Originally Posted by vhi
how are the helios doing? i am stuck with in ceililng set up and would like to upgrade. want to aim them and looking for something with response down to 30 to 40hz. my current ones are rated 60 to ....
My system of Helos 100's in ceiling for rears, plus Voyages front L&%, and Passage center channel, has been installed an running for about a week. New home, and rugs and curtains not in the room yet, so the room is very "bright" at the moment. Having said that, I am extremely pleased by the total system.
The Helos 100's are nicely articulate. Warm enough. Great sound. But of course I am using them as surrounds, so they have not had primary channel sound coming through them. A few details ...
First, the speakers are aimable as you know. However to aim them you turn the entire speaker by loosening the screws that hold the speaker to the bracket. I can't imagine anyone wanting to change the aim once it is in place, but if that is your mission, these are not for you.
Second, there is a switch to adjust the speaker to / from a wide field of coverage of the sound, to a narrow spot. The installer initially had it set on narrow and I can tell you narrow is a microscopic sweet spot. Switched to wide and the impact was wonderful.
I also had several B&W in-ceilings installled in other rooms. There is absolutely no comparison. The Helos 100 are vastly better.