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Cabasse Eole 3 Speaker System (Black)

Cabasse

5.1 Speaker System

 

An Ultra-Compact European Designed And Stylish Speaker System.


Very Powerful And Fully Featured Subwoofer.


Includes Wall Brackets And Bases.


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Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery

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Product Description

The Cabasse Eole3 5.1 speaker system comes from the French company famous for the 'Sphere" speakers - some costing in excess of A$200,000! And yes, we've sold them at this price!  So, the Eole3 costs a lot less and is smaller. But hey, that's probably what you like! And we agree that this is one of the finest 5.1 speaker systems available at the price. You can either bench or wall mount the speakers which also swivel for audio optimisation.

Overview

Underneath its classy shape and glossy finish, EOLE 3 features all the acoustical qualities of any Cabasse system. Experience high-performance home theatre sound from a compact, room-friendly system. The Cabasse Eole 3 5.1 speaker system includes five identical satellite speakers that are a mere 130mm in diameter - that swivel in every direction thanks to a magnetic base - and a 200 Watt RMS (400 Watt peak output) powered yet incredibly compact subwoofer. This latest creation features some of Cabasse's best speaker technologies - efficiency, power handling, transparency, sound staging - so you'll experience lots of impact and convincing realism with all your movies, video games and importantly...music. It also features improved aesthetic and acoustic integration and is a great way to complement your crisp HDTV picture with rich, enveloping sound. What you see here is the latest version of what has for some years been the best selling sub/sat package in Europe.

Compact Cabasse Eole Subwoofer Delivers Deep Bass: The Eole3 system consists of an amazingly small yet powerful subwoofer which adds the excitement of deep, rumbling low frequencies yet takes up very little floor space. A floor-mounted 200mm (8") woofer works in an incredibly rigid and non-resonant enclosure to produce hard-hitting clean bass without sound-muddying vibrations. A built-in 200 Watt amplifier - delivers upto 400 Watts peak output - really shows off this sub's tight, accurate response. A continuously variable low-pass crossover and volume control - located on the back panel - allow you to seamlessly blend the Subwoofer in with the rest of the system.

Compact, Easy-to-Place Speakers

As mention above, the 5 identical spherical satellite speakers swivel in every direction thanks to an ingenius magnetic base. You can easily place the speakers on shelves. You can also mount them on your walls using the keyhole slots for out-of-the-way placement. However, the system is also available with a pair of very stylish floor stands (sold separately) and yes, the speaker cable can go inside the stand to meet the needs of the WAF - wife acceptance factor. All the satellites have a sturdy and well made feel with their metal enclosures and fixed grilles.

On the technical side, Cabasse engineers have used the principle of a co-axial drive unit in a compact sphere to attain maximum rigidity and extra wide dispersion. Determining the positioning of the new DOM 18 tweeter and calculations for the crossover was achieved with the help of the measurement protocol especially designed for the $199,000pr La Sphère - the Cabasse 4-way coaxial reference speaker. This allows optimisation of the frequency response in the 60° solid cone and provide a coherent sound field in a wide sweet spot.

About Cabasse 

Cabasse is one of the most succesful speaker companies in Europe and has a good record here in Australia. Founded in 1950, the Brittany based concern is the largest speaker manufacturer in France and before its existence as a speaker manufacturer, members of the Cabasse family were active in the construction of musical instruments from the mid eighteenth century.

Like many of the more venerable speaker brands both in Europe and further afield, Cabasse has a particular ‘speciality.’ In the case of Cabasse, they've put decades of research into coaxial driver assemblies - the arrangement of drivers in series so they output on the same axis. Coaxial or concentric tweeters are far from unusual - KEF and Tannoy also make extensive use of them - but Cabasse takes this one stage further. Their flagship La Sphere speaker (which looks like a science fiction prop and costs a substantial $150,000-200,000 depending on spec) mounts no less than four drivers in a coaxial arrangement.

In The News

What Hi-Fi magazine said: "For a start, sound spreads well between the satellites, creating a much bigger and more cohesive soundstage than previously...The Santorin 21M2 sub is perfectly integrated too, and has the speed and agility to match the fast, rhythmic quality of the satellites.

And Reviewer Ed Selley in the UK avforums said: "you will be rewarded with a genuinely excellent sonic performance. More than any sub/sat package I’'ve listened to under £1,000, (roughly A$2,000) the Cabasse made me forget that I was listening to small speakers...They have control, cohesion and detail that is truly top notch and they coped as admirably with the requirements of simple music in stereo as they did with a high octane gunfight in multichannel. They are beautifully made, perfectly inoffensive to look at and have mounting options sufficient to allow their use in almost any environment. This system is unquestionably a Best Buy.

Our Take

We have been selling Cabasse products here at Audio Trends since 2006 when a demonstration of the Cabasse Eole1 convinced us categorically to add it to our permanent speaker roster. The performance was truly amazing, plus it presented in a way that made it super attractive in almost any environmentEOLE 3 benefits in many respects from the research investments made in developing La Sphère, the Cabasse 4-way coaxial reference speaker. Opera, jazz festival, rock concert, movies sound amazing. Yes, the Eole 3 sub/sat system is rather smaller (and a lot cheaper) than the flagship and rather more terrestrially priced but the same experience of coaxial drivers applies to the five satellites used in the package. As the name suggests, this is the third revision of the Eole system and is already proven popular among our customers. Whether you’re listening to opera, jazz, rock or enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you will be blown away by the Cabasse Eole3. If you’re after a great looking system that will integrate beautifully with your décor and also produce impressively immersive surround sound the Cabasse Eole3 system could be just what you’re after. Connect the sub and tuck it under a table or in a corner, and you're ready to go. The Eole3 System is shown in High Gloss Black (also available in High Gloss White)

  • Design: Compact 5.1 Speaker System
  • Drivers: 2-way coaxial:
    • 1 x DOM18: 29 mm (1.1”) soft dome tweeter.
    • 1 x 10T15: 102mm (4”) P2C midrange-woofer.
  • Efficiency: 90dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 4kHz
  • Frequency Response: 150Hz - 22kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Minimum Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Power Handling: 70 Watts - Note, these are designed to work with a subwoofer so this is plenty.
  • Peak Power Handling: 200 Watts
  • Magnetically Shielded
  • Floor Stands: Optional Extra
  • Wall Brackets: Five Included
  • Dimensions: 130mm diameter plus stands/bases
  • Weight: 1.3 kg each
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 5 years.

Subwoofer

  • Driver: 1 x 210mm (8") ICF woofer
  • Crossover Frequency: Adjustable 20 - 200Hz
  • Frequency Response: 29 - 150Hz
  • Phase: Adjustable 0° - 180°
  • Power Output: 200 Watts
  • Peak Power Output: 400 Watts
  • Dimensions (Cube H x W x D): 330 x 330 x 350mm
  • Weight: 9.3 kg
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 years on electronics. 

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 5.1 Speaker System
Brand Cabasse
Colour Black
Front Speaker Type Compact Satellites
Enclosure Design Acoustic Suspension
Impedance (Nominal) 8 Ohms
Subwoofer Driver Size 203mm (8")
Subwoofer Firing Direction Down Firing
Subwoofer Power Output 140 - 199 Watts
Other Subwoofer Features Speaker/Hi-Level Inputs, Speaker/Hi-Level Outputs, Phase Selection, Auto Power On/Off, Variable Crossover, Upgradeable Power Cable
Stands/Brackets Floor Stands Optional Extra, Wall Brackets Included, Bases Included
Shipping Weight (kg) 18.0000
Price Range $2,499

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