German HiFi Since 1949
EN
HISTORY2 - 3
TECHNOLOGY 4-5
CONCERTO GROSSO
6-9
THE NEW STATEMENT
10 - 13
CELAN GT
14 - 17
CELAN GT SLIMLINE
18 - 21
ALEVA GT
22 - 25
ALEVA TC
26 - 27
MUSIC STYLE
28 - 31
VICTA PRIME
32 - 35
MUSIC COLORS
36 - 39
AMBIENT40 - 41
NEW PHALANX
42 - 43
ASCADA 300 BTX
44 - 45
ASCADA 2.0
46 - 47
INSTALL48 - 49
INSTALL BASIC
50 - 51
HISTORY
HECO – German HIFI since 1949
1949: Geburtsstunde der Firma HECO
1987: HECO Superior
HECO is a brand name that represents a rich and decades-long
tradition in German speaker production. Ever since the day the
company was founded 65 years ago, it has been committed to
the uncompromising, high-quality reproduction of music in the
home environment.
Back in 1950, HECO built the first speaker chassis in series
production, which, at the time, was an absolute innovation.
Another milestone in the company's history was the legendary
"Type B130" compact hi-fi speaker in a six-litre cabinet. Thanks
to this product, HECO had already established itself by 1965
as one of the first successful speaker brands. A whole range
of legendary speaker series has shaped the image of this
traditional brand to date. In 1987, the company came out on
top in a number of tests with its Superior and Interior product
lines, attaining authoritative status as a result. Almost nine
years later, HECO marked its 40th anniversary by launching
the first Concerto Grosso - a top-class hand-crafted acoustic
product. Only a year later, in 1990, the German speaker
manufacturer became a trendsetter in the development of
compact subwoofer/satellite systems. In 2005, the company
made the definitive leap in terms of securing its status as a
top-class speaker producer thanks to its Celan series. This
exceptional series has won HECO a great deal of recognition
across the industry.
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1990: HECO Megaspace
2005: HECO developed
the Celan-series
The fact that HECO has reinvented itself time and again over
the past 65 years – spanning a period that has witnessed some
of the most important developments in hi-fi technology – is a
testament to the strength and enduring innovative power of
the brand. The year is 2014 and, at this year's High End trade
fair, we have already celebrated the world premiere of the
new Concerto Grosso - a new version, which marks another
milestone for HECO in its history of speaker production.
2014: HECO Firmengebäude
Anniversary
1949 - 2014
German HIFI since 1949 –
and still ahead of the times.
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TECHNOLOGY
AlNiCo-MIDRANGE DRIVER
The top-of-the range speakers „THE NEW STATEMTENT“
and “CONCERTO GROSSO” are equipped with an AlNiCo
midrange - which is very important for the naturalness and
precision of the midrange reproduction. The midrange is
the crucial region in realizing the goal of a natural-sounding
loudspeaker. The reason for this is the high degree of
sensitivity of the human ear, particularly in the vocal range.The
finest solution is a combination of a high-quality paper cone
with an AlNiCo magnet. AlNiCo (Aluminium - Nickel - Cobalt)
is a material that can carry extremely high magnetic field
strengths and has a high temperature stability. Music lovers
especially appreciate the repeatedly referred to acoustic
advantages in terms of dynamics and resolution. However,
the extremely high price and, in particular, the difficulties
inherent in the production of consistent AlNiCo have been
responsible for it not being widely used these days.
DIE-CAST ALUMINIUM CHASSIS
The multi-ventilated die-cast aluminium chassis have extremely well controlled resonance characteristics and as a result
provide the utmost stability. They genuinely offer the best
possible foundation upon which the powerful magnets and
paper cones can perform. However, in a purely aesthetic
sense the aluminium baskets also exude precision with their
diamond polished surfaces hinting at the purity of sound the
speakers can deliver as a complete system.
It is based on a 30-mm diameter dome possessing a wide
surround conferring a particularly low resonance frequency.
The design increases its capability to disperse energy
particularly at the transition to the mid-range and thus allows
an especially harmonious blend at these critical frequencies.
The dome is made from a very light polyfibre compound to
enable it to reproduce the highest of frequencies. Copper
rings integrated within the magnetic circuit reduce distortion
while the carefully profiled, diamond-cut die-cast aluminium
flange is responsible for the very controlled, wide and even
dispersion from this new tweeter.
CABINET
The perfect loudspeaker cabinet should contribute the least
possible resonance. This is why HECO uses high quality MDF
instead of cheaper chipboard. An asymmetric cabinet profile
also reduces unwanted internal standing waves. All of the
cabinets feature extensive multiple bracing to reduce panel
resonance. To ensure perfect and secure location on differing
floor types, all of the free-standing speakers are supplied with
height-adjustable spikes and rubber feet.
After considerable research over a prolonged period HECO’s
engineers have now managed to develop an AlNiCo powered
drive unit which, with the help of modern laser technology
(Klippel ® system) and the “Finite Element Method” has
resulted in a loudspeaker that works symmetrically with
regard to its magnetic field, suspension and inductance. The
acoustic conversion takes place via a lightweight „kraft paper
cone“ coupled with a relatively stiff and fast suspension
system. The result is a remarkably low level of distortion and
an amazingly natural midrange reproduction.
„KRAFT PAPER CONE“
The “Kraft paper cone” is the high tech cone of the HECO
midrange speakers and woofers satisfies the most extreme of
acoustic demands. Music lovers often prefer the particularly
natural sound produced by high-quality paper-based
cones. Indeed, many of the legendary cinema and high-end
loudspeakers of the past used paper cones for that very
reason.
It’s perhaps explained by the particularly good ratio between
low weight and high self damping. The cones are made from
the best material available, known as “Kraft paper“ under
the DIN 6730 specification. The standard stipulates at least
90% long-fibre “Kraft pulp” to meet the highest requirements
demanded in terms of tensile strength and extreme pressure
resistance (DIN 53141). Specific types of wood are preselected to provide this high quality pulp. Only Nordic pine
timber has the required strong fibres. Other woods and
cheaper waste paper are excluded because of their low
strength. The pulp is then mixed with the addition of 5%
German-produced wool fibres (6 - 12 mm long). During this
process all of the fibres interlock to form a densely conjoined
weave. This material is then pressed evenly into the conical
form of the cone under high pressure. The result of this is a
loudspeaker diaphragm with the desired acoustic properties
for high mechanical loading.
HIGH ENERGY TWEETER
The HECO Research & Development team has developed
a new tweeter which is characterised by high efficiency
and exceptional resolution for the HECO Celan GT series.
SYMMETRY OF THE AlNiCo-COMIDRANGE
These positive attributes mean that the “Kraft paper cone”
is used in practically all of HECO‘s loudspeakers. The long
throw surround, highly durable voice coil and linearised
magnet systems combine to guarantee maximum dynamic
contrast and precision.
Measurement of stiffness
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Measurement of magnetic field
Measurement of voice-coil inductance
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HECO Concerto Grosso
Premium quality and a sophisticated look for high-end
sound enjoyment
Heco is celebrating its birthday – the perfect opportunity for
us to set a new milestone in speaker design by unveiling the
Concerto Grosso. High-tech meets the best assemblies and
masterly workmanship in this unit. 63.2 kg „live weight“ speaks
a language plain to everyone: Here comes an ultimate sound
transducer that has raised the bar for years to come.
THE TWEETER FOR PERFECT MUSIC PLEASURE
Only chassis that achieve the very best in every respect – be
it load handling, detailing capacity or pulse fidelity – are used
in the Concerto Grosso series. The rigorously selected highend tweeter with 30 mm polyfiber-compound dome, aluminum
front plate with wave-control horn and powerful double
magnet system is sure to impress with the finest spatiality and
unbelievable transparency. The concept culminates in 52 kHz of
the highest crossover frequency - that means our masterpiece
can also map the entire harmonics range with perfection,
making it ideally suitable for high-resolution audio media.
