Amphion Helium 410 bookshelf speakers (and Amphion cables!)

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,729
edited August 8 in Speakers
Anyone have any experience with these cool looking Amphion Helium 410 speakers?

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Just saw these in my latest Turntable Lab email. https://www.turntablelab.com/products/amphion-helium410-loudspeaker-black-pair?s - $750/pair

Interesting specs:

Operating principle
Two-way, vented
Drivers
1″ titanium tweeter
4½” paper woofer
Weight
4 kg (9 lbs)
Crossover point
1600 Hz
Sensitivity
86 dB
Frequency response
60 – 20.000 Hz ±3dB
Power recommendation
20 – 80 W

Handmade in Finland

Looks like they also offer some pricey $350/2.5m (pair) speaker cables to go with them: https://www.turntablelab.com/products/amphion-pro-30-speaker-cable-2-5m

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Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    Those cables are basically over-priced Kimber 4TC
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,889
    edited August 10
    Amphion is a brand that still might eventually make it on my list of brands. Darn fine speakers.

    As far as the cables, I’m not sure how an assumption can be made without further investigation. I don’t know anything about the cables, only the speakers.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
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    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 635
    Great looking bookies for sure.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,729
    edited August 10
    I thought they were pretty much the same as Kimber, but then I read that the 4TC uses "hyper-pure copper", and these say "constructed from silver-coated, hand-braided copper". So the metallurgy appears to be different. Would be cool to A/B them.
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