Has anyone actually heard the Dali Epikore 11? Impressions welcome.


I don't get to audio shows often but once long ago I had heard the Dali Helicon 400 and it was truly amazing. Has anyone out there in audio land actually heard the Dali Epikore 11. It looks impressive for the price.

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I have a local dealer that has the Dali Kore and now the Epikore 11. I'm really enjoying my current system so haven't stopped in yet. If you're anywhere near chicago you can find them.

We have them, and they're quite incredible.  If you are in the Chicagoland area, you can of course visit -- but anywhere else, I believe they are just shipping pairs out as we speak. 

I don't want to wax poetic about them and sound like a brand shill as this is something we sell, so if there is anything you want to know about them, ask away.  

Ohh those are pricey! They do look mighty sexy! Maybe in another 10 years I’ll pickup a pair. 

They’re on my shortlist to audition and look gorgeous. I previously spent 5+ hours in 3 separate sessions with the Dali Kore, which are my all-time favorite speaker by a substantial margin.  If the Epikore 11 has the same lively presentation (i believe it’s the same mid-range and tweeter as the Kore) it’s going to be one hell of a speaker. 

I spent time demoing the Kore at simply stereo and drove home trying to figure out how to convince my wife….

Ok, just got back from listening to the Epikore 11 with a Mac MA 352 driving them. Personally, I like them better than the $110k Kore. We were barely pushing the meters past 2 watts and the sound was impressive. They retail for $60k so I don’t know anyone who can afford them. I actually like these better than the Kore’s because the bass is more dynamic, even with the mc611’s driving the kore they were a little too smooth for me, the epikore at similar volume with a less powerful amp still sounded more lively and they feel (felt) like they went just as deep. Juicy midrange, clean treble that gets the details without spotlighting them. To be fair I only got about half an hour today so didn’t really get to punish them, but they knocked all the demo tracks out of the park. I’ll post more if the thread continues and I get more time with them.

Spent a few hours with the Epikore 11 yesterday.  They’re stellar.  Heard them with powered via 3 different amps: Bluesound, Anthem STR, and MA 12000.  It didn’t matter much how they were powered, it was a treat to listen to them.  They present a huge variety of music exactly the way i want to hear it. I don’t think i found a track, genre, band etc.. that I didn’t love through them.  I’ll need to A/B with the Kore (my all-time favorite) to pick a winner.  They are that good. 

The way the 11's sound I agree is comparable to the Kore, but that they need less power to sound dynamic is why I'd choose the Epikore 11 over the flagship speakers If I could pick either pair as my endgame speakers. Now if they threw in a couple Mc1.25's or better suited room with the Kore I might have a different answer.