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Alcone Dirac XT

The Dirac was developed by request of many customers who asked for a Langrange XT in the typical D'Appolito arrangement. This loudspeaker is ideally suited for both hi-fi and home cinema.

The 2 way bass reflex, floorstanding Dirac XT is an Alcone-Scan Speak kit consisting of a ring radiator Scan Speak R2604/832000 and two magnetically shielded Alcone AC5.25 HES.

The Dirac XT in an older version with Vifa ring radiator was reviewed in Klang + Ton 4/2004, with an excellent result. Alcone Dirac XT

Scan Speak Ringstrahler R2604/832000

The Dirac XT features the following characteristics:

  • well matched bass
  • well balanced sound and excellent imaging
  • high transparency
  • warm and pleasant bass
  • beautiful, slim design (height x width x depth): 110 x 23 x 28 cm

Alcone AC 5.25 HE

Technical data:

  • frequency response: 39-30 000 Hz (-8dB)
  • crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
  • SPL at rated input: 91 dB (2,83V/1m)
  • impedance: 4 Ohm

The Alcone Dirac XT kit consists of:

  • 1 x Scan Speak R2604/832000
  • 2 x mid / bass drivers Alcone AC 5.25, 8 Ohm, shielded
  • 1 x bi-wiring terminal with gold plated brass binding posts
  • 2 x bags damping material (1/2 for upper section)
  • 1 x crossover - as kit, see below
  • 18 x screws 4 x 20 mm
  • foam sealing tape for drivers
  • 4m cable for internal wiring, 2x1,5 mm2)
  • 1 x bass reflex tube HP 70
  • description and building instruction

The crossover consists of:
  • air core coil 1,0 mH / 1,3 mm
  • 1x air core coil 0,15 mH / 0,7 mm
  • 1x air core coil 0,39 mH / 0,7 mm
  • Mundorf MKP capacitor 5,6 μF / 400 V
  • Mundorf MKP capacitor 1,0 μF / 400 V
  • 2x Mundorf MKP capacitor 8,2 μF / 400 V
  • 2x MOX4 resistor, 0,33 Ohm (orange-orange-silver)
Frequenzgang Dirac
Picture left: frequency response.

Extremely linear, a slight reduction of mids to lower presence was not necessary to implement.

Sound description: Although the Dirac's design is quite different to the Pascal's and deploys a totally different crossover (capacitors in the high frequency circuit) they both sound absolutely the same. The Pascal, however, is a more forward, can take considerably more power and shows a higher sound pressure level.

Price per unit without cabinet EUR 282,69 excl. VAT: € 243.70 / $ 287.56

Should the crossover components be mounted on a universal PCB instead on wood:
PCB, not tin plated, Order No. I-8805017,     Price   EUR 4,58 excl. VAT: € 3.95 / $ 4.66

High-End Version

For this higher quality version it is recommended to use:
- a 1 mH baked varnish air core coil with 1,4 mm wire diameter
Price per unit without cabinet EUR 287,56 excl. VAT: € 247.90 / $ 292.52

Dirac XT Ultimo

and for customers who want just the best:
- silver plated cables for internal wiring,
- 2x Mundorf MCAP Supreme for high frequency circuit, 2x Mundorf audiophile MCAP
- 2x CFC copper foil coils and 1x baked varnish coil,
- 1x fleece as damping material and 4x Bitumex (self adhesive sheets with bitumen) for the side panels.
- the change in coils requires resistors (MOX10) of 0,47 Ohm.
Price per unit without cabinet EUR 448,40 excl. VAT: € 386.55 / $ 456.13

      Building instruction Dirac floorstanding

Dirac XT Satellite and Centre

The Alcone Dirac is also available as compact satellite version 44x19x30cm (left), or as centre speaker for surround sound systems(below right). Dirac Satellit

Technical Data:

frequency response: 50-30 000 Hz (-8dB)
power handling (continuous/programme): 160 / 240 Watt
crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
SPL at rated input: 91 dB (2,83V/1m)
Impedance: 4 Ohm

The Alcone Dirac is ideally suited for surround sound system since: - all 5 systems show the same sound characteristics - the bass response (can not be located) is the only difference between satellite/centre and front speakers .
- the Dirac is full fledged speaker whose bass response is more than adequate for demanding surround sound systems. - this range of speakers shows an excellent price/performance ratio (many reviews in Klang+Ton) and features magnetically shielded drivers.

Price per unit without cabinet EUR 280,00 excl. VAT: € 241.38 / $ 284.83

Should the crossover components be mounted on a universal PCB instead on wood:
PCB, not tin plated, Order No. I-8805017,     PriceEUR 4,58 excl. VAT: € 3.95 / $ 4.66

Further High-End versions upon request. Building instruction Dirac Satellite/Centre.

with finished crossover

Due to high demand a high quality finished crossover with air-core coils, metallic oxide resistors and MKP capacitors, as well as Audyn CAPS in the high frequency path are available.
Price per unit without cabinet - not available