DaliEuphonia MS-5usedDali Euphonia MS-5 Alpi Wood Ref As New !((( PENDING SALE ))))Dali Euphonia TOP Flagship MS5 Full Range Handsome Floor-standing Speakers "as new" in their most desirable wood Alpi (see pictures): Local Pick up ...4449.00

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Dali Euphonia TOP Flagship MS5 Full Range Handsome Floor-standing Speakers "as new" in their most desirable wood Alpi (see pictures):


Local Pick up preferred.

If boxing to ship: We will add $800 for Custom Boxes to be made + all shipping costs.

Truly a Best buy and likely the best Pair to be found, one owner purchased New when Weinhart Design and my old company was the USA's top Dali Dealer.

Features a Ribbon and great Soft Dome tweeter along with a wonderful sounding Wood Pulp compound for the woofer's Cones and sounds very musical, rich and has first class sound from the highest note to the rich bass.

Highly Recommended by me and those in the know for their top full rich sound and superb imaging (not to mention their IMPRESSIVE looks).

These are available to be auditioned or picked up in Ventura, CA and are sounding so great that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you hear them in the System in my clients home "if your a buyer looking in this price range you will likely find it impossible to find a more impressive and or better sounding speaker".


Discription: The EUPHONIA MS5 (MS for Main Speaker) is the flagship of the EUPHONIA Series. At 124 cm tall and a dead weight of 69 kg, this is an armor-crushing giant of a loudspeaker.

Essentially, the EUPHONIA MS5 is a three-way bass reflex speaker with 2 x 8" bass woofers, 1x 6.5” midrange driver and DALI´s proprietary ribbon/soft dome hybrid tweeter module. In fact, it is more a three-and-a half-way design, as the dome and the ribbon do not cover the same frequency range. The Hybrid Tweeter Module and the paper/woodfiber cone drivers are core DALI technologies and the heart of the EUPHONIA Series. Same core technologies are emplyed throughout the DALI speaker range.

Nothing but seeing and hearing the EUPHONIA MS5 can describe it !

Stereophile magazine says:

"For the first time, the moderate volume level that seems, for me, congruent for image size and distance on the recording can clearly be heard." "Superb value for dollar, rich and full sound at lower volume levels, engaging detail and musicality,"

Udo Pipper from Stereo magazine (Germany)
"Thanks to the ingenious tweeter conception the EUPHONIA´s (MS5) resounded with ardent clarity and transparency." "Indeed a terrific loudspeaker...somewhat more "joyful" than its little brother (MS4), yet unmistakably superior" "In terms of measured performance an almost perfect transducer."

Hi-Fi & Musik Magazine (Sweden)
"This is definitely a loudspeaker we can unconditionally recommend." "DALI EUPHONIA MS5 is such a multi-facetted loudspeaker that no listener will come away disappointed." "...the upper frequencies - It is without a rival and is perhaps the finest upper range we have heard in this test series. Offhand, we cannot name any speaker that does it better"
The EUPHONIA Series is developed, designed, hand-built, assembled and individually tested at the DALI factory in Denmark.


Product Series EUPHONIA

Speaker Type Front Firing
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 31 - 28,000

Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB] 89.0

Nominal Impedance [Ω] 4

Maximum SPL [dB] 115

Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 50 - 500

Crossover Frequency [Hz] 685 / 3,300 / (15,000)

High Frequency Drivers 1 x 10 x 55 mm Ribbon

1 x 29 mm Soft Textile Dome

Midrange Driver 1 x 6½" Wood Fibre Cone

Low Frequency Driver 2 x 8" Wood Fibre Cone

Enclosure Type Bass Reflex

Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 24.0

Recommended Placement Floor
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] > 25

Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 1245 x 280 x 550

Weight [kg] 69.0

Accessories Included Manual

Spikes M12

Terminal Links

Finish Alpi Veneer

Translation of review of Dali Euphonia MS 5 400 published inHiFi & Musik Magazine, Sweden, no. 4, 2004:
Growing Pleasure: Loudspeakers in this price range ought to do well in most performance parameters. With The Euphonia MS 5 Dali has applied all their skills. The question is: How far does that take us?
There are well-crafted loudspeakers, then there are very well-crafted loudspeakers, then there is Dali! If there is one thing that these Danish speaker builders have always excelled at, it is making loudspeakers with stunning cosmetic finish. Obviously, Euphonia MS 5 is no exception. It is a creation that inspires love at first sight. This is a massive loudspeaker whose size indicates the kind of space it requires in order to breathe freely. This was confirmed every time the MS 5ís depth charge bass rolled through our listening room.
The Dali story began a little over 20 years ago and the man behind it all was no less than Peter Lyngdorf, who has since become famous for his TacT Audio products. In 1983, he decided to build no-compromise loudspeakers under the name Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industry, Dali for short. Today, Dali employs more than 60 people and the range consists of nearly 60 models. It is definitely a global brand with distribution in more than 40 countries.
Anniversary Giant
The Euphonia Series was introduced in 2003 to celebrate Daliís 20th anniversary and reaffirm their reputation as a name to reckon with. MS 5 (MS for Main Speaker) is the flagship of the series with design and finish truly worthy of the term flagship. The detailed finish can be studied under a magnifying glass and the construction exudes the joy of workmanship and solid traditional handcraftsmanship. At 124 centimeters tall and a deadweight of 69 kg, this is an armor-crushing giant of a loudspeaker.
It is a three-way bass reflex design with dual 8î woofers, a 6.5î midrange unit and Daliís proprietary ribbon/soft dome high frequency module. In fact, it is more a three-and-a-half- way design, since the dome and the ribbon do not cover exactly the same frequency range. The high frequency module can be said to be the heart of the series, as it is employed throughout the Euphonia range.
One might well ask: why two different types of high frequency drivers? It is a well known fact that at rising frequencies dispersion narrows to a tight beam. Because this is undesirable behavior, loudspeaker designers have constantly sought ways to work around the problem. Conventional dome tweeters have good horizontal and vertical dispersion, while ribbon drivers have fine horizontal dispersion, but poor vertical dispersion. Dali claims that by combining these two sets of performance characteristics, they achieve enhanced high frequency dispersion.
Most important, however, are the outstanding sonic benefits that a ribbon tweeter offers. In many cases, a ribbon tweeter can deliver more linear frequency response and faster transient response than a conventional dome. In addition, it is easier to minimize distortion. Presumably, all of these qualities were desirable, but in order to ensure proper dispersion, a dome was also used. The dome extends to 15 kHz, while the ribbon continues all the way to 28 kHz.
The tweeter module is placed at ear-height between the midrange and bass units. This position also ensures best possible integration between the high and mid frequencies and allows listening positions closer to the speakers without sonic compromise.
Fibers and dispersion
The dual 8î and single 6.5î units are specially developed for the series. The goal was a fast, yet rigid cone without resonant tendencies. To achieve this, a special type of paper pulp cone was chosen containing unusually long wood fibers in carefully calculated proportions. The fibers are credited with resonance control and make possible a cone with low mass and high rigidity.
To further reduce resonance, the cone is coated with a synthetic material. Another key design goal was minimal loss in the transition from electrical to mechanical energy. Great emphasis has been placed on designing drivers that convert as much as possible of the signalís electrical energy into cone motion, instead of turning it into heat due to mechanical resistance. An additional objective was smooth, even, room-independent dispersion. It would seem that this goal has been achieved. One can move about freely between the loudspeakers without radical changes in sound. Listening distance is also not a particularly crucial parameter. The MS 5 has a large ìsweet spot.î
Tri-Wiring: The crossover filter is not left to chance in such a serious loudspeaker design. To eliminate interference from air motion inside the enclosure and from panel vibration, the crossover is isolated in a chamber at the base. All components are mounted to minimize interaction, which is especially important with inductors and their magnetic fields.
All components are hard-wired, i.e. soldered directly to each other with no printed circuit board. The loudspeakers are fitted with three pairs of terminals for optional tri-wiring. The crossover is optimized for tri-wiring or, even better, tri-amping. At the very least, bi-wiring or bi-amping is recommended, in which case the lower two terminal pairs (bass and midrange) are connected together, while the high frequency input is connected separately. We used this configuration during our listening sessions.
The terminals are of high quality and accept all types of connections. For banana plugs, the opening can be tightened for increased contact pressure.
For enhanced structural integrity, the enclosure is made from MDF with numerous vertical grooves to make it easier to bend. The front baffle is a sandwich construction with 16 mm MDF on top of a 22 mm panel. The stone base, weighing in at 20 kg, is made from crushed granite.
Never disappointed
