Cabasse introduces the Murano Alto loudspeakers
New from Cabasse is the high-end and high-performance Murano Alto column speaker, that offers a big sound and the benefits of co-axial drive unit technology in a compact slim-line enclosure.
Murano Alto uses technology trickled down from the Cabasse flagship products, such as the midrange-tweeter coaxial driver from the Cabasse masterpiece system, l’Océan, and two new designs of honeycomb membrane woofers, developed from La Sphère. The combination of such high-end components into a more compact loudspeaker make it possible for users of the Murano Alto to experience the effortless reproduction of music that Cabasse is famous for.
At the heart of the tri-axial driver from the high-end L’Océan speaker, the BC13 fitted to Murano Alto guarantees perfect reproduction of tones, without unwanted distortion nor listening fatigue and with an unrivalled soundstage. And specially engineered for the Murano Alto, today’s BC13 has a new aluminium wave broadcast system designed to optimise integrations with Murano’s woofer.
The new 17ND36 woofer drivers were specially designed for the Murano speakers. To quickly obtain rich and deep bass in a compact speaker, Cabasse engineers miniaturised the same concept from La Sphère’s 55cm woofer driver. The concave membrane with a honeycomb structure provides extra rigidity, as well as cushioned movement, resulting in high performance and excursion without deformation. Guided by an extra-long voice coil in the 45mm air gap of the powerful motor, weighing in at 4kg, this membrane bestows Murano Alto a quality of bass that has a purity and solidity of reproduction not normally associated with speakers at this price.
Three long, curved and flared, down-firing port tubes supply a stunning boost to low frequencies, with extension and depth. The user option to seal one port of each speaker provides the user with a choice to configure either the maximum amount of bass or the best extension for extremely deep bass, to suit the room acoustics and musical taste.
The 102cm tall, 27cm wide and 37cm deep Murano Alto has a frequency response of 32Hz – 24kHz and is capable of handling 175 watts of RMS power and 1200 watts peak. It is available in Glossy White, Glossy Black or Glossy Mahogany finishes and has a UK MSRP of £8,000 per pair.