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Review Dali Menuet SE monitor speaker



  • Can be close to the wall
  • Beautifully finished
  • Detailed sound
  • Wide soundstage


  • Must be close to the wall
  • Subwoofer desirable
  • Not for large spaces
  • Not cheap

Price: € 1398

Build quality
DALI Menuet SE



Small, smaller, smallest. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when we take a look at the very modest Dali Menuet SE monitors. They are the smallest (25x15x23cm) audiophile speakers that we have seen; smaller even than the Dali Oberon 1 that we checked a while ago. And also smaller than our own Cabasse Surf mini monitors. Once out of their fabric bags, we see the beautiful finish in walnut veneer. This veneer is completely seamlessly applied and afterwards finished with a shiny effect so that they literally ‘excel’ even more. The special veneer is the only version for this edition and will remain available as long as stocks last. This gem will in any case be the absolute eye-catcher in your living space. And that is of course the intention of a Special Edition!

The Dali Menuet SE is a two-way bass-reflex monitor with a soft-dome tweeter and a wood fibre mid-driver. The tweeter is extra large to ensure seamless interaction with the woofer. The typical woofer with its distinctive colour fits perfectly with the SE version and consists mainly of paper, reinforced with wood fibre. This creates an irregular structure that has already proven its qualities several times. Because of the integrated bass port you can also mount this speaker on the wall or place it very close to the wall. The cabinet itself is slightly rounded at the front for an elegant look.

Of course Dali not only gave the appearance a makeover but also changed a number of things inside. For example, the crossover filter has been reviewed and is now provided with more expensive Mundorf capacitors. The tweeter is identical to the regular model but the voice coil on the mid-driver now consists of heat resistant glass fibers to reduce distortion to an absolute minimum. The circuit board itself is equipped with specially selected materials to further eliminate electrical interference. A nice touch are the nice speaker connections from the top-tier DALI Epicon series

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
Parkweg 23
8084CG '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