We’re living through a golden age of creativity in music and opportunities for its enjoyment at home. The ubiquity of streaming services enables audiophiles to discover and enjoy an almost limitless supply of new and fascinating artists, while the arrival of very high resolution digital audio formats has awoken new interest in sound quality. The near simultaneous resurgence of vinyl has also rekindled the intense pleasure and enjoyment that owning records brings to music lovers. Yet, though the remarkable capabilities of contemporary Hi-Fi equipment enable previously unimaginable levels of electro-acoustic performance, the full dynamics of a symphony orchestra, for example, is still all too often out of reach. With the DALI KORE, this is no longer the case.
Musical artistry is also flourishing. Musicians across every genre and level of ambition have access to tools and technology that bring the opportunity for composition and creative exposure into the everyday. The result is an explosion of musical creativity that delivers to audiophiles an almost unlimited variety of new music. For DALI, the time is right to express itself with a flagship product that reflects this golden age of creative artistry.
Made in Denmark
With the DALI KORE, we also aspired to expand our in-house manufacturing capabilities and to utilise Danish businesses by sourcing more components locally. The DALI KORE enclosure, for example, incorporates elements made from die-cast aluminium, structural composites and even a cement based resin composite, all of which are sourced from suppliers located within easy reach of our production facilities in central Denmark. We also invested in a long established and renowned local specialist manufacturer of curved wood panels for the Danish furniture sector; a technique that we later used to create the elegant, curved lines of the DALI KORE.
“With local suppliers, quality is better, delivery is more reliable and communication is easier.”
THOMAS MARTIN HOLM
DALI CHIEF OPERATING OFFICE
Investing in the Future
As well as investing in Denmark, it was important for us to further develop our in-house capabilities. To create the curved carcass of the DALI KORE enclosure, for example, we invested in a new five-axis, computer-controlled machining facility. And to deliver on the high expectations we had for the DALI KORE finish quality, we invested in a new robot-equipped painting and lacquering facility. With investments like these, not only are we guaranteeing the quality of the DALI KORE, but we are able to incorporate new design thinking into our future product ranges.
“The DALI KORE explores new territory, but it’s a continuation of a journey that we’ve been on since our very first loudspeaker.”
DALI HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
“The heart of the DALI KORE is in its detail.
It’s more than the sum of its parts, not least because those parts are, in so many cases, extraordinary.”
THOMAS MARTIN HOLM
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