Cabasse makes a new contribution to streaming audio with an active high-end speaker and presents The Pearl by Cabasse, an all-in-one display based on the renowned La Sphère of the brand. The price tag of 2.790 euro makes it somewhat more interesting than the latter, which appeared on the market at the launch in 2009 for about 180,000 euros.
The French Cabasse has obviously taken a page from the book of compatriots Devialet and launches with The Pearl an all-in-one loudspeaker that resembles the Devialet Phantom – where just the latest version Phantom Reactor appeared.
The Pearl is also completely Cabasse, because the brand that name made with the application of coaxial technology succeeded in this application by developing and integrating into a much smaller model. The Pearl is only 32 centimeters high, compared to the 130 centimeters of La Sphère. The speaker is the first compact triaxial speaker (bass, medium and new coaxial tweeter with medium carbon and neodymium), which combines a compact size with power handling and a wide and smooth frequency response from 14 Hz to 27000 Hz. The brand new 25cm woofer should allow linear excursion of more than 30mm, which must translate into an exceptionally rich and dynamic bass. What we do know from the Phantoms: The Pearl can also be configured with two units as a stereo pair.
The Pearl streams music from hard disks, has internet radio and can handle the major online music services (Spotify, Qobuz, Napster , Tidal, Deezer). The speaker integrates with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity in the Cabasse StreamCONTROL multi-room system and supports audio files from MP3, AAC and WMA to AIFF, FLAC, ALAC and high-definition files. There is support for the Google Assistant and soon the Amazon Alexa voice assistants.
The Pearl by Cabasse will appear on the market in November and will cost 2,790 euros.