There are high end speakers and there are high end speakers and then there is the gigantic eye ball speaker from French speaker company Cabasse. While today’s high end speakers go for aesthetic appeal to lure well healed music buffs, the eye ball speakers go all out for the sci-fi appeal. The only thing this sci-fi set of speakers has in common with today’s high end speakers is the whopping asking price. In this case, a cool $127,000! Dubbed The Ocean, these speakers come equipped with a digital room correction system and crossover, along with 2,250 watts of built in power four-way for each speaker. Resembling one of the creepy robots or even aliens that you come across in many sci-fi flicks, these speakers will surely not fail to stand apart. However the design is not just about sci-fi appeal, in fact there is more to it than meets the “eye”.
The Ocean speakers are built as a four-way concentric design. As you move out from the center of the “eye”, each ring delivers lower frequencies while maintaining a perfect phase relationship from any listening position.
The Ocean speakers will begin shipping next spring. So do we have any takers for this uniquely shaped $127,000 speakers?