The Dimplex Cassette 400 is the smallest in this range of Dimplex’s bespoke fires. At just over 400mm in width it is similar in width to a standard electric fire. Like all Opti-myst bespoke range fires it comes with Dimplex’s modular log set and a remote control in the box. It also has a set of manual controls on the unit that switch the fire on and off, and control the flame intensity. Unlike the Chassis 400, the Dimplex Cassette 400 does not have a fan heater and will only suit those who are looking purely for the flame effect. It also doesn’t have the capability of connecting two units together to create longer chains of the effect, for this you need the Opti-myst Cassette 500 or 1000.
However the Dimplex Cassette 400 is cheapest in the range and offers the best value for money for those looking for a realistic three dimensional flame effect in a bespoke setting where heat production is not important.
You can see our guide on the Opti-myst flame effect here or for more information on buying an electric fire see our ultimate buyers guide.
FLAME EFFECT VIDEO
Overall dimensions: 405mm wide x 171mm high x 216mm deep
Traditional Chimneys: Yes
Existing Fire Surrounds: Possibly- for those with chimneys, would require a new back panel
False Chimney Breasts: Yes
Fireplace Suites: Yes
3D (water vapour based) flame effect
Remote Control as standard
Variable flame intensity
PROS VS CONS
Huge potential for bespoke fireplace design
3D flame effect gives something more tangible over some LED based systems