It has always been my experience that recordings that impress the first time around tend to die after a few listens. The best records I have heard have most often only seemed okay after the first listen, barely hinting at their potential. But the more you listen, the better they become. I do not know if this line of reasoning can also be applied to audio, but if so, the MS 5 is a damn fine loudspeaker.
The first impression was not that this is an extraordinary loudspeaker, but the more we listened, the more we were impressed. This is a loudspeaker that takes a brief while to grow on you. It is difficult to say why this should be the case. Perhaps it stimulates so many of our auditory ìtaste budsî all at once that initially there is simply too much information to deal with.
This is definitely a loudspeaker that we can unconditionally recommend even to people whose sonic preferences we know nothing about. Dali Euphonia MS 5 is such a multi-facetted loudspeaker that no listener will come away disappointed. It doesnít matter what sonic parameter you focus on, MS 5 masters it. It has no aberrant characteristics that some listeners might take issue with.
A Perfect Balancing Act
With speakers in this price range, a subwoofer should not have to be your next investment. We can eliminate any risk of such an investment straight away. If there is any frequency range that the MS 5 masters, it is the bass. In this range, it can compete with the best speakers we have auditioned in this series of articles. It goes way down deep, yet remains highly articulate and dry. It has a pistonic force that reminds us of the Revel Performa F50 with its peerless depth charge feel.
When playing music with substantial bass content, filled with synthesizer bass lines or electric bass in the bottom octaves, they offer rich contrast and impressive control. There is a sense of freedom and ease that imparts a very natural flow to bass information.
Those familiar with Maxwellís ìEmbryaî know the ludicrous synthesizer bass on the first track. Put it on and turn up the volume and the sound goes straight through your bodyís organs in a manner that I have rarely heard before. The bass becomes hellishly physical. A kidney belt is recommended to keep your inner organs in place! Still, the bass breathes and pulsates effortlessly! Naturally, this monumental performance demands an amplifier with excellent power reserves.
With far less expensive loudspeakers, potent bass tends to overshadow everything else, making the system sound less coherent. But that is not a problem here. The midrange and high frequencies integrate ideally with the powerful bass. Amazing consistency is one of the characteristics of the MS 5 that impresses us most of all. In spite of its powerful bass, it is perfectly balanced.
Moving up the frequency spectrum, we encounter an open, articulate midrange that unearths a wealth of micro-details and nuances. Voices are rendered with highly realistic body and warmth. All chest tones are present and vocals flow free and clear. Brass instruments have a natural timbre and realistic presence. Their tonal colors are amazing and their full dynamic capabilities are revealed.
While the midrange is perhaps not quite as focused or distinctly dynamic or as detailed as B&W Nautilus 802, Von Schweikert VR-4 GEN III or Martin Logan Odyssey, the difference is minimal.
But there is one area in which MS 5 far and away exceeds its fantastic bass and overall coherence ñ the upper frequencies. It is without rival and is perhaps the finest upper range we have heard in this test series. Offhand, we cannot name any speaker that does it better. The highs are extended and airy with incredible sparkle, dynamics and tonal color.
It is pristine and seems completely liberated from any kind of distortion. The usually difficult S-sounds found on many of our demo discs are handled brilliantly. We have seldom heard such gentleness combined with such a distinct and fully mature reproduction of the upper frequency range. It is amazingly well-integrated with the midrange and extends upwards with stunning naturalness. Undeniably first class performance. We tip
our hats and bow in the presence of some of the finest high frequencies we have ever heard.
Luxury for All
As should be clear by now, this is an impressive loudspeaker in so many respects. It is impressive that Dali could bring together all the parts to create such a powerful whole. When you sit and listen, your attention is not focused on individual aspects, instead you can revel in a loudspeaker that plays music of all kinds and changes moods to match the music. It approaches its task with consummate ease and never once stumbles. It keeps a sharp eye on the musical event and has impeccable timing. It is also insanely great fun to crank them up loud.
It is tough to come up with any reasonable or justified criticism, but if I had to guess, there might be those would feel that the lower octaves could be just the tiniest bit faster, although I personally have no objections on this point.
MS 5 has a warm sound that never comes close to being overblown, but when paired with electronics with exaggerated warmth, it might be a bit much for some listeners. The stereo image could be just a bit more focused. There are better alternatives at this price point. It does not appear to be an especially difficult amplifier load, but we can imagine how great it could sound tri-amped with three heavyweight power amplifiers connected directly to the respective filter sections. Do not underestimate the importance of a powerful amplifier, especially if you want to take full advantage of their bass potential!
This is a High End loudspeaker in the true sense of the word with such an appealing sound that the vast majority should love it. If you were to assemble a list of the qualities that you would expect from a speaker at this price, Dali Euphonia MS 5 fits the bill. If you have the money and are looking for loudspeakers, you must give them a listen. But remember to check your home ownerís insurance. It may not cover building damage caused by bass rhythms.

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