CEDIA EXPO, SAN DIEGO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 – Lenbrook Americas today introduced the all-new DALI OBERON Series, six affordable speaker models that cover a wide range of room sizes and applications for both music and home theater. Created to make genuine audio reproduction more affordable, OBERON series was conceived to deliver superior stereo and surround experiences by incorporating key elements from DALI’s critically-acclaimed EPICON. Encompassing two floorstanding and two bookshelf models, the series also includes a single on-wall and a center channel speaker. OBERON models start at $499 and top out at $1399 per pair and will commence delivery in mid-November.
Capable of dramatically reducing the distortion caused by conventional drivers, OBERON is the first entry-level loudspeaker to incorporate DALI’s unique SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) technology. This combined with DALI’s brand-new 29mm soft dome tweeter, large DALI signature wood-fiber cones and rigid-build MDF cabinets, makes for a series of speakers that deliver sound, from any source, exactly as it was intended to be heard.
The two floorstanding models, OBERON 7 ($1399 pr) and OBERON 5 ($1099 pr) represent the top of the series while OBERON 3 (799 pr) and OBERON 1 ($549 pr) are bookshelf models equally suited for use on a shelf or stand.
OBERON On-Wall ($699 pr) features the same quality drive units but also utilizes DALI’s down-firing bass port system to deliver low-end power without relying on bulky cabinet depth. The unique combination of DALI’s technologies creates a speaker that, despite its slim profile, will deliver the precise, engaging audio of a much larger model, making it the ideal choice for a wall-mounted speaker.
OBERON VOKAL ($499 ea) fills the critical center or dialog speaker in a surround sound system. It has been expertly designed to integrate seamlessly with every other speaker in the OBERON range. With its 29mm ultra-lightweight soft dome tweeter and two 5.-inch wood fiber SMC-based woofers, the OBERON VOKAL can sit either directly above or below the TV screen and upgrade any music or movie audio experience with its stunningly precise, clear and detailed reproduction.
DALI OBERON VOKAL
DALI believes speakers should look every bit as good as they sound so they offer OBERON models in four premium finishes: Black, Dark Walnut, Light Oak and White. To add further variety, black textured grilles are included with Dark Walnut and Black finishes while gray grilles are mated to White and Light Oak finishes.
“With OBERON Series, DALI has called on their decades of loudspeaker expertise, to redefine just how good affordable speakers can be”, explained Jeff Earl, DALI Product Manager for Lenbrook Americas. “OBERON models include much of the cutting-edge technology found in DALI’s $20,000 flagship, EPICON. These speakers are designed and engineered in Denmark and reflect DALI’s heritage and attention to detail.”
Key Features Found in OBERON Series:
- Six Models for Various Applications and Room Size – two bookshelf, two floorstanding, one on-wall and one center channel model cover a host of affordable stereo and home systems.
- Décor friendly – Four premium finishes of Black, Dark Walnut, Light Oak and White with two fabric grille variations of Black and Gray.
- SMC Technology – OBERON 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.
- Wood fiber woofers – a DALI signature technology, provide rigidity and lower distortion in bass reproduction.
- All new 29 mm tweeter – ultra light, soft dome tweeter delivers extended highs, lifelike detail with a generous sweet spot for easy placement.
DALI OBERON Series will be featured at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego, CA September 6-8 at Lenbrook booth # 5435. They will be joined by other fine Lenbrook brands NAD, PSB and Bluesound.
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.