The following is a press release issued by Dali.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST | OCTOBER 4, 2018 – Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries (DALI), the renowned Scandinavian loudspeaker manufacturer distributed by Lenbrook Americas in the United States, has today announced that its popular CALLISTO wireless active speakers are now MQA Certified. The certification was awarded by MQA Ltd. and applies to DALI CALLISTO products installed with the optional BluOS Plug-In Module. This means that DALI CALLISTO’s BluOS users 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 – a natively integrated streaming service in all BluOS Enabled products – or stored on a network music library.
MQA’s award-winning technology captures 100% of the original recording and packages it in a file small enough to stream. Streamed by BluOS to CALLISTO’s wireless loudspeaker system’s no-loss fully digital audio transfer, every little detail in the MQA file will find its way to the ear of the listener.
“For more than 35 years DALI has strived to offer best-in-class sound reproduction, both with its range of passive loudspeakers and lately also with its active loudspeaker products,” says Lars F. Jørgensen, Product Manager at DALI. “MQA certification of our EISA award-winning CALLISTO system only reinforces our commitment to giving our music loving customers access to the highest fidelity sound possible.”
“The US market has been very excited about the introduction of the DALI CALLISTO speakers,” adds Jeff Earl, Lenbrook Americas Product Manager. “The knowledge that the speakers are now also MQA Certified will hopefully mean that the speakers will continue to capture the attention of American audiophiles.”
The BluOS Plug-In Module is an optional feature that is added to the CALLISTO Soundhub, and offers users access to BluOS, a proprietary hi-res wireless multi-room music networking ecosystem by Lenbrook America’s parent company, Lenbrook International. This means users can take advantage of the rich world of multi-room streaming music and modern control options that include smartphone apps and integration with smart home control systems and popular voice assistants. BluOS was an early adopter of the MQA technology and DALI’s CALLISTO loudspeakers now joins the nearly 30 other BluOS Enabled products by NAD Electronics and Bluesound as MQA Certified.
To celebrate the newly certified capabilities of the CALLISTO loudspeakers, DALI has been named as one of a number of demonstration partners for an MQA Live event happening at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado. Visitors to Room 7002 in the Marriott Tech Center tower at that day and time will be treated to a jazz performance by Misha Mullov-Abbado Group, who are broadcasting from RAK Studios in London, UK, with the performance encoded, streamed, and decoded in MQA in real-time to multiple locations at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
After the demonstration, the DALI CALLISTO suite will remain open to welcome show visitors interested in hearing the speakers and speaking with product specialists. DALI will also be showing its newest line of sleek and modern entry-level speakers – Oberon towers and bookshelves – in room 7004 of the Marriott Tech Center tower.