DALI Kubik One
DALI KUBIK is a series of wireless speakers that combine DALI’s outstanding loudspeaker heritage with state-of-the-art digital amplification. Add a huge variety of inputs—including Bluetooth for wireless streaming—and the result is a one-box sound system that can fill a room with beautifully reproduced music from just about any source.
The DALI Kubik One could be called a “sound bar” – but this would simply not do it justice. It is a complete sound system.
Marrying the sleek, minimalist looks of famed Danish design with exacting sound engineering, the DALI KUBIK ONE may indeed be capable of replacing flatscreen TV speakers to lift the audio performance to new levels of excellence, but it is also adept at so much more.
- Bluetooth™ 3.0 Apt-X for easy wireless connection
- Fully digital amplifier
- Up to 24 bit/96 kHz digital resolution (HD quality music)
- Ultra low stand-by power use (less than 0,5 Watts)
- Intelligent auto power off and on
- IR learning – use alternative remote control
- 100 watts music power (4 x 25 Watts)
- Easily connect to any active subwoofer – Intelligent DSP adjustment
- Bass level control for Natural, Enhanced or Bass Boost mode
- Interchangeable front grille
- DALI low-loss driver technology
The one-piece aluminium chassis houses the well known DALI wood fibre cone woofers and the ultra light weight soft dome tweeters.
It also encompasses the 100W amplifier, power supply and a vast range of connections, all smartly covered by two interchangeable front fabric grilles that currently are available in Red, White or Black. (See colour options to follow below)
A single piece of extruded aluminium forms the basis of the main housing. The use of aluminium makes it possible to make the cabinet very compact, whilst still leaving plenty of room on the inside to render even the lowest bass frequencies.
By using aluminium it allows the cabinet walls to be thinner than if constructed using traditional materials. This can be done without losing the rigid structure that is all important to suppress unwanted resonances. At the same time, the aluminium base gives the KUBIK ONE its modern and simple visual design features.
Analysing on technical specifications will only get you so far
Selecting an amplifier and power supply for a system like the KUBIK ONE is no simple process. Measuring and analysing on technical specifications will only get you so far. In the end it all comes down to listening.
KUBIK ONE’s 100 Watt Class D amplifier is a true active solution, offering a fully digital crossover, direct handling of digital sources and a high quality AD converter.
The four channel stereo amplifier (4 x 25 Watts) controls the audio signal to the woofer and the tweeter module individually. This is a major reason behind the high quality performance of the KUBIK ONE system
Having this level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into accurate motion in the drivers.
KUBIK ONE’s soft dome tweeter is built around a powerful ferrite magnet and very narrow magnet gap, a technique optimised and enhanced by DALI over many years.
This type of magnet enables the KUBIK ONE to handle more power and helps disperse the heat generated around the fast moving voice coil quicker, thereby reducing power compression.
This in turn allows the tweeter to reproduce high frequencies with improved accuracy, giving the KUBIK ONE an impressively detailed sound.
Using only drivers designed in-house, DALI develops each driver specifically for the individual loudspeaker.
Designed to meet the demands of DALI’s sound philosophies, every material used in the woofer is carefully selected. This is an important part of building a high quality audio product.
The woofer used in the KUBIK ONE system is built on a lightweight non-magnetic chassis and a powerful magnet motor system working together with the classic DALI wood fibre cone, reproducing true Hi-Fi sound.
|Frequency Range [+/-3 dB] [Hz]||48-22.000|
|Maximum SPL [dB]||2 x 103|
|Crossover Frequency [Hz]||3000|
|Crossover Principle||DSP based digital IIR, 2. order|
|High Frequency Driver||2x25mm soft textile dome|
|Low Frequency||2×5,25″ wood fibre cone|
|Enclosure Type||Closed box|
|Recommend Placement||Shelf, Keyhole Mounting, Below TV|
|Connection Input(s)||USB (Micro), Optical (Toslink), RCA (Chinc),
3,5mm mini jack
|Wireless Input(s)||Bluetooth™ 3.0 Apt-X|
|Connection Output(s)||SUB Out|
|Amplifier Type||Fully digital Class D, open loop type|
|Analogue Input Sensitivity [mV]||200-900 (adjustable)|
|Analogue Input Impedance [Ohms]||25k|
|Digital Resolution||Max 24bit / 96kHz|
|Continuous IEC Power Output [RMS Watts]||4 x 25|
|Input Mains Voltage [Volts]||100-240|
|Max Power Consumption [Watts]||150|
|Standby Power Consumption [Watts]||<0,5|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) [mm]||162 x 980 x 102|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) [inches]||6 x 38 x 4|
Hot off the press !:
LATEST PRESS COVERAGE
It’s always pleasing for a manufacturer when they they create a new ‘Best in Class’ device. Even more so though when it is still judged to be the front-runner a couple of years after launch. The Kubik One may have been around a while now but it’s still taking on and beating all-comers… just ask What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision.
As the current holder of that magazine’s award for ‘Best Soundbar of 2015 £500+’, the Kubik One is in a hotly contested sector with stiff competition from some very well-known names. Which is why it’s so pleasing that, as well as taking pride of place on the front cover of its June 2016 issue, the Kubik One took the honours in the Group Test of soundbars inside. The verdict?
‘The Dali, however, is the test’s superstar. The daddy of soundbars grabs you by the throat with its highly involving, punchy performance, and goes the extra mile with hi-res support. An all-encompassing system like this is hard to come by and, if you have the money, spend it here.’
Following on from the fantastic five-star review in What Hi-Fi magazine, there have been even more great reviews.
BBC Music magazine has awarded the KUBIK ONE both a five star award and the prestigious BBC Music Choice accolade. The reviewer was previously impressed with the KUBIK FREE and is now a fan of our latest speaker too.
‘…as well as substantially improving the sound of a modern slimline TV, the KUBIK ONE is also an accomplished music system in its own right…
‘…mid-range frequencies are clearly separated enabling you to pick out individual instruments with ease…’
…the KUBIK ONE is a highly recommended one-box wireless soundbar which benefits immensely from DALI’s audio heritage…’
‘…streamed over Bluetooth from a laptop, a 24/96 download of Fleetwood Mac’s Little Lies is sumptuously clear with terrific detail to the vocals…’
‘…a clean presentation with impressive sonic imaging in terms of width and depth, and has plenty of excitement…’
‘…delivers on its promise to produce very good results…’
‘…stunning design and build quality…’
‘…natural, well-balanced and powerful sound…’
‘…equally talented with music and movies…’
‘…an emphatic thumbs-up…’
‘…it sounds divine with music and great with movies and TV content…’
‘…it’s hard to think of many “soundbars” that can compete, especially when it comes to music…’
‘…the brilliant sound quality means that for dialogue and music, the KUBIK ONE is amazing…’
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