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DALI Zensor 1 AX Black Ash Active Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)


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"They may be small hi-fi speakers, but hi-fi speakers they certainly are – so make sure you’ve got the desk space to accommodate them."... "This little pair of powered speakers is certainly more convenient, and the sound they provide is more than enjoyable enough for us to be able to recommend them without hesitation."

DALI Zensor 1 AX active bookshelf speakers set you free from the electronics traditionally associated with a high quality audio experience. Both the stand mount and the floor standing models come complete with all you need. They require nothing extra, just connect the mains and you are ready to play. All you need is these speakers, no complex electronics, no unwanted cables, no jumple of remote controls. The Zensor AX offers nothing but pure uncomplicated enjoyment.

The Zensor 1 AX is based on the technology of the Zensor 1 with classic DALI trademarks such as the fantastic wood fibre cone and large soft dome tweeter. They share the same passive crossover, which is paramount for getting the characteristic Zensor sound quality. The built-in amplifier is integrated in the left speaker, while the right speaker is a passive Zensor 1 speaker. The Zensor AX series has all of the virtues of a traditional stereo system with none of the down sides.
With a built in 2 x 50W stereo digital amplifier delivering the audio signal to both speakers, Zensor AX is designed to bring out the best regardless of the signal type. You can use Bluetooth and Apt-X if your device supports it, you can connect an analogue source with a mini-jack or an optical via TOSLink. Place Zensor 1 AX on a shelf, on a stand, or mount it directly on the wall and start playing music via Bluetooth. Connect your TV via the optical input or any type of traditional audio player via the analogue input. 
LED Status

LED Status

The Zensor AX features a clearly visible LED colour indicator on the active speaker, this allows you to easily check the input setting or standby status of the speaker.

Optical Input

Optical Input

A digital optical input caters to a variety of devices and specifically most TVs on the market so the Zensor AX can act as the Hi-Fi version of a soundbar or soundbase.

Analogue Input

Analogue Input

The AUX input is perfect for connecting legacy devices which only feature an analogue output. It is also ideal for connecting turntables which feature built-in phono stages.



The high quality Bluetooth connection with AptX technology makes the Zensor AX a stand alone Hi-Fi system when combined with a smartphone or tablet. Simply add power and stream.

  • Tick Hi-Fi quality audio without the hassle of bulky electronics
  • Tick Wood fibre cones
  • Tick Large soft dome tweeter
  • Tick 2 x 50 watts fully digital amplifier
  • Tick Bluetooth (Apt-X)
  • Tick Optical and analogue inputs
  • Tick Subwoofer output

Classic DALI Trademarks

Wood Fibre Cone

Wood Fibre Cone

The 5¼" Zensor woofers feature 4-layer voice coils for maximum control of the wood fibre cone. The low loss construction is ensured by a rigid metal basket and meticulously optimised cone. The result is bass authority, well-controlled reproduction of micro-detail and great transient capabilities.

Soft Dome Tweeter

Soft Dome Tweeter

With a clear heritage from DALI's high end series, the lightweight dome tweeter offers best in class resolution. It features timing due to the position of the tweeter, minimised compression and increased power handling, thanks to the vented voice coil former. The damping material under the dome minimises reflections from the pole piece.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 53 - 26,500
Maximum SPL [dB] 104
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 2,900
Crossover Principle 2-way
High Frequency Driver 25mm soft dome
Low Frequency Driver 1 x 5¼" wood fibre cone
Enclosure Type Bass reflex
Continous IEC Amplifier Output [RMS watt] 2 x 50W
Input Impedance [Ω] 12.6K
Input Sensitivity [mV] 300
Connection Input(s) 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Optical (Toslink)
Wireless input Bluetooth Apt-X
Connection output Sub out
Amplifier Type Fully digital class D (Open loop type)
Maximum digital resolution[bits/KHz] 24 / 96
Magnetic shielding No
Recommended Placement Wall
Input mains Universal mains 100-240V
Maximum Power Consumption [W] 160W
Standby Power Consumption [W] <0.5W
Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 274 x 162 x 240
Weight [kg] 4.6
Accessories Included Mains cable
Rubber feet
Wall bracket
Rubber bumpers
Remote control
Right speaker wire

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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