Cantale   Floorstanding as in Hobby Hifi 3/2017

Technical data
  • impedance: 6 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 83 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 1050 x 225 x 316 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 38 - 40000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): 2400 Hz
  • speaker type: bass reflex

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.

Our kit consists of

  • Coaxial loudspeaker ASE 18CU/8741T00-R/4
  • Bass reflex tube HP70, 68x160 mm, black
  • 3x Damping Sonofil 100 x 35 cm for 20 litres
  • Binding Post PK31, gold plated (one pair, red and black)
  • 3m Speaker cable 2x2.5 mm2, transparent
  • Pan screws 4x20 black, 8 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.

  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 3.3 uF / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 3.3 uF / 160 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 8.2 uF / 160 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 10 uF / 160 Vdc
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.39 mH/0.49 Ohm
  • Mundorf ferrite core coil F50 3.9mH/1.81Ohm
  • Mundorf H core coil H71, 2 mH/0.36 0hm
  • ceramic resistor 6.8 Ohm/5 Watt
  • ceramic resistor 12 Ohm/5 Watt
  • ceramic resistor 2.2 Ohm/10 Watt
  • ceramic resistor 15 Ohm/10 Watt

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 650,00 excl. VAT: € 546.22 / $ 617.23

Kit with high-end crossover

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 781,00 excl. VAT: € 656.30 / $ 741.62

Original ASE Cantale kit with ready build crossover

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 / $ 607.73

Original ASE Cantale kit with PWR ICE125 amplifier

Kit ASE Cantale active, price per unit   EUR 950,00 excl. VAT: € 798.32 / $ 902.10

Impedance correction

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.


Price per impedance correction for one speaker, to be mounted on a small wooden board.     EUR 21,60 excl. VAT: € 18.15 / $ 20.51

universal PCB

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 / $ 4.84
We recommend one board per kit (two boards for a speaker pair)


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