The Cabasse Riga (10000 euros the pair incl. subwoofer) “protects” the amplifiers twice: strong magnets and the stable spherical housing reduce the need for Watts. Interpretation as a satellite system of the low bass is a separate Aktivwoofer.
- Cabasse Riga/Santorini 30 Floorstanding speaker
- Data sheet
In addition to Watt requirements and impedance, there is a third way, to facilitate the work of amplifiers: A limitation of the work area on portions of the spectrum. This type of specialization is that helps in addition to some other factors active speakers often better sound performance.
But so far, users must not go. It is already positive effect to keep the bass range of the speakers and a subwoofer to refer. Electronic music or movie sound is focused a large part of the energy on the area below 100 Hertz, a such Division yields a significant discharge, which is especially small, less power-potent amplifiers contrary to.
This form of the Division of labor has prevailed in multichannel long ago. Just so, relatively compact and low-cost receiver can turn into magnificent home cinema also large rooms.
This knowledge utilizes Cabasse in Riga, which was explicitly conceived as a satellite system. The Riga is consistently Spherically and with an external diameter of just extremely compact 22 cm for their price and performance class. Balls applicable universally for stereo and multichannel can rest as here shown on a floor stand, lie on a sideboard or space-saving hang on the wall.
The limitation to a few liters in spherical shape, brings a number of acoustic advantages. The form itself is extremely stiff and sound neutral. Deep bass redirection allows the interpretation as heavily damped, closed box without flow noises and problems due to standing waves inside the housing.
Moreover, the absence of any kind of baffle, the boxy speaker to unwanted reflections and edge effects that required some developers of box boxes to true experiments in terms of crossover or chassis design. The ball construction metrologically manifests itself with an unexpectedly smooth Omnidirectional.
Homogeneous energy distribution is also accounted for by the two newly sophisticated chassis, which are artistically and nested coaxial together. The central dome, the surrounding, black lens and the ring-shaped low midrange driver are shaped and positioned that the driver unit produces no protruding edges and reciprocal sound tours.
The balls handle a frequency range from the highest heights in the best manner of point sound source up to just under 100 Hertz and be connected directly to the amplifier like conventional boxing. It is a clear discharge by the impedance rising in the low bass.
Due to their design Riga relies on the support of one or more subwoofers, which does not necessarily have to come from Cabasse. Who finally wants to remain faithful to brands for optical reasons, access to the Santorin 30, whose Fähigkeiten are next described in the box.
For stereo purposes, a copy of the down-fire woofer mobilised up to 1000 Watt is completely sufficient. It enables visually so very appealing balls into a bass authority that enables also connoisseurs of matter in lightest Verzücken, especially as regards precision and homogeneity.
A clear preference in terms of amplifier was not noted Cabasse balls the boxes which was also no big deal, because that Rigas sounded just terrific in all constellations, with accuracy in terms of rhythm and figure, for which there is a single-label: great.
The spatial representation easily side ranged beyond the stereo base and had a depth unusual for two channel relationships, almost as if Rearspeaker were enabled. Dipping into concert halls has become child’s play, supposedly dröge classical recordings to the holistic pleasure.
On tubes that sounded Riga a track heimeliger, at Transistoramps slightly dry and neutral. The differences were however significantly lower than for the audio. Thanks to the moderate demand for Watts, 9 powerful and well drawn through sound images reach of Riga on the Unsion S. What type of amp you prefer, Riga and Santorini are a great throw.
The Santorin 30 uses a 12-incher in the enclosure. Is controlled with the remote control (not in picture), display and buttons. A microphone for the measuring by hand or automatically (correction of room modes) is included. Stereo user limit the woofer at 90 Hz, the Riga itself remains unfiltered. Mehrkanaler left the bass control to the receiver. Guide to the woofer on our site see details.
Cabasse Riga/Santorini 30
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing or wall close listening distance from 1, 5 m, normal damped rooms from 20 m2|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||2.9 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||3.4 ohm|
|Maximum volume upper value||102 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||102 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||99 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||86 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Two-way spot with unique Coax solution and a separate subwoofer. Sounds incredibly sensitively, undeviatingly sound properly, sets standards for the spatial figure. A milestone in every respect. Unlike the amplifiers of all kinds.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||62|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 87|
|Price / performance||outstanding|
|tested in output||6 / 10|