Amphion Helium 410 bookshelf speakers (and Amphion cables!)

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,205
edited August 2018 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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  • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."

Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,492
    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: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,239
    edited August 2018
    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
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,404
    Great looking bookies for sure.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,205
    edited August 2018
    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.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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