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|On the last week-end of February, Cabasse was presented and demonstrated in 4 shows simultaneously:|
- in Bruxelles (Belgium) at Batibow ( show for housebuilding and house equipements) with 5.1 demonstrations of the iO in ceiling.
- in Bristol (UK) with crowdy 5.1 Ki demonstrations.
- in Moscow at the Hi-Fi Show 2005 with 4 demo rooms: one with a 5.1 Ki set, one with a 2.1 Riva/Largo system, one for cinesound and last but not least Baltic II and Saturn with a full Accuphase front end. Thanks to this demo the Saturn 55 received the Best Subwoofer of the Show Award.
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- in Prague (Czech Republic) for its first presentation in this country at the High End 2005, Baltic II and Saturn 55 received the award of the Best Stereo Sound of the Show. Official results of the visitors votes:
Best Stereo Sound of the Show: Cabasse Baltic II & Saturn with Mc Intosh amplification
2nd Best Stereo Sound: Avalon speakers
3rd Best Stereo Sound: ATC SC35 speakers
CABASSE ACOUSTIC CENTER
The life size sound
BALTIC, SUMATRA, JUPITER? all Cabasse's products come to life facing the Atlantic ocean, at the tip of Brittany in western France, a land of sailors, research scientists and musicians attuned to different worlds and universes.
The company has been a pioneer in the electronics sector in Brest. In 2003, it built the Cabasse Acoustic Center in the Brest-Iroise research and business park, thus helping to create the 밃coustic Valley?
This is a unique network of enterprises, prestigious engineering schools and universities which are specialized in state-of-the-art technologies in telecommunications, underwater acoustics and electronics.
The Cabasse Acoustic Center holds all the Research and Development skills and expertise required to study new materials, create new membranes and drivers, design and manufacture prototypes, take measurements in anechoic rooms and run reliability tests, listen to and perfect equipment with the top sound professionals, etc. The center is also a site for industrialization and specialized production in coaxial technologies.
Whether music lovers or musicians, cinema buffs, sailors or landlubbers who love the open spaces, all the men and women on the Cabasse team share the taste for genuine perfection, nature's force and resources, the emotions of live sound.
The fidelity to live sound
SCS: spatial coherency in sound
Whatever the individual talent of the musicians, and however fine their instruments, an orchestra's sound is first judged on the consistency of the whole. Even a virtuoso first violin must be sustained by the orchestra to take you to the heights of emotion.
Because we are faithful to live sound, in perfecting our acoustic speakers, we seek the same coherence between sonic registers or dynamic deviations, the same compliance with sounds and full blending of them.
Since Cabasse was created over 50 years ago, every one of our public comparisons between a live orchestra and a high-fidelity recording of it has confirmed the physical laws proving that only electrodynamic systems have the efficiency and power handling needed to respect the full dynamics of an orchestra, or a single instrument's attacks, with the same clearness and consistent definition in the bass, midrange and treble.
The sound signal perceived at the listening point is made up of both direct and reflected sounds. The coherence of direct sounds determines how precise the sound image will be. The spectral balance, the image's breadth and depth depend on the temporal coherence between direct sounds and reflected sounds. These diffraction and intermodulation phenomena are more perceptible in the high frequencies, since the wavelengths are very short (3.5 cm at 10,000 Hz, compared to 7 m at 50 Hz).
The portion of the multichannel pulsating sphere is the only point source which is theoretically capable of providing this perfect coherence. All the frequencies are emitted along a single axis by transducers whose diameters and shapes are adapted to the frequency bands they reproduce.
To date, only the Cabasse TC22 triaxial driver has come close to achieving this acoustic ideal. It has won over audiophiles, home-cinema lovers and sound professionals with its fidelity to timbres and the stability and dimensions of its sound image. All the other Cabasse coaxial drivers have been developed on the basis of this SCS technology.
For a sound source to come as close as possible to the acoustic ideal, it must be punctual with a spherical or elliptical profile. Like waves on the surface of water, the high and midrange waves emitted by a driver in a conventional speaker are disturbed by their own reflection on the large front panel of the speaker cabinet.
When emitted from a sphere or cylinder, these same waves will be propagated coherently, in all directions. Related to the TC22 triaxial-equipped Baltic II, all the satellites in the systems presented in this catalog comply with SCS logic. Their shapes and sizes have been optimized in order to foster the spatial coherency, even when some of the satellites are wall-mounted and others are on stands or shelves.