Gradient: HELSINKI 1.5

Pris pr par ( 2 stk )

NOK59 900,00 inkl. mva.
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Finish - elementmoduler:
Hvit, Grå eller Sort

Standard finish kropp / Treverk ( Playwood / Kryssfiner ):
Eik, Hvit Eik, Sort Eik eller Valnøtt

Tillegg for valg av alternativ finish på treverk: kr
Bambus, Bjørk, Kirsebær finer, Matt Sort, Høyglans Sort, Matt Hvit, Høyglans Hvit

Tillegg for valg av alternativ finish på moduler/elementer: kr
Sort eller grå


The Absolute Sound`s Editor`s Choice 2008 - 2012

The Golden Ear Award i The Absolute Sound 2008

Best lyd på high end messa i Montreal 2010

Editor`s Choice i The Absolute Sound 2011

I prinsippet opererer HELSINKI 1.5 og Gradient REVOLUTION på samme måte, men det er allikevel konstruksjonemessige klare forskjeller.

Bassen er en sideladet dipol løsning. 
Det er ingen lydutstråling bakover. 

Som vi vet så er det nesten ingen stråling til siden med en dipolløsning. 
I og med at bassen er sideladet er det altså i realiteten nesten ingen stråling bakover. 
( siden av basselementet vender jo bakover )

Dette betyr at høyttalerne kan plasseres helt inntil bakvegg uten at bakveggen påvirker resultatet.

Mellomtonen har et cardioid ( hjerteformet )spredningsmønster. 
Dette betyr at spredningsmønsteret i forover-retningen er lik en dipolutstråling. 
Dette betyr også at den ikke stråler bakover sånn at eventuell plassering inntil bakvegg ikke påvirker lydbildet.
Diskanten er plasert i en spesiell "wavguide" konstruksjon.
Denne enheten styrer diskantbølgene sånn at det hele til sammen sprer lyden i rommet som om det var en ren dipol høyttaler.

"Den perfekte dipol" !!!

HELSINKI 1.5 er meget plasseringsvennlige! 

De kan stå langt ute på gulvet eller de kan stå kloss inntil bakveggen. De kan vinkles mye eller lite, helt etter personlig smak.

Bass, mellomtone, diskantnivået kan justeres etter personlig smak ved å vinkle høyttalerne utover eller innover ( når de står ute på gulvet med avstand fra bakveggen )

Lydbilde:
MEGET oppløst, luftig og gjennomsiktig
De skaper et ekstremt stort lydbilde 
I vårt rom kan bredden i lydbildet gjerne være 12-15meter - avhengig av innspillingen. Dette er jo ganske enormt. Så opplevelsen av å lytte på f.eks. et symfoniorkester er ganske så fasinerende og ekte.

Altså - en ekte konsertfølelse.

Det er ikke ofte man opplever en realistisk bredde i lydbildet når man sitter i sin egen stue og lytter på musikk - men denne opplevelsen kan disse høyttalerne gi deg.

Du har samme klangbalanse uansett hvor du oppholder deg i rommet.

Fantastisk definisjon
Dynamisk

Joda, dette er en musikkformidler av den aller høyeste klassen.

I tillegg til alt dette er HELSINKI 1.5 et designmessig kunstverk.

Høyttalerne er små:
Høyde: 92cm
Kabinettets bredde: 6cm
Mellomtonen bredde: 27cm
Diskantens bredde: 18,5cm

Kan leveres med Speakon terminaler.

On The Absolute Sound Greene describes Gradient Helsinki as a Radical Approach that pushes certain aspects of speaker performance to what (he) thinks are literally unprecedented levels.

adding that The specific area in which Helsinki’s truly excel is the reproduction of spatial information

and he goes on, that the listening effect is spectacular.

Product reviews
GRADIENT HELSINKI


GRADIENT HELSINKI 1.5

‘ Editors Choice Award 2014 ‘ (The Absolute Sound)

‘ Stereophile Recommended Component 2013 ‘ (Stereophile)

‘ Editors Choice Award 2013 ‘ (The Absolute Sound)

‘ Stereophile Recommended Component 2012 ‘ (Stereophile)

‘ Audio Excellence - award ‘ (HIFICRITIC)

‘ This design is literally outside of the box, yet has a solid theoretical foundation, and an elegant inner tonal balance. A quirky mixture of aesthetic and sonic elegance, it’s maybe not for everyone, but it’s cogently engineered, makes a significant contribution to the art of loudspeaker design and clearly deserves recommendation, especially in view of its decidedly modest price. ‘ - Martin Colloms, HIFICRITIC (7-9.2012)

‘ The Helsinki strikes a nice neutral balance between being either too warm or too clinical. But what takes the cake is the Helsinki offers the best of both worlds – the dynamic sound of moving coil drive units and an unboxy sound quality akin to flat panel speakers, which of course it isn’t. For that, the Helsinki deserves a recommendation for being a fine sounding loudspeaker with jaw dropping aesthetics. ‘ MOD AV, Issue 12

