The large-scale, floorstanding OPTICON 8 MK2 is the powerhouse of the new OPTICON range. It combines twin 8” wood fibre cones with a 6½” midrange driver - all incorporating our patented SMC magnet system.
Thanks to its size and true three-way format, the OPTICON 8 MK2 offers a level of performance unavailable from any other OPTICON model. It combines immense low frequency bandwidth, volume potential and dynamic accuracy with the extraordinary detail and clarity that arises from the use of a dedicated midrange driver. High frequencies from the hybrid tweeter are explicitly detailed and informative yet simultaneously smooth and endlessly listenable.
The OPTICON 8 MK2 offers an extended low frequency profile that suits installation in large listening spaces with more distant room boundaries.
The manufacture of the OPTICON MK2 remains fully Danish - as with the MK1 series. Built at our factory in Denmark; from components produced in-house or sourced from the best specialist manufacturers locally and further afield.
The OPTICON 8 MK2 is available in Satin Black and Tobacco Oak.
The SMC used in OPTICON MK2's magnet motor system has very high magnetic permeability and very low electrical conductivity. It works primarily by minimising eddy currents in the magnet system pole piece. This improves flux linearity, reducing the magnetic hysteresis. Resulting in a significant reduction of electro-acoustic distortion.
The new OPTICON MK2 hybrid tweeter marries the CALLISTO-derived 29 mm soft dome with a custom 17 x 45 mm ribbon - mounted on a cast aluminium faceplate that incorporates dispersion control detailing. This combination offers the clarity, speed and dynamics of a dome tweeter, with the very high frequency detail and smooth finesse of a ribbon tweeter.
The newly introduced OPTICON MK2 Dual Flare technique brings port design into the realm of aerodynamics - with exit and entry flares carefully designed to minimise turbulence. Dual Flare enables OPTICON MK2 reflex ports to remain laminar and work effectively to reinforce low frequency performance to a significantly higher volume level than would otherwise be possible.
ASSEMBLED IN PAIRS
Speakers used and enjoyed in pairs should also be built as pairs! Our manufacturing process is designed to ensure that stereo pairs of speakers are built and tested sequentially by a single manufacturing technician, using components taken in the same order from the same batch. It’s a process that helps ensure ultimate visual and acoustic pair matching.
The large-scale, floorstanding OPTICON 8 MK2 is the powerhouse of the new OPTICON MK2 family - the only three-way system in the series. The speaker combines immense low frequency bandwidth, volume potential and dynamic accuracy with the extraordinary detail and clarity from the dedicated midrange driver. The OPTICON 8 MK2 offers an extended low frequency profile that suits installation in large listening spaces with more distant room boundaries.
|Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]||38 - 30,000|
|Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) [dB]||88.5|
|Nominal Impedance [ohms]||4|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||112|
|Recommended Amplifier Power [W]||40 - 300|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||380 / 2,200 / 14,000|
|Crossover Principle||3 + ½-way|
|Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity||1 x 17 x 45 mm|
|Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type||Ribbon|
|Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity||1 x 29 mm|
|Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver Diaphragm type||Soft Textile Dome|
|Midrange driver, Quantity||1 x 6 1/2"|
|Midrange driver, Diaphragm type||Wood Fibre Cone|
|Low frequency driver, Quantity||2 x 8"|
|Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type||Wood Fibre Cone|
|Enclosure type||Bass Reflex|
|Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]||29.5|
|Recommended Distance From Wall [cm]||30 - 150|
|Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm]||1141 x 241 x 450|