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Stephen Scharf
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Gradient Helsinki speaker review

Got the lastest issue the week before last and read the Gradient Helsinki review in full by Art Dudley the other day. First off, I find the comments "graceful and elegant" to be an oxymoron for a speaker that looks so much like a toilet. Everytime I see it I think of the 'ole Armitage Shanks (or I would if I lived in Britain).

Additionally, for a speaker that is supposed to be designed to be free of room interactions, it is sure the fussiest speaker about room placement that I can think of in long, not recent, memory. Reading through the review, I was wondering if Art was ever going to get any bass out of it....it appears that he finally got some, but he moved on to reviewing without really ever making an unequivocal statement about whether or not he got decent bass out of it.

The best part of the review was not the speaker, whose fussiness non pareil left me singularly unimpressed, but the quality of Art's writing. He's still my favorite writer for the mag by quite a ways.

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Re: Gradient Helsinki speaker review

I agree- for the cost, complete lack of WAF, and near impossible setup, I didn't get what the point was. Too many great speakers out there with a lot less fuss that also look a lot nicer.

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Re: Gradient Helsinki speaker review

Yeah, that haven't gotten reviewed....like Dynaudio Contour S3.4s!

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Yeah, that haven't gotten reviewed....like Dynaudio Contour S3.4s!

Gee, I wonder what speakers you have?

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