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DALI Sound Hub Wireless Audio Controller

MSRP 649 EURNEX score 64%

Product Overview

DALI Sound Hub is a wireless audio controller for DALI's CALLISTO C, RUBICON C, and OBERON C wireless loudspeaker systems.
The Sound Hub features an extended range of digital and analogue inputs as well as wireless connectivity. It uses either 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz band to send 24bit 96kHz high-fidelity audio signal to the wireless speakers. The high bandwidth, low latency protocol is a broadcasting connection, meaning that multiple sets of speakers can connect to the same stereo.
DALI debuted the Sound Hub at the end of 2017 with the CALLISTO C series, which went on sale in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, DALI introduced the RUBICON C and OBERON C series respectively.
In 2020, DALI released the Sound Hub Compact, which comes with a reduced feature set but drives the same wireless speakers nonetheless.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Wide dispersion
  • Excellent build and finish
  • Wireless transmission
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Comfortable to use
Cons
  • Lack of hi-fi niceties
  • Some treble sting at times
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 2x RCA (line, sub-out), USB (charge) | [Output] 2x TOSLINK, Coax, RCA, 3.5mm, 2x plug-in modules
Wireless Connectivity
[Input] Bluetooth 4.2 + [Output] 5725-5875 MHz, Full 24 Bit / 96 kHz

Dimensions

Size | Depth
213 mm
Size | Height
76 mm
Size | Width
300 mm
Weight
1.6 kg

Function

Bluetooth Profiles
AAC, Apt-X, Apt-X HD
Compatibility
CALLISTO C, RUBICON C and OBERON C systems

Performance

Impedance
10k ohms (RCA, 3.5mm); 75 ohms (Coax)
Power Output
250 W

Production

Debut
2017-08-10 (IFA)
EAN Code
5703120109404
Made In
China

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External Reviews

hifinews[1]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from hifinews have found the following***:
The Callisto 6 Cs sound big, rich and striking, and if listening to them for fun rather than analysing every element of the sound, there'd be no complaints whatsoever. What little they lack in ultimate hi-fi niceties they more than make up for in musical appeal, as I found when listening to the entirety of the recent Les Arts Florissants/William Christie set of 'Handel, Music For Queen Caroline'
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Comfortable to use
Cons
  • Lack of hi-fi niceties
  • Some treble sting at times

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dali Callisto 6 C and Sound Hub Wireless Loudspeaker. [hifinews]. https://www.hifinews.com/content/dali-callisto-6-c-and-sound-hub-wireless-loudspeaker. 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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