EXCLUSIVE: Dali Forced To Adopt Bluesound Technology To Get Into High Res Networking Market
Danish loudspeaker brand has had to turn to arch rival, Bluesound to deliver a high res audio offering for their new DALI CALLISTO speaker system.
Later this month at the IFA show in Berlin, the Danish Company whose products are distributed in Australia by Advanced Audio will announce that the Company has been forced to adopt the BluOS networking system as well as an ongoing partnership with Canadian Company Lenbrook International whose original high res sound products are distributed in Australia by Convoy.
Lenbrook has led the world in the development of High Res 24-bit sound systems with their Bluesound offering and of late their NAD systems.
“DALI’s decision to join the BluOS ecosystem is another important signal to the world that convenient and modern access to high resolution audio really does matter” said Gordon Simmonds, CEO, Lenbrook Corporation.
DALI who have been unable to develop their own high res audio networking system is set to offer the BluOS high-resolution multi-room platform as an extension to its wireless loudspeaker solutions.
The new DALI Sound Hub, connects via a 24 bit/96 kHz connection.
It will have a multitude of standard inputs – all with auto detect via Bluetooth, optical, analogue, USB or coax.
The Bluetooth remote will find the Sound Hub even if it is hidden away in a cabinet.
What’s not been explained is why consumers should buy a Dali product over an original Lenbrook developed Bluesound product.
The Dali speakers are designed around a 6½” wood fibre woofer with an advanced SMC magnet motor system and a hybrid tweeter module (in both models) consisting of a 29mm ultra-light-weight soft dome tweeter and a high-performance ribbon tweeter.
The drivers are fed by a dual channel 300W Class D amplifier connected directly to the drivers. Delivering a transparent, detailed, coherent and well-timed audio experience above and beyond anything else available at this price point.
DALI said that they will offer their BluOS high-resolution multi-room platform as an extension to its wireless loudspeaker solutions.
“This relationship marks DALI’s entrance into the fast-growing multi-room streaming segment, and signals BluOS as our preferred platform choice” the Company said in a press statement issued earlier today.
“There is a growing list and wide variety of wireless multi-room audio solutions that loudspeaker companies can choose to develop on.” states Lars Worre, Managing Director at DALI.
“Our team reviewed the options and our performance values led us to the BluOS platform, which has earned an enviable reputation as a world leader in this space. For DALI, this is a strong pathway for our future roadmap and it provides increased flexibility for discerning audio customers around the world.”.
The DALI CALLISTO will be on display in Hall 1.2, Stand no. 203 at IFA in Berlin.