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Dali Katch G2 evaluation | What Hello-Fi?

The Dali Katch G2 arrives at our testing facility to fairly the fanfare. For the uninitiated, the unique Katch sounded so good for its measurement and worth that we gave it a What Hello-Fi? Award within the wireless speaker class in 2016 (the yr of its launch) and 2017. Now, Dali is seeking to regain that crown with a long-awaited G2 – quick for ‘Technology 2’ – sequel.

The all-new Dali Katch G2 brings a raft of enhancements to the acquainted slender, oval design to provide the speaker its greatest shot at topping the charts as soon as extra. Proper off the bat, the upgrades embrace much more stamina, wider Bluetooth help and tweaks to the audio design. So, is there a (await it) Katch? And the way does the G2 stack up in an more and more crowded market? These are the questions we’re right here to reply.

Worth

Wireless speaker: Dali Katch G2

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At £329, the Katch G2 is on the expensive finish of the marketplace for a conveyable Bluetooth speaker, though the JBL Xtreme 3 (£300) is of an analogous stature, boasts comparable options and is intently price-matched. However place the cool, matte-finished aluminium Katch G2 down, word the gold coin Dali branding and real leather-based panel (which may cleverly unhook to turn into a deal with) throughout the highest plate, and really feel the subtly rubberised toes, and it’s possible you’ll nicely assume there’s nonetheless loads of worth right here. We actually do. 

Construct

Wireless speaker: Dali Katch G2

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At roughly the width of a hardback novel, the Katch G2 feels heavier than you may think, at 1.1kg, however it’s nonetheless slim sufficient to slide into your backpack. It merely oozes class, too. In a sea of barrel-shaped Bluetooth audio system clad in enjoyable, material jackets and ruggedised rubber accents, the Dali appears designed as if to level out that it seems to be nothing like these. This speaker has an altogether classier really feel because of the gold coin branding, the curved lights surrounding the ability button for quantity, the real leather-based deal with and its sound profile and battery life indication. If the branding truly learn ‘Bang & Olufsen’ and the price-point was significantly greater, we wouldn’t have been stunned. 

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