DALI - ZENSOR 3

$694.95

ZENSOR 3

 

DALI ZENSOR 3 is the newest member of the award winning ZENSOR series. This brand new speaker is developed and built to sound much larger than it actually is. Using a 7” woofer based on the technology from the ZENSOR 7 and the tweeter module from the ZENSOR 1, the ZENSOR 3 is able to recreate the high frequencies, the mid range and the low bass in the best possible way. We have designed the cabinet so that it is large enough to deliver a sufficient, controlled and deep bass and yet is small enough to be placed on a shelf or floor stand. The woofer cones are made from a blend of fine grained paper pulp reinforced with wood fibres. This mix makes the cones stiff and light which ensures that every micro detail in the signal is reproduced unfiltered. The 7” woofer increases the surface area by 15% compared to a 6½” woofer and this helps the ZENSOR 3 to deliver the same sound pressure with much less cone excursion, leading to an effortless reproduction of the dynamics in the music. With a 4 layer voice coil magnet motor system the ZENSOR 3 produces an impressive 17% more B/L compared with speakers using the common 2 layer voice coil. A copper clad aluminum wire ensures optimal reproduction in the mid range, and the power of the magnet motor keep the bass controlled and precise. 

Featuring the larger bass woofer from the Zensor 7, the Dali Zensor 3 offers a deep, powerful bass response. As with other Zensor models, the wood fibre cone is usually only found on more expensive models and gives the Zensor 3 a level of detail and realism not usually found on this level of speaker. Helping the depth of sound further is a larger than average cabinet.

Although still compact enough for a stand, the cabinet size, especially its depth, provides volume in both senses of the word.

 "The Dali Zensor 3s are a great success. More than that, they're a treat." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review.

 

SMOOTH, DETAILED TREBLE

Partnering this impressive bass unit is a similarly high performing treble unit. Soft dome construction gives upper notes a smooth yet precise sound. The soft dome tweeter module has over and over again proved its ability to deliver a rich and detailed sound, and the module used in the ZENSOR 3 is no exception - delivering an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration. When taken as a whole the Zensor Three is simply one of the most realistic sounding speakers at its price point.

 

SOLID CONSTRUCTION

 

We have designed the cabinet so that it is large enough to deliver a sufficient, controlled and deep bass and yet is small enough to be placed on a shelf or floor stand.

As with other Zensor speakers, the '3' is very well constructed. The solid cabinet has an attractive glossy front baffle, with recessed drive units for a smoother style. High quality, fully shielded, gold-plated 4mm binding posts are fitted for the perfect cable connection.

 

“Yes, to put it simply. These are stonkingly good speakers. They’re engaging and enjoyable enough that we found ourselves going through entire albums at a time, nearly forgetting that we were meant to be testing them.”

-What HiFi? 5Stars 

 

The woofer cones are made from a blend of fine grained paper pulp reinforced with wood fibres. This mix makes the cones stiff and light which ensures that every micro detail in the signal is reproduced unfiltered.

 

The 7” woofer increases the surface area by 15% compared to a 6½” woofer and this helps the ZENSOR 3 to deliver the same sound pressure with much less cone excursion, leading to an effortless reproduction of the dynamics in the music.

 

With a 4 layer voice coil magnet motor system the ZENSOR 3 produces an impressive 17% more B/L compared with speakers using the common 2 layer voice coil. A copper clad aluminum wire ensures optimal reproduction in the mid range, and the power of the magnet motor keep the bass controlled and precise.

 

The soft dome tweeter module has over and over again proved its ability to deliver a rich and detailed sound, and the module used in the ZENSOR 3 is no exception - delivering an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration.

 

“A master piece doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive, but there should be the perfect balance between price, performance and sound quality. And this is exactly what the ZENSOR 3 does” - Area DVD

 

Specifications

Product Series

ZENSOR

Speaker Type

Front

Rear

Surround

Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]

50 - 26,500

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

88.0

Nominal Impedance [Ω]

6

Maximum SPL [dB]

108

Recommended Amplifier Power [W]

25 - 125

Crossover Frequency [Hz]

2,600 Hz

High Frequency Driver

1 x 25 mm  Soft Textile Dome

Low Frequency Driver

1 x 7"  Wood Fibre Cone

Enclosure Type

Bass Reflex

Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]

46.0

Connection input(s)

Single Wire

Magnetic Shielding

No

Recommended Placement

Shelf

Stand

Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]

5 - 30 cm

Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]

351 x 205 x 293

Weight [kg]

6.3

Accessories Included

Manual

Rubber Pads

Optional Accessories

White Grille

Finish

Black Ash Vinyl

Light Walnut Vinyl

White Vinyl

 

What we really like is the Zensor 3s’ nature. These are upbeat speakers. Music is handled with an infectious enthusiasm.

We put it down to the combination of energy and punchy dynamics. Such was their authority and exuberance that we found ourselves rapt with attention.

You also get plenty of detail and a high level of clarity. It’s easy to pick out the individual parts of even the most complex tracks.

Play Atoms for Peace’s Ingenue and the bizarre percussion in the background is clearly a load of water drops. It’s not overly analytical, however.

Our Verdict

The Dali Zensor 3s are a great success. More than that, they’re a treat. They don’t put a foot wrong, and they’ll occupy you for hours. If you’re after an affordable upgrade, these represent top value for money.

 

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