Showing posts with label Acoustic Horns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acoustic Horns. Show all posts

Thursday, September 12, 2019

High-Quality Horn Loudspeaker Systems By Bjorn Kolbrek and Thomas Dunker

Thomas and Bjorn have just completed a major work on horn audio history. They have spent the last 14 or 15 years on this tome. I can't imagine the passion and dedication that went into this book. They literally spent years in research and writing. I hope to meet these gentlemen in person some day as it would be a priveledge.
They just annouced their website with information for the book. I am pleased to announce it will be available on amazon. I don't plug many things for money but please support their work by purchasing this book October 15th. Please reward their dedication and hardwork. Please buy a copy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Horns Of Unusual Size

Great googlie mooglie!! 
To say I have horn envy is an understatement.
 If anyone has further info on this pic from 1964 please let me know. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Morning Glory Horn 1943

This is really cool 1943 tech and would be a fun build today. A tractrix morning glory 8-)

Thanks FredDYI this is really cool.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Second Horn System Running

With help I got my second horn system up and running this morning. I've been collecting these parts for years lol. Folded bass horn has dual 12" drivers, 233hz tractrix horn has JBL2482s. round tractrix tweeters are some B&C DE250s. The tweeters are a pretty hot so they need a bit of taming. Now to build some top hats and get some tubes...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In Search Of Quality - Construction Of A 25ft Horn WE555 - Wireless World 1929

This is one of the coolest articles I've posted in a while. A 1929 article appearing in Wireless World documenting the building of a large 25ft no compromise Wente and Thuras style horn. The driver is of course the Western Electric 555W. My favorite feature is the use the ceiling as the horn mouth. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pool Horn Diving Board 1925

They were swinging times. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Beach Hi-Fi

Perfect for surf music or the Astro Nettes..

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

European Space Agencies Killer Horns

Some people use horns for hifi others use them to drive horns to 156db to test satellites.. Well that is just crazy.... lol.... These horns can destroy average electronics of make you def in 15 seconds... Yikes.
Nitrogen infused! 


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tokyo Horns Of Unusual Size

Thank you Guido for sending me these pics of this large Japanese horn 15ft square by 35 ft long. The tweeters look like early pioneers and not sure of the other horns likely some conicals.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Horn Orgy

Forget horn porn this is an orgy of horns
I've always wanted to try the horns on the front row.
Dang that is allot of horn history.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Speaker Of Unusual Size - Hornmassive By Matt Hope

 Sculptor Matt Hope spent six months designing and 14 months building Hornmassive and it is impressive. I do not tire of looking at it. This is a giant mobile mono system. WOW! I'd love to hear this one.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Calix Horn Speakers

The Calix speakers are hand made in Taiwan. I picked a couple examples I thought were interesting but they actually have a broad product line. 
The Neoclassic is a nice design but it would have been nice to integrate the tweeter into the cabinet. 

The Phoenix family of speakers are really interesting looking with some nice features. The product line has five different models.
I like the height adjustment on the mid horn. 
 External crossover.
 Just in case you needed some bling here is the diamond version.
 300lbs each.........

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Horns From Down Under - Azurahorn

These guys in Perth build some great horns. I wish they were closer as they can't ship their larger horns. Hmm.. perhaps we could fill a large storage container and ship them to New Orleans :).  The horns are in the following flare rates: 160Hz, 204Hz, 340Hz, 425Hz and 550Hz. Those of us outside of Australia are restricted to the 425Hz and 550Hz. They sound superb and would do well on top of any big bass horns. Check out the impressive curves here

A few examples from their gallery. Their push pull horn is very interesting.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rocket Scientist Horns

Check out the NASA wall of horns. I guess when  you are simulating rocket blastoff you need horns.
Wow. Nice sized horns.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Space Horns

NASA has some big horns. Unfortunately that helmet is wrecking his stereo imaging.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Horn System Ident?

This is a really interesting horn system. Does anyone have any information on the bass horns? The construction is very nice.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Techno Lust Horn #69

Now this is a horn. If I found this in a shop I'm not sure I could keep a poker face...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Give A Women A Horn And She'll Mount It On Her Bicycle

This is really cool it looks like she took her creations to Burning Man Festival. These works currently reside in an art gallery in Austin. I hope to find them before I get there in September.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Largest Loudspeaker Horn For Auditorium

Not sure what year this is but my guess would be 30's. Decent sized horn.