Cabasse offers the Alcyone in a complete 5.1 system consisting of a matching Santorin 17 active subwoofer with 6.5-inch driver, 200-watt built-in amplifier and five satellites plus a full set of cables for easy setup. MSRP for the complete 5.1 system will be $1,059. Alcyone will be shipping in the U.S. starting this October in choice of black or white finishes and optional matching stands ($350 pr MSRP).
Weighing in at a mere pound and a half and measuring only four inches in diameter, the robust Alcyone boasts peak power handling of 350 watts. Yet with an impressive sensitivity rating of 91dB and friendly 8 ohm impedance, the new Cabasse sphere can be easily driven by modestly powered amplifiers.
The spherical design of the Alcyone offers an enclosure that is highly rigid and free from internal standing waves. Fitted with the same magnetic mounting device as the award-winning Cabasse iO2, the Alcyone satellite is very easy to position either on a shelf, on wall or on its optional stand. The wide-bandwidth four-inch drive unit of the Alcyone satellite has been especially designed by Cabasse engineers to provide high efficiency and smooth, balanced response when utilized in its compact spherical enclosure.