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Review DALI Phantom M-375 in wall speaker – Fantoomsound

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Pros

  • Easy to build in
  • Very 'shallow' design
  • Backbox
  • Nice sound

Cons

  • A sub would be great

Price: € 999

Build quality
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Sound
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Intro

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The world of cinema and custom install is very different from that of traditional hi-fi. Custom Install is, however, a strongly emerging market. For years. Just look at the range of all major brands. Where first bookshelfs and floorstanders dominated, you now see more and more in-wall and active models. The wishes and demands of the modern man are different. Fortunately the flexible brands know how to combine these new wishes with good reproduction. We take a look at the DALI Phantom M-375.

In the world of custom install, very different requirements play a role. Installation depth, paintability and ease of installation are crucial. So very different from ‘normal’ speakers where very different things play a role. Think of the footprint or appearance in general. Also, in the design of an ordinary speaker very different things play a role. They are placed somewhere in the room. A built-in speaker is…. well…. build in. In short: fewer variables to take into account.

DALI Phantom M-375

DALI is a well-known Danish speaker designer with a wide range of speakers. Both floorstanders and bookshelfs as well as subwoofers, active models and… Custom Install. A few years back we tested the Phantom S-280. Their flagship. And boy… what a speaker. It did open our eyes and ears. So it is simply possible to achieve a super sound with in-wall!

The Phantom M-375 does it for the more budget-critial enthusiast. We see fewer units. It is less large and… less expensive. Where the S-280 are around 7000 Euro per pair, you get the M-375 for around 2200 Euro per pair. That’s just under a third of the price. And that brings a nice in-wall speaker a little closer to the “common man” again.

What does that money buy? Quite a lot. Think of the famous hybrid tweeter of DALI where a ribbon and a soft dome work together. In addition, a 7-inch woofer and two passive radiators for some extra bass. All together, the range is 57 Hz – 25 kHz. This is sufficient for normal use, however a subwoofer is recommended for those who use these speakers as main speakers. DALI positions them as multi-channel in-wall speakers. And in a multi-channel installation almost always a subwoofer plays along.

Installation of the Phantom series is easy. In the box is a cut-out template. This shows exactly what you need to cut out. The installation depth is only 10cm which is very shallow. This is a good thing, because it means that little space is lost if you have to install a wall. Since the Phantom already has a back-box (part of the speaker), a separate back-box or other isolation is not necessary. In short: if the hole is there, you can just put the speaker in and you are done. If it is tight…it is right. (We documented everything in our review of the Phantom S-280) Once in the wall, you can still place the front. This is paintable / repaintable.

Type test
Single Test
Speaker class
In-wall
Speaker type
Dynamic
Speaker system
Closed
Signal control
Passive
Frequency range
57 Hz - 25000 Hz
Crossover
3-way
Efficiency
89 dB
Impedance
6 Ohm
Dimensions
  • Width: 26 cm
  • Depth: 10 cm
  • Height: 75 cm
Weight speaker
9 Kg
Depth
10 cm

Winkels met DALI

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
Parkweg 23
8084GG 't Harde, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Geldropseweg 105
5611 SE Eindhoven, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Hermesweg 2
3741 GP Baarn, Utrecht, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

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