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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Horny Car

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ton And A AQuarter Of Sound - Audio 1964

This system looks like many modern DIY efforts but this one is made of concrete. How the hell do you move this? Position for sweet spot? Woah... Still really nice article from Audio one of my favorites. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1948 Ulra Loud Speaker Is Auto-Truck Size

I don't usually only past part of an article but I haven't been able to find the rest of this one. The mobile truck horn is really cool. If anyone has additional information or pics of this horn please let me know. Perfect size...

Thank you Chris Askew for finding the rest of the article for me.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Danny Kaye's Wild Horns

I dig Danny's wild horn. 
Does anyone have additional information on it?

Friday, August 10, 2012

RIP Extra Action Marching Band

 I am very sad to learn of the demise of San Francisco's Extra Action Marching Band. If you saw them live you would never be able to forget. You can watch all the videos and pics of EAMB but it can not simulate the energy of that many horns, live drums, and burlesque girls crashing a club.. One of my dream concerts was EAMB and Gogol Bordello.

Half marching band half burlesque... What a combo....
EAMB is not for the phobic so if that is not you enjoy these clips. 

This is one of the few stage shows with David Byrne.

Cro Fro 

And for Jeffrey I have some Sabbath.... War Pigs. A little different but WTH it is Friday.

I'm sad that EAMB is gone but even happier they existed at all... Thank you you San Fran Freaks.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sato Horns

These are very interesting. If anyone has more info please share. They seem WE style but they don't curve enough.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Straight Horns

I'd love to hear these horns. It looks like a nice size mid bass horn and a goto horn and a speaker lab horn and some sort of bat slaying tweeter. I'm just guessