Years after Caravelle and Goélette 500, the first Cabasse compact 3-way loudspeaker systems including a 21 cm woofer, that are still being used by professionals and music lovers worldwide, Cabasse are proud to present Bora, a new monitor with stunning characteristics. The unique spectral and dynamic performance of the former monitors has been preserved and improved, with an ease and comfort in listening never before offered by a high efficiency bookshelf system. Bora combines the analytical accuracy and dynamic capacity expected from a monitor with a large sweet spot and the unique Cabasse 3D soundstage.
This combination of focus and smoothness has been achieved thanks to the wide frequency response of the BC13 co-axial mid range-tweeter and the new 21 cm Duocell cone woofer designed for Bora, combined with a variable order cross-over. Inside the Bora, there is Cabasse's superior BC-13 coaxial midrange tweeter. Developed from the TC23, the three-way co-axial driver fitted to the top of the range speakers, including the flagships “La Sphère” and “l’Océan”, assembled and controlled in our Breton workshops in Western France, the BC13 guarantees a faithful reproduction of timbres with no artificial coloration or lassitude in long listening, and provides a soundstage with unrivaled realism and depth.
Working alongside the coaxial midrange tweeter is Cabasse's Duocell cone woofers (remember - despite it's size the Bora is a 3-way loudspeaker). The 21 cm (8”) woofer of Bora is fitted with a Duocell cone designed by Cabasse and manufactured by Cabasse robots. The very light, but rigid and nicely damped membrane has an exponential profile and variable thickness, to obtain the most of long throw systems and powerful magnets. It brings the full precision and vivacity required for high fidelity, true to live, sound.
The Bora loudspeakers benefit hugely from Cabasse's precision and attention to detail that provides the best musicality as the Bora's also feature cross-overs with variable slopes. The Cabasse development protocol combines numerous measurements in an anechoic room, combining on-axis and 360° results. It guarantees a perfect control of both the directivity index and the total radiated power all along the frequency bandwidth to match the SCS principles. It is a key process, together with listening sessions, in the development of the cross-over boards. The slopes can vary from 6 to 24 dB per octave for an optimal acoustical phasing, taking into account the influence of the external shape of the enclosure to optimise the qualities of the co-axial drive-units.
The enclosure of Bora looks like its acoustical signature, pure and simple, free from any artificial appendix. The Bora is a work of Elegance outside, but it also has lots of Cabasse's technical expertise inside such as:
- Non-parallel side panels to remove standing waves – Variable thickness (up to 31mm) cabinet panels for rigidity and neutrality with an optimized volume for accurate loading of the woofers.
- Magnets to hold the front grill. When speakers are being used without grills, front panel are free from pins or holes that can create diffraction effects, for a greater purity of sound and aesthetics.
- The laminar bass-reflex port is positioned at the bottom end of the enclosure and fires frontwards. It therefore reduces the creation of vertical standing waves, provides a very efficient and linear extension of the low-frequencies and allows positioning close to the rear wall.
These new Altura MC series from Cabasse are bound to win many more accolades over the years - in both the stereo or the multichannel world. These wonderfully impressive little speakers are available as a pair (stereo or other) and finished beautifully in gloss black or gloss white,.
Cabasse Bora - Full Range 3-Way Bookshelf/Surround Loudspeaker - Specifications:
Type: Full range
Drivers: 1 x 21MD20LB, 1 x BC13 coaxial
Efficiency: 90 dB
Filter: 800 – 4 400 Hz
Frequency Response: 52 – 24 000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimum impedance: 4,1 Ω
Power handling: 120 W
Peak power: 840 W
Dimensions (h x l x d in cm): 50 x 27 x 33 cm
Weight: 15 kg