DALI RUBICON 2 C
With a focus on zero loss, no latency and easy setup, the wireless connection only requires power to be fully working, which means an easy change of setup and no installation of audio cords. The wireless connection between RUBICON C and the Sound HUB will even work without any Wi-Fi signal active, due to the direct connection between the units.
SMC MAGNET SYSTEM
With a pole piece constructed entirely from SMC, surrounded by a slitted copper cap, and enclosed within a large ferrite magnet, the effect of the SMC is focused and maximised and reduces distortion as never heard before.
SOFT DOME TWEETER
With a clear heritage from our high-end series, the lightweight dome tweeter offers best in class resolution.
WOOD FIBRE CONES
Using a wood fibre cone gives the in-house build woofer a light, rigid and randomly uneven membrane. Making it easy to move ensures even piston like movements and reduces the possibility of surface resonance greatly.
The elegant RUBICON C is our way of creating beautiful harmony in the transition to the digital world while keeping the high-quality character. RUBICON 2 C is part of a wireless speaker system that empowers the customer to easily access all their music in the best possible quality and play it back without the need for complicated electronics.
DALI RUBICON C is the exemplary combination of the drivers and cabinet construction from the passive RUBICON series, the amplifier technology from the CALLISTO range, and the wireless audio transmission from the DALI SOUND HUB. Together they shape the RUBICON C series.
The RUBICON C audio system delivers modern Hi-Fi on the same high-quality level, or better than the original RUBICON series.
Available in three finishes – HighGloss White, High-Gloss Black and Walnut – the RUBICON 2 C comes complete with rubber feet to hold it firmly in position and to help keep it at its aesthetic as well as acoustic best.
Setting up a Hi-Fi system couldn’t be easier. You literally only have to connect the power chord to the CALLISTO speakers and the Sound Hub followed by pushing the CONNECT button. Voilà and you are ready to stream from your phone or music server.
Touch Sensitive Volume
The touch-sensitive panel atop the CALLISTO C speaker cabinet lets you control the volume at the touch of your fingertip. The included Bluetooth remote & the Sound Hub’s volume knob gets the job done just as easily. Regardless of your approach, the actual volume change is done at the very end of the signal chain.
The Sound Hub supports a list of different sources: Bluetooth (AAC & Apt-X HD), Analogue (RCA & Mini Jack), Coaxial RCA, 2 x Optical (Audio & TV), USB output (Google Chromecast Audio) and 2 x modular expansion ports (e.g. BluOS).
Benefit from Bluesound’s incredible BluOS hi-res multi-room platform by adding the optional BluOS module. BluOS is devised by audiophiles for audiophiles to deliver the best digital sound quality imaginable throughout your house. Access almost any streaming service via the free BluOS app.
The DALI Sound Hub features an extended range of digital and analogue inputs combined with an auto source sensing system. The Sound Hub automatically activates the right input the moment you start playing music or turn on your TV – so you can just sit back and enjoy exquisite audio.
The front-facing volume knob embeds an LED display, which combines the Hi-Fi tradition with convenience. The LED display shows the current audio source as well as the volume level, and you can even adjust the light intensity of the display. This is supported by a light display on top of the Sound Hub, which indicates the location of the speakers in the pairing process.
We have made the setup simple, so you only have to worry about adjusting the volume, which can be done via a multitude of options. E.g. on the Sound Hub, by using the included Bluetooth remote, via your smart device (depends on the brand) or directly via the touch panels built atop of the CALLISTO C range.
The DALI CALLISTO C, RUBICON C and OBERON C systems are MQA Certified. By adding the DALI BluOS NPM-1 module to your Sound Hub, you can now take advantage of the ever-growing catalogue of studio master recordings that have been encoded into MQA and streamed on services like Tidal.
WIRELESS AUDIO TRANSFER
The wireless connection between the Sound Hub and the speakers is an extremely stable digital connection, made on either the 2.4 GHz or the 5.8 GHz band depending on the location and quality of the connection. The proprietary 30-bit protocol transfers an uncompressed I2S audio signal in 24 bit 96 kHz, utilising the remaining bits to control volume, speaker ID and other control data. Because it works on a less-trafficked band, and the protocol is specially designed for transporting an audio signal, the connection is highly stable introducing next to no packet loss.
The protocol uses forward error correction to remove the result of packet loss should they occur. The high bandwidth low latency protocol functions as a point to multipoint connection. This allows for multiple speakers to connect to the same stereo signal. With latency below 25 ms, sync between video and audio from a movie or TV source is obtained well within conventionally acceptable limits.