My girlfriend bought me The B-52's first and second albums released by Mobile Fidelity Sound labs yesterday for my birthday. While we were too busy too listen to them yesterday today the hood is going to get an earful. Cranking the tunes right now.
The first time I saw the Monarch I thought oh man the Monarch is gonna be pissed. If you watch the venture brothers its pretty funny otherwise maybe not lol.... Oh well. I'd like to think they named it after The Monarch instead of the butterfly.
The Monarch is a nice looking speaker and I do like two way speakers for simplicity sake. Looks like a Bill Woods horn on top which isn't a big surprise. http://www.acoustichorn.com/
The OMA Monarch is the new standard for a two way speaker. Two 15" woofers mounted in a unique enclosure deliver bass that no high end design using small woofers can even hope to match. 104db efficiency (1w/1m) means any low powered tube amplifier can drive the Monarch. Large solid wood baffles help load the woofers and make room placement far less demanding. OMA's proprietary cast aluminum alloy horn and compression driver cover the midrange and high frequencies, with superb integration due to a simple crossover network.
The Monarch is available in a range of wood types and finishes. Shown in Pennsylvania Black Walnut.
This is a really interesting Klipschorn remodel. At first I didn't like it but it is really growing on me. They did really good work. I wish I had a before and after pic. Perhaps I'll do a Smurfhorn instead of Tineo.
I can't help but wonder if it was inspired by the infamous Smurfscala.
As my girlfriend and Martin reminded me it is more of a T.A.R.D.I.S blue. But what would the Title have been Tardhorn? Hmm that wouldn't be right.... Although a time traveling khorn would be rad. Or how about a horn that is bigger on the inside than on the outside ;)
Brilliant name for a speaker. I like it. It looks really different. Does it sound good? One way to find out.
Hight 170 cm
Width 95 cm
Depth 160 cm
Loudspeakers for BoS are produced by "VortexCNC" small 3 man woodshop, founded 1996 in Belgrade, Serbia. In 1998 we got our first loudspeaker order, and in the next several years we made and tested allmost every posible loudspeaker koncept, mostly for a third party. Soon I became aware of the advantages of rounded speakers, and we made Suspiro, my first bell conical loudspeaker. Then folowed Pensilis and Vigor. It seemed to me that Vigor was the perfect speaker, and there is nothing more or else that could be done for better sound. But then I discovered horns...
Its March and the weather is rock'n today. I'm hanging out in the backyard treating the hood to gypsy punk songs by Gogol Bordello. I like listening out side when the horns are inside... It helps blow out the cobwebs
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK