Cabasse Announces New Integration Series

StJohn Group to Market Five New Models Comprising In-wall / In-ceiling Range with High-performance Features and "Stealth" Magnetic Grilles

December 21, 2010 - - Cabasse, world -renowned specialist in the design and manufacture of innovative, premium loudspeakers for more than 60 years, introduces five new custom integration loudspeakers to the North American market. Ranging in price from $1,490/pair to $500/pair, the two rectangular and three round speakers are available immediately from StJohn Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Cabasse.


PHOTO LINK: The Custom Integration Range from Cabasse
http://www.stjohngroup.com/blasts/images/INTEGRATION_Series_wText.jpg

Stealth Grilles        
Every speaker in the range features a profile that virtually disappears when installed, thanks to its ultra -thin grille with magnetic link fastening that measures a scant 0.2 inches deep, making them arguably one of the smallest profiles on the market today. The Archipel speakers in the range also feature two grilles, shipped with each speaker - one round and one rectangular for matching room features on the ceiling or walls.

Minorca & New Antigua  
The top -of -the -line Minorca is fitted with the co -axial midrange -tweeter BC10 and a new Duocell based 17cm woofer, developed by Cabasse. The Minorca is the first three -way in -wall speaker that combines all the sound qualities of the Cabasse SCS (Spatially Coherent Source) point -source technology. As such, the transparency and the realism of the soundstage are simply striking, with a unique stability and depth. Retail price per pair: $1,490.

The Antigua IW 2011 is completely re -worked for 2011 and the new model features the new 17T20 IW with minimized depth woofer and DOM36 midrange -tweeter, from the MT range of loudspeakers. Retail price per pair: $790.

Both will fit in a standard 2x4 wall space depth and use the same optional bracket for new construction before drywall goes up, or an optional back box for better sound and greater sound isolation.

Archipel Series
Movable tweeters for directing sound are a standard feature of the round Archipel series, designed primarily for in -ceiling use. However, with the inclusion of both a round and square grille for each speaker, each could be mounted in walls given the appropriate wall depth.

The full -range Archipel ICD features a high -end co -axial unit with a Duocell membrane for the woofer and Kaladex semi -rigid dome pivoting tweeter, a combination of Cabasse proprietary solutions, responsible for the success of the iO2 satellite speaker. Retail price per pair: $750.

The Archipel ICP was developed with the same passion that goes into the technical and acoustic design of all Cabasse loudspeakers. Also featuring a pivoting tweeter, this 2 -way co -axial model incorporates the technical solutions originally developed for the highly successful Jersey and Antigua loudspeakers. Retail price per pair: $500.

The Archipel ICPS is a stereo speaker with two tweeters on a rotating mount and a dual voice coil woofer so the listener can enjoy fine quality stereo sound from a single point source. Retail price (each): $460.

All Archipel speakers fit the same optional new construction bracket before drywall goes up, or an optional back box for better sound and greater sound isolation.

John Caldwell, sales director and co -founder of StJohn Group, commented on the new models, "With the introduction of the five new models of speakers and key installation back boxes and pre -installation brackets, the custom installation line -up from Cabasse, brings the count to 16 in -wall, in -ceiling, and on -wall models, and is arguably now as significant a part of the line as any other segment Cabasse manufacturers.

"This increased commitment to this important market segment represents a tremendous opportunity to our dealers and performance centric consumers, who are looking for custom products that blur the line between what sounds good and what looks good. The Cabasse custom installation line is amazing in terms of both its performance and its design." 

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SPECIFICATIONS

MINORCA IW
Use: in wall / in ceiling
Ways: 3
Drivers: 1 x co -axial BC10: 27 mm tweeter / Peek® membrane
100 mm midrange / P2C diaphragm
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 89.5 dB
Cross -over points: 1,130 - 4,500 Hz
Frequency response: 57 Hz - 22,400 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 4 Ohms
Power handling: 40 W
Peak power: 320 W
Standard finish: White / paintable grille
Dimensions: 32 x 23 x 8.8 cm - 12.6 x 9.1 x 3.5 in
Weight: 2.5 kg - 5.5 lbs


ANTIGUA IW 2011
Use: in wall / in ceiling
Ways: 2
Drivers: 1 x DOM36 tweeter: Kaladex® membrane
1 x 17T20 IW midrange -woofer: P2C diaphragm
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 88 dB
Cross -over points: 1,800 Hz
Frequency response: 53 Hz - 22,400 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 6.8 Ohms
Power handling: 40 W
Peak power: 320 W
Standard finish: White / paintable grille
Dimensions: 32 x 23 x 8.8 cm - 12.6 x 9.1 x 3.5 in
Weight: 2.2 kg - 4.9 lbs


ARCHIPEL ICD
Use: in wall / in ceiling
Ways: 2
Drivers: 1 x DOM25 pivoting tweeter: Kaladex® membrane
1 x 17M20 IC midrange -woofer: Duocell diaphragm
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 87.5 dB
Cross -over points: 2,600 Hz
Frequency response: 58 Hz - 22,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 7.2 Ohms
Power handling: 40 W
Peak power: 320 W
Standard finish: White (1 round & 1 square paintable grille)
Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 10.2 cm - 9.4 x 9.4 x 4 in
Weight: 1.6 kg - 3.5 lbs


