Excerpt: There's no direct competition for these Dalis. Yes, there are diminutive floorstanders, and there are £700-a-pair speakers, but no one else combines the tidy, discreet dimensions of the Ikon 5s – just 81cm tall and 15cm wide – with a level of performance that suggests a £700 price-tag. Is there a market for such a product? Well, it seems that Dali thinks so. The dimensions will certainly appeal to those for whom space is at a premium.
Pros: Appealingly small, winning way with voices, good dynamics and crisp timing
Cons: Not as happy against a wall as we’d hoped, attention-seeking treble can offend