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Dali Zensor 1/AX quasi-anechoic measurements

Ageve

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Here are some measurements of the Dali Zensor 1/AX.

The amplifier is located in the left speaker, and the right one is passive.

Equipment/settings used:
REW v5.30.5 (mac)
Calibrated UMIK-2
Active speaker connected to my Windows PC (Toslink, 24-bit, 48 kHz).


I started by measuring the right speaker, as I assumed it would perform close to the ordinary passive version of Dali Zensor 1.

This is the quasi-anechoic response:

Zensor1_onaxis_quasi_anechoic.png


Measurement without bass correction (to match Stereophile):

zensor1_combined_response_stereophile_style.png



The response is very similar to the measurements by Stereophile up to 7 kHz, but for some reason it differs above that.

zensor1_vs_stereophile.png


I re-measured the right speaker and got the same results, so I decided to measure the left/active one instead:

zensor1_ax_vs_passive.png


Here are some directivity measurements (using the right speaker):

zensor1_horizontal_directivity_50cm_80dB.png



zensor1_vertical_directivity_below_tweeter_50cm_80dB.png



zensor1_vertical_directivity_above_tweeter_50cm_80dB.png


 
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Great measurements, thank you so much!

Dali at it again with boosted treble and poor tweeter integration..

I have no clue why their speakers are so dang popular.
 
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