Cabasse. A good-sounding name, but where does it come from? Founded in 1950 by Georges Cabasse, the Cabasse firm inherited not only its creator’s name, but also his genius. Georges Cabasse is from the world of music, and he is gifted with a special talent. He has a unique memory for sounds. Probably a gift from his ancestors, hailing back to a stringed instrument maker who crafted the first violin signed Cabasse in 1740 at Mirecourt in the Vosges Mountains. Five generations of craftsmen followed him, pursuing the tradition and supplying Europe with violins, violas and cellos, most of which are still being played in orchestras today. The fact remains that Georges Cabasse’s obsession is to perfectly reproduce the concerts he loves, without any alteration, coloration or distortion in the sound. This boundless passion has led him to relentlessly innovate, transmit and share his exacting requirements with the rest of the Cabasse team, so that all ears can enjoy the essence and thrill of pure sound.
Baltic, Bora, Jersey… all Cabasse’s products come to life facing the Atlantic ocean, at the tip of Brittany in western France, a land of sailors, research scientists and musicians attuned to different worlds and universes. The company has been a pioneer in the electronics sector in Brest. In 2003, it built the new Cabasse Acoustic Center at the top of a unique network of enterprises, prestigious engineering schools and universities which are specialists in state-of-the-art technologies in telecommunications, underwater acoustics and electronics.
The Cabasse Acoustic Center holds all the Research and Development skills and expertise required to study new materials, create new membranes and drivers, design and manufacture prototypes, take measurements in anechoic rooms and run reliability tests, listen to and perfect equipment with the top sound professionals, etc.
The center is also a site for industrialization and specialized production in coaxial loudspeakers technologies. As a member of the Canon Group, Cabasse is deeply involved in its environment friendly policy and has been ISO 14001:2004 certified in September 2008. Whether music lovers or musicians, cinema buffs, sailors or landlubbers who love the open spaces, all the men and women on the Cabasse team share the taste for genuine perfection, nature’s force and resources, the emotions of “live” sound.