Lenbrook Americas has launched the DALI OBERON C Series, DALI’s most affordable smart speaker system. The OBERON C Series features the floorstanding OBERON 7 C ($2499/pr U.S. MSRP); compact, stand, or shelf-mount OBERON 1 C ($1499/pr U.S. MSRP); the compact, low-profile wall-mount OBERON ON-WALL C ($899/ea U.S. MSRP); and the SOUND HUB COMPACT ($449 U.S. MSRP). All will be available for sale in November 2020.
DALI OBERON C is the active counterpart to the brand’s OBERON Series, sharing the same drivers and cabinet construction, while providing a new SOUND HUB COMPACT wireless transmission preamplifier that is configured for contemporary home media installations where Bluetooth devices and smart TVs are the primary audio source.
All three two-way OBERON C speakers incorporate a wireless streaming interface, digital signal processing (DSP), and a pair of 50-Watt Class D power amplifiers — one for bass/midrange driver(s) and one for the high frequency driver — in a module located on their rear panels.
To fit into a wide range of décor, the speaker models are available in choice of four laminate cabinet finishes and supplied with a contrasting gray fabric: Matt White, Light Oak, Dark Walnut, and Black Ash. Use of the grille is optional.
At the heart of the system, the DALI SOUND HUB COMPACT brings transmits hi-res audio in true HD quality (24-bit/96 kHz) to the OBERON C speakers while the user takes control of the hub via its supplied infrared remote control or user’s audio source. The DALI SOUND HUB COMPACT will automatically switch to whichever source is connected and can be hidden out of sight, if so desired, as the remote control connects via Bluetooth. The SOUND HUB COMPACT Bluetooth input features AAC and Qualcomm aptX HD audio high-performance codecs and enables smartphones, tablets, laptop,or desktop computers, or any other Bluetooth audio source to play either locally stored or streamed music. Even Bluetooth-equipped TVs can be connected via HDMI to create a completely wireless TV audio solution.
For optimum system flexibility and integration, the OBERON C Series speakers are also compatible with the DALI SOUND HUB wireless audio preamplifier originally introduced in the CALLISTO and RUBICON C Series. In addition to providing Bluetooth and a variety of wired audio inputs, the SOUND HUB is equipped with facilities for future expansion and upgrade.
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