CEDIA Expo, Denver, CO September 9, 2019 – Lenbrook Americas today introduced the DALI KATCH ONE Soundbar that combines superior audio reproduction with a fresh, contemporary design. Despite its compact visual appearance, it delivers TV and music audio powerful enough to fill even larger rooms. With an impressive number of built-in drivers (10 to be exact), the KATCH ONE has ample moving surface area, and when combined with its 200 watt amplifier system, it has the power to deliver impressive sound pressure and a memorable performance. The KATCH ONE will be shipping in October 2019 with a MSRP of $999.
The DALI designed drivers and amplifier adhere strictly to the company’s renowned sound design principles, reproducing the audio just as the creator intended, whether it be watching the evening news, an action movie or listening to music. To accommodate this even further, the KATCH ONE offers the option of two sound modes, making it possible to get the best out of any performance. The settings are designed to let the KATCH ONE perform with the widest selection of movies, documentaries, news and music. “Focus” offers a focused and very linear audio reproduction that is well suited for news and documentaries. “Wide” setting offers a wide, impressive and very dynamic powerful audio rendering best used for movies and concerts. Both sound modes deliver perfectly on the main goals of a high-performance soundbar – improving the TV experience through great sound.
Completing the package are the two 21 mm ultra-lightweight, soft dome tweeters, bringing the high-end and upper mid-range to life. Together, the 6 active and 4 passive drivers deliver a clean, detailed and coherent audio soundstage, rarely experienced in a soundbar. Should the room or application demand even more bass performance, a subwoofer can easily be added via the LFE output, extending the deep bass even further.
For ease of hookup, DALI KATCH ONE offers a wide selection of inputs, ranging from HDMI, 2 x Optical, Analog and also includes Bluetooth (AAC and aptX) enabling the KATCH ONE to connect to any TV or audio system. The user can use the included remote handset to control every aspect of the KATCH ONE, or they can connect to their TV via HDMI (CEC) and simply use the TV remote to regulate the volume of the KATCH ONE.
With several smart and elegant solutions for wall mounting or tabletop placement siting, the KATCH ONE will integrate perfectly with virtually any TV setup and is flexible and easy to install. The leather strap wall mount with built-in cable management completes the unique look of the KATCH ONE. The rear wall mount offers a sleek and elegant mounting solution, and where space is limited. If wall mounting is not practical the included feet make it possible to stand the KATCH ONE on a shelf or furniture top, etc.
With the KATCH ONE, DALI is introducing an elegant and exciting Soundbar, with high-quality audio reproduction, two unique sound modes, multiple mounting solutions and a range of connections that leaves no audio device behind. Available in Iron Black, Ivory White and Mountain White finishes, the KATCH ONE will match most TVs, and the unique visual design ensures that the KATCH ONE will stand out without stealing the picture.
“DALI is well known in Europe for their unique Home Cinema speaker solutions that showcase the company’s outstanding engineering and design”, explained Jeff Earl, DALI Product Manager for Lenbrook Americas. “With the KATCH ONE, DALI has created a Soundbar that not only looks great but also delivers remarkable sonic performance for either movie or music enjoyment.”
- Ten built-in drivers- two soft dome tweeters with active and passive drivers
- Dedicated 4 X 50 watt digital amplifiers for total of 200 watts
- Utilizes DSP control of active crossover to maximize performance
- Wide array of wired and wireless connections- can connect to virtually any system and associated equipment.
- Two unique listening modes- Focus and Wide
- Remote handset included- with HDMI connection it can control TV volume.
- Multiple Mounting Solutions- can be wall or stand mounted with clever cable management solution for a tidy appearance.
- Décor friendly- Available in three colors: Iron Black, Ivory White and Mountain White to complement variety of TVs and their surroundings
The DALi KATCH ONE Soundbar will be on display at CEDIA Expo September 12-14, in the Lenbrook Booth 2520, Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center. Lenbrook’s leading brands, NAD, PSB Speakers and Bluesound will also be on display with company personnel on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions.
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.
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.