Cabasse, the premier French loudspeaker manufacturer and member of the Canon Group, is introducing the Stream 3; an innovative wireless based 2.1 system which provides true high fidelity playback of network and phone/tablet stored music and access to thousands of internet radio stations, in a simple to set up and easy to use package.
London 17 January 2013
The two satellite speakers, with magnetic swivel bases for ease of positioning, feature Cabasse's point source SCS technology, developed for the flagship La Sphère system. The coaxial drive units provide a wide and enveloping soundstage with tonal accuracy, a wide "sweet spot" and an incredible transparency across the frequency ranges. These are combined with a modified version of the Santorin 21 subwoofer, which has been enhanced to contain the necessary electronics to stream the music and amplify the signal for the three speakers.
Set up is easy with just four cables to connect: to the mains, satellite speakers and remote IR receiver. And simple push button WPS security provides instant connection to the wireless DLNA network so the user can be enjoying high quality music within minutes of unpacking the box.
The connection possibilities are almost endless: the Stream 3 may also be connected to a wired LAN and to multiple Apple or Android smartphone or tablet devices via Bluetooth for streaming of locally stored content. Analgoue RCA inputs are also provided and a digital optical input enables the Stream 3 to be connected to a TV to provide much improved television sound via its built-in Dolby Digital decoding circuits. Source selection, volume control and track selection is performed using the ergonomically designed compact remote control. The system may also be controlled using the dedicated Cabasse Stream App available for iOS and Android devices. The app provides full control of source selection, management of digital media storage devices, creation of playlists and access to web radio stations via the built in vTuner.
The Stream 3 supports a wide range of file formats, including PCM, FLAC, WAV, WMA, AIFF, AAC and MP3 up to 24bit/96kHz, making it compatible with practically any digitally stored music collection held on a DLNA based network. Apple iTunes based music collections may also be played by connecting the Mac to the Stream 3 via Bluetooth.
Introducing Stream 3, Chrisophe Cabasse commented, "We have combined our sixty years of loudspeaker excellence and knowledge of audio amplifier design with the latest in computer audio technology and ecological power management to develop Stream 3. It satisfies the needs of the modern music lovers by providing simplicity of set up and use, and access to all their digitally stored content via Wi-Fi, LAN or Bluetooth." He added, "And as with all Cabasse products, the music reproduction is the most important factor. With Stream 3 we haven't sacrificed sound quality for convenience, it provides all the musical sensations from high-definition sound that we are known for."