Rialto, The Bookshelf Speaker System From Cabasse
The first Cabasse wireless Hi-fi system in a bookshelf format.
You’re looking at an innovative bookshelf loudspeakers that features an LCD touchscreen control. The Rialto is Cabasse’s first connected active speaker available in a classic bookshelf format. According to Cabasse, the Rialto symbolises the junction between traditional Hi-Fi and the connected technologies the brand developed over the last 10 years.
We’ve seen some good speaker releases this year. So what should YOU expect from Cabasse’s Rialto?
The Cabasse Rialto Bookshelf Speaker System
The Rialto is pretty compact with the following dimensions: 26 x 20.6 x 23.9 cm. It features Cabasse’s signature technology that places three speakers on the same axis. This signature technology is Cabasse’s coaxial technology developed in 1952. You can expect a 13 cm coaxial carbon fibre midrange tweeter surrounded by a brushed aluminium frame.
It creates a single source point enabling the sound to travel coherently and naturally without interference and artificial colouring, through a frequency range of 30 – 27,000 Hz.
Furthermore, the Rialto offers rear-firing, patented 17cm HELD (High Excursion, Low Distortion) woofers capable of delivering powerful, deep, accurate, and distortion-free bass.
Thanks to the 17 cm diameter driver design, the Rialto delivers a very high excursion without the magnet coming out of the field for maximum impact without distortion.
Not only that, but thanks to the patented DEAP (Digital Enhancement of Acoustical Performance) technology developed by the Cabasse R&D teams. This technology enhances the performance of the loudspeakers via a dynamic multi-band signal processing with feedback loops. It allows the Rialto to exploit all the available amplification power, for a distortion-free rendering of the “peaks”. ndu des « crêtes » sans distortion.
Finally, Cabasse’s patented automatic room calibration is also on-board to deliver optimal listening quality via inbuilt microphones.
The Cabasse Stream CONTROL app hands you access to optimisation tools and can group Rialto with other Cabasse connected systems. In addition, you can connect your TV to the speakers and control the volume with your TV remote thanks to integrated e-ARC. Other connections include Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optical SPDIF, Analog RCA and USB.
The Rialto also supports streaming services like: TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Napster, Web Radio and Spotify.
If you don’t want to use the app, the Rialto offers an integrated colour LCD touchscreen on the main speaker. You get volume control via a rotation ring, source selection and radio shortcuts. Lastly, the screen displays album artwork of what is being played.
Price Of The Cabasse Rialto Bookshelf Speaker
The speaker retails for €2,990 and is available in black or white.