Dali Phantom S-80 In-Wall Speaker

Dali Phantom S-80 In-Wall Speaker

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Key info

  • The PHANTOM S-80 is the most compact in-wall speaker in the range.
  • With its 8 inch bass/mid-range woofer working in combination with the rotatable hybrid tweeter module, it delivers a clear and well-defined audio reproduction – including a surprising bass performance.

The relative compactness of the PHANTOM S-80 makes it perfect for any placement in your audio system. Front, centre, rear or high positions. The compact and slim cabinet offers a full frequency response similar to that of a floorstanding loudspeaker, but without sacrificing valuable living room space. It delivers a no compromise in-wall audio performance with the use of proven speaker technologies. This includes our characteristic wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surround, solid MDF front baffle, our signature hybrid tweeter module and our superior innovative magnet design including a SMC pole piece.

All models are built around a rotatable hybrid tweeter module making them easy to install for any audio use – be it stereo, centre channel or surround.

We have optimised the primary 8” wood fibre woofer for both bass and mid-range performance. Working in combination with the rotatable hybrid tweeter module, it delivers a clear and well-defined audio reproduction – including a surprising bass performance. This ensures that the PHANTOM S-180 really stands out from the crowd.

The ultra slim 103 mm cabinet design fits into almost any standard wall.

CABINET DESIGN

The compact design of the PHANTOM S-80 fits into most standard walls. It was a challenge constructing such a shallow back cabinet – only 103 mm deep – with such a small footprint, and still achieving the perfect inner volume for the woofer.

The cabinet is constructed from a solid MDF that holds the easy-to-use dogleg mounting system and the terminals. The front of the PHANTOM S-80 integrates elegantly with the wall via the surrounding extruded aluminium frame, and the magnet mounted front grille forms the visual presence of the PHANTOM S series.

The discreet, simple, but modern design is non-intrusive and at the same time pleasing to the eye.

SMC

Due to its superior precision and minimal distortion, we chose to base the PHANTOM S-80 primary woofer on the SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet system originally developed for the EPICON series.

SMC has the unique ability of delivering very high magnetic conductivity and very low electrical conductivity, thereby dramatically lowering the effects of hysteresis and eddy currents around the pole piece. In plain English: dramatically lowering the level of distortion. While at the same time delivering all the wanted qualities of a good magnet system.

By surrounding the SMC pole piece with aluminium rings and a 1.5 four-layer voice coil, we achieved optimal control, low distortion and high power handling. The low loss surround and the cone structure is optimised for midrange performance, and likewise the dust cap. The smaller than usual dust cap has been arched outward as part of the woofer depth optimisation.

All this combined delivers a high bandwidth reproduction with amazing detailing and the ability to deliver well-controlled bass and midrange reproduction.

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