GRADIENT HELSINKI 1.5

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Gradient Helsinki reflects our completely unique approach to loudspeaker design. Several innovative technologies control the room-loudspeaker interaction. The loudspeakers as well as the room virtually disappear and take the listener middle of the original recording place. It is no wonder why this speaker has received numerous awards from the leading magazines of the industry.

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GRADIENT HELSINKI 1.5

Gradient Helsinki is tailored to produce the most beautiful sound in all environments from home to lounge bars and hotel lobbies. These loudspeakers are easy to position and they deliver very open and wide sound stage everywhere to the room. 

CONTROLLED DIRECTIVITY

Gradient Helsinki utilizes Controlled Directivity, the very essence of unique Gradient loudspeaker design philosophy. By directing more of the speakers high frequencies and middle frequencies to the listener and less to the reflecting surfaces the listener hears more of the original recording and less of the room.

DIPOLE BASS

Rooms develop strong peaks and dips below 200Hz - these are determined by the three dimensions of the room ie. the Length Width and Height. The most audibly damaging node arises from the shortest room dimension, usually the floor to ceiling height. Dipole bass stimulates bass in just one direction (the direction of driver excursion) and not the other two. In this way the speaker reduces nodes due to the ceiling height and the direction 90 degrees from the radiating direction.

INTELLIGENT BASS ADJUSTMENT

Bass response of Gradient Helsinki can be adjusted by tilting the speaker. Tilting has a noticeable effect on bass reproduction. The more you toe-in, the stronger bass you will get. Also the further away from the wall you use them, more sideways towards the wall they can be positioned.

ALSO FOR SMALL ROOMS

In a small listening room or with rather wide backwall, you can also experiment with very different placement than previously described. By positioning Gradient Helsinki’s backglass straight against the backwall you’ll get very open and dynamic soundstage without much of a space for loudspeaker placement. In this position woofers should face magnets outwards. 

FINISHES TO SUIT EVERY TASTE

Gradient Helsinki is designed and hand built in Finland with professional craftsmanship and very high quality materials. In addition to the standard finishes, Gradient Helsinki may be customized with a variety of options. Multiple colors and real wood veneers allow personalized speakers for every taste. 

 
Data sheet
Make and modelGradient Helsinki 1.5
Radiation patternsBass: dipole Midrange & treble: cardioid
Frequency response60-20000Hz +/-2dB, 35Hz -6dB
Impedance6 Ohms, minimum 4 Ohms
Sensitivity85dB/2.83V/1m
Recommended amplifier power50-250W
Drivers1x300mm long throw woofer, 150mm pulp cone midrange, 19mm aluminum dome tweeter
Crossover frequency200Hz and 2200Hz
FeaturesBi-wiring, bi-amping ready (Applicable when Speakon chosen)
ConnectionsProfessional Speakon connector or pair of binding posts
Weight27kg
Room sizeMedium - Large
Made inFinland