Lenbrook Americas has launched the Dali Oberon 9, the new flagship tower in the popular Oberon Series.
With a dedicated 7” midrange and two long-throw 9” woofers, the Oberon 9 is a three-way design. Dali’s patented SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) is used in the midrange/woofer magnet systems to provide improved flux linearity, reduced magnetic hysteresis, and a “significant reduction in harmonic distortion,” says Lenbrook.
The enclosure is designed to optimize rigidity and minimize panel resonance. The woofer/midrange driver cones are made from a mix of paper and wood fibre that provides a stiff, lightweight, and well-behaved structure that reproduces micro details with high accuracy.
The pair of 9″ drivers have a combined membrane area that is 12% larger than a 12″ woofer. This, says Lenbrook, allows a higher maximum sound pressure level. The Oberon 9 is coupled with a new larger soft dome tweeter.
The oversized 29mm soft dome membrane uses an ultra-lightweight weave fabric and is optimized for a larger bandwidth in its lower frequency area. This ensures the optimal handover from the midrange woofer to the tweeter, creating a well-balanced, coherent upper midrange. Compared to most soft dome tweeters on the market, the Dali dome material is less than half the weight (0.060 mg/mm2).
The driver materials, crossover design and geometry used in the Oberon 9 has been selected to achieve a wide dispersion pattern. This ensures a well-integrated sound, even when listening at a significant off-axis angle. An added benefit is reduced harmonic distortion and diffractions causing frequency distortion.
The Danish design includes an elegant aluminium base to reduce resonance.
“Since its launch, the Oberon series has been a runaway success,” says Jeff Earl, Product Manager for Lenbrook Americas. “It’s only natural that Oberon 9 was added to the already diverse series to offer a highly dynamic and powerful option.”
Offered in black ash or dark walnut finishes, it will be available in late March.