OUTSTANDING IN EVERY FREQUENCY RANGE
As the Concerto Grosso high-end series works according to the
four-way principle, both a midrange driver as well as a separate
midrange driver/subwoofer are an integral feature. The midrange
driver measuring 170 mm is impressive thanks to its AINiCo highperformance magnet system, hard-mounted paper/wool cone
for the best possible pulse fidelity, a coated fabric surround with
extremely low losses and a 25 mm voice coil for maximum load
resistance. The 200 mm midrange driver/woofer is a cut above
the rest with its tremendously lightweight,
Woofer and midrange extra braced kraft paper cone. A
with aluminium die-cast stabilizing, inverse kraft paper anti-dust
dome is also installed.
baskets.
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Newly developed High
Energy Tweeter with
30 mm Polyfiber Compound Dome (PFCDome), aluminium front
plate with Wave Control Horn and double
magnet system.
The low-loss rubber surround and
High-end sidefire bass
extremely load-resistant 35 mm voice
radiator construction for
coil are further features that distinguish
an extended bass range
this top-class chassis. The Concerto
totally free of disruptive
Grosso can get down to 16 Hz – the 300
flow noise.
mm subwoofer, mounted on the side, is
ideally suitable for such ventures into the subsonic range. With
50 mm voice coil, kraft paper cone, inverse kraft paper anti-dust
dome and long-throw rubber surround, there is nothing here to
stop the best possible bass reproduction. The additional bass
radiator is also key to the enormous output in the low-frequency
range.
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Concerto Grosso
Very solid construction
using MDF panels and
elaborated struttings,
fitted side panels
for subwoofer and
bass radiator which
ensures optimum lowresonance properties.
PERFECT DISTRIBUTION IS ALSO AN
ART
And it is precisely for this reason that we
have installed a crossover in the ConcertGrosso series of the type you seldom
encounter: It is able to perform its task
with extreme precision thanks to phase
and impedance compensation along
with components exhibiting very narrow
tolerances. Individual adaptation options
for the treble range and midrange ensure
that the Concerto Grosso high-tech
sound transducers sound just the way a
proud owner wants.
Open, compression
free midrange chamber
with complex, aperiodic
damping.
High-quality terminal
with solid gold-plated
screw connectors on a
solid aluminium plate.
MADE FOR AN ETERNITY. SETTING THE STANDARD FOR
YEARS TO COME.
A box from the Heco Concerto Grosso series is not simply a
speaker. It is a work of art you can admire and enjoy afresh
every day. The elegant high-gloss paintwork, the MDF housing
with multiple bracing for an especially stable design along with
side panels for subwoofer and bass radiator for a really low
resonance level and the compression-free midrange chamber
open at the rear are the kind of high-tech that make the
Concerto Grosso stand out in a class of its own.
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Concerto Crosso
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4 way bass reflex
1x 12“ woofer - sidefire/
1x 12” passive radiator – sidefire/
1x 8” woofer-midrange/
1x 6.5” midrange/
1” dome-tweeter
325 / 550 watts
4 - 8 Ohm
16 – 52.000 Hz
110 Hz, 580 Hz, 3100 Hz
92 dB
Piano Black
324 x 1352 (excl. Spikes) x 617 mm
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HECO The New Statement
The best from 65 years of experience in speaker construction
HECO‘s flagship model, namely „The New Statement“,
combines state-of-the-art measuring and testing methods
with the best materials and decades of experience in the
speaker construction industry.
AT THE HEART OF THE SOUND - THE LEGENDARY AlNiCo
MIDRANGE DRIVER
Modern technology, legendary AlNiCo magnetic material
and laser-assisted measurements combine tried and tested
components with new and virtually forgotten elements in
one harmonious unit. Impressive dimensions, exquisite
workmanship and a unique sound are characteristic features
of „The New Statement“. HECO‘s flagship model has further
enhanced the successful basic concept of its predecessor.
It has given rise to numerous improvements, for example, in
terms of dynamic response and the transparency of the sound
pattern. Particular attention was paid here to the development
of the speaker chassis, as it is critical to the overall sound.
The midrange driver has been set in an open, aperiodically
damped housing, which ensures an enhanced degree of
spatiality for the sound pattern. The midrange chassis is also
equipped with an AlNiCo magnet. This
Bass reflex construction magnetic drive, which is extreme in
with screwed reflex every aspect, guarantees a wonderful,
ports and aluminium die natural and precise reproduction of the
midrange frequencies.
cast flange.
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PERFECT INTERACTION BETWEEN
All aluminium die cast
THE INDIVIDUAL CHASSIS
driver were developed
Two 200 mm long-throw woofers
in the HECO laboratory
operate in the low frequency range
in Germany.
below 200 Hz. Kraft paper has also
been used here as the material for the cone. An inverted kraft
paper dust cap provides the woofer chassis with additional
rigidity. A long-throw rubber surround and the symmetrical
double-ferrite drive enable the chassis to reproduce extremely
low frequencies with high dynamics and precision. The treble
range is handled by a selected High Energy Tweeter.
The midrange is
equipped with an
AlNiCo magnet.
Thanks to its 30 mm dimensions, its
oversized mount, a special geometry
and weight distribution of the moving
mass, its entire surface is used to
generate sounds in the lower frequency
range. Only a defined portion of the low-mass polyfibre
compound dome operates in the highest frequency range.
Copper caps in the drive reduce distortion factors and the
tweeter flange, with its short horn function, reduces soundimpairing edge reflections and harmonises the acoustic
transition to the midrange.
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The New Statement
Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Piano Espresso,
(Front grille black)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
Legendary sound –the
AlNiCo drive ensures
the lowest possible distortions and amazingly
natural reproduction of
midrange tones.
Optimised to give a
long stroke – hardened
papercone; inverse kraft
paper dust cap; 32 mm
voice-coil; long-throw
surround.
Selected tweeter with
nano-particle coated
30 mm dome tweeter,
aluminium front-plate
with short horn attempt,
doublemagnet system
and damped resonance
chamber.
GERMAN CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY IN EVERY DETAIL
The terminal area with its large gold-plated terminals is not only
suitable for tri-wiring or tri-amping configurations, as it also
offers a range of customisation options. An important feature
is the completely redeveloped crossover with impedance
linearisation function, which has been elaborately designed for
„The New Statement“ and equipped with closely toleranced
components, such as MKP capacitors and MOX resistors. To
ensure the speaker has optimum protection from vibrations
it is accommodated on solid metal spikes and a base plate
with an absorbent damping element. The housing of „The New
Statement“ consists of MDF panels with elaborate internal
bracing. The front grille is secured in place with a number
of small, integrated high-performance neodymium magnets.
Despite bearing „new“ in its name, „The New Statement“ is a
synthesis of both proven and entirely new technologies, and is
a tribute to the experience gained in the
The tri-wiring terminal speaker construction industry!
with large gold-plated
and insulated terminals
as well as level
adjustment for high and
midrange tones.
Heavy height-adjustable
solid metal spikes.
The AlNiCo midrange
drive unit is located in
an open, non-resonant
enclosure, enabling it to
function entirely free of
compression.
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The New Statement
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
2 x 8” W/ 6.5” M/ 30 mm T
300/500 watts
4 - 8 ohms
18 - 52 000 Hz
230/3 200 Hz
93 dB
Piano Black, Piano Espresso, Piano White
292 x 1245 x 450 (480 incl. Terminal) mm
Highlight 09/12
Price/performance:
Outstanding 01/13
Excellent 01/13
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CelanGT 902
HECO Celan GT
3rd generation high-end speaker series
The „GT“ in HECO‘s Celan GT series stands for Generation
Three; in other words, the series is the third generation of
speaker which, since its launch, has fascinated audiophiles
all over the world and has brought many people back to their
original hobby – namely, listening to music in all its wonderful
manifestations. With the assuredness of a convincing underlying
concept and the potential for further development, all of the
components were analysed in detail and then optimised,
reinterpreted or even completely redeveloped. The aim was
to further enhance the dynamic properties of the series while
making the sound even more vibrant.
PERFECTLY COORDINATED INDIVIDUAL CHASSIS WITH AN
OUTSTANDING LEVEL OF PRECISION
The tweeter has been completely redeveloped for this series.
