Henley Audio Now Distributing Cabasse

29 September 2021

Henley Audio News Story

Henley Audio is delighted to announce its partnership with Cabasse, one of France’s oldest loudspeaker manufacturers. Founded in 1950 by Georges Cabasse, the brand brings an irresistible blend of elegant design, beautiful build quality, and innovative technology. 

Since its launch, Cabasse has become globally recognised for its technical expertise, including the advanced development of coaxial speakers. Cabasse’s patented coaxial technology enables all sound waves to emanate from a single source point so that they travel coherently and naturally, resulting in a wonderfully articulate sound. In more recent years, recognising the direction of travel for premium audio, Cabasse has further developed its wireless loudspeaker lines and its DSP software and room correction technology.

Today, the Cabasse Pearl Collection epitomises the French maker’s command of the finest audio technology. The flagship of this offering of beautiful audio systems is the limited-edition Pearl Pelegrina, which docks in the UK this month. Taking design inspiration from the Cabasse La Sphère – this is the brand’s famed £200,000 masterpiece – the £22,500 Pelegrina marks the company’s 70th anniversary, delivering a stereo digital music system easily capable of meeting the demands of audiophiles and style-conscious alike. (Please also see Pelegrina standalone product announcement.)

The Pearl and The Pearl Akoya wireless powered speakers also adopt a spherical design presenting a compact yet super-rigid cabinet that delivers deep, fast bass and supreme clarity. As with its smaller Akoya sibling, the Pearl is a three-way design, housing amplification, wireless hi-res audio streaming. Both models can work as a single speaker, stereo pair, or as part of a Cabasse multi-room arrangement. Cabasse offers optional custom-made speaker stands to seamlessly integrate the Pearl and Pearl Akoya forms into any room.

Joining the Pelegrina as a 2021 addition to the Pearl Collection is the Pearl Sub. Yes, a subwoofer, but this is not a partner for deep bass-armed Pearl or Pearl Akoya. The Pearl Sub is an active sub equipped with room correction technology and high-resolution streaming. Primed to perfectly integrate with the French maker’s line, team the Pearl Sub with Cabasse’s Baltic 5, Lifestyle iO3, or Riga 2, and you have a sensational set-up as capable of providing jaw-dropping sound as it is of dispensing eye-catching looks.  

Laurence Armstrong, managing director of Henley Audio, said:

"We’re truly excited to be working with Cabasse. The systems that their team have produced over their 70+ years in the industry offer a truly exceptional user experience, housed in products that deliver both acoustically and aesthetically. We are big lovers of the striking and unique stylings of Cabasse loudspeakers, so being able to offer beautifully engineered products that deliver on that front, while still being sonic and acoustic powerhouses, was something we had to jump at."

With immediate effect, Henley Audio takes charge of brand sales, marketing, service, and pre-/post-sales support for Cabasse in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Stock is available to view now at www.henleyaudio.co.uk with more models to be introduced during Q4 2021. 

Read the full UK Press Release here.