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: www.chestergroup.org and here for info on Cabasse: www.cabasse.com/en