Cabasse La Sphere'

La Sphere' as Cabasse put it "A true 4-way co-axial point source with no mechanical compromise, driven by a specific digital signal processing, able to outshine the Atlantis" (their previous reference speaker). Cabasse's statement product par excellence' A truly beguiling audio delight. Enabling the listener to be transported 'inside the music' with incredible realism. Unreserved captivation and involvement of the subject coupled with an ability to paint a sonic canvass of sheer solid believability and is unmatched. Micheal Fremer Stereophile June 2008 "La Sphere sets new standards, both in measurable and audible terms, for accuracy and in music reproduction itself"

Looking at La Sphere, the answer looks obvious, and even beautiful. However, the impressive amount of drawings, plans, models and prototypes denies that first impression. The purity of the design masks the asymmetry of the shape avoiding diffractions, the choice of materials for rigidity ( die casted aluminium for the stand) and damping ( loaded composite for the bottom plate, combination of aluminium and elastomer for the silent blocks and the cones). For a full coherency of the system, the hull of the enclosure is a sandwich structure in which 2 layers of composite are damped by a special material initially designed to meet the vibrations damping requirements of air and space machines like Airbus, Ariane, helicopters and jet fighters.

All the acoustical laws have been taken into account I the development of La Sphere. No fundamental parameter has been sacrificed in favour of a technical or marketing option. Any bit of a compromise regarding any acoustical law is the result of a global optimisation regarding the fundaments. La Sphère offers unrivalled technical and musical specifications in a compacter volume than all other ultimate systems. It's placement can thus be optimised with limited space or esthetical intrusion, in a recording studio or in a living room. Thanks to the co-axial technology and the application of the SCS principles, the sweet spot is very wide whatever the listening distance.

La Sphere Stereophile review June 2008:

La Sphere' Specifications

  • 4 Way floor standing main speaker
  • Power handling.......................,1280W rms
  • Sensitivity . . .........................93/94/96db
  • Crossover freq................150hz/800/4Khz
  • Low freq point.................................Active
  • Minimal imped.................................Active
  • Nominal Imped................................Active
  • Freq Response...................20Hz to 25khz
  • Size.............1400mm x 700mm x 700mm
  • Weight . . .. .... ... ...... . ...... ...100Kg each
  • Available Pearl grey/Pearl black
  • Other finishes on request
  • £100,000.00 Sphere and active dsp filter only
  • £22,000.00 Matching 8 ampilifers which compliment La Sphere'