DALI Kubick Free Wireless Powered Speaker

DALI

Wireless audio is incredibly convenient, but the DALI KUBIK FREE’s talents don’t stop there. Whether you’re after the best possible sound quality or simply want to hook up some older equipment, you’ll find that we’ve equipped the system with the most comprehensive selection of cable inputs.

  •  By working with many of DALI’s well-known speaker technologies like the soft dome tweeter, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds and a glass reinforced polymer basket, the KUBIK system is clearly a true DALI speaker at its core. Adding a 4 channel stereo Class D amplifier into the mix only underlines the development team’s dedication to making the KUBIK system a real Hi-Fi speaker.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be setup in three different ways. Using the KUBIK FREE alone as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.

    Grille colours
    The standard "out of the box" grille colours for the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA are the classic "DALI red", black, or white. On top of that you have 6 optional stylish colours for the interchangeable covers.

    The essence of the DALI KUBIK FREE is connectivity. This elegantly designed active speaker enables you to enjoy music from a wide variety of sources. The broad range of connectors ensure that any device will connect to the KUBIK system at the best possible quality. 

    BLUETOOTH 
    Bluetooth is a wireless standard with almost 20 years of use in mobile and portable devices. By adding Bluetooth ver. 3.0 to the KUBIK FREE system DALI stays true to the goal of making an active speaker for everybody, and by offering the Apt-X protocol on top, even the most demanding of listeners get the best possible transfer of audio. 

    OPTICAL (TOSLink) & IR LEARNING 
    When connecting an external speaker to a flat screen TV, using an optical connection (TOSLink) is the best audio solution. The KUBIK FREE system has a built-in, easy to use IR learning system, that can be paired with almost any remote control to navigate every function. Control the volume, mute, power and source select in three easy steps. 

    SUBWOOFER 
    If using the KUBIK FREE system in larger room or in a TV environment extra bass can improve the audio experience greatly. The KUBIK FREE lets you connect any active subwoofer directly. Connecting a subwoofer is automatically detected and the audio settings of the KUBIK FREE changes so the amplifier automatically sets the crossover point so anything below 80Hz is diverted to the Sub. 

    ANALOGUE 
    The KUBIK FREE system offers two means of analogue input. A RCA (AUX) connector (placed underneath the unit), and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack connector (placed on the side). The mini-jack input can be used to quickly connect a mobile audio source, such as an iPod or any other MP3 player, to the KUBIK FREE system. 

    USB 
    If playing audio from a PC or Mac, using the KUBIK FREE system as an external speaker is possible via the USB audio connector. Offering an easy and driver free interface to the PC or Mac it is the perfect choice for your desktop audio system.

     

  • Picking the right amplifier for the KUBIK FREE system was no simple process. With many excellent choices available it came down to pure listening, a lot of listening. After picking the best possible solution, our R&D team set out to refine the amplifier, the power supply and the layout of the circuit board, to perfectly match the needs of the KUBIK FREE system. 

    The 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 FREE system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK FREE system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into accurate motion in the drivers. 

     

    A crucial part of the DALI sonic definition is related to the use of the soft dome tweeter module. Optimised and enhanced over many years, the soft dome tweeter is built around a powerful ferrite magnet and very narrow magnet gap.

    This type of magnet enables the KUBIK FREE system 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 higher accuracy, giving the KUBIK FREE system an impressively detailed sound. 

    The KUBIK tweeter is constructed on the basis of an ultra light-weight weave fabric. Compared to most soft dome tweeters in the market the DALI dome material is less than half the weight. 

    The positioning of the tweeter front plate near the dome has been optimised to create the optimal working conditions for the soft dome. The aim is to combine an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration, and improve the integration of both the tweeter and the mid/bass driver.

    When building a high quality speaker system, high quality components are an essential part. This is why DALI only use drivers designed in house that is specifically developed for the individual loudspeaker, and to match the DALI sound philosophies. 

    Using a glass reinforced polymer we created a lightweight but extremely strong chassis for the 5” woofer. The nonmagnetic chassis increases the flux density in the magnet gap by 10%, adding more power and control to the magnet motor system. 

    The cone is connected to the chassis using a DALI low-loss surround. This give the cone undamped movement and helps retain the fine details in the audio signal even at low volumes. The cone is made from a blend of wood fibre and paper pulp to give it a stiff, lightweight but well-behaving structure. Driving the wood fibre cone is a strong magnet motor system based around a four layer voice coil. 

    Picking the right amplifier for the KUBIK FREE system was no simple process. With many excellent choices available it came down to pure listening, a lot of listening. After picking the best possible solution, our R&D team set out to refine the amplifier, the power supply and the layout of the circuit board, to perfectly match the needs of the KUBIK FREE system. 

    The 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 FREE system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK FREE system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into accurate motion in the drivers. 
     

    A crucial part of the DALI sonic definition is related to the use of the soft dome tweeter module. Optimised and enhanced over many years, the soft dome tweeter is built around a powerful ferrite magnet and very narrow magnet gap.

    This type of magnet enables the KUBIK FREE system 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 higher accuracy, giving the KUBIK FREE system an impressively detailed sound. 

    The KUBIK tweeter is constructed on the basis of an ultra light-weight weave fabric. Compared to most soft dome tweeters in the market the DALI dome material is less than half the weight. 

    The positioning of the tweeter front plate near the dome has been optimised to create the optimal working conditions for the soft dome. The aim is to combine an extended frequency response with wide dispersion and low coloration, and improve the integration of both the tweeter and the mid/bass driver.

    When building a high quality speaker system, high quality components are an essential part. This is why DALI only use drivers designed in house that is specifically developed for the individual loudspeaker, and to match the DALI sound philosophies. 

    Using a glass reinforced polymer we created a lightweight but extremely strong chassis for the 5” woofer. The nonmagnetic chassis increases the flux density in the magnet gap by 10%, adding more power and control to the magnet motor system. 

    The cone is connected to the chassis using a DALI low-loss surround. This give the cone undamped movement and helps retain the fine details in the audio signal even at low volumes. The cone is made from a blend of wood fibre and paper pulp to give it a stiff, lightweight but well-behaving structure. Driving the wood fibre cone is a strong magnet motor system based around a four layer voice coil. 

     

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    Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 48 - 22,000
    Maximum SPL [dB] 103
    Crossover Frequency [Hz] 3000
    Crossover Principle DSP based digital IIR, 2. order
    High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 25 mm
    High frequency driver, Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome 
    Low frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 5,25"
    Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone 
    Enclosure type Closed Box 
    Amplifier Type Fully digital Class D, open loop type
    Continous IEC Power Output [RMS watt] 4 x 25
    Input Impedance [ohms] 25k
    Connection Input 3.5mm mini jack 
    RCA (Phono) 
    Optical (Toslink) 
    USB (Micro) 
    Connection Output KUBIK XTRA Out 
    SUB Out 
    BlueTooth™ Apt-X
    Magnetic Shielding No
    Recommended Placement On-Wall 
    Shelf or stand 
    Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] 0 - 30
    Functions IR Learning 
    Power On/Off 
    Source Select 
    Standby (Auto Power) On/Off 
    Volume 
    Volume (Gain) 
    Max. Power Consumption [W] 150
    Standby Power Consumption [W] <0,5
    Dimensions (HxWxD) [mm] 305 x 145 x 145
    Weight [kg] 4.5
    Accessories Included Mains Cable (1.5m) 
    Manual 
    Remote Control