Speaker Gradient Helsinki 1.5

A Finnish bass dipole promises a larger listening area and less bass drone. The gradient is beautiful 1.5 Helsinki (5900 EUR the pair) on top of that.

  1. Speaker gradient Helsinki 1.5
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Conventional speakers with closed or reflex dampened woofer departments and after front radiant midrange drivers dominate the market so much so that alternative designs such as round or dipole radiator number play a completely subordinate role. The so-called direct emitters are not as straightforward as its defenders like to claim. So combining distinctive, mid and high frequency inevitably results in a relatively small listening area, also the sound more than all of us depends on the properties of space.
The few manufacturers that address this dominance with refreshingly different products, the Finnish brand include gradient, represented here with a beautiful sound sculpture called Helsinki 1.5.
The only desk high Scandinavian is equipped with three conventional dynamic chassis, the passive crossover with transitions at approximately 300 to 2200 Hertz does not differ substantially boxes from the conventional.
But there is not a body in the strict sense, the cone midrange driver only has a small volume to control of his rear noise components. A glass border support element from marine plywood serves as a support and link for the chassis. The bass driver (a magnificent 12-incher) is fixed works after both sides openly as a dipole radiator, resulting in a pattern in the shape of an eight of this.
Significant sound pressure flows only to the pages. Front and rear, radio silence would prevail without assistance of your listening room, because the noise components to each other phase-shifted 180 degrees the Membrane front – and back wipe out in this angle.
Thus arises a directional effect, which allows users to a targeted reduction of room modes at low frequencies. In practice, the bass is everywhere to hear the boundaries do the distribution.
In the centers, where conventional boxes set the sound to the front, the Finns put on a cardioid characteristics, covering a wide range of angles. The circular housing of the Central sound Department is filled inside with flow resistances, which side release part of the enclosure internal sound energy. At the tweeter, a saucer-shaped sound guidance ensures the desired wide angularity.
So which behaves Helsinki 1.5 in terms of installation and position different than usual: sliding and changed the character of the sound in the bass, but hardly the timbre of the MIDs and highs, or even the spatial Imaging.
Similarly uncomplicated handling proved to be. So, the listening area felt was more than twice as large as in conventional boxes. However, the Finn is not a despiser of Watts and don’t want to be adequately fed, say as possible by tubes of 20-Watt League.
Contrary to widespread prejudice, the dipole woofer produced any sparseness, lacked depth or volume. The bass was released charakterlich something softer and less punchy than for conventional boxes of same price range, in any case but well wrapped and without any sense of inertia.
Across all frequency areas, the gradient was a holistic and simple way of playing their own which resulted in an equally intimate and pleasant club atmosphere especially for small ensembles, which all calmness despite with considerable liveliness came along. Here and there small ailments there singing voice, that which pushed under a small guttural overtone Helsinki of like included jazz singer Sabina Sciubba or that the figure with large orchestras at times a little too sweeping came, the testers liked, forgiven the Scandinavian especially since the whole very airy and nerves gently came along.

And that must make after so nicely wrapped first Finns someone.

The unusually wide at mid and high frequencies in the bass, however, clearly targeted radiation creates less selection and circuit the chassis but rather by their arrangement and damping.
The complete waiver of the usual bass cabinet with a low frequencies dipole characteristics with almost complete extinction after front and rear, which means a lighter blue in the opposite sketch. Thus the user can influence very much more effective the sound in the bass through back and turning the boxes as the usual spherical bass spread.
Because higher notes approximate cardioid (reniform) flow, the usual meticulous alignment to the listening position in favor of a bass enhancement in the background may be.
Gradient Helsinki 1.5

Manufacturer Gradient
Price €5900.00
Rating 56.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Width
Height 92.0 cm
Depth
Weight: 23.0 kg
Installation tip: free-standing or wall-close, not necessary angle rooms up to 40 m²,
Measured values
Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL 7.3 V
Impedance minimum stp 3.3 ohms
Maximum volume upper value 92 dB
Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz) 92 dB
Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 277 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 241 Hz
Review
Short conclusion Formally an independent sound sculpture with dipole bass and wide bright midrange. An, emphasizes a relaxed sound for connoisseurs.
Sound Absolute top class
Naturalness 11
Fine resolution 13
Border dynamics 10
Bass quality 11
Figure 11
Sound points (70 points) 56
Measured values 6
Practice 4
Valency 8
Overall rating (max. 120 points) well – very well 74
Price / performance good – very good
tested in output 4 / 09

 

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