Friday, 20 November 2009


French loudspeaker manufacturer, Cabasse, has launched limited edition piano black versions of four products from its popular MT30 and MC40 ranges; the Antigua, Jersey, Minorca and Java models.

The MC40 range is the introduction to Cabasse’s point source co-axial technology. Incorporating the BC10 co-axial unit, with its 27mm tweeter and 10cm ring midrange, all models in the range adhere to the SCS (spatially coherent system) technology as found in the flagship La Sphere. Use of this drive unit enables the diminutive (40cm tall) Minorca MC40 LE stand mount speaker to be a true three-way design, with the low frequency handled by a 7” (17cm) Duocell woofer.

The three-way Java MC40 LE is the smaller of two floor standing models in the range and combines the same BC10 co-axial unit with two Duocell 7” (17cm) LF units. Standing 110cm tall, Java continues the Cabasse tradition of bringing real emotion, live sound and elegance with unrivalled value.

The piano black versions of Minorca and Java have a manufacturer’s suggested selling price of £899 and £1598 per pair respectively.

The Antigua MT30 LE and Jersey MT30 LE are two-way loudspeakers from the company’s entry level MT30 range, Each incorporates the DOM36 tweeter, which is designed to conform to the principles of the company’s SCS technology. The Antigua is a 41cm tall stand mount speaker, whose performance belies its size, thanks to the powerful output of the 7” (17cm) low frequency driver. The floor standing Jersey adds an additional 7” LF unit to further increase the bass output, with a response down to 59Hz. The limited edition piano black versions of these speakers have a msrp of £549 (Antigua) and £998 (Jersey).

Friday, 13 November 2009

mp3 'v' CD - the truth will out

I've just had this video link pointed out to me:

It's really encouraging to see something like this on the BBC - it kind of vindicates everything that we've been saying for years about mp3 quality. There's no denying that it's a superbly versatile and useful format for transporting music and opening up the ears of millions of people to music, but we've all known for a long time that it really is the poor relation when it comes to sound quality. And sound quality really does matter - that's why the best recording studios exist and why the best engineers are worth their weight in gold. So watch this and then dig out yor CDs and enjoy!

Friday, 16 October 2009


Cabasse has tied up with BMW Park Lane, London, to mark the launch of the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and X1 models and will be showcasing its flagship La Sphère loudspeakers and other models, for one weekend on 24th-25th October.

La Sphère will be on display and the Baltic Evolutions and brand new £9,000 Riga loudspeakers will be on demonstration throughout the weekend, to provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment that will perfectly complement the stunning new BMW models.

At £108,000 per pair, La Sphère is a serious pair of loudspeakers that perform like no others, with a no compromise approach to aesthetic and acoustic design that will appeal to the discerning BMW customer. It is the ultimate loudspeaker for lovers of The Ultimate Driving Machine.

BMW Park Lane’s 5 Series Gran Turismo and X1 launch event takes place on 24th and 25th October at 77 Park Lane, London, W1K 7TP. Opening hours are 9am - 5pm on Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday. Visitors are requested to register their attendance at

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

You've ruined my day.

Overheard as he left the Cabasse demonstration at the National Audio Show this weekend, was a visitor to the show who said "You've ruined my day - I can't listen to anything else now!"
And he wasn't the only one who visited Cabasse's room to experience the amazing La Sphere loudspeakers and left with glowing praise for the performance of these £108,000 flagships.

Over the duration of the show, many hundreds of people spent time listening to the most incredible looking and sounding speakers at the show. For those with more modest budgets, the Coherent Systems room had the brand new Cabasse Riga and Santorin 30 subwoofer combination on permanent demo and a selection of other products in the range on static discplay.

Check out and for more information.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Cabasse are bringing La Sphere to the UK

La Sphère, the groundbreaking flagship loudspeaker from French manufacturer Cabasse, is to get its first public showing in the UK at the forthcoming National Audio Show, 26-27 September, Whittlebury Hall, near Silverstone.

Working with the renowned French designer and architect, Sylvain Dubuisson, Cabasse produced an aesthetic masterpiece which is both beautifully simple and technically perfect for the reproduction of the full audible frequency range. The 70cm spherical enclosure, manufactured from a sandwich of composite materials originally designed for the European space programme, is coupled to the helical die-cast aluminium stand, which positions the centre of the speaker at the perfect height for listening.

Supplied complete with the dedicated digital signal processing electronics, developed in conjunction with the company’s Canon corporation parent and 5000 watts of digital amplifiers, the price is a cool £108,000. Standard finishes are pearl and black pearl, but any finish can be supplied (e.g. to match the Ferrari parked in the garage) at a premium price. Delivery of La Sphère is accompanied by a Cabasse acoustician who carefully and painstakingly adapts the response of the digital signal processor to perfectly suit the user’s room.

See here for info on the show: and here for info on Cabasse:

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Cabasse loudspeakers win Hi-Fi Choice Best Buy

Cabasse's stunning Bora standmount speakers just received a coveted 'Best Buy" award in the latest issue of the UK's Hi-Fi Choice magazine. Leading UK reviewer, Alvin Gold, writing in his review said of the Bora "Capable of immersive, engaging music-making, the Bora also offers high sensitivity and powerful bass" he went on to say "What the Bora offers that many others don't is a clear sense of musical flow and narrative and an organisc way of dealing with musical information that makes it very easy to engage - not just with the notes, but with the expressive qualities that the performers bring to bear."

Why not check the review out at:

Friday, 14 August 2009

Welcome to the Cabasse UK blog

Hello. This is the first blog for France's leading loudspeaker manufacturer, now available in the UK.