Excerpt: "The only thing constant is change" is a corollary that surely applies to consumer electronics, as new technologies and products are regularly brought to market. Loudspeakers are no exception; however, it seems as though some speaker designs remain timeless. A good example is coaxial speakers that have passed the test of time because they work.
Excerpt: It’s over a year since we originally reviewed the Eole 2. We gave it a complimentary four stars the first time, but now that the price has been slashed by £200, could five stars be in order? In the glossy white finish, the French-made Eole 2 looks rather fetching and certainly stands out from the crowd. The five spherical speakers resemble a set of designer crown green bowls, although we wouldn’t recommend flinging them across your living room floor.
Pros: Unique styling, detailed sound, weighty, articulate sub, stands and cable included
Cons: Dynamics aren’t strong enough, soundstage could be more cohesive
Excerpt: Five sensitive spherical satellites and a subwoofer from French company Cabasse prove a sensational surround solution. On paper, the Cabasse Eole 2 subwoofer-and-satellites speaker system promises to perform at least as well as a system of floorstanding loudspeakers. And in principle, there is no reason why a subwoofer/satellite speaker system shouldn’t outperform a system comprising of larger speakers. But they rarely, if ever, do.
Excerpt: For some time, the humble EOLE was French brand Cabasse's sole weapon in the competitive multi-channel speaker market. It came with an ambitious price tag – even before the collapse of sterling – and had medium-scale audio ambitions.