Thanks everyone for your inputs. I have also been doing the reading
on my part and found Dali's have received great reviews almost
everywhere. Almost everyone seems to agree, they are a great value for
money. The ranges most discussed are IKON and Helicon. Mentor being a
recent launch has not yet got to the same level of popularity.
all know what WHFSV said about the IKON 6 and IKON 2s. Besides TAS
mentioned about IKON 6 as "appearing to be an outstanding value,
offering nearly all the performance of the Helikon at a fraction of the
price". Best part is, IKONs also shined in multi-channel setup. That
sort of gives me an easier upgrade path. So, if I later wanted to
upgrade my HT, I wouldn't be looking for customers for these and new
speakers for HT from scratch.
I benefited most from Robert Greene's review of IKON 6 among others.After
studying the frequency response charts as published by Robert my
conclusion is, I will need to let the speakers play at their natural
level when my wife plays it. When I play, I will push the bass a few
dBs up. Because I really liked the way people said these speakers flow
and present the soundstage. One of my top selection criteria has always
been tonal balance, and these seem to do the job perfectly. There
surely are dips at places and minor surges, but then I am not looking
for 'money no object' speakers. My quest is to find decent speakers and
these seem to be the best I can lay my hands on having to pay about
twice as much in UK/US market.
Now what I need is listen them with my own ears and close the case.
But wait, don't I also need to figure out which amp to mate them with? The dealer is offering a deal on
Music Hall/Dali combo. But so far I am not convinced Music Hall would
be the best partner for Dali. That is one area I still am working on.