Read the full article here

‘ Several amazing pieces of organ music, live club jazz and female vocals proved to be intoxicating. The sonic imaging placed me in the room where each of the recordings was made, and each projected a different-sized space. Holographic would be the best word to describe this system. Whether sitting in front or standing in back of the speakers, the sound was so extremely visceral and huge that you could easily lose yourself in the illusion of being at a live music event. This was the most realistic and musical sound at the 2012 New York Audio Show. ‘ 

- Jeremy R. Kipnis, HomeTheaterReview.com (April 2012)

Read the full report here: http://hometheaterreview.com/the-10-best-sounding-rooms-from-the-new-york-audiophile-show-2012/?page=2

‘ The sound in the Gradient room, with everything running, was quite simply unrivaled at this show. ‘ 


-Scot Hull, New York Audio & AV Show 2012, Part-Time Audiophile (April 2012)

Read the full report here: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2012/04/28/nyav12-simplifi-audio-presents-gradient-bladelius/

‘ The best of the best in high-end audio - The Gradient Helsinki 1.5 speaker is a "boxless" design, it sounds as amazing as it looks. ‘ - Steve Guttenberg, New York Audio & AV Show 2012 coverage, CNET (April 2012)

Read the full report here: http://news.cnet.com/2300-13645_3-10011962.html 

‘ Gradient Conquers Room Acoustics - The sound was open, clear, and vibrant, with well-defined images placed across a wide stage. I heard no evidence of the bass problems that troubled many other systems. ‘ - John Atkinson & Stephen Mejias, New York Audio & AV Show 2012 coverage, Stereophile (April 2012)

Read the full report here: http://www.stereophile.com/content/gradient-conquers-room-acoustics

‘ Editors Choice Award 2012 ‘ (The Absolute Sound)

’ Vivre avec les Helsinki dans mon salon est une expérience qui m’a plu, je me suis bien amusé, je suis prêt à recommencer n’importe quand. ‘ -Marc Philip, Magazine Audio (Aug 2011) 

Read the full report here: http://www.magazine-audio.com/2011/gradient-helsinki/

‘ This unusual design from Gradient’s Jorma Salmi, with wave-guided tweeter, disc-mounted midrange, and side-firing dipole woofer, is intended to erase your listening room from the sound you hear. And it delivers the goods: Few other speakers can give you an equal sense of being transported to the performance venue. With the right setup, its spatial performance is at the top level attainable at any price. ‘ Editors Choice Award 2011 (The Absolute Sound, March 2011)

‘ Gradients Helsinki 1.5 offers basically excellent sound for a not unreasonable price.‘

-John Atkinson, Stereophile (Nov 2010)

‘ Though I was skeptical at first, I came away thinking that the Helsinki 1.5 is a must-hear for anyone with a taste for hi-fi adventure, and quite possibly a must-own for anyone for whom clarity of presence can tip the scale toward ecstasy. ’

- Art Dudley, Stereophile (Aug 2010)

‘ One of the most exciting and realistic-sounding loudspeakers money can buy. ‘ - Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+ (April 2010)

‘ Best Sound of the SSI Show (Montreal SSI 2010) ‘ -Marc Philip, Audio Magazine (March 2010)

‘ This speaker has things to offer that no other does, especially in putting you in the space of the recording venue. There is literally nothing else like it, and it is an indispensable audition if you care about the proverbial "state of the art”. ‘

-Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound (Jan 2009)

‘ Golden Ear Award 2008 ’ (The Absolute Sound)

‘ Editors Choice Award 2008 ‘ (The Absolute Sound)

‘ The sound was beatifully clean, clear and open, with, always a hallmark of Salmi’s designs, a solid soundstage of very precise imaging. ‘ -Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound (April/May 2008)

HELSINKI 1.5
Antall  2 stk 
Antall i kartongen  1 stk 
Drifts-type  3-veis 
Kabinett-type  Dipol / Åpen type
Spredningsmønster Diskant Kontrollert spredning / retningsbestemt kontrollert via modulen elementet er montert i ( waveguide )
Spredningsmønster Mellomtone Hjerteformet - kontrollert via det unike kammeret elementet er montert i 
Spredningsmønster Bass Hjerteformet ( dipol )
Kabinett materialer  MDF / Kryssfiner
Frekvensrespons  35 - 20 000 Hz  ( 60-20 000 Hz +/-2db  ( fritt felt )
Anbefalt forsterkereffekt 50 - 250W 
Følsomhet  86db ( 2,83V ved 1m ) 
Impedance  6 Ohm 
Diskant-element
1 x 19mm aluminium dome
Mellomtone / Bass-element  1 x 150mm glassfiber
Bass-element 1 x 300mm dipol
Delfrekvens  200Hz og 2200Hz 
Terminaler  Gullbelagte terminaler eller Speakon   
Farge / Finish treverk Valnøtt, Eik
Farge / Finish element-moduler Hvit 
Custom Farge / Finish treverk  
Custom Farge / Finish element-moduler  
Dimensjon                                         H 92cm  
Vekt  23 kg pr høyttaler