Heco METAS 500

All Heco, long ago times champions in the sound of dice, builds a box with almost old English voicing – who then also still fabulous sounds.

  1. Heco METAS 500
  2. Data sheet

The Heco METAS is not just great. So are the No. name China Blender by the sender. Only, you have no 18-aluminum pressure cast baskets and no personalized cellulose mixtures for the two Basses (wool/paper for the upper, hardened paper for the bottom). Also not Super solid, screwed and rounded reflex tubes (equal to two per box), and certainly no richly stocked 21/2-way crossover with tweeter level adjustment. The two high-frequency options with “linear” are labeled and “+ 2dB”, where the latter in the listening room brought the more neutral, still a very warm sound result. This is interesting. All Heco, long ago times champions in the sound of dice, builds a box with almost old English voicing – who then also still fabulous sounds.

Not just only warm enough Yes. The Heco was also criticism for their sometimes overbearing tone. The METAS now convinced but even those testers who prefer something sober dry had it with rock, pop and symphonic music. Because she gave such music effortlessly another size dimension. This could be the ‘March of the army’ (Erich-Weinert-ensemble, from: “Soldiers are marching past,” Barbarossa/Edel) or a juicy rock Board as at Cooper Temple clause (“Make This Your Own”, recommended, limited vinyl Edition, rough trade) – the opulent dynamic scale seemed even more space for odds and ends, subtleties and Sonic trace elements to create.

Heco METAS 500

Manufacturer Heco
Price €760.00
Rating 74.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 23.0 x 100.0 x 34.0 cm
Weight 22.0
Surfaces
Color Black, cherry, rosewood
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2 1 / 2
Working principle of full Active
Facilities
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation High frequency two-stage, linear and + 2 dB
Surround complementary.
RCA
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 105 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 40 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 32 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 4 ohm
Review
Massive, top processed stand box with loose, very broadband dynamic evolvement
not the most accurate figure
Bass quality 70
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 75
Attention to detail (precision) 80
Dynamic 75
Maximum level (vitality) 75
Neutrality 75
Imaging 65
Spatial (airiness) 70
Processing Very good
Sound judgment well 74
tested in issue: 4 / 07