Dali Oberon 1


If you're looking for a compact speaker ideal for a small to medium sized room and that will give you good performance without breaking the bank - the Oberon 1 is the baby. Compact but detailed, open and musical. And available in a choice of three finishes. All with grilles.

  • Ultra-compact bookshelf speakers suited for smaller-sized rooms
  • Wide dispersion pattern makes the speakers easy to position
  • Optimised 5.25″ wood fibre cone woofers for deep, firm bass
  • Rounded edges and grille fabric gives a contemporary design
  • Patented SMC reduces mechanical distortion
  • MDF board cabinet w/ high-grade vinyl finish
  • Can be wall mounted
  • comes w/ removable grille covers


The Dali Oberon 1 is an ultra-compact bookshelf speaker for smaller rooms, discreet audio setups or wall mounting. The cabinet size balances inner volume for bass performance and a compact appearance for easy integration.

Easy to position — The wide dispersion pattern of the drivers ensures well-integrated sound that drastically reduces off-axis harmonic distortion.

Contemporary design — The rounded edges and grille fabric add a lighter and more contemporary look.

Wood fibre cones — The stiff, lightweight structure of the reinforced wood fibre cone reproduces details that are uncoloured and highly accurate.

Patented SMC — The woofer magnet’s iron pole-piece includes a patented SMC disc that greatly reduces mechanical distortion for a relaxed midrange and lots of detail.

Easy Integration
The compactness of the Oberon 1 makes it easy to integrate into any room. The driver materials and geometry we use are purpose-designed to achieve a wide dispersion pattern. The same principles have been applied in the design of the crossover to deliver a well-integrated sound, even when listening at a significant off-axis angle. An added benefit of a wide dispersion pattern is that harmonic distortion and diffractions causing frequency distortion are significantly reduced – this is also the reason why DALI speakers are not designed to be toed in.

New wood fibre cone
The 5¼” low loss woofer used in the Oberon 1 has been optimised with a new wood fibre structured cone dedicated to reproducing the delicate midrange and bass frequency area.Constructed from a blend of fine-grain paper pulp reinforced with wood fibres, the woofer creates a stiff, yet lightweight structure. And when combined with the low loss surround and spider suspension, the Oberon 1 woofer reproduces the most minute details in the signal, unfiltered and with high accuracy.

Reducing distortion
The use of SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) in the Oberon 1 greatly reduces mechanical distortion caused by hysteresis and eddy currents. The result is a magnet motor system with a drastic reduction in third-order distortion, allowing the Oberon 1 to deliver extended listening pleasure, a relaxed midrange and a surprising amount of detailing in its class.

Oversized Soft-dome
The oversized 29 mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter was specifically developed for the Oberon series, combining well-proven technologies from our existing Dali speakers with new features. The large size of the membrane lets the tweeter generate higher sound pressure with less excursion, keeping the voice-coil motion to a controlled minimum. The tweeter front plate near the dome has been designed with similar geometry to the Opticon and Rubicon tweeters to create the optimal working conditions for the soft dome. This results in extended frequency response, wide dispersion and low colouration.

Optimised Cabinet
The Oberon 1 cabinet is constructed from a high density, CNC machined MDF board dressed in high-grade vinyl. The extremely rigid structure is achieved with solid bracings across the inside of the cabinet, which practically eliminates cabinet resonance. The bass ports at the rear of the cabinet optimise room integration by using a rear wall surface to improve bass performance. There’s also a keyhole bracket at the back for on-wall mounting.

Physical characteristics
Weight 4.2 kg / each
Dimensions (HxWxD) 274 x 162 x 234 mm
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Speaker characteristics
Active / Passive Passive
Frequency range 51 Hz - 26 KHz
Recommended Amplifier Power 25 - 100W
Sensitivity 86dB
Impedance 6 Ω
Crossover frequency 2,800Hz
Drive units
LF 1 x 5¼-inch
HF 1 x 29 mm soft dome
Included accessories
What's in the box Rubber feet, manual

Additional information


Black, White, Oak, Walnut