Quite the Katch with DALI
One thing is for sure, we can't live without our music. On the road, out the back or in the home or office, fortunately, portable speakers have made music on-the-go oh so easy. And DALI's new KATCH makes it even easier.
There's a myriad of choices on the market today in the portable audio or lifestyle category for speakers. DALI, the latest high-end loudspeaker specialist to get in on the action have announced their very first compact Bluetooth speaker. The ultimate embodiment of Dali's advanced digital technology and unique design know-how, they've combined both elements to create a loudspeaker that is as rich in sound as it is in style.
The KATCH is finished with an extruded aluminum body and ABS front, combined with a leather strap and supplied with a carry bag. KATCH makes a statement before you even turn it on.
The Danish company have developed an efficient Class-D amplifier that provides the 2 x 21mm soft-dome tweeters and 2 x 3.5” aluminium woofers with 18 watts of power.
Simon Zanin, Brand Manager for Dali Australia told StereoNET:
The result is portable audio with real punch and refined sound that's perfectly balanced and pitched, even at the highest volumes. With two placement profiles, the KATCH optimises its sound output depending on whether KATCH is placed on a shelf, or in open space on a table. In either profile, the audio is never anything less than exceptional.
You've probably used Bluetooth to connect to a speaker before, but KATCH steps it up another level with Bluetooth Apt-X; CD quality streaming from your smartphone, tablet or other device, limited only by your imagination. With a built-in USB charging port, add a Chromecast Audio dongle and integrate KATCH into home network or multi-room system.
There's also a 3.5mm stereo input if you need to make a hard-wired connection.
So how long can you listen? DALI says that a 2-hour charge will see KATCH offer up to 24-hours of untethered sound from the 2600 mAh battery.
DALI KATCH will be available from late this year, in three striking colours including Dark Shadow, Cloud Gray and Green Moss. Local RRP is not yet confirmed.
For more information visit DALI Australia.
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