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ZERO LOSS

With a focus on zero loss, no latency and easy setup, the wireless connection only requires power to be fully working, which means 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS

The elegant RUBICON 8 C delivers an effortless audiophile performance that lets you enjoy your music - or any other type of audio.

RUBICON 8 C is part of a wireless speaker system that empowers the listener to easily access all their music in the best possible quality, and play it back without the need for complicated electronics.

The RUBICON C audio system delivers modern Hi-Fi on the same high-quality level or better than the original RUBICON series. This due to the combination of the drivers and cabinet construction from the original passive 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 8 C has no less than three drivers that all kick in at different frequencies. This setup adds up to what in effect is a 2½+½+½-way construction and generates an amazing range and impressive sound pressure. The RUBICON 8 C is for those seeking the extraordinary in size and sound.

Upping the audio ante to the extreme, the RUBICON 8 is quite simply stunning in terms of the epic soundstage it presents. The trio of woofers kick in at different frequencies, making the RUBICON 8 C loudspeaker, the pinnacle of your entry into the world of high-end audio at a mid-range price.

Available in three finishes – High-Gloss White, High-Gloss Black and Walnut – the floorstander comes complete with rubber feet to hold it firmly in position and to help keep it at its aesthetic as well as acoustic best.

 

RUBICON C FIRMWARE UPGRADE TOOL

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SMC

The use of SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) in the RUBICON 8 C has many advantages, but the overshadowing result is a significant reduction of distortion from the mechanical loss in the magnet motor. SMC’s unique ability to deliver a high magnetic conductivity and a very low electrical conductivity gives us all the wanted qualities of a really good speaker magnet without the traditional downsides.

Part of the "secret" is the individually coated magnetic granules that make it possible to mould a strong magnet that's not electrically conductive (approx. 10.000 times less than iron). The result of using SMC is almost no hysteresis, and therefore no distortion.

AMPLIFIER

Designing a ‘best in class’ active speaker system is the sum of many parts. One truly important part is the amplifier, or more correctly the amplifier module.

Using a digital crossover in place of the RUBICON's analogue one, the two amplifiers in each speaker drives the woofers and tweeters directly. This lets the acoustical engineer optimize the interaction between amplifier and driver perfectly bringing out even more detail from the source material than possible before.

The 6½" wood fibre SMC based woofer delivers the mid-range and bass frequencies fed by one of the two 250-Watt amplifiers. The combination of the low loss design, the wood fibre membrane and the SMC pole piece makes this woofer able to work with minimal distortion of the amplifier signal. This together with the extremely musical Class-D amplifier delivers audio with lots of dynamic detail.

Our Class D amplifier is based on patented state-of-the-art technology with a global-feedback, self-oscillating design chosen for its very musical properties. Being able to deliver 250 Watts for up to 5 seconds, there is plenty of power to ensure more than enough sound pressure even in complex musical passages or massive explosions in movies.

DRIVERS

WOOFER
The cone used in the RUBICON 8 C draws upon the heritage from the EPICON technologies and has a light, rigid and randomly uneven structure. The reduced complexity of the central part of the motor ensures even piston like movements, reduces the possibility of surface resonance greatly and creates an extremely low distortion within the RUBICON 8 C.

The soft low-loss rubber surround is designed and bespoke specifically for the RUBICON 8 C, and all of the components are situated in an aluminium chassis designed for maximum airflow around the cone and magnet system.

HYBRID TWEETER
In the RUBICON 8 C, DALI makes use of a soft dome tweeter and ribbon tweeter working together to create an amazing rendition of the high frequencies. The voice coil used in the RUBICON 8 C soft dome is furthermore designed to be very light and agile and is kept under strict control by the surrounding powerful ferrite magnet. This helps achieve a broader bandwidth.

The ribbon tweeter is the master of wide dispersion and in combination with the soft dome, the Hybrid tweeter module starts working as low as 2.5 kHz, providing continuous wide dispersion as the soft dome becomes more directional at higher frequencies. This extreme bandwidth combined with the ultra-wide dispersion is an important part of the DALI sound philosophy.

CABINET

The RUBICON 8 C floor-standing speaker delivers richly defined detail and impressive bass response. The gracefully elegant works as the base for the low-loss drivers. In every cabinet, the mid-range and bass drivers are separated into separate chambers. Turbulence is minimized through a bass reflex port, which is placed directly behind every woofer, and the timing between the woofer and the bass port is thereby also optimized.

DALI RUBICON 8 C SPECS

Product series RUBICON C
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz] 36 - 30.000
Maximum SPL [dB] 112
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 500 - 800 - 2,600 - 14,000
Crossover Principle Hybrid Full Active 24 bit DSP and Passive all analogue
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Quantity 1 x 17 x 45 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, Super high freq. driver, Diaphragm type Ribbon
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver, Quantity 1 x 29 mm
Hybrid tweeter module, High frequency driver Diaphragm type Soft Textile Dome
Low frequency driver, Quantity 3 x 6½"
Low frequency driver, Diaphragm type Wood Fibre Cone
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] 36.5
Max. Amplifier Power Output [RMS watt] 250
Amplifier Type Discrete Class D (Closed Loop, Self Oscillating)
Onboard DAC Burr Brown PCM1796 (Balanced output)
Connection Input ADC-in (RCA)
Wireless Input(s) Full 24 Bit / 96 kHz (No bit-loss attenuated)
Wireless Audio RF Band [MHz] 5725-5875 MHz
Max. Digital Resolution [bits/KHz] 24 / 96
Magnetic Shielding No
Recommended Placement Floor
Recommended Distance From Wall [cm] 20 - 180
Max. Power Consumption [W] 325
Standby Power Consumption [W] 1.2
Dimensions With Base (HxWxD) [mm] 1100 x 220 x 445
Accessories Included Manual
Micro Fibre Cloth
Rubber Bumpers
Front Grille
Premium Spike Set
Weight [kg] 27.8
Input Sensitivity [mV] 1,250
Input Impedance RCA [Ω] 5k
Input Mains Voltage [Volts] Universal mains 100 - 240V

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