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Cabasse Riga (Santos/Black Pearl)

Cabasse

Floor Standing Speakers

Cabasse Riga Floorstanding Speakers - Santos Stand / Black Pearl Speaker

Cabasse Riga Floorstanding Speakers - Santos Stand / Black Pearl Speaker
 

A High End Stylish Loudspeaker - An Acoustically And Aesthetically Beautiful Jewel


Unique High-End Audio Made In France, Performs Superbly With Both Valve And Solid State Amplifiers


Powered Subwoofer Required - Cabasse Santorin 30-500 Subwoofer Recommended


One Pair Only - Floor Stock (small mark on base)

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Your price $10,000

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Product Description

Cabasse Riga FloorstandersThe Cabasse Riga Floorstanding Loudspeakers are another Cabasse innovation to meet the demands of music and movie lovers looking for solutions with elegance and discrete aesthetic design.

Overview

French company Cabasse isn't the only loudspeaker maker to go for coaxial drivers — in which tweeters sit at the centre of woofers, and so on — but it has pursued this to a greater extreme than most, with the four-way La Sphere model (cost: $292,999 per pair including amplification).

Also spherical, the Riga is much smaller. Each is a sphere, 220mm in diameter, mounted on a beautifully finished slab of wood, tapering down as it nears the top.

Note that the stands are not something that the spheres merely sit on; they are pre-attached, and their cabling snakes down the interior of the stand to the base, where high-quality binding posts are provided. You can get versions of the Riga for wall mounting, or on short stands for bookshelf or table top use if required.

The sphere sits just over 1 metre from the floor (the wooden stand is about 100mm taller) when mounted on the five machined metal cones that serve as floor spikes (little metal plates are provided for putting under these to protect your floor if it is uncarpeted).

The coaxial drivers are built as one unit: a 170mm bass/midrange, shaped like a section of a sphere itself, with a 32mm horn-loaded tweeter inset in its middle.

Trying to get lots of bass out of such a small enclosure would be difficult (Cabasse rates them down at 95 hertz), so the normal system partnering is with the Cabasse Santorin 30-500 subwoofer. This is a stylish unit (what else would you expect?) with a 300mm driver and a 500-watt amplifier, and stacks of digital signal processing, including an automatic calibration kit, which consists of a high-quality measurement microphone and mic preamp.

Spherical Brilliance

To meet the challenges set by the requirements of the Riga design, three years intensive development went into the new BC17 driver. This unit consists of a dome midrange/tweeter and ring shaped lower midrange-woofer membrane, forming together a portion of pulsating sphere.

With the same constant control of the directivity all along its bandwidth whatever the application – floorstanders, on wall, or on its base - and the typical Cabasse transparency, sensitivity and power handling, Riga concentrates all the virtues of the SCS (Spatially Coherent System) principles developed by the Cabasse laboratory.

This results in a spacious, open sound free from the types of cabinet or driver integration colourations heard in most ‘normal’ speakers.

In The News

"And then it was listening time. While the working parts of the Riga speakers are fairly small, they certainly don't sound like it. The integration of the sound between them and the subwoofer is seamless, so that the source of the bass is acoustically invisible. There is clearly no significant distortion from the sub (subwoofer distortion gives the ear more clues as to its location).

We played a range of music, from delicate to just plain loud, and the system was equally comfortable with the lot. On the strings in Bizet's "Carmen", the sound was gloriously smooth and balanced. The imaging was precise, with good depth. And, most importantly, there was no apparent dynamic compression. When a crescendo struck, it was in exact proportion to what had gone before, rather than being limited." C-Net

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Floor Standing Coaxial (SCS) 2-Way
  • Drivers: BC17 with 1.25" (32mm) Kaladex & 6.5" (165mm) Duocell drivers
  • Cross-over point: 1600 Hz
  • Frequency response: 95 – 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m): 90 dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
  • Minimum impedance: 4.1 Ω
  • Power handling: 150 W
  • Peak power: 1000 W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 340 x 1230 x 390mm
  • Weight: 14 kg each
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Other products in illustration sold separately.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Floor Standing Speakers
Brand Cabasse
Enclosure Design Acoustic Suspension
Impedance (Nominal) 8 Ohms
Other Features 2-Way Design, 2-Drivers
Finish/Colour Other
Shipping Weight (kg) 30.0000
Price Range $20,999

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