Standing elegantly on a beautiful stand mounted option with a range of highly desirable wooden veneer finishes, the new Baltic 4 is the pinnacle of Cabasse's acclaimed 'Baltic' line. As such Cabasse present this opulent speaker and sub-woofer (Santorin 30-500) combination set for higher end stereo (2.1) applications, or for use within the context of a Baltic Evolution multi-channel system (add in another set of Baltic 4 stand mounted speakers - with a suitable Baltic 4 centre channel).
Sharing with the active references La Sphère and l’Océan, the exclusive three-way co-axial driver TC23, Baltic 4 is a one of kind loudspeaker, available in three versions: on stand, on wall, on base. Easy to place in any type of room, the Baltic 4 series, when combined with the Santorin 30-500 sub-woofer, offers all the qualities expected from a large traditional high end loudspeaker system - but with a little more, with a truly realistic deep, wide sound-stage and natural rhythmic bass extension.
With it’s unique 3-way coaxial driver mounted in a sphere for a perfectly controlled and homogeneous diffusion, it’s definition and dynamic range are comparable to the most sophisticated systems available. The realism and 3D sound-stage are exclusive to speakers designed using Cabasse Spatially Coherent System principles. Only an evolution of the Baltic and the launch of the TC23 can surpass this long established reference. This new tri-axial unit offers great improvements with extended throw and power handling for the low-midrange and a new patent-pending diaphragm for the tweeter. Made from new high-tech material, this membrane provides an ultra linear response up to 25 kHz with no compromise in efficiency or dynamic range.
The Santorin 30-500 is a premium performer as you would expect with it's dedicated Baltic satellites, and as such it features an incredibly dynamic and agile 500 watt amplifier and large 30cm downward firing driver. In addition to these features the Santorin 30-500 also features a dedicated microphone for setting up the sub-woofer to perform to it's optimum levels in any given room with a dedicated DSP in-built into the amplifier. This DSP control features both the ability for automatic calibration or for those dedicated 'tweakers' (or industry professionals), manual set up options also. So set up options and control of crossover and phase etc. can all be done via the Santorin's 30-500 dedicated control panel as opposed to more standard rear mounted controls.
This extremely impressive DSP also allows the more sophisticated control functions within the sub-woofer to be utilised and enjoyed, as the Santorin 30-500 can be set up with a number of adjustable pre-sets as well, which will take in a host of system principles and variables to maximise the system(s) sonic performance. The Santorin 30-500 features a dedicated control panel for this calibration, and once configured these pre-sets can also be recalled simply and from a distance with a dedicated remote control. So this even lends the Santorin 30-500 perfect for adaptability and flexibility required in the best custom installation scenario's and even with rooms encompassed within higher end control systems, that may require different audio visual scenario's to be optimised and controlled (using dedicated pre-sets for visual/dialogue based 2.1 or 5.1 and 5.1.2/7.2.4 orientation, and changing this for musical applications for instance).
The Santorin 30-500 sub-woofer exudes the best quality finish of all Cabasse class-leading products, being available in both a stunning and luxurious white pearl or a sublimely opulent black pearl finish to match any of Cabasse's high end satellite speakers.