Cabasse Pearl is a jewel of a High-Res Audio Bluetooth wireless network speaker

posted on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 by Steve May

Bluetooth  Streaming  Hi-fi  High-end  High Res Audio 

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French loudspeaker maker Cabasse has announced Pearl, a High-Res Audio capable network speaker, that features technologies first seen in the (larger) La Sphère.

Design and cosmetics are first class. In keeping with the familiar Cabasse aesthetic, the Pearl adopts a spherical shape, said to be ideal for spatial coherence, and sports a head-turning casing. The finish has been achieved through the application of six layers of lacquer, while the cabinet itself is double reinforced. The Pearl is available in either metallic black with pure chromium rings, or pearl white with silver rings.

Offering Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the new active speaker integrates within the Cabasse StreamCONTROL multi-room system, and supports MP3, AAC, WMA, AIFF, FLAC and ALAC files including 24bit/192kHz high definition, from USB connected hard disks, NAS devices, internet radio or online music services. The Pearl is also compatible with the Google Assistant and soon Amazon Alexa.

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Power output hits 118dB, from 1600W amplification. The specification claims a wide smooth frequency response, from 14Hz to 27kHz. The Pearl features a new 25cm bass driver, with a linear excursion of more than 30mm, for rich bass, coupled with a coaxial midrange and tweeter in Cabasse-patented carbon.

The Pearl utilises an automatic calibration system (CRCS) that takes advantage of the integrated microphone, and Cabasse patented technology from the flagship La Sphère.

Two Pearls can be linked via a direct Wi-Fi connection, for stereo listening. Connectivity supports an optical digital audio input, CD player and turntable/phono stage. Wall brackets are available if loudspeaker stands don’t fit with the chosen interiors. 

The Pearl retails for £2,599. Distribution is through Connected Distribution.

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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