The Cantale is a high-end speaker with coaxial chassis from ASE, manufactured on basis of Scan-Speak chassis.
The Cantale is home to a loudspeaker ASE 18CU/8741T00-R/4.
Cantale has been developed by Gerd Lommersum.
Its crossover consists of a 2nd order (12 dB per octave slope) high-pass for the tweeter. The woofer is connected to a 2nd order (12 dB per octave slope) low pass filter. A parallel RCL is smoothing the frequency response about 750 Hz.
The frequency response is flat on axis between 50 Hz and 12,000 Hz and the speaker is working up to 30 kHz. The decay spectrum (waterfall diagram over frequency) is without resonances. At 90 dB and 1 m, non-linear distortions remain below 0.9 % above 300 Hz.
the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.
Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 650,00 excl. VAT: € 546.22 / $ 595.38
The high-end kit contains MKP capacitors only. The capacitor for the tweeter is a very high quality Clarity-Cap CMR 630 V. The coils are CFC copper foil coils and backed varnish coils for diminishing the microphonics effect. Current flowing through the coil creates a magnetic field which on itself sets the reel of wire in motion. That motion induces a voltage in the coil which adds itself to the original signal.
Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 806,00 excl. VAT: € 677.31 / $ 738.27
The ready build crossover from ASE consists of similar parts like the standard kit.
Kit ASE Cantale, price per unit EUR 640,00 excl. VAT: € 537.82 / $ 586.22
Kit ASE Cantale active, price per unit EUR 950,00 excl. VAT: € 798.32 / $ 870.17
If you want to use a valve amplifier with this speaker an impedance correction should be employed. In this case the component quality is less important. Therefore, we offer only one kit. Upon request, higher quality components are available.
If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 159 x 127 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA160, order no.. I-2766, price per unit: EUR 5,10 excl. VAT: € 4.29 / $ 4.67
We recommend one board per kit (two boards for a speaker pair)
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