Cabasse Jonque 302 Floorstanding Speakers

4/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $1000.00


Product Description

Floor standing two-way, ported.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LB a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Contrary to the mainstream audio media hype, the Jonque 30x, not the Farella 400, was the real sleeper in the Cabasse 300-400 series. The Jonque was the little brother to the Farella. The overall balance is superior.

My system: YBA Integre (single-transformer), Rega Jupiter+IO transport and DAC, Nordost Solar Wind interconnects, NVA speaker cable.

These speakers, together with the YBA Integre, were the end of about a three year search for the next step up from a Sonus Faber and Audio Lab system that I have. It's best to consider my system in the context of the Integre because I really think this combo is special. If you like neutral (i.e. non-colored) and dynamic this combination excels. The specs. on these speakers have the bass down to 55Hz. That is really misleading. The rolloff on the bass is very gradual and they apper to go quite deep. Besides, most people don't really want deep bass at the expense of mid range clarity which is very difficult ($$) to do. Most of what makes music come off cleanly is in the mid-bass and midrange. Even for solo organ music I simply never miss the deep bass.

The imaging and soundstage are superb.

Since the YBA Integre is known to be a "powerful" amp maybe what the reviews below say are correct. But watch out because it is an effecient speaker (93dB). I suspect that quality power rather than quantity power is the trick here.

Also, this systems confirms the idea that you should spend money on your system in roughly the following priority: source, amplification, speaker. I was pleasantly surprised that I only had to pay 1000 USD for the perfect speaker when I was prepared to pay so much more.

Sadly, as of 2001, Cabasse has dropped there entire 300 and 400 lines

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Pink Noise



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chauvin Didier a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Great quality of manufacture, sound wonderfull. The best buy for this price.
It's not the heaven, but for midrange speakers, I've never heard something better (700$ a Pair).

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $700.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jacek Karwowski a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Very neutral, well done (quality of manufacture), sounds great for the price (bellow $ 1.000; in Poland a little bit cheaper than in Western Europe:-) Of course, strong bass is missing, but for that price its amazing.
I connected Cabasse Jonque to Thule amplifier & CD player. The result is satisfactory. At least I do not dream of new set after I bought it...
Middle-class, but enough for "normal" listener.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Poland




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