Cabasse today announced the Pacific 3SA, a new high-performance powered floorstanding loudspeaker for $9,990 each (available immediately).
The statuesque 51″ tower loudspeaker, a new reference model within the company's Artis range, is the first tower fitted with the company's innovative 17cm (6.7″) BC17 coaxial driver unit.
Based on the SCS (Spatially Coherent System) principles developed by the Cabasse laboratory in Brest, France, this unit consists of a dome midrange-tweeter and ring-shaped low midrange-woofer membrane, providing constant control of the sound directivity all along its 175 – 20,000 Hz bandwidth.
of a 2.1 discrete subwoofer architecture in
a timelessly designed two-channel package.”
— John Caldwell, Co-founder of StJohn Group
(exclusive U.S. distributor for Cabasse)
The twin 8.3″ honeycomb dome woofers flank the BC17 drivers and are powered with a 450 W Cabasse built-in amplifier, providing in a slim cabinet, powerful and controlled LF response down to 37 Hz and deeper. The required cabinet depth has been reduced by 20% through the use of an innovative technical solution, which enables fine tuning of the LF for easy positioning and amplifier matching.
Cabasse has also announced a passive version of the speaker, called Pacific 3 to be available in January, 2011 at a retail price of $7,710 each.
Spatially Coherent System Technology
The Pacific 3SA, like all other Cabasse speakers, incorporates Cabasse's proprietary Spatially Coherent System (SCS) technology. Imagine three stones hitting the surface of a lake at three different points. The created waves will mix and propagate erratically. Now imagine three stones hitting the surface at the same point. The waves grow and spread harmoniously. This single source emission (or point source) is the benefit of the co-axial drivers and wide-range tweeters designed by the Cabasse R&D team. Fidelity to original timbres and dynamic range, a wide, stable and full soundstage, are the benefits of SCS technology.
The co-axial technology by Cabasse is a major innovation in the loudspeaker world because its principle is the closest proposal to the theoretical ideal. It results from the 60 years experience Cabasse has in driver design and development
Key Cabasse Features
- Technology — point source driver alignment offers extraordinary phase alignment and mitigates room boundary effects for a more lifelike performance.
- Innovative — Stealth, ultra-thin grilles with magnetic link fastening
- High Performance — high power handling and efficiency for demanding music or soundtracks.
- Style/Design — high-quality gloss black or pearl finish, immaculate fit and finish, remarkable attention to detail
|Type:||Floorstander with active bass|
|Drivers:||1 x coaxial BC17
2 x 21ND34 21 cm woofers
|Sensitivity 1W/1m:||91.5 dB|
|Cross-over points:||175 Hz – 1,830 Hz|
|Frequency response:||38 – 20 000 Hz|
|Nominal impedance:||8 Ohms|
|Minimum impedance:||4 Ohms|
|Power handling:||150 W|
|Peak power:||1000 W|
|Standard finish:||Glossy Black / Glossy Pearl|
|Dimensions:||129 x 29 x 49 cm / 50.8 x 11.4 x 19.3 in.|
|Weight:||42 kg / 92 lbs|