The iconic Cabasse flagship loudspeaker, La Sphère, makes UK debut in iconic Harrods
Cabasse UK distributor, Connected Distribution, has installed the £200,000 flagship La Sphère audio system into the new 5thfloor technology area in luxury department store, Harrods. These striking design icons, manufactured from composite materials originally designed for the European space programme, will be available to the clientele of this globally recognised retailer for the first time.
Working with the renowned and multi award-winning French designer and architect, Sylvain Dubuisson, the 1.4m tall aesthetic masterpiece is both beautifullysimple and technically perfect for the reproduction of the full audible frequency range. The 70cm spherical enclosure is coupled to the helical die-cast aluminium stand, which positions the speaker at the perfect height for listening with absolute authenticity. Delivery of each La Sphère system to the discerning clients around the world is accompanied by a Cabasse acoustician, who carefully and painstakingly adapts the response of the digital parametric filters to perfectly suit the room.
La Sphère is being demonstrated and sold as a complete system. Customers will take delivery of the entire package, which includes the Cabasse amplifiers and digital signal processor, a Cabasse high-resolution audio streamer, a pre-amplifier from renowned US brand Parasound and cabling from another US high-end audio equipment manufacturer, Kimber Kable. High quality mains cabling has been sourced from UK based specialists, Russ Andrews Accessories and all the equipment sits on a dedicated rack provided by Quadraspire. The retail price is £197,500.
La Sphère is the ultimate expression of Cabasse’s world-leading technology and is the culmination of many years’ research into the importance of point source audio reproduction from loudspeaker drive units. Recently updated with a new three-way Tri-Coaxial Aramid drive unit and a 55cm low frequency woofer, which are co-axially mounted and digitally controlled, it is the world’s only true point-source four-way speaker, with one acoustic centre, absolute linear phase, optimum impulse response and perfect spatial coherency.
La Sphère is supplied withdigital signal processing electronics thathandle high-resolution music signals, actively control the crossover points between the loudspeaker drivers and the time alignment of the four acoustic centres. 4,800 watts of the highest quality digital amplifiers complete the package. Standard finishes are pearl, black pearl or glossy black, and any other finish can be supplied at a premium price.