ARCHIPEL ICP
Use: in wall / in ceiling
Ways: 2
Drivers: 1 x DOM24 pivoting tweeter: soft domemembrane
1 x 17T15 IC midrange -woofer: P2C diaphragm
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 87.5 dB
Cross -over points: 3,500 Hz
Frequency response: 48 Hz - 21,500 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 8.3 Ohms
Power handling: 35 W
Peak power: 280 W
Standard finish: White (1 round & 1 square paintable grille)
Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 9.7 cm - 9.4 x 9.4 x 3.8 in
Weight: 1.3 kg - 3 lbs


ARCHIPEL ICPS (Summed)
Use: in wall / in ceiling
Ways: 2
Drivers: 2 x DOM24 tweeter on a rotating base: soft dome membrane
1 x 17T15 IC midrange -woofer: P2C diaphragm
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 84 dB
Cross -over points: 3,200 Hz
Frequency response: 40 Hz - 19,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 6.4 Ohms
Power handling: 2 x 20 W
Peak power: 2 x 160 W
Standard finish: White (1 round & 1 square paintable grille)
Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 9.7 cm - 9.4 x 9.4 x 3.8 in
Weight: 1.5 kg - 3.3 lbs

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SPATIALLY COHERENT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
The Integration range, like all other Cabasse speakers, incorporates Cabasse's proprietary Spatially Coherent System (SCS) technology. Imagine three stones hitting the surface of a lake at three different points. The created waves will mix and propagate erratically. Now imagine three stones hitting the surface at the same point. The waves grow and spread harmoniously. This single source emission (or point source) is the benefit of the co -axial drivers and wide -range tweeters designed by the Cabasse R&D team. Fidelity to original timbres and dynamic range, a wide, stable and full soundstage, are the benefits of SCS technology.

The co -axial technology by Cabasse is a major innovation in the loudspeaker world because its principle is the closest proposal to the theoretical ideal. It results from the 60 years experience Cabasse has in driver design and development

Key Cabasse Features: Technology - point source driver alignment offers extraordinary phase alignment and mitigates room boundary effects for a more lifelike performance.

Innovative - Stealth, ultra -thin grilles with magnetic link fastening

High Performance - high power handling and efficiency for demanding music or soundtracks.

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ABOUT CABASSE
Founded by Georges Cabasse in 1950, the company has been a pioneer in the search for true musical reproduction. In all likelihood, the quest really began in 1740 when the first signed Cabasse violin was made. Five generations of musical instrument craftsmen followed, pursuing the tradition and supplying Europe with violins, violas and cellos, most of which are still being played in orchestras today.

Cabasse's continuing obsession is to faithfully and perfectly reproduce music and soundtracks, without any alteration, coloration or distortion in the sound. This boundless passion has led the company to relentlessly innovate, design, and engineer better and better loudspeakers, so that all ears can enjoy the essence and thrill of sonic purity.

ABOUT STJOHN GROUP
StJohn Group, Inc. is not a typical American distributor. Only representing lines offering exclusive North American distribution opportunity allows the company to closely work with its partners on a holistic approach to brand development. Unlike most U.S. distributors, StJohn Group handles all facets of sales and marketing, including literature and collateral creative and production, advertising creative and buys, public relations, web sites, business development and long range market planning.

Based in Bellingham, WA with a satellite office in Scottsdale, AZ, StJohn Group has seventeen regional representative firms and an active roster of more than 800 specialty A/V dealers.

StJohn Group specializes in products and services for the custom integration (CI) market - both residential and commercial - and represents Cabasse Loudspeakers (U.S. & Caribbean only), and Artcoustic Loudspeakers, Cineversum HD projectors, and IMAGE Screens in North America and the Caribbean.

VISUAL AND TEXTUAL ASSETS
High resolution photos of the new Integration range and individual speakers are available for the asking. Contact Kevin Leja at the Administration number below.

Cabasse Integration Series Press Release - Download (2.5mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/Cabasse_Integration.doc
Cabasse Minorca Single Sheet Literature - Download (1.8 mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/MINORCA_IW.pdf
Cabasse Antigua IW 2011 Single Sheet Literature - Download (1.8 mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/ANTIGUA_IW.pdf
Cabasse Archipel ICD Single Sheet Literature - Download (1.7 mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/ARCHIPEL_17ICD.pdf
Cabasse Archipel ICP Single Sheet Literature - Download (1.6 mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/ARCHIPEL_17ICP.pdf
Cabasse Archipel ICPS Single Sheet Literature - Download (1.7 mb) http://www.stjohngroup.com/downloads/CABASSE/ARCHIPEL_17ICPS.pdf
Integration Range Web Pages - http://www.cabasse.com/en/range/integration


Dealers: Contact Sales Dept. for Dealer Price Guide, or to inquire about becoming an authorized Cabasse dealer.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Sales:
John Caldwell
Phone: (360) 283 -5244 • Fax: (805) 856 -2212
E -mail: john@stjohngroup.com

Administration:
4396 Saddlestone Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 756 -2205 • Fax: (360) 647 -1087
E -mail: info@stjohngroup.com

Web site:
http://www.stjohngroup.com/

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