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In-Ceiling Loudspeaker: The Helos 22 delivers legendary
MartinLogan quality and performance in a compact, high-resolution in-ceiling
loudspeaker. Featuring dual 0.75" neodymium soft-dome tweeters, a high-rigidity
aluminum cone woofer, and proprietary Vojtko crossover topology, Helos 22
effortlessly provides solid imaging with extreme sonic accuracy.
Dual Tweeters: The Helos 22 in-ceiling speaker features two high-resolution neodymium
0.75" tweeters. This dual tweeter design allows the speaker to provide stereo
sound from a single speaker. The Helos 22 also bridges to deliver mono
sound reproduction with wide dispersion.
Aluminum Cone Woofer: The Helos 22 in-ceiling speaker
employs a 6.5" aluminum cone woofer with a rubber surround and cast
aluminum basket for detailed midrange and powerful midbass extension.
Precision Vojtko Crossover: Carefully hand-built using only the finest
polyester capacitors and air-core coils, the crossover employ's MartinLogan's
proprietary Vojtko topology for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver
integration. This precision-tuned network preserves even the most microscopic
sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source.
Stereo Input: The MartinLogan Helos 22
features a pair of stereo spring-post connectors to attach your left- and
right-channel speaker wires. The
spring-posts will accept bare wire (16- to 12-gauge) and pin-connectors.
Robust Mounting Locks: A robust mounting-lock system allows quick,
trouble-free installation. When not in use, the constant-control mounting locks
are held securely within a self-contained housing. When moved into place during
installation, they couple the speaker's chassis firmly to the ceiling. And if
the speaker is ever removed, the locks retract and latch themselves back in
Low Profile Grille: The MartinLogan Helos 22 features a low
profile, paintable micro-perforated grille with no visible bezel for a near
invisible integration into any ceiling. A magnetic system secures the grille easily
into place, reducing the risk of warping or damage during installation.
Applications: You can use Helos 22 for almost any
application; its designed to be used as a single stereo speaker in a distributed
audio system or a wide dispersion home theater surround speaker.The Helos 22
in-ceiling speaker is ideal for use in small rooms such as bathrooms, small
offices, entryways, and kitchens.
Installation Dimensions: The in-ceiling speaker has an overall
measurement of 9.5" in diameter x 5.125" deep. It requires a cut-out of 8.375"
in diameter and a mounting depth of 4.9375" behind the ceiling surface. The speaker
only protrudes 0.25" from the ceiling.
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at
90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.