Check out this wonderful art installation in Croatia featuring tractrix horns and battery powered amps. The artist Matija Blažičko sent some pics to use for Retro Hi Fi Girl Friday but I thought it was too cool for that. Featured in the pics is his sister.
From the Artist.
The work Emanation was exhibited in june this year in the chapel of saint Rocco in Zagreb, Croatia.
It was my humble attempt to recreate feeling of big cathedral in small chapel.
There was Benjamin Britten's Festival te deum played, It was all about the experience of hollographic imaging and stereo separation (I got inspired by the Chesky records ultimate demonstration disc)
Main horns follow tractrix curvature and are made of "artificial marble" composite. They hang freely in the air by the kevlar strands. Frequency response extends below 80Hz but are digitally crossed over at 80Hz from where the pair of hidden subwoofers take over. Amps work on battery banks so the problems with "dirty" mains are altogether eliminated.
Check his website for future updates..
I'm sure the artist would love to hear feedback from you.