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Dali Rubicon 8s

Blacksabbath25

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Just brought some Dali rubicon 8s in walnut but have to wait 3 days for them to be shipped out from the Dali factory and then pick them up from the shop i brought them from .
But thought it was time i upgraded from the Dali opticon 8s to the Rubicon 8s i have had the Dali opticon 8s for 3 years which i think is a super speaker so i will be sorry to see them go .
 
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Just brought some Dali rubicon 8s in walnut but have to wait 3 days for them to be shipped out from the Dali factory and then pick them up from the shop i brought them from .
But thought it was time i upgraded from the Dali opticon 8s to the Rubicon 8s i have had the Dali opticon 8s for 3 years which i think is a super speaker so i will be sorry to see them go .
Did you trade in the Opticons?
 

Blacksabbath25

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Hope you got a good deal. Will be interested in what differences the Rubicons bring.
well i can not believe this myself but the manger let me bring back the opticons without loss so i got my £2000 back which went towards the Rubicons 8s which i had a balance of £2200 left to pay so paid it
But noticed that £200 has been added over the Dali high end range
 
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Blacksabbath25

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My speakers turned up after a weeks wait as they came straight from Dali them self's so only had them running about 8 hrs max so far .
So to early to say what i think but notice straight out of the box the top end sounded a lot better then the Dali Opticon 8s did and they sound a lot deeper in the bass department but what amazes me is the drivers are smaller on the Rubicon 8s then the big ones on the Opticons 8s .
The finish on the cabinets are a lot better on the Rubicons so far good but i have to say i do feel there was some quality's about the Opticons i liked in there sound department that i am not getting from the rubicons i guess its me just got new speakers and the old ones where well run-in .IMG20200923085524.jpgIMG20200923085459 (2).jpgIMG20200923085533 (2).jpg
 
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Blacksabbath25

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Looking good. Keep them running for a good while and play with their positioning, those ribbon tweeters often mean the straight ahead positioning is sometimes best.
I got them 26 cm from the back wall more then the Dali opticon 8s would you believe and they where bigger and yes i no about them firing straight ahead but i no some dealers like then to toe-in a little
 
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well i can not believe this myself but the manger let me bring back the opticons without loss so i got my £2000 back which went towards the Rubicons 8s which i had a balance of £2200 left to pay so paid it
But noticed that £200 has been added over the Dali high end range
Thats twice they've done that for you isn't it? your old 6 to 8's
 

Blacksabbath25

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Thats twice they've done that for you isn't it? your old 6 to 8's
Yes it is Richer sounds is pretty good they have gone that extra mile more then ones with me and did not expect it this time to be honest .
Maybe its the Covid thing when not meany people are buying things like this i do not no but i would say it must be hard for Richer sounds at the moment
 
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Yes it is Richer sounds is pretty good they have gone that extra mile more then ones with me and did not expect it this time to be honest .
Maybe its the Covid thing when not meany people are buying things like this i do not no but i would say it must be hard for Richer sounds at the moment
Its hard for everyone right now I think.

How are they sounding so far?
 

Blacksabbath25

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Its hard for everyone right now I think.

How are they sounding so far?
They are starting to open up a bit now but was not keen on the sound when i first got them to be honest i felt for a minute i had made a mistake getting shot of my Dali opticon 8s as they did have bigger bass drivers on them and they where clear sounding but everything sounded right on them so both ranges of speakers do things differently .
 

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