The Aurora series from Heco has long stood for the perfect combination of an enthralling sound and a fair price. The Aurora 200 P active shelf speaker offers maximum freedom, as it comes complete with its own precisely coordinated amplifier. Its variety of connections also makes it a real all-rounder.
While integrating an amplifier into a speaker is clever, it wouldn't have been enough for us. The Class D amplifier, which generates 2 x 35 watts of continuous power and 2 x 70 of watts peak power, as well as a high degree of efficiency, ensures perfect control of all parameters. This is because we know exactly how the connected speaker performs and can perfect the sound accordingly. However, this integration of speaker and electronics needs to offer much more besides - such as optimum connectivity and a wide range of applications. No sooner said than done.
BLUETOOTH, HDMI, ANALOG AND DIGITAL
A glimpse at the rear reveals the options available here: Digital and analog inputs mean you can connect a wide variety of sources, including a turntable with an MM system. There is an optical digital connection and you can choose between an analog RCA and jack connection for portable devices. The HDMI port allows the speaker to be connected to any standard television. This means you can enjoy film and TV audio in optimum quality and even adjust the volume with your TV's remote control. Finally, Bluetooth connectivity ensures maximum freedom and allows you to connect your smartphone, tablet or computer wirelessly.
The 5.0 standard with aptX technology ensures latency-free playback, i.e. optimum sound quality without any delay. Incidentally, you only need to connect one of the two speakers to the power supply and the corresponding source(s). The other speaker then receives its signals via the supplied speaker cable. This ensures you get a maximum experience with minimum cabling requirements. Everything is operated via the supplied remote control or via the corresponding buttons at the rear.
What does that mean for everyday life? The Aurora 200 P can be used as an ideal partner for your television, as well as a luxurious speaker for your desk. The classic application, namely as a shelf speaker, is naturally no problem for the Aurora 200 P. In fact, it outperforms many complex electronics/speaker combinations because everything is perfectly coordinated. And if you want more bass, that's not a problem either. An active subwoofer can be connected via the corresponding RCA connection to further perfect the lower frequency sounds.
COMMITTED TO HECO'S QUALITY STANDARD
As is the case for all of Heco's speakers, the components used for the Aurora 200 P are of a premium quality. It all starts with the new Fluktus tweeter with its characteristic wavy front panel, at the center of which is a 28 mm fabric dome. This ensures a balanced dispersion of the sound while preventing interference. The 125 mm diameter bass-midrange driver is made from Heco's legendary kraft paper. A long-throw surround and a heavy-duty voice coil enable extensive travel of the cone without any traces of distortion. The low weight and high degree of stability of this combination provide the basis for a dynamic sound without any compromise.
The woofer is mounted in a sturdy steel basket. A trim that is secured in place by 6 screws provides you with an idea of the quality behind it. The same applies to the sturdy speaker terminals at the rear. All of this is accommodated in an elaborate MDF housing and various elements, such as the flow-optimized bass reflex tube, allude to the high level of attention Heco pays to even minor details. The black exterior and high-gloss front panel provide a visual indication of the technical qualities exhibited by the Aurora 200 P, which is something of a designer piece.