This 30 mm high-energy tweeter is significantly larger than
conventional tweeters (25 mm) and features a special cone
geometry that differs from other tweeters by its oversized edge
mount. This tweeter uses the entire surface of the cone as well
as its mount for low frequencies. This creates a considerably
higher dispersion energy in the transition to the midrange
than is possible with conventional designs. Only parts of the
lightweight polyfibre compound cone are used to generate the
sound at the highest frequencies. This reduced vibrating mass
enables the tweeter to reproduce the very highest pitches. To
prevent edge reflections, which impair the level of precision of
the spatial sound pattern, the dome has been fitted in a milled
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aluminium flange with a short horn attachment. The tweeter
comes into play at a crossover frequency of approx. 3000 Hz.
The 3-way models cater for frequencies below 3000 Hz with
a mid-range chassis that has been optimised for broadband
reproduction and provided with a coated fabric surround, a
kraft paper cone, a lightweight paper dust cap and a 25 mm
voice coil. The 170 mm bass-midrange drivers with long-throw
surround are responsible for the mid and low frequency range.
All driver feature
the sturdy die-cast
aluminium basket and
a linearised magnet
system.
The high quality and
generously dimensioned
connecting terminal with
linear and tweeter plus
2 dB setting is located
at the rear in a distinctive
HECO design.
The High-Energy
Tweeter with oversized
membrane, complex
drive, copper rings and
die-cast aluminium horn
flare.
Optimised midrange
with kraft paper
cone, light paper
dust cap, coated
faric surround and
25 mm voice coil.
Woofer - Optimised to
give a long stroke –
hardened papercone;
new inverse geometry;
32 mm voice-coil;
long-throw surround.
Specially optimised woofers with kraft paper cones, large dust
caps, long-throw surrounds and high-load 32 mm voice coils
are responsible for the bass frequencies in the floorstanding
speakers. These have been optimised for the GT series, which
is evident in the new inverse geometry of the dust cap.
PRECISION AND THE HIGHEST QUALITY WORKMANSHIP
IN EVERY DETAIL
One feature all units have in common, immaterial whether it‘s a
woofer, midrange or bass-midrange driver, is a sturdy die-cast
aluminium basket with linearised magnet system. An elaborately
constructed, sturdy MDF housing forms the workspace for the
chassis. The speakers are rounded at the sides, which helps
to reduce reflections more effectively as well as to maximize
their stability. The interior of the housing is also reinforced
at several locations. The speakers are accommodated on
solid, height-adjustable metal spikes, which ensure they have
sufficient clearance form the floor. Like the chassis, the bass
reflex flanges are also manufactured
from aluminium and screwed firmly
to the rear of the housing. The high
quality and generously dimensioned
connecting terminal in HECO‘s
distinctive design is also located at
the rear. The gold-plated terminals
are suitable for both bi-wiring and
bi-amping configurations. The treble
level can be optionally adjusted
directly at the terminal. A „Linear“
and „+2 dB“ setting is also available. The inbound music signals
are relayed from this point by the elaborate crossover. All of
the components used are of a high quality and adhere to tight
tolerances in order to fulfil the demanding requirements of
HECO‘s engineers. Both phase and amplitude behaviour have
been taken into account.
HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR A REAL HIGH-END AND
SPECTACULAR HOME CINEMA SETUP
Immaterial whether your main focus is on a high-end stereo
sound or a powerful home-cinema setup, HECO‘s Celan GT
series incorporates a variety of units that will satisfy all of
your requirements - from the shielded centre, which has been
acoustically coordinated with the other speakers in the series,
to the active subwoofer.
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CELAN GT SET
Highlight 01/13
(2x 502, 2x 302,
Center & Sub)
Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Highlight 24/13
(2x 502, 2x 302,
Center & Sub)
Outstanding 6-7/12
(2x 502, 2x 302,
Center & Sub)
Piano Espresso,
(Front grille black)
Best Buy 04/12
(2x 502, 2x 302,
Center & Sub)
Very Good 03/12
(4x 302, Center & Sub)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Celan GT 902
Celan GT 702
Celan GT 502
3 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
2 x 8” W/6.5” M/30 mm T
280/450 watts
4 - 8 ohms
20 - 50 000 Hz
250/3 000 Hz
93 dB
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso
277 x 1205 x 415 mm
3 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
2 x 6.5” W/6.5” M/30 mm T
220/350 watts
4 - 8 ohms
22 - 50 000 Hz
260/3 000 Hz
92 dB
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso
230 x 1145 x 365 mm
2 ½ way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
6.5” W/6.5” WM/30 mm T
180/300 watts
4 - 8 ohms
24 - 50 000 Hz
280/3 000 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso
230 x 1035 x 365 mm
Highlight 10/11
Excellent 05/12
Highlight 03/12
Outstanding 11/11
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Recommendation
04/12
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
Celan GT 302
Celan GT Center 42
Celan GT Sub 322A
2 way bass reflexbookshelf speaker
6.5” WM/30 mm T
100/160 watts
4 - 8 ohms
30 - 52 000 Hz
3 000 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso
230 x 380 x 330 mm
2 way bass reflex center speaker
2 x 6.5” WM/30 mm T
120/180 watts
4 - 8 ohms
30 - 50 000 Hz
3 000 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso
570 x 205 x 330 mm
Active bass reflex subwoofer
12” woofer
220/400 watts (power output)
20 - 150 Hz
50 - 150 Hz, adjustable
Piano Black, Piano White,
Piano Espresso,
405 x 585 x 465 mm
Outstanding 03/12
Top Class 01/12
Top Class 06/11
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HECO Celan GT
High-end „Slim Fit“ loudspeaker series
It‘s immediately apparent that the new components in the
Celan GT series are part of the range. That‘s because they
also possess the high-gloss finish and the rounded edges that
are typical for the series – but their slender language of shape
means that they immediately become the centre of attention.
Exclusive materials and innovative technology are responsible
for the outstanding sound experience that even the slender
models are also able to deliver.
TOPPING THE TREBLE RANGE WITH THE HIGH-ENERGY
TWEETER
To be found in all Celan GT models: the newly developed highenergy tweeter! The large 30 mm polyfibre compound dome
(PFC dome) sits on an aluminium front panel with wave-control
horn and double magnet system. In conjunction with the
specific cone geometry, this means that the dispersion energy,
particularly in the critical transition to the midrange driver, is
considerably higher than on other units. The high-energy
tweeter is able to cover even the highest of frequencies due to
the PFC dome‘s very low mass The tweeter is able to handle up
to 50,000 Hz and is therefore perfectly able to precisely develop
the advantages that come with high-resolution audio files.
HIGH-END COMPONENTS FOR ANY PURPOSE
The chassis, which possesses a diameter of 130 mm, is
used in the Celan GT series to handle the bass and middle
ranges. The individual drivers have then been optimised for the
respective intended use depending on the loudspeaker. The
kraft-paper cone that delivers the optimum combination of
stiffness and weight creates the ideal conditions for this. This
includes a light paper dust-protection
Woofer and midrange dome, a robust long-throw rubber
with solid aluminium surround and the highly resilient voice
die-cast basket and coil. The design is secured firmly within
linearized magnet a robust aluminium die-cast basket and
possesses a linearised magnet system.
system.
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Woofers with kraft
paper cone, large
dustcap, long-throw
surround and highperformance voice coil
optimised for the low
frequencies.
Bass reflex construction
with two screwed reflex
tubes and aluminium
die-cast flange and
high-quality terminal
with solid gold-plated
screw connectors.
Taken together, these features permit highest perfection to
be achieved in conjunction with high efficiencies and massive
resilience.
MODERN. ELEGANT. SLIM.
Our high-quality engineering naturally deserves an exclusive
exterior. Such an exclusive exterior has been realised with the
sturdily designed and multi-reinforced MDF case. The case
has been rounded on the sides to further increase stability and
eliminate reflections from the edges. The whole unit stands on
height-adjustable aluminium or optional rubber spikes. The
bass-reflex design comes with screw-fastened reflex tubes
and aluminium die-cast flanges. The sophisticatedly designed
crossover filter with high-quality hand-picked components
makes a +2dB treble adjustment directly on the loudspeaker
possible. The back of the elegant case with high-gloss finish
has been adorned with a high-quality terminal possessing
sturdy gold-plated screw terminals. Both bi-wiring and biamping configurations are, of course, possible with most of the
Celan GT loudspeakers.
