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DALI Announces OBERON C Series Wireless Active Speakers

DALI’s most affordable active speakers come in floor standing, bookshelf and on-wall sizes. Each is wirelessly compatible for audiophile-grade streaming.

Affordable Wireless Hi-Fi

DALI just announced their most affordable line of powered, smart speakers which can make setting up a wireless hi-fi audio system easy. The new OBERON C Series is comprised of three wireless active speaker models and a wireless transmission preamplifier called SOUND HUB COMPACT, that connects everything up wirelessly with audiophile sound quality.

OBERON C Series

  • OBERON 7 C Floorstanding Speakers ($2,499/pr)
  • OBERON 1 C Bookshelf Speakers ($1,499/pr )
  • OBERON ON-WALL C Speaker ($899/ea)
  • SOUND HUB COMPACT ($449)

OBERON 1 C Bookshelf Speakers ($1,499/pr ) in Black Ash finish
OBERON ON-WALL C Mountable Speakers ($899/pr ) in Matte White finish
OBERON 7 C Floorstanding Speakers ($2,499/pr) with Light Oak finish

DALI OBERON C is the active (powered) counterpart to the brand’s popular OBERON Series, sharing the same drivers and cabinet construction, while providing a new SOUND HUB COMPACT wireless transmission preamplifier perfectly 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. 

Complementing the acclaimed DALI RUBICON C and CALLISTO C Series active loudspeakers, OBERON C provides a more cost-effective, plug, pair and play wireless Hi-Fi solution. To maximize enjoyment, priority was given to ease of setup and simplicity of operation. 

SOUND HUB COMPACT

At the heart of the system, the DALI SOUND HUB COMPACT brings true no-compromise convenience to music and movie lovers. It transmits Hi-Res audio in true HD quality (24bit/96KHz) 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 easily and quickly 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. For example, with its optional NPM-1 BluOS module installed, the SOUND HUB can provide all the benefits of BluOS™, the original hi-res multi-room audio ecosystem that manages stored and cloud music sources and playback, with support for audio streams up to 24/192. Integrations with many popular streaming music services like Tidal, Qobuz, and Spotify as well as featuring support for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high-resolution formats and codecs, BluOS offers virtually unlimited access to music of all genres for any occasion. Made up of an operating system and a control application for smartphones, tablets, and PC desktops, BluOS is the ultimate choice for the modern audiophile.

“The OBERON C and SOUND HUB COMPACT enhance DALI’s traditional speaker technology that the brand has made famous with an entirely new perspective on how to make great-sounding speakers for the modern lifestyle. In addition to OBERON C’s simple setup, ease of operation and superb sound, the SOUND HUB Compact offers a more affordable wireless Hi-Fi option. For the best performance and experience, pairing OBERON C to the compatible DALI SOUND HUB and NPM-1 BluOS Module turns it into a high-res (24-bit/192kHz), streaming, multi-room audio system.“Jeff Earl, DALI Product Manager for Lenbrook Americas

Features

  • SMC Technology — the OBERON C bass/mid drivers benefit from patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) in the pole piece. The result is an extremely 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 perfect balance with the built-in amplifier. High frequencies are handled by an ultra-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. Chosen for its very musical properties there’s plenty of power even in complex musical passages or massive movie explosions.
  • SOUND HUB COMPACT — is a wireless audio preamplifier that is compatible and interchangeable with  DALI’s CALLISTO, RUBICON C and OBERON C systems. 
  • Cabinet Finishes — choice of four quality laminate finishes in Matt White, Light Oak, Dark Walnut and Black Ash

Price & Availability

OBERON C Series active loudspeakers are available in four high quality laminate cabinet finishes and supplied with a contrasting gray fabric: Matte White, Light Oak, Dark Walnut and Black Ash. Use of the grille is optional. MSRP pricing is as follows:

  • OBERON 7 C Floorstanding Speakers ($2,499/pr)
  • OBERON 1 C Bookshelf Speakers ($1,499/pr )
  • OBERON ON-WALL C Speaker ($899/ea)
  • SOUND HUB COMPACT ($449)

About DALI

DALI, (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries), was established in 1983, and grew out of Scandinavia’s leading audio retail chain. Now distributed in 65 countries, and with more than 35 years of experience and global recognition, DALI holds unwavering dedication to sound that has advanced the state of the art, inspiring music and cinema lovers and challenging the competition to catch up. DALI is driven by raw passion for music and an honest reproduction in the domestic environment. Continuous development and refinement of new technologies remains core to DALI’s quest to create the best loudspeakers in the world.

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