heco direkt einklang loudspeakers
Heco's Direkt range of loudspeakers are a little different. Tall and wide, they're not very deep - the Einklang's cabinet depth is the same height as a DVD case.
A single, full range driver avoids issues associated with conventional crossovers, resulting in a cleaner, more revealing presentation with zero crossover distortion.
Rather than blending into the room, the Heco Direkt Einklangs stand out as a statement, a talking point - their sound a deep, flowing soundstage that draws you in to keep you listening.
The full range driver is the undoubeted star of the Einklang show. It uses a Heco developed paper for its 8" full range cone, a powerful dual-ferrite drive system, and a 25mm CCAW voice coil. A lightweight rubber surround ensuring a tight, speedy bass response. A rigid die-cast aluminium basket avoids unwanted resonances.
The newly developed inverted NAWI shaped dust cap is made from a particularly rigid and lightweight paper mixture. It is this that gives the full range driver its smooth treble response.
The Direkt Einklangs have a high 94dB sensitivity rating. This characteristic means the Einklangs turn more of the electronic signal they receive into sound, giving a higher output than the average speaker for any given volume level. This makes them a perfect partner for low powered amplifiers.
Despite this being a positive characteristic, it does mean the Einklangs are highly revealing of their accompanying amplifier and source components, so care should be taken to partner them with clean, low noise electronics.
1-way, dual bass reflex design
8" full range driver
32Hz-19,200Hz frequency response
5-180wpc recommended amplifier power
available in black/black or white/silver
W 328mm x H 842 x D 196mm cabinet dimensions
H 931mm overall height including stand legs
Dual reflex ports firing downwards underneath the cabinet instead at the rear of the cabinet allow better flexibility of placement near walls. These help the Einklangs reach down to 32Hz for bigger, fuller sound reproduction - that's lower than many small subwoofers!)
Rubber feet are also supplied as an option to attach to the three legs instead of spikes.
The single driver approach of the Direkt Einklang removes the unavoidable distortions inherent in passive crossovers.
Accurate frequency response correction modifies the output of the single 8" driver to give a smooth frequency response throughout its usable range.
The linearised impedance curve is amplifier friendly, making the Einklangs an ideal match for low powered valve and transistor amplifiers that have as little as 5wpc on offer.
Rubber feet, spikes and floor protectors are provided. The Direkt Einklang is available in black/black or white/silver.
ex-demonstration pair in white £899