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Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Piano Espresso,
(Front grille black)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
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Celan GT 602
Celan GT 202
3 way floorstanding speaker, bass reflex
2 x 5.25“ woofer,1 x 5.25” midrange, 1” dome-tweeter
200 / 330 watts
4 - 8 Ohm
25 - 50.000 Hz
320 Hz, 3.000 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black, Piano Espresso, Piano White
196 x 1030 x 310 (340 incl. Terminal) mm
2 way bookshelf speaker, bass reflex
1 x 5.25” woofer-midrange, 1” dome-tweeter
90 / 150 watts
4 - 8 Ohm
34 – 50.000 Hz
3.000 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano Espresso, Piano White
196 x 335 x 290 (320 incl. Terminal) mm
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Celan GT 102F
Celan GT Center 32
2 way Bookshelf/on-wall speaker
1 x 5.25” woofer-midrange, 1” dome-tweeter
80 / 140 watts
4 - 8 Ohm
45 – 50.000 Hz
3 000 Hz
89 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
196 x 330 x 110 mm
2 way center speaker, bass reflex
2 x 5.25” woofer-midrange, 1” dome-tweeter
110 / 170 watts
4 - 8 Ohm
33 – 50.000 Hz
3 000 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano Espresso, Piano White
490 x 175 x 290 (320 incl. Terminal) mm
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Aerodynamically rounded, screwed bass
reflex tubes with Biwiring/bi-amping
connecting terminal
with
gold-plated
and insulated screw
connectors.
Power and elegance in perfect harmony
Timeless designs, perfectly lacquered surfaces and, of course,
a perfectly balanced, precise sound have made the Aleva series
extremely popular with many music enthusiasts. These attributes
were the minimum requirements that had to be fulfilled by
HECO‘s engineers in developing the second generation of Aleva
units, namely the Aleva GT.
AN EXTREMELY LOW-RESONANCE MDF HOUSING IN AN
ELEGANT HIGH-GLOSS PIANO FINISH
The solid panels and internal bracing that have been used for the
cabinets of each Aleva GT unit ensure excellent low-resonance
properties, while the crucial baffles used for all models are
particularly thick at 25 mm. The clear stylistic elements together
with a black or white piano lacquer finish creates an attractive
visual appearance. In addition, the generously sloped sides of the
baffle optimise acoustic properties by reducing edge reflections.
Screwed, flow-optimised bass reflex tubes at the rear of the
housing ensure a powerful and distortion-free bass response.
Connectivity is provided by connecting terminals with gold-plated
and insulated screw connections, which are compatible with
bi-wiring and bi-amping configurations.
Phase- and amplitude-corrected
Newly developed
crossovers - which are complemented in
speaker chassis with
the floorstanding speakers by an optional
aluminium die-cast
treble adjustment function - ensure an
baskets and front
above-average acoustic performance.
panels.
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AN IMPRESSIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OVER THE
ENTIRE FREQUENCY RANGE
All of the chassis used for the Aleva GT series have been
completely redeveloped, while the state-of-the-art 130 mm bassmidrange driver, which has been integrated in these chassis, has
been entrusted with a central and particularly important role. Five
different versions are available in total, with each being perfectly
optimised in terms of its frequency range. Aerodynamically
formed, diamond cut aluminium die-cast baskets, durable rubber
surrounds and cones manufactured from tried and tested HECO
kraft paper are naturally also incorporated in the new Aleva GT
series.
Aleva GT 602
HECO Aleva GT –
The flagship model, namely the Aleva GT 1002, also features a
heavy-duty 250 mm woofer in the side panel for an enhanced
bass response. The dome tweeter has also been redesigned
according to state-of-the-art developments. The short horn
attachment accommodated in the diamond-cut aluminium front
panel, the powerful double magnet system and the particularly
wide surround ensure a high loading capacity, excellent dynamics
at all volumes and a harmonious sound pattern.
HECO ALEVA GT - A SOFT SPOT FOR FILM BUFFS
This high quality series from HECO has naturally also been
developed with film buffs in mind! In addition to three floorstanding
speakers and the Aleva GT 202 shelf speaker, which is ideal for
rear surround sound, the series also includes a magnetically
shielded centre speaker and the powerful Aleva GT 322 A active
subwoofer. While the side-firing active subwoofer has been
designed in keeping with the slim-line style of the series, it doesn‘t
disappoint when it comes to generating an impressive deep bass
response, which can be attributed to its 320 watt power amplifier
with active frequency response equalization, 300 mm long-throw
woofer and aerodynamically rounded reflex ports.
The cut drawings of the
midrange and tweeter
clearly show the extensive development
made.
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ALEVA GT 5.1 SET
Outstanding 4-5/14
(2x 602, 2x 202,
Center & Sub)
Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Good 02/14
(2x 402, 2x 202,
Center & Sub)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Aleva GT 1002
Aleva GT 602
Aleva GT 402
3 way bass reflex speaker
10” W/ 2 x 5.25” WM/ 1.1” T
200/350 watts
4 - 8 ohms
23 - 42 000 Hz
170/3 400 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
207 x 1200 x 410 mm
3 way bass reflex speaker
2 x 5.25” W/5.25” WM/ 1.1” T
180/320 watts
4 - 8 ohms
27 - 42 000 Hz
350/3 400 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
207 x 1100 x 350 mm
2 1/2 way bass reflex speaker
5.25” W/ 5.25” WM/ 1.1” T
120/200 watts
4 - 8 ohms
30 - 42 000 Hz
3 400 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
207 x 1000 x 320 mm
Excellent 03/14
Very Good 08/14
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Aleva GT 202
Aleva GT Center 32
Aleva GT Sub 322 A
2 way bass reflex bookshelf speaker
5.25” WM/ 1.1” T
80/140 watts
4 - 8 ohms
36 - 42 000 Hz
3 400 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
207 x 320 x 280 mm
2 way center speaker, bass reflex
2 x 5.25” WM/ 1.1” T
100/160 watts
4 - 8 ohms
35 - 42 000 Hz
3 400 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
510 x 180 x 280 mm
Active bass reflex subwoofer
12” woofer
180/320 watts (power output)
20 - 150 Hz
50 - 150 Hz, adjustable
Piano Black, Piano White
290 x 500 x 464 mm
Excellent 12/13
Very Good 02/14
Recommendation
Freshness 05/14
Top Class 01/14
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HECO Aleva TC
Piano Black/
Anthracite decor,
(Front grille black)
Form harmonises
with function
Piano White/
White decor
(Front grille black)
The external beauty of the slim-line Aleva TC series is plain to
see and the moment the first sound is generated it‘s evident
that its internal qualities are just as compelling.
SPEAKERS THAT ARE OF A HIGH,
TECHNICALLY SOPHISTICATED LEVEL
The strutted MDF cabinet exhibits
Tweeter flange and
extremely low resonance properties
Midwoofer baskets
thanks to its thick panels. The offset
made of aluminium.
baffle is resplendent in its fine highgloss finish. The rugged surface of the speaker lends a modern
metal-like appearance to the black model, while the white
version is compelling thanks to its fine structure and timeless
elegance. Both the die-cast front panel of the tweeter and the
basket of the bass-midrange driver have been manufactured
from diamond-cut aluminium. A lightweight 25 mm fabric
dome is traditionally used by HECO for the treble range. The
powerful double magnet system and the short horn attachment
in the front panel ensure a high degree of efficiency and ideal
dispersion properties. The broadband-modulated Aleva bassmidrange drivers cannot quite conceal their technical roots
either. HECO‘s engineers have used specially developed „kraft
paper“ for the material of the cone in this setup. This is where
music lovers really get their money‘s worth.
