CES 2020, Las Vegas NV January 6, 2020 – Lenbrook Americas today launched the DALI RUBICON C, two powered, high performance models that eliminate the need for speaker cables. DALI RUBICON C is the active counterpart to the critically acclaimed RUBICON Series, sharing the same drivers and cabinet construction, while inheriting the amplifier technology from CALLISTO and the wireless audio transmission from the DALI SOUND HUB.
The RUBICON C Series features a choice of the active tower (RUBICON 6 C) or bookshelf speakers (RUBICON 2 C) that wirelessly connect to the DALI SOUND HUB.
The DALI RUBICON 6 C ($7999) and RUBICON 2 C ($5799) are available for immediate delivery in choice of premium White, Black or Walnut finishes. Complete systems that include the DALI SOUND HUB and BluOS NPM-1 module are: MSRP U.S. $9,397.00 for the RUBICON 6 C and $7,197.00 for the RUBICON 2 C.
Among DALI’s prestigious accomplishments spanning nearly four decades, RUBICON C represents an important new direction for the brand. While maintaining the company’s core values, this elegant audio system delivers Modern HiFi on the same quality level, or better, than the original passive RUBICON models. RUBICON C wirelessly delivers a solid and reliable zero loss signal in dialog with the sound hub without any hesitation. To maximize enjoyment, priority was given to ease of setup and simplicity of operation.
With a focus on zero loss, no latency and easy setup, the wireless connection only requires power to be fully working, which means easy change of setup and no installation of audio cords. The wireless connection between RUBICON C and the SOUND HUB will even work without any Wi-Fi signal active, due to the direct connection between the units.
DALI wood fiber cone with LED volume display underneath on the 2 C
“The wireless DALI RUBICON C speaker system re-imagines Hi-Fi for the 21st Century, without the need for complicated electronics”, explained Jeff Earl, DALI Product Manager for Lenbrook Americas. “As a convenient option, users can playback and stream all their Hi-Res music files easily and conveniently via BluOS from their smart device or music server. The RUBICON C is made in Denmark and best of all is built on 35 years of award-winning DALI innovation”.
At the heart of the system, the DALI SOUND HUB brings true no-compromise convenience to music and movie lovers. It transmits Hi-Res audio in true HD quality (24bit/96KHz) to the RUBICON C speakers while the user takes control of the hub with their mobile device. The DALI SOUND HUB will automatically switch to whichever source is connected and can be hidden out if sight, if so desired, as the remote control connects via Bluetooth.
Rear of DALI SOUND HUB. Add a BluOS module for high-res streaming and multi-room audio capability
Whether listening to music from an online streaming service, a hi-res download or a CD/record player, DALI believes listeners should hear music as the artist intended. With a variety of inputs, from traditional wired connections to Qualcomm aptX HD and AAC – plus two future-proof expansion ports (e.g. BluOS) – RUBICON C is ready to connect to everything, the way you want it to.
High Resolution Music in Every Room. Wirelessly.
The BluOS NPM-1 optional module revolutionizes the traditional Hi-Fi system, combining BluOS hi-res music streaming and audiophile-quality (24-bit/192kHz) audio performance with seamless control from any smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
Integrated into the NPM-1 are innovative features and technologies that deliver the best possible music experience, including integrated music streaming services, hi-res multi-room audio, app control, and MQA’s award-winning technology that captures and delivers the sound of the original master recording.
- SMC Technology and Driver Technology the RUBICON C woofers 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. The low-mass DALI wood fiber cones are optimized to work in perfect balance with the built-in amplifier.
- Class D Amplifier – the RUBICON 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. It’s able to deliver 250 Watts for up to 5 secs, ensuring plenty of power even in complex musical passages or massive movie explosions.
- Hybrid Tweeter Module (RUBICON 6C) – DALI’s trademark hybrid tweeter module combines the dome tweeter with a ribbon tweeter for an amazing rendering of high frequencies and a dispersion of high frequency audio that outperforms all other tweeter technologies.
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 30 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. For more information, visit DALI-SPEAKERS.com.
The Lenbrook Group of Companies is a privately held Canadian corporation who are the owners of NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers and Bluesound. Formed in 1978, Lenbrook initially was a national distributor of electronics and communications products in Canada and has grown to become a leading global supplier to 80 countries around the world.
Lenbrook Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenbrook International, is responsible for the sales and marketing of NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers and Bluesound in both the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, it also distributes DALI in the U.S. and Tivoli Audio and Master & Dynamic in Canada.