Excerpt: We were big fans of the original DALI Ikon 6. Its enthusiastic yet balanced sound and competitive £899 price won it many friends. The new model moves up a price point but still resembles the original thanks to that unusual dual-tweeter arrangement. High-frequency duties are shared between a relatively conventional soft-dome unit and a ribbon design. The twin bass drivers are all new, and use the firm's now traditional wooden fibre cone material.
Pros: A seamless, sophisticated balance, fine insight and control, go loud with ease, unfussy about positioning
Excerpt: Dali 's original Ikon series had many admirers around these parts, but when we ran the First Test rule over the Ikon 6 mk2s in September 2010, we found that a combination of a hefty price increase and a rather prissy disinclination to properly entertain relegated them to four-star status. Now it's the turn of the Ikon 6 mk2 5.1 system to enter the fray.
Pros: Scale and detail to spare, especially fine sub, centre and rears, well made and finished
Cons: Similarly priced rivals look more luxurious, could be more entertaining in stereo