Cabasse Archipel 17 ICP
High Quality In-Ceiling Speaker
Supplied With Both Square & Round Grilles
Made In France
One Pair Only - Floor Stock - As New Condition
In-ceiling speakers serve very different needs than traditional, freestanding speakers. The better ones like the models from Cabasse will serve customers who want very good quality for either multi-room or surround sound speakers.
The Cabasse Archipel range of loudspeakers is designed for perfect integration in ceilings and walls, with no performance compromises. Developed with the same passion that goes into the technical and acoustic design of all Cabasse loudspeakers, the range offers the same presence, high fidelity sound reproduction and user benefits that are to be found in all the company’s products.
Research - Building Projects: If you are reading this material as part of research of a new building product, then you may be surprised to know that on average in the USA, 65% of all new homes built have multi-room sound in some description specified as a standard feature. Although we don't have the exact figures for Australia, we're fairly confident that it will be the same or even more. Australian's love new technology.
But sadly, the big home builders have looked at this as a simply a profit opportunity and unless you organise otherwise will install what are known as "contractor series" speakers. If you guessed that these were bottom of the pile quality, you'd be right! A wrong decision here means you are stuck with bad sound and until the day you move or have them replaced.
Tip: Due to a simple lack of knowledge, many consumers think that In-Ceiling Speakers are a cheap option/alternative to other types of speakers. However, good quality In-Ceiling Speakers need some serious engineering to work well in your ceiling where dust and extremes of temperature take their toll. Some models have 'boxes' that you can buy as an optional extra which protect not just from the elements but are also meet one-hour fire-proof specifications.
Buyer Beware: There are dozens if not hundreds of In-Wall and In-Ceiling brands on the market. In fact, if you order enough, the Asian manufacturers will put any name you like on them! Don't laugh, because it is actually happening and boy are they cheap...but also nasty - real nasty!
The good news is that you can now buy In-Ceiling Speakers that actually deliver very good sound and French brand Cabasse is living proof - everything they put their name to is designed in house including their In-Wall and In-Ceiling products which although mostly unseen could be referred to as "burried treasures."
By purchasing products like the Cabasse Archipel 17 ICP you will be better off and eliminate all the headaches and disappointments with lower quality products. Additionally, they have an extremely rigid, high-strength chassis with a unique and easy-to-install mounting bracket system. However, with a 87.5dB SPL and if being used as surround sound speakers they do need a 'beefy' or high-current amplifier capable of delivering at least 100 Watts RMS output per channel and preferably more...like 125 Watts plus.
For those of us that have not only a need for In-Ceiling speakers, but a desire for something that has been designed to sound as good as possible, Cabasse and family representative and designer Christophe Cabasse heads up a company you can trust. Looking at the improvements they've made in the different lines over the years, shows clearly that they are thinking about the specific use of the speaker in the home environment and even in the future.
You'll enjoy superior In-Ceiling performance at a competitive price with any of the Cabasse Archipel Series custom speaker range. The 17 ICP's are suitable for rear surround speakers in an entry levell home theatre set-up as well as in multi-room Stereo music systems where something better than just "also ran" performance is a requirement. Easy 1-2-3 DIY installation or we can arrange via our Installation department - Speak with Simon Lee.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: In-Ceiling Speaker Pair
- Tweeter: 1 x pivoting tweeter soft dome
- Woofer: 1 x bass/midrange woofer P2C
- Cross Over Point: Not stated
- Frequency Response: 48Hz-21.5kHz
- Sensitivity: 87.5 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Minimum Impedance: 8.3 Ohms
- Power Handling: 35 Watts RMS
- Peak Power: 280 Watts
- Cut Out Diameter: 200mm
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 240 x 240 x 92 mm
- Weight: 1.3 kg each
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE