Amphion Helium 410 bookshelf speakers (and Amphion cables!)

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,472
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: 18,929
    Those cables are basically over-priced Kimber 4TC
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    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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    Cabling: Wireworld
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,578
    Great looking bookies for sure.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,472
    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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