Amphion Helium410 Bookshelf Speakers
David sized | Goliath power
Helium410 desktop loudspeakers are for those looking for compact and easy-to-place speakers in their home. The advanced acoustical engineering allows these speakers to easily adapt to the constantly changing requirements of the hectic modern lifestyle. Helium410 loudspeakers fit any home environment – both audio-wise and aesthetically – and come in a variety of colour options, allowing you to blend them with any decor and listening application.
Helium410 desktop speakers work equally well either for “nearfield” music listening on your desk or watching your favourite television shows or movies on the large screen in the living room. They can vary from emotionally immersive nearfields paired with your computer, to a room-filling sound system providing a wide and even listening area when watching TV and films. Even working in a simple 2-channel home audio setup, Helium410 loudspeakers deliver a surprisingly audible 3-dimensional soundstage and correct placement of voices.
Helium410 loudspeakers are engineered and handmade in Finland with the utmost perfection and attention-to-detail. These home audio speakers utilize custom Uniformly Directive Diffusion (U|D|D) technology which controls the sound dispersion – ensuring sound clarity even when the speakers are placed close to boundaries, such as desktops, TV tops, bookshelves, windows, or side|back walls.
The natural clear sound provided by Helium410 desktop loudspeakers remains balanced and pristine even at whisper-like listening levels. This makes the speakers ideal for late night movie watching or enjoyable background music listening, while still keeping the emotional impact of the film soundtrack or your favorite music. Despite being small, Helium410 loudspeakers sound full-bodied and work nicely without a subwoofer. Their clear, natural voice band is pure joy even when music is played via modern streaming services such as Spotify.
“It’s a gas.”
“…if you have less room and are looking for a speaker that will work in confined spaces and still provide a satisfying listen at lower volume levels, then the 410 makes a great deal more sense. This is a well-built and exactingly thought out speaker, that has much to recommend it.”
“Amphion turns down the volume, turns up the emotion.”
“…Even at this low volume, or perhaps because of this low volume, the music is involving and soothing. …The sound has an impressive impact with immediacy and warmth.”
“A computer speaker system has to cope with a vast range of sounds with no guarantees of audio quality, all the while being well integrated enough to work within arm´s reach of the listener. This is a harsh environment for good sound but the Amphion/Nuforce hook-up passes muster brilliantly. Best of all though, it achieves that goal with a smile on its face, and the sense of fun is infectious. Fun enough in fact that it might cause some big-league head-scratching when you return to your mode highfalutin but, not as ultimately entertaining hi-fi system.”
Alan Sircom, issue 81 (7/2011)