SOLID SCREW TERMINALS ENSURE LOSSLESS SIGNAL
TRANSMISSION
The high quality bi-wiring and bi-amping-compatible
connecting terminal, which features gold-plated, insulated
screw connectors, allows the treble level to be optionally
increased by 2 dB. In order to channel music signals to
the sound transducers in a clean and lossless manner, the
amplitude- and phase-corrected crossover has been equipped
with premium components and high quality wiring. Both of the
models in the Aleva TC series are available in a piano black/
anthracite and piano white/white finish.
Baffle in a high gloss
finish, body with durable
textured veneer.
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Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
ALEVA 400 TC
ALEVA 200 TC
2 1/2 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
5.25” W/ 5.25” WM/ 1” T
120/200 watts
4 - 8 ohms
30 - 42 000 Hz
400/3 500 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black/Anthracite decor,
Piano White/White decor
170 x 980 x 270 mm
2 way bass reflex bookshelf speaker
5.25” WM/ 1” T
80/140 watts
4 - 8 ohms
36 - 42 000 Hz
3 500 Hz
89 dB
Piano Black/Anthracite decor,
Piano White/White decor
170 x 285 x 270 mm
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The amplifier panel
on the subwoofer
offers individual setting
options for different
rooms and personal
tastes.
High quality sound technology in a sensual form
A major challenge in terms of speaker construction is, and
remains, the synthesis of high quality technology and an
aesthetic appearance. With regard to technology, the Music
Style series also draws on tried and tested HECO technologies
that have been developed for flagship models such as The
New Statement and Celan GT series.
A STABLE AND HARMONIOUS SOUND PATTERN
Particularly lightweight, long-fibre paper is used as the
cone material for the woofer and midrange - the
legendary HECO kraft paper cone. Combined with highperformance voice coils, powerful ferrite magnets and sturdy
steel baskets, this produces a clear sound pattern with high
pulse fidelity.
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Important features of the tweeter include the 25 mm silk
compound dome, which ensures maximum transparency and
freedom from distortion in all frequencies. To enable harmonic
transition to the midrange the dispersion properties of the
tweeter have been optimised with a Wave Control geometry.
Like all HECO speakers, the models
in the Music Style series also feature
Driver with long-fibre crossovers which take both the phase
paper cones and the and amplitude behaviour into account.
The result is a spatially stable sound
1” tweeter.
pattern that is free from discolouration.
THE SERIES SKILLFULLY COMBINES DIFFERENT
SURFACE FINISHES
The housing consists of a variety of sturdy individual MDF
panels and offers a high degree of rigidity with low resonance
properties. The front, base plate and top panels are provided
with a high-gloss finish, while the rounded side panels exhibit
a high-quality decorative coating. Damping rubber feet
are included in delivery and the floorstanding speakers are
also provided with height-adjustable metal spikes. The bass
reflex sound is issued via flow-optimised tubes that are
rounded and screwed on both sides. A secure connection
of high quality speaker cable is permitted by the large
connection panel with its gold-plated and encapsulated
screw terminals - bi-wiring and bi-amping configurations
are also possible for all floorstanding speakers.
Music Style 800
HECO MUSIC STYLE –
The silk-compound
dome and waveguide
face plate of the tweeter
ensure a transparent
sound with excellent
transient response.
The powerful 8 inch
side driver of Heco‘s
Music Style 800 caters
for the lowest bass
range.
HOME CINEMA WITH HECO MUSIC STYLE? NO PROBLEM.
Besides the front and shelf speakers, the Music Style series
also incorporates a magnetically shielded centre speaker with
a double bass/midrange configuration and an active 260 mm
subwoofer that is equipped with its own 250 watt amplifier.
This allows both fans of an audiophile stereo sound and home
cinema enthusiasts alike to select combinations according to
their own taste.
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MUSIC STYLE SET
Good 04/13
(2x800, 2x200,
Center & Sub)
Piano Black/
Ash decor black
(Front grille black)
Best Buy 01/13
(2x800, 2x200,
Center & Sub)
Price Tip 11/12
(2x500, 2x200,
Center & Sub)
Piano White/
Ash decor white,
(Front grille black)
Piano Black/
Espresso decor,
(Front grille black)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
(Top, Front, Base-plate/
Side panels)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Music Style 900
Music Style 800
Music Style 500
3 way bass reflex speaker
2 x 6.5“ W/6.5” M/1” T
170/300 watts
4 - 8 ohms
25 - 40 000 Hz
300/3 200 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decor
Piano White / Ash decor white
225 x 1130 x 353 mm
3 way bass reflex speaker
8” W (side-fire)/2 x 5” WM/1” T
160/280 watts
4 - 8 ohms
26 - 40 000 Hz
220/3 200 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decora
Piano White / Ash decor white
199 x 1100 x 338 mm
2 1/2 way bass reflex speaker
6.5” W/ 6.5” WM/ 1” T
150/275 watts
4 - 8 ohms
27 - 40 000 Hz
350/3 200 Hz
91 dB
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decor
Piano White / Ash decor white
225 x 1050 x 353 mm
Reference in its
Price class 12/12
Stereo & Video
11/2013 (Award)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
(Top, Front, Base-plate/
Side panels)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Music Style 200
Music Style 200
Music Style Sub 25 A
2 way bass reflex bookshelf speaker
5” WM/ 1” T
80/140 watts
4 - 8 ohms
34 - 40 000 Hz
3 250 Hz
89 dB
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decor
Piano White / Ash decor white
195 x 300 x 277 mm
2 way bass reflex center speaker
2 x 5” WM/ 1” T
90/150 watts
4 - 8 ohms
35 - 40 000 Hz
3 250 Hz
89 dB
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decor
Piano White / Ash decor white
490 x 169 x 280 mm
Active bass reflex subwoofer
10” active woofer
125/250 watts (power output)
22 - 150 Hz
50 - 150 Hz, adjustable
Piano Black / Ash decor black
Piano Black / Espresso decor
Piano White / Ash decor white
320 x 470 x 430 mm
Test Winner 29/13
Test Winner 03/13
Excellent 11/12
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Ascent to the premium audio range
HECO places a high demand on the dynamic and distortionfree reproduction of an acoustic signal, regardless of whether
it‘s from music or a film. HECO‘s Victa Prime series, which is
the latest addition to its continuously enhanced Victa range, is
now available with even more features and structural details
from its high-end models.
EXCELLENT INTERACTION BETWEEN SOPHISTICATED
TECHNOLOGIES
The quality of the woofer and midrange is crucial for the
sound quality of a speaker. One element that comes under
particular scrutiny here is the cone that is used for the driver.
Long-fibre paper cones have been used for the bass-midrange
units and their inverted dust caps.
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This is a material that is characterised by an excellent low
weight/high damping ratio. A rich bass and transparent sound
pattern is enabled in conjunction with powerful, high-quality
ferrite magnets and heavy-duty voice coils. The mounting ring,
which is screwed to the housing in six or eight places depending
on the model, is now more solid. The 25 mm silk dome, which
features ferrofluid cooling for improved power handling, has a
short horn attachment for enhanced transition to the midrange.
An amplitude and phase-optimised crossover is responsible for
the harmonious interplay of the individual chassis.
HIGH QUALITY AESTHETICS AND EXCELLENT
WORKMANSHIP IN EVERY DETAIL
The rounded sides have been meticulously manufactured
from layers of glued and moulded MDF panels. The housing
construction is thereby more stable with reduced resonance.
This results in a low-resonance structure which offers optimum
conditions for the chassis and bass reflex coordination. The
floorstanding speakers are also equipped with a solid MDF
base plate. The terminal area has been completely redesigned
to ensure more space for the gold-plated
Finely-tuned bass- and encapsulated connecting terminals.
midrange with long Damping rubber feet are included in
fibre-paper cone and a delivery and the floorstanding speakers
powerful ferrite magnet are also provided with height-adjustable
metal spikes.
and 1” tweeter.
The Victa Prime models, which are designed as bass reflex
systems for a powerful and precise reproduction of the bass
range, generate additional pressure via specially formed and
screwed reflex ports.
