Standing elegantly on a range of highly desirable wooden veneer finishes, the Cabasse Riga is the penultimate glory of Cabasse's acclaimed 'Baltic' line, and this particular speaker is the beautifully stand mounted satellite option.
This variant of the Riga also becomes a viable speaker for higher end stereo systems, multi-channel applications and also more luxurious custom installation scenario's too. Riga is a very compact satellite fitted with a new 17 cm coaxial unit, mounted in a sphere half the volume of the one in Baltic Evolution, her bigger sister. Another Cabasse innovation to meet the demands of music and movie lovers looking for solutions with elegance and discrete aesthetic design.
To meet the challenges set by the requirements of the Riga design, three years intensive development went into the Cabasse BC17 driver. This unit consists of a dome midrange tweeter and ring shaped lower midrange-woofer membrane, forming together a portion of pulsating sphere. With the same constant control of the directivity all along its bandwidth whatever the application – floor-standers, on wall, or on its base - and the typical Cabasse transparency, sensitivity and power handling, Riga concentrates all the virtues of the SCS (Spatially Coherent System) principles developed by the Cabasse laboratory.
Like all the Cabasse satellites, these brillantly agile speakers work beautifully in a 2.1 or 5.1 set up, here you can hear the precision of the timbers and an almost holographic sound stage that respects the full dynamic range, coupled with an engaging intensity in rhythm. With Riga, Cabasse concentrates the essence and life of the music in a 21 centimetres sphere. When paired with a suitable Cabasse Santorin sub-woofer (the superior Santorin 30), and in any stereo or multi-channel configuration, the Riga's will enable the listener to experience and share the joys of music and sound – every kind of music and every type of sound.
The Santorin 30 is a premium performer as you would expect with it's dedicated Baltic satellites, and as such it features an incredibly dynamic and agile 500 watt amplifier and large 30cm downward firing driver. In addition to these features the Santorin 30 also features a dedicated microphone for setting up the sub-woofer to perform to it's optimum levels in any given room with a dedicated DSP in-built into the amplifier. This DSP control features both the ability for automatic calibration or for those dedicated 'tweakers' (or industry professionals), manual set up options also. So set up options and control of crossover and phase etc. can all be done via the Santorin's 30 dedicated control panel as opposed to more standard rear mounted controls.
This extremely impressive DSP also allows the more sophisticated control functions within the sub-woofer to be utilised and enjoyed, as the Santorin 30 can be set up with a number of adjustable pre-sets as well, which will take in a host of system principles and variables to maximise the system(s) sonic performance. The Santorin 30 features a dedicated control panel for this calibration, and once configured these pre-sets can also be recalled simply and from a distance with a dedicated remote control. So this even lends the Santorin 30 perfect for adaptability and flexibility required in the best custom installation scenario's and even with rooms encompassed within higher end control systems, that may require different audio visual scenario's to be optimised and controlled (using dedicated pre-sets for visual/dialogue based 2.1 or 5.1 orientation, and changing this for musical applications for instance).
The Santorin 30 sub-woofer exudes the best quality finish of all Cabasse class-leading products, being available in both a stunning and luxurious gloss white or a sublimely opulent gloss black finish to match any of Cabasse's high end Riga satellite speakers.
Sold as a complete 2.1 set, and available in the following combination options: Satellite in pearl or black pearl & stands in wenge, cherry or santos & Santorin 30 in gloss black or white.
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