For those commenters who asked how can a small monitor speaker like this can be worth the cost, I auditioned speakers in the Amphion’s Argon line and found them to be amazing. The Argon3 monitors had authoritative bass I would have mistaken for large floorstanders, and were eerily clear like a window onto the stage. The drivers were also extraordinarily coherent, I believe due to the tweeter waveguide. Around the same time I also auditioned Revel M106s, B&W 805s, Sonus Faber Olympica 1s, and a handful other highly-rated speakers, and I’d have taken the Amphions over any of them regardless of cost.
I realize that my observations of the Argon speakers might not extend to the Heliums, except perhaps for the driver coherence, since the Heliums use similar waveguides. But my point is that Amphion is a legit high end speaker manufacture. If the cost is outside your budget, that’s understandable of course, but please don’t badmouth just because they are a few hundred more than the typical mass produced speakers that come up for drops. You get what you pay for. I applaud Massdrop for seeking out a real boutique hifi speaker to offer us and wish Amphion the best. Hopefully there will be more.
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