HOME CINEMA ENJOYMENT AT A VICTA PRIME LEVEL
The magnetically shielded centre speaker, which exhibits a
double woofer configuration, and the subwoofer, which is
equipped with its own power amplifier, enable home cinema
enjoyment at a Victa Prime level. Besides the above mentioned
features, all of the chassis are naturally also subjected to a fine
tuning process with the help of our Klippel® laser measuring
and analysis system, after which they are coordinated in final
listening and practical tests. The Victa Prime series once again
demonstrates the enhanced possibilities of a fundamentally
correct concept.
Victa Prime 702
HECO Victa Prime
Same as for Heco‘s
premium
series:
Screwed (!) reflex tube
with flow-optimised
profile.
Solid metal spikes or
optional rubber pucks.
New terminal area with
encapsulated and goldplated screw terminals.
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VICT APRIME 5.1 SET
Outstanding 2-3/14
(4x 302, Center & Sub)
Ash Black decor,
(Front grille black)
Espresso decor,
(Front grille black)
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Victa Prime 702
Victa Prime 602
Victa Prime 502
Victa Prime 302
Victa Prime 202
Victa Prime Center 102
Victa Prime Sub 252 A
3 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
2 x 6.5” W/ 6.5” M/ 1” T
170/300 watts
4 - 8 ohms
25 - 40 000 Hz
350/3 250 Hz
91 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
203 x 1052 x 315 mm
3 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
2 x 5” W/2x 5” M/ 1” T
160/280 watts
4 - 8 ohms
26 - 40 000 Hz
450/3 250 Hz
91 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
205 x 1058 x 250 mm (incl. base-plate)
21/2 way bass reflex floorstanding speaker
6.5” W/ 6.5” WM/ 1” T
145/265 watts
4 - 8 ohms
28 - 40 000 Hz
380/3 250 Hz
91 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
203 x 977 x 315 mm
2 way bass reflex
6.5” WM/1” T
85/150 watts
4 - 8 ohms
33 - 40 000 Hz
3 250 Hz
90 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
203 x 347 x 315 mm
2 way bass reflex
5” WM/ 0.75” T
65/110 watts
4 - 8 ohms
35 - 40 000 Hz
3 300 Hz
89 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
167 x 265 x 235 mm
2 way bass reflex center
2 x 5” WM/ 0.75” T
85/150 watts
4 - 8 ohms
35 - 40 000 Hz
3 300 Hz
90 dB
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
482 x 157 x 265 mm
Active bass-reflex subwoofer
10” woofer
100/200 watts (power output)
22 - 200 Hz
50 - 200 Hz, adjustable
Ash Black Decor, Espresso decor
318 x 450 x 405 mm
Outstanding 03/13
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The speakers in HECO‘s Music Colors series have been
specifically optimised for the acoustic conditions that prevail in
many living rooms. In order to prevent timbres from becoming
blurred and to ensure a realistic degree of spatiality at the
locations where speakers are typically installed, i.e. near a wall
or shelf, the acoustic properties prevalent at these areas were
directly involved in the development of the Music Colors series.
The cut drawing shows
the solid and strutted
MDF cabinet of the
Music Colors 200 in
detail.
The cut drawing shows
the elaborate construction of the Music
Colors 100 series.
A FULL AND CLEAN SOUND FROM THE SHELF
The compact HECO Music Colors 100 forms the foundation
for this particular speaker series. Computer simulations,
measurements and listening tests were conducted from the
very outset near the walls in a living room setup. The front of the
speaker has been optimised and the bass reflex port positioned
at the front to ensure an optimum output of low frequencies.
Technological innovations such as the long-fibre paper of the
bass-midrange cone and the carefully coated 25 mm fabric
dome tweeter ensure a natural, detailed and dynamic sound.
The Music Colors Stand 100 is also available as a special
accessory in the HECO range.
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Music Colors 200
An attractive, rich sound with a living room-friendly design
High-quality connections.
Music Colors 100
HECO Music Colors
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Piano Black,
(Front grille Black)
Piano White,
(Front grille light
gray)
A PRECISE BASS RANGE EVEN WHEN POSITIONED
DIRECTLY NEXT TO THE WALL
Most floorstanding speakers are designed in such a way that
they require a certain minimum distance from the rear wall to
produce an optimum sound. In creating the HECO Music Colors
200 both the geometry of the transducer and the crossover were
developed directly next to the wall for a living room-friendly
setup. The 200 mm woofer, which has been accommodated
on the side panel, permits the slim silhouette of the speaker
and it too has been coordinated in the bass reflex enclosure for
installation near a wall.
Fitted with 2 x 4.5”
woofer mid-range
speakers and dome
tweeter for accurate
sound reproduction:
the HECO Music Colors
200.
Very Good
12/11
85 % 5.2012
sehr gut
Heco
Music Colors
Testergebnis
Very Good
05/12 (5.1 A Set)
Awarded for High
Quality & Design 2012
Bass reflex construction
with air-flow optimized
reflex port at the front.
Exellent 05/11
Very Good
05/12
Very Good
01/11
Very Good 07/12
Detachable cloth
protection cover with
magnetic fastening.
Fitted subwoofer: View
of the 20-cm side
driver HECO Music
Colors 200.
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Awarded for High
Quality & Design 2010
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Music Colors 200
Music Colors 100
3-way floorstanding speaker, bass-reflex
2 x 4.5” WM/ 1” T/8” woofer (side-fire)
140/220 watts
4 - 8 ohms
30 - 35 000 Hz
220/2 750 Hz
90 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
150 x 1025 x 306 mm
2-way bookshelf speaker, bass-reflex
4.5” WM/ 1” T
70/120 watts
4 - 8 ohms
38 - 35 000 Hz
2 800 Hz
89 dB
Piano Black, Piano White
150 x 235 x 200 mm
Highlight 09/10
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HECO
Ambient 5.1A
A reference class compact
home cinema system
HECO‘s Ambient 5.1A home cinema system demonstrates that
a high quality design and outstanding sound are not necessarily
mutually exclusive. With its four compact satellite speakers, a
matching centre speaker and a subwoofer that can be freely
positioned in the room, the set is extremely unobtrusive in a
living room setup. Closer scrutiny reveals the genuine class of
the components.
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS CREATE A SOLID FOUNDATION
All five speakers feature a low resonance, brushed aluminium
housing and a fabric grille to protect the cones. The front and rear
of each unit is provided with an elegant piano black finish. All of
the satellite speakers are equipped with a removable 6 mm thick
tempered safety glass base. In addition, the set also includes
four practical wall brackets for the satellites. The connections are
designed as gold-plated screw terminals.
Responsible for the
bass duties: the subwoofer equipped with
its own amplifier and
which can be positioned
anywhere in the room.
At the bottom of the housing is a 20
cm woofer with hardened paper cone,
which is driven by the integrated power
amplifier with a real time limiter to
minimise distortion. The level, crossover
frequency and acoustic phase are
adjustable and allow customisation
with regard to positioning and overall sound. The front of the
unit, which consists of solid, low resonance MDF panels, has
been finished in a high-gloss piano black lacquer. The entire
system has been coordinated using state-of-the-art measuring
technology for both music and film material.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY IN THE SMALLEST SPACE
The inner workings of a speaker are decisive when it
comes to its acoustic performance. There hasn‘t been any
compromise here at all, as numerous technical innovations
have been adopted from HECO‘s high-end speakers. All of
the speakers in the Ambient 5.1A set feature 2-way systems
with specially developed 20 mm fabric dome tweeters and
75 mm bass-midrange drivers. The bass-midrange drivers,
which have been optimised in terms of
their bandwidth, feature long-fibre
Practical wall mount for
paper cones, long-throw surrounds
the satellites included.
and extremely resilient voice coils. The
centre speaker is equipped with two of
The cases on all five
these drivers for optimum dynamics as
loudspeakers have been
well as additional magnetic shielding.
made of low-resonance
The subwoofer, which caters for the low
brushed aluminium. The
frequencies, features a down-firing base
front and rear panels
that maintains a defined distance to the
gleam in a sophisticated
ground.
piano black finish.
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Principle
Equipment
Power Handling
(RMS/max.)
