Lenbrook has launched the DALI OBERON C Series – an affordable smart speaker system that brings wireless active Hi-Fi within the reach of more consumers. The OBERON C Series features the floorstanding OBERON 7 C ($2,499/pr), compact, stand or shelf-mount OBERON 1 C ($1,499/pr), the compact, low profile wall-mount OBERON ON-WALL C ($899/ea.) and the SOUND HUB COMPACT ($449) and will be available for sale in November 2020, says the company.
Complementing the DALI RUBICON C and CALLISTO Series active loudspeakers, OBERON C provides a cost-effective plug, pair and play wireless Hi-Fi solution that is easy to set up and use, says the company. 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 preamp 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 amps – one for bass/midrange driver(s) and one for the high-frequency driver – in a module located on their rear panels.
The speaker models are available in choice of four cabinet finishes and supplied with a contrasting gray fabric: Matt White, Light Oak, Dark Walnut and Black Ash. Use of the grille is optional.
The DALI OBERON C Series’ key features are as follows:
• SMC Technology the OBERON C bass/mid drivers benefit from patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) in the pole piece. The result is an agile, linear woofer with a significant reduction of distortion from mechanical loss.
• Driver Technology The low-mass DALI Bass/Mid-Bass wood fiber cones are optimized to work in balance with the built-in amplifier. High frequencies are handled by a lightweight 29mm soft dome tweeter
• Class D Amplifier – the OBERON C Class D amplifier is based on patented state-of-the-art technology with a global feedback and self-oscillating design.
• The SOUND HUB COMPACT – a wireless audio preamplifier that is compatible and interchangeable with DALI’s CALLISTO, RUBICON C and OBERON C systems.