The Cabasse Java floor-stander is a very highly regarded speaker form the MC40 series, with many accolades gathered over the years it has graced the stereo or multichannel world with it's presence.
Although it is conventional in many ways in terms of it's appearance and form, it is like any Cabasse speaker uniquely avant garde with it's exemplary sonic signature, exclusive technology and design.
Developed from the TC23, the three-way co-axial driver fitted to the top of the range speakers, including the flagships “La Sphère” and “l’Océan”, the BC10 offers a faithful reproduction of timbres with no artificial coloration or lassitude in long listening, and provides a sound-stage with unrivaled realism and depth in this price segment.
The 17 cm (7”) woofers of Java 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.
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 directive index and the total radiated power all along the frequency bandwidth to match Cabasse's SCS principles. It is a key process, together with listening sessions, in the development of the cross-over boards. The slopes can vary from 6 to 24 dB per octave for an optimal acoustical phasing, taking into account the influence of the external shape of the enclosure to optimise the qualities of the co-axial drive-units.
The enclosure of Java looks like its acoustical signature, pure and simple, free from any artificial appendix. Elegance outside, lots of technical solutions inside such as:
- Non-parallel side panels to remove standing waves – Variable thickness (up to 31mm) 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 being used without grills, front panel 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.
- The cones delivered with the Java are discrete but efficient. They allow a fine and easy adjustment of the speaker’s stability.
These stunningly good floor-standers are available as a pair and finished beautifully in two radiant finishes; gloss black & gloss white.
Cabasse Java MC40 - Full Range 3-Way Floor Standing Loudspeaker - Specifications:
Drivers: 1 tweeter-medium, 2 x 17 cm 17MD18LB1, coaxial BC10
Efficiency: 90 dB
Filter: 900 – 3 400 Hz
Frequency Response: 59 – 23 000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimum impedance: 3,4 Ω
Power handling: 110 W
Peak power: 770 W
Dimensions (h x l x d in cm): 110 x 25 x 35 cm
Weight: 24,5 kg