Power Output (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
CENTER
FRONT/REAR
SUBWOOFER
2-way center speaker
2 x 3” WM/¾“ T
-
2 way speaker
3” WM/¾“ T
-
bass reflex, downfire
8“ subwoofer
-
60/120 watts
4 - 8 ohms
80 - 34 000 Hz
3 600 Hz
88 dB
Black
222 x 92 x 117 mm
50/100 watts
4 - 8 ohms
80 - 34 000 Hz
3 600 Hz
88 dB
Black
90 x 155 x 117 mm
60 / 120 watts
28 - 200 Hz
50 - 200 Hz
Black
236 x 410 x 390 mm
Grand Prix-Winner
08/12 (Rus)
Very Good 07/12
Best Buy 02/12
Best Buy 06/12
Entry-level 02/12
Very Good 01/12
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HECO
New Phalanx
Depth, precision and
reproduction perfectly
combined
Heco is getting to the bottom of things by exploring the
deepest realms of the frequency spectrum. With the New
Phalanx active subwoofer series, we have added flexible
and tremendously powerful bass speakers with Class D
high-performance amplifiers to our
product range. Optionally available with
200 or 300 mm bass driver, it always
Solid construction with
includes an identically sized additional
front and top side in
passive radiator for even better bass
high-quality high-gloss
reproduction.
lacquering.
A POWERFUL BASS PACKAGE FOR ANY INTENDED USE
No matter whether specially compact (Heco New Phalanx 202A
with only 270 mm width, 285 mm height and 290 mm depth)
or specially powerful (Heco New Phalanx 302A with 300 mm
bass driver and 400 watt maximum output as well as 18 Hz
lower frequency crossover frequency) – the New Phalanx series
ensures excellent bass quality under any conditions. Equipped
with an adjustable bass equalizer with setting range from 0 to
+ 6 dB, infinite controls for volume and crossover frequency
as well as an active frequency response equalization in the
low-bass range, the New Phalanx subwoofers are able to meet
even the most demanding challenge. Stereo low-level inputs for
connection to amplifiers without pre-amplifier output for active
subwoofers ensures the greatest possible flexibility. Yet despite
the impressive power the New Phalanx bass units have in use –
they only output less than 0.5 watt in standby mode.
High-performance
Class-D power amplifier.
Woofer and bassradiator in sidefire
configuration.
TREMENDOUSLY
SOLID AND VISUALLY CHIC
The best technology is of little benefit if the housing does
not offer an equally impressive, first-class standard. Heco
has therefore opted for an MDF housing with extremely solid
design. The front and top are provided with elegant high-gloss
paintwork, optionally in white or black. An ESD (Extended
Surface Damper) ensures that the New Phalanx active
subwoofer can stand reliably on any base.
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Principle
Equipment
Power Output (RMS/max.)
Frequency Response
Crossover Frequencies
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (WxHxD)
New Phalanx 302A
New Phalanx 202A
Powered compact-subwoofer with
bass-radiator
1 x 12“ active subwoofer
1 x 12” bass-radiator
250 / 400 watts
18 - 150 Hz
50 – 150 Hz (adjustable)
Piano Black, Piano White
380 x 442 x 420 mm,
380 x 442 x 435 mm (incl. controls)
Powered compact-subwoofer with
bass-radiator
1 x 8“ active subwoofer
1 x 8” bass-radiator
220 / 350 watts
20 - 150 Hz
50 – 150 Hz (adjustable)
Piano Black, Piano White
270 x 285 x 290 mm,
270 x 285 x 305 mm (incl. controls)
Piano Black,
(Grille black)
Piano White,
(Grille gray)
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HECO
Ascada 300 BTX
Hi-fi sound for a modern
ambience
HECO‘s Ascada 300 BTX is ideal for
The metal insert
anyone not wanting to forsake highembedded at the top of
quality music reproduction in a modern
the speaker underlines
living environment. A built-in highthe high quality of the
performance digital amplifier means the
elegantly rounded body.
compact stereo speaker system does
not require any external stereo components. The integrated
DSP control system generates a rich, detailed and balanced
sound at all volumes, while four audio programmes ensure
the correct sound is reproduced for all genres of music. The
sturdy MDF housing used for the Ascada 300 BTX is available
in a black or white high gloss lacquer finish. The metal insert
embedded at the top of the speaker underlines the high quality
of the elegantly rounded body, while the removable front grille
can produce a more discreet appearance if required.
The latest high-end audio standard „aptX®“ ensures a smooth
transmission with perfect sound quality. The elegant remote
control covers all of the functions of the Ascada 300 BTX
and makes operation a breeze. One of the tasks assigned
to HECO‘s engineers was to ensure the speaker produces
a genuine hi-fi sound. Two fully-fledged two-way systems,
which have been optimally positioned on the baffle, generate
a pleasant stereo image. Fabric domes and mid-range
drivers with real HECO paper cones are responsible for the
extraordinarily precise sound and the extremely detailed
reproduction of vocal segments. The heavy-duty long-throw
subwoofer at the centre of the speaker is supported by an
aerodynamically shaped down-firing
bass reflex port at the bottom of the
housing to ensure an impressive bass
Compact digital amresponse.
plifier with analog input
Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
Ease of Use
2014
and USB charging port.
Exellent
02/14
HECO Ascada 300 BTX
EXCELLENT WIRELESS SOUND
QUALITY
WITH
BLUETOOTH ®
AND aptX®
Music can be played wirelessly from all
modern smartphones and tablets via
Bluetooth® or via the analogue stereo input.
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Genuine 2-way system
consisting of a fabric
dome tweeter and
HECO paper cone/
mid-range driver.
Principle
Equipment
Total-Power Output
Power Output for Subwoofer (RMS/max.)
Power Output for midrange-high (RMS/max.)
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3-way, stereo, closed box, integrated bass-reflex-subwoofer
2 x 0.75“ dome tweeter/2 x 3.6“ midrange/5.25“ subwoofer
80/160 Watts
1 x 40/80 Watts
2 x 20/40 Watts
32 - 28 000 Hz
180, 3 800 Hz
Piano Black, Piano White
380 x 202 x 252 mm,
380 x 222 (incl. feet) x 263 (incl. grill) mm
Very Good
12/13
Editor‘s choice
12/13
Top Class 10/13
Outstanding
10/13
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HECO Ascada 2.0
Fully active Bluetooth® stereo
louspeaker set
The market for Bluetooth® loudspeakers is mainly dominated by
very compact, low price units. Authentic, natural reproduction
of sound is certainly not the focus of these components.
Magnat have already clearly indicated that it doesn’t have to
be this way with the Ascada 300 BTX. A genuine stereo set up,
a powerful digital amplifier and high-quality DSP-technology.
The Ascada 2.0 goes further down and perfects this route.
Exclusive components and innovative
technology are enclosed in a modern,
Elegant design in a
elegant housing, for a highly flexible yet
black or white highacoustically pleasing stereo experience
gloss finish and slanted
from one unit.
side panels.
FLEXIBE SHELF SPEAKER SYSTEM
FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE AUDIOPHILE
The Ascada 2.0 is no simple Bluetooth® loudspeaker. It is much
more of a fully active, high quality HECO shelf louspeaker
system with integrated stereo amplifier and a wide range of
connection options. The stereo amplifier module delivers a
rich 35 Watt RMS output per speaker. The driver itself is a
silk compund fabric cap with aluminium Wave Control sound
conductors plus optimised mid range woofers, with light longfibre paper membrane, and high perfromance coils.This results
in maximum precision, high level stabilty and a natural stereo
stage.
Audio signals can be sent to the HECO
Powerful stereo amdevice in a variety of ways. The latest
plifier module with 35
version of Bluetooth® including aptX
watts RMS per speaker.
support in integrated for wirelss audio
pleasure. This high end audio standard
LED status indicator at
guaranteed wireless transmission of the
the speaker front, consignal at CD quality. A digital signal can
trol for input selection,
also the sent to the Ascad 2.0 via the
volume, bass and treble
optical and coaxial inputs. What makes
at the side panel of the
it special is that the Bluetooth® stereo
left loudspeaker.
system can also be used as an external
audio device with a PC. The excellent
internal digital / audio conversion is
superior to the conversion within a
desktop or even a notebook PC in every way. The PC is simply
connected to the Ascada 2.0 via USB. Naturally, the unit also
receives analogue signals and it has an analogue stereo input
for this purpose. There is also a subwoofer output, if even
more punch is required at the low frequency range, as well as
a USB high power charger port up to 2.1 A for smartphones
and tablets.
Ascada 2.0
ELEGANCE & FUNCTIONALITY
The Ascada 2.0 housing is really well built, bonded with mutually
stabilising MDF panels. It comes with bass reflex construction,
equipped with a two-sided current optimising reflex port tube
for effective prevention of flow noise. Skilful positioning of the
bass reflex opening also means there is no problem placing the
stereo system near walls. With its elegant design in black or
white high gloss finish, with bevelled side walls, the Ascada 2.0
makes a fashionable, modern impression in any surroundings.
The front cover is made from permeable acoustic material, and
can be removed. The back boasts a high-quality connection
terminal with solid, gold-plated enclosed screw terminals.
Rubber spikes ensure solid positioning on any surface.
Principle
Equipment
Total power output
Power output per loudspeaker (RMS/Max)
Frequency response
Crossover frequencies
Cabinet surface
Dimensions (WxHxD)
2 way bass reflex, active
5” woofer- midrange, 1” dome-tweeter
70 / 140 watts
35 / 70 watts
32 – 40.000 Hz
2.600 Hz
Piano Black, Piano White
184 x 280 x 284 mm
Piano Black,
(Front grille black)
Piano White,
(Front grille black)
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HECO Install
Optimum sound quality
and perfect visual
integration
HECO‘s built-in speakers in its Install
Tweeter with Swivel
series combine excellent sound quality,
technology (can be
easy installation and perfect visual
turned by 35°).
integration. These speakers are ideal
for anyone who is looking for an elegant audio solution,
but doesn‘t want to compromise when it comes to sound
quality. With five different models available for wall or ceiling
installation, there is a suitable solution for every conceivable
scenario, ranging from subtle, high quality background music
to an invisible home cinema setup. In addition, the tried and
tested clamping mechanism makes installation a breeze.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS
The „Cool Metal“ polypropylene cone that is used for the
bass-midrange driver in all models and has been developed
specifically for the Install series, is not only extremely resistant
to environmental influences, but also offers excellent sound
quality. The specially coated soft dome fabric tweeters
complement this sound quality with a treble range that is as
gentle as it is detailed. Crossovers that have been generously
equipped with the best components ensure a high quality and
low-loss distribution of the audio signal. Furthermore, goldplated connecting terminals ensure a reliable connection to
the source of the signal. Protective aluminium grilles not only
provide an unobtrusive yet harmonious appearance, but are
also extremely suitable for use in wet rooms.
PERFECT ADAPTABILITY TO ALL SITUATIONS
Further highlights include the extensive customisation options
offered by the Install series. This starts with the selection of
models that are available, i.e. three in-ceiling speakers and two
speaker systems that have been optimised for wall installation.
The tweeters used in all models can be pivoted by up to 35
degrees in any direction thanks to „swivel“ technology. This
ensures the sound is distributed optimally for any position in
the room. In addition, all models are equipped with switches
integrated in the basket which can be
used to individually fine-tune the sound
Double the perforlevel for the mid- and treble range after
mance: The INC 2602
installation.
features two 19 mm
soft dome tweeters.
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Special clamping mechanism for easy installation.
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Outer dimensions (W x H/Ø)
Mounting dimensions (W x H/Ø)
Mounting depth
INC 802
INC 602
INC 2602
NW 802
INW 602
2-way high-end
flush mount speaker
8” WM/ 1” T
120/200 watts
4 ohms
32 - 32 000 Hz
3 500 Hz
91 dB
white
272 mm
242 mm
112 mm
2-way high-end
flush mount speaker
6.5” WM/ 1” T
100/180 watts
4 ohms
35 - 32 000 Hz
3 500 Hz
90 dB
white
231 mm
198 mm
98 mm
2 x 2-way high-end
flush mount speaker
6.5” WM/ 2 x ¾” T
100/180 watts
2 x 4 ohms
35 - 30 000 Hz
3 600 Hz
90 dB
white
231 mm
198 mm
92 mm
2-way high-end
flush mount speaker
8” WM/ 1” T
120/200 watts
4 ohms
32 - 32 000 Hz
3 500 Hz
91 dB
white
253 x 356 mm
223 x 325 mm
90 mm
2-way high-end flush
mount speaker
16.5” WM/ 1” T
100/180 watts
4 ohms
38 - 32 000 Hz
3 500 Hz
90 dB
white
219 x 306 mm
188 x 274 mm
75 mm
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HECO
Install Basic
Simple installation and
optimum acoustic adaptation
The built-in speakers in the Install-Basic series represent
sophisticated HECO technology, simple installation anda
optimum acoustic adaptation. These speakers are designed
specifically for customers that have
high demands when it comes to living
room aesthetics, on one hand, and who
Balanced sound specalso attach significant importance to a
trum in any installation
good sound on the other. Their acoustic
situation thanks to the
parameters and practical features
35° swiveling tweeters
are perfectly coordinated for various
(except INC 262).
installation conditions, which makes
them ideal for virtually any location.
HIGH QUALITY TECHNOLOGY FOR SMOOTH OPERATION
The textured polypropylene cone, which has been specially
developed for built-in speaker systems, ensures excellent
dynamic capabilities in the low frequency range in
combination with the long-throw rubber surround. The INC
62 and INC 82 models are equipped with a specially coated
25 mm soft dome fabric tweeter for the treble range, while the
INC 262 features two 19 mm fabric domes for a particularly
homogeneous sound pattern. The tweeters are positioned
centrally in front of the bass-midrange drivers (in a coaxial
configuration) to ensure the sound is distributed evenly in all
directions. Crossovers with high quality components ensure a
clean, low-loss distribution of the signals.
All components are also suitable for use
in wet rooms, which means the speakers
in the Install Basic series can be used
in both bathrooms and swimming pool
environments.
EXTENSIVE ADAPTABILITY FOR AN OPTIMUM SOUND
The dome tweeters used by the INC 62 and INC 82 can be
pivoted by 35° in all directions to ensure a fully-fledged sound
pattern in any setup. The bass-midrange driver of the INC
262 is equipped with a double voice coil, which enables the
speaker to be operated in both a mono and stereo mode.
In addition, the mid-range and treble level can also be
individually adjusted for all systems in 3 stages. This enables
the sound generated by the speakers to be perfectly adapted
to any installation.
Moisture-proof loudspeaker, also suitable
for humid locations.
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INC-262 with dual
tweeter and dual voice
coil for the woofer:
Stereo or mono modes can be optionally
selected.
Principle
Equipment
Power Handling (RMS/max.)
Impedance
Frequency response
Crossover frequency
Sensitivity
Cabinet surface
Outer dimensions (W x H/Ø)
Mounting dimensions (W x H/Ø)
Mounting depth
INC 82
INC 62
INC 262
2-way flush mount speaker
8” WM/ 1” T
100/180 watts
4 ohms
34 - 28 000 Hz
3 600 Hz
91 dB
white
271 mm
237 mm
88 mm
2-way flush mount speaker
6.5” WM/ 1” T
80/150 watts
4 ohms
36 - 28 000 Hz
3 600 Hz
90 dB
white
228 mm
193 mm
73 mm
2 x 2-way flush mount speaker
6.5” WM/ 2 x ¾” T
80/150 watts
2 x 4 ohms
36 - 28 000 Hz
3 800 Hz
90 dB
white
228 mm
193 mm
75 mm
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Lise-Meitner-Str. 9
D-50259 Pulheim
Tel.: ++49 (0)2234/807-0
Fax ++49 (0)2234/807-399
www.heco-audio.de
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use of such marks by HECO® is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.”
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mark and the aptX logo are trade marks of CSR plc or
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Errors and technical changes reserved. 9/2014
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