • White – Matt Satin
  • Black Ash
  • Light Oak
  • Red Cherry
  • Wenge

Rubber feet,

Detachable GrillesNoNo

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty3 Years3 Years
Amazon Price


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