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Dali Katch One is a compact, versatile soundbar

Dali expands Katch range with compact, versatile soundbar

Danish hi-fi brand Dali has built on its Award-winning Katch wireless speaker by launching the Katch One soundbar.

Debuting at High End Munich, the Katch One looks very similar to its speaker sibling with a spotted mesh grille - albeit it's wide enough to spread nicely across the front of a TV.

It sports no fewer than 10 drivers - driven by four, 50-watt amplifiers - and features every connection you might expect of a TV sound booster: HDMI ARC, optical and 3.5mm inputs, plus aptX Bluetooth and a subwoofer output. There's even a USB port that, while not compatible for music playback, can accept a Google Chromecast Audio, allowing owners to connect the Katch One to their home network.

Not only do you have a choice of finishes - black and white - there are also different mounting options: hanging from a wall (by leather straps) and sitting upright on its feet. There are also two sound modes; 'Focus' and 'Wide'. 

The Dali Katch One soundbar will be available in the summer, priced £649. Presumably it will sit under Dali's multi-Award-winning Kubik One soundbar.

All it needs to do now is be as sonically competitive in its respective market as its five-star, Award-winning sibling... 

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.