Amphion Helium 410 bookshelf speakers (and Amphion cables!)

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,243
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: 18,271
    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: 14,672
    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.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
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    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 277
    Great looking bookies for sure.
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,243
    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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