The key to Egea 3 success comes from the subtle cocktail of experience and innovation. 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 developments.
The Egea 3 also reliably feature Cabasse's BC-13 coaxial midrange tweeter. The BC-13 was developed from the TC23, the three-way co-axial driver fitted to the top of the range speakers, including the flagship “La Sphère”. The BC13 guarantees a faithful reproduction of timbres with no artificial coloration or fatigue in long listening and provides a soundstage with unrivaled realism and depth.
The 17cm (6.5”) woofers of Egea 3 are fitted with a Duocell cone designed by Cabasse and manufactured by Cabasse robots. The very light, but rigid and nicely damped membrane has an exponential profile and variable thickness, to obtain the most of long throw systems and powerful magnets. They bring the full precision and vivacity required for high fidelity, true to live, sound.
Cross-overs with variable slopes enable the Egea 3 speakers to be very natural and fluid across all applications and sources. The Cabasse development protocol combines numerous measurements in an anechoic room, combining on-axis and 360° results. It guarantees a perfect control of both the directivity index and the total radiated power all along the frequency bandwidth to match the SCS principles.
The elegant enclosure of Egea 3 looks like its acoustical signature, pure and simple, free from any artificial appendix. These elegant and engaging floorstanders, like all of the Altura MMC range from Cabasse also embrace lots of technical solutions:
- Non-parallel side panels to remove standing waves –vVariable thickness cabinet panels for rigidity and neutrality with an optimised volume for accurate loading of the woofers.
- Magnets to hold the front grill. When speakers are used without grills the front baffles are free from pins or holes that can create diffraction effects, for a greater purity of sound and aesthetics.
- The bass-reflex port is positioned at the bottom end of the enclosure and fires vertically. It therefore reduces the creation of standing waves and provides a very efficient and linear extension of the low-frequencies thanks to a 360° radiation close to the floor.
Sold as a pair
Type: Full range
Drivers: 2 x 17MD18LR2, BC13
Efficiency: 90 dB
Filter: 1,120 – 4 400 Hz
Frequency Response: 55 – 24 000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimum impedance: 3,8 Ω
Power handling: 110 W
Peak power: 770 W
Dimensions (h x l x d in cm): 111 x 29 x 41 cm
Weight: 30 kg
Finish: Glossy Black and Glossy White
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