Dali Zensor 3 Review

THE DALI ZENSOR SERIES Speaker Review

The Zensor manufacturer has been continually producing series of consistent quality Dali high-end loudspeakers that range from ZENSOR Vokal center speakers to Zensor 7 which has been Dali’s original technology and revolutionary design concept and guarantees the absolute pedigree of the Danish Dali brand.

DALI - Oberon 3 (Walnut)

This Zensor series covers a whole lot of five loudspeaker products from the compactly designed stereo speakers to the splendorous multi-channel audio systems which are designed well to meet the needs of music lovers and most especially, the audiophiles.

This  Zensor series includes:

  • ZENSOR Vokal center speakers
  • ZENSOR 1
  • ZENSOR 3
  • ZENSOR 5 Floor-standing speakers
  • ZENSOR 7

Users can easily pick their choice to satisfy two-channel Hi-Fi or multi-channel home theater music listening according to different home space conditions and needs.

Dali’s products are typically constructed to perfectly integrate the home living environment and offer an unparalleled audiovisual experience to the users such as the appearance, the avant-garde, and the aluminum alloy style detail decoration highlights fashion.

DALI - Oberon 3 (Walnut)

DALI ZENSOR 3

Dali Zensor 3 is the latest member of the award-winning ZENSOR series. It is the most popular entry-level series of loudspeakers that have attracted a lot of attention from audiophiles throughout the world especially in many European countries because it is an entry-level product with a very high cost of performance and a simple design.

The brand new Dali Zensor 3 has the most realistic sounding speakers that are typically developed and constructed to sound so much larger than its actual size, using a 7 woofer based on the technology from Zensor 7 and a tweeter module from the Zensor 1.

It is a multi-channel theater system that observes its surrounding sound envelopment and live reproduction ability, and a stereo HI-Fi system that consists of floor-mounted speakers and bookshelf speakers for listening to generate a fascinating experience.

The cabinet of these speakers is designed so large that it has an impressive bass unit that delivers an adequate, controlled, and deep bass and at the same time small enough to be placed on a shelf or floor stand.

The cones are created from a blend of fine-grained paper pulp augmented with wood fibers and are called wood fibre cone. This blend enables the cones to be stiff and light which allows every micro detail in the signal to be reproduced unfiltered.

The surface area is increased by 15 percent by the “7woofer compared to a 6 ½  woofer which helps the Zensor 3 to deliver the same sound pressure with lesser cone excursion, thereby leading to an effortless reproduction of dynamic and smooth sound.

This powerful speaker offers a very deep bass response and has become a great success among other products.

DALI - Oberon 3 (White)

DALI ZENSOR 3 SPECIFICATION

  • Product series: ZENSOR
  • Speaker type: Front, Rear, Surround
  • Sensitivity( 2.83 V/1 M): 88.0dB
  • Frequency response: 50 – 26500Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 108dB
  • Recommended Amplifier power: 25 – 125 Watts
  • Crossover frequency: 2,600 Hz
  • High-frequency Driver: 1 x 25 mm soft textile dome
  • Low-frequency Driver: 1 x 7 wood fiber Cone
  • Bass reflex Tuning Frequency: 460Hz
  • Connection input: single wire
  • Enclosure: Bass Reflex
  • Recommended placement: Stand, shelf
  • Recommended distance from wall: 5 – 30 cm
  • Dimensions with Base (h x w x d): 351 x 205 x 293
  • Accessories included: Manual Rubber pads
  • Optional Accessories: White Grille
  • Finish: Black Ash Vinyl, White Vinyl, and Light Walnut Vinyl
  • Weight: 6.3 kg

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DALI ZENSOR 3 FEATURES

Dali Zensor loudspeakers have some quality features that enable them to perform outrightly well such as the following:

  • Wood Fiber Cones: Dali Zensor manufacturer uses advanced manufacturing technology in order to mix paper pulp and woof fiber into something stuff but very light cones. The cones are exceptionally efficient and perfect at reproducing every bit of signal fed into the speaker system.
  • The Soft dome tweeter: This soft lightweight dome tweeter is also part of the features of Dali Zensor 3 that gives the speaker the best resolution in its class. It is usually seen in the higher-end products manufactured by Dali.
  • Dali Driver Design: This is another great feature found in Dali Zensor 3 added by the manufacturer in order to ensure that the sound produced from the speaker is very rich while keeping the sound system extremely efficient.
  • Large frequency range: The sound system also features a frequency range of 50- 26500Hz which is very large and efficient, thereby allowing for optimum sound performance.
  • Enclosure type: The cabinet enclosure type is perfectly designed with a bass reflex that is great at amplifying the bass of the music.
  • Advanced Construction: The feature of each and every part of this Zensor 3 is carefully picked in order to reduce mechanical loss and to ensure that the music is extremely produced with clarity even at the lowest volume setting.
  • Features a larger bass woofer from Zensor 7: This helps the speaker to render a powerful bass response helping the depth of sound further than any average cabinet.

REVIEW

There have been a lot of good reviews about the Dali Zensor series which is an award-winning loudspeaker with quality performances. We shall be reviewing the Dali Zensor 3 focusing on its capabilities and constraints.

DALI - Zensor 5 (Walnut)

Dali Zensor 3 bookshelf speaker comes in three different colors which are white, light walnut, and black ash. Its beautifully designed body is an added advantage because it does subtract from the sound quality. The variant of color enables the buyer to match it to the already owned furniture that is present in their home in which the medium size of the system makes it a great choice for homes of all sizes.

Each of the Zensor 3 speakers measures 351 x 205 x 293 in size and weighs 6.3kg. This makes the speakers fall in between the medium size bookshelf speaker category because they are not up to Klipsch the Sixes in size. The dimension of these speakers is well designed making their size easy to fit into any room and not become too chunky.

Additionally, the speakers are perfectly sized with the Signature Zensor design on them.

They can easily create a strong impression on everybody who is just seeing them for the first time in your living room and outrightly swept your visitors off their feet with their flawless audio performances.

The solid cabinet is attractively designed with a glossy front baffle with recessed drive units for a smoother style. The soft dome tweeter module has proved its ability to deliver a rich detailed sound and delivering an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration.

There is also a high-quality, gold-plated 4mm, fully shielded binding post that is fitted into the speaker in order to carry out a perfect cable connection.

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OPTIMUM SOUND QUALITY

Dali Zensor speakers are strokingly good due to their engaging and enjoyable features. The soundstage is very open and ample headroom is also available which allows for a nice dispersed sound and a good airy presentation of sounds.

The sound is balanced, the top end is crisp and the midrange is sweet to the ear. The bass response is rich, heavy, and impressive for the size of the cabinets with music being handled with infectious enthusiasm.

It is very easy to pick out each part of the most complex tracks due to the plenty of detail and high level of clarity.

DALI - Oberon 3 (White)

The vocals are smooth and pure with high restoration power, the mid-frequency is also filled with excellence.

The Zensor 3 is absolutely great in performance when it is being restored to the overall sound field. It tends to relatively perform stronger in the sound field and low frequency than the other products in the series.

The sound is exquisitely expressed, with a texture that is clearly expressed at a perfect atmospheric space.

Dali Zensor 3 is typically designed to satisfy even the picky audiophiles. They have the ability to reproduce accurate audio sounds in a really wide range of frequencies. It constantly produces the deepest bass and can go as low as 50Hz to reproduce flawless sounds.

They generally perform well and are super accurate with no form of distortions.

Pros
  • Availability of color variation
  • It beautifully designed
  • The “7 woofer outputs powerful and deep bass
  • Optimum clear and rich sounds
  • The “7 woofer design of the tweeter
  • The high-frequency range reproduces any kind of music
  • It is constructed in a perfect sized box
  • Mind-blowing sound clarity
  • It is not really heavy
  • A good bass-reflex cabinet
  • The copper-clad aluminum wires
Cons
  • The connectivity is limited
  • It lacks any kind of integrated amplifier
  • It is relatively overpriced
  • Can be too loud for the environment in some cases

CONCLUSION

Dali Zensor 3 is a quality high-end speaker that is compact enough to stand in any stable place and is considered a perfect choice for those who are looking for speakers that do not necessarily need a subwoofer.

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Being in love with music his whole life, Lucas started this blog as the “go-to” place for the most accurate and detailed information about the world of music, and especially pianos! Having worked in a music store for over 10 years, Lucas has found passion in helping others choose the most suitable instrument for them. He is now happy to share his knowledge of the industry here, at themodernrecord.

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