Dali 505 Floorstanding Speakers

4.11/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

2-way floorstanders 2x6,5" mid/bass + 1" tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by biliescu a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This is indeed a fantastic speaker. It is a great speaker whether or not one takes into account the price, but even more so if one does. It presents a wonderful soundstage with very good detail and very true instrument and vocal timbre. It is very easy to drive and pours an extremely convincing sound. The better the gear feeding them the better the result. A special mention goes to the textile tweeter which is detailed and smooth and is responsible for the amazing clarity and naturalness of the voices and wooden instruments. I listen to a lot of classical music and is just hair-raising to hear the strings through these speakers. And that includes all strings, including the big basses. Which brings us to the other special mention: the base response is excellent. Place them right and you will indulge into detailed, deep, and correct bass.

These speakers don't promise much when you look at them or when you see the price, but what a great hidden treasure they are. Addictive sound from a modest worker in the field of audiophilia.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Steven B a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have hooked these speakers on 3 totally different amplifiers (Yamaha, NAD and Marantz) and on none of them they sound good!

Best in rooms that are not too small and they can go very loud, even with a 2 x 50 Watt amplifier...

There is very good bass, but almost no midrange and the high tones are irritating!

So I wouldn't advise them to anyone! I've used these speakers only 1 year and bought some B&W's...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mashimaro a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Great sounding, inexpensive speakers. I like their warm sound. I wouldn't use them in a very large room though, but for small and medium sized rooms they are terrific.
I use a Harman/Kardon AVR30 to drive them.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Second hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Morten Kansy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers 4 years ago. my demands were cheap, good quality and good looks. my dad has a set of Dali 7 whicjh is now almost 20 years old and they sound great. so i ordered a magasin from Hifi-klubben in Århus. i read it and saw the dali 505, when i saw the price, the specs and the review of it, i couldn't get to Århus quick enough.
i listened to them, compared them to the 606 and there wasn't much dout, so i bought them.
a good idea is to have good thick cables, as thick as possible, i use 5,22mm2
i'm now using them in my home theater which is
Yamaha rxv-496rds
Yamaha cdx493
sony dvps325
yamaha yst-sw160
dali 505
dali sr5
rcf center

and this sounds great together. Gladiator and dvd at DTS sound awsomm.
Pearl Habor when they bomb the Habour, wowww what a rush.

just one last thing BUY THEM! you wont be disapointed, if you have good sence for quality.

by the whay, one of my friends has a set of JBL LX 80, which costs 2,5 times more than mine, but the sound isn't 2,5 times better, not at all.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Hifi-klubben Århus



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bram van der Wal a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Good alround speakers for Home Theater and also for music. I mostly listen to Dance and Pop, but also to musical sounds such as Santana and Supertramp. These baby's handle everything!
For now I don't need a Subwoofer. That can wait some time longer, after I have moved to a bigger house. The invasion at Normandië from the DVD Saving Privat Ryan was so overwhelming. I realy thought I was in the middle of the fight.

For this money you can't buy better.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   www.hobo.nl




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Dual 505-3

Here's a pic of my Dual 505-3 with a Grado Blue cart: [IMG]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4925533292_3e8ca1f343.jpg[/IMG] Just recently had to do redo the RCA's. The bottom part was stapled like a Magnepan sock. Replaced the staples with screws. Contemplating selling the table for more ... Read More »

Dual 505-3 & Ortofon OMB 20

Anyone got any info/opinion on the Dual 505-3 ? Also, any audible difference between the Ortofon OMB 20 & the Super OM20? ---I need to buy more vinyl than equipment :frown2: :out: :lol: Cheers.Read More »

Sansui AU-505

Picked up one these the other day. Nice little integrated amp from around 1973. Lists power at only about 25wpc but as with most gear from this era the power is very underated realtive today's amps. It powers my Optimus 5's with no problem and is a very musical piece. Will post pics when I get a cha ... Read More »

Dual CS 505-2

Hi everyone I'm looking for some opinions on a Dual CS 505-2 that I recently purchased at a yard sale. It looked so good that I didnt even plug it in to try. Barely a scratch on the dust cover.Anyhow it does not work and before I spend money on it I was wondering how good these tables are rated. I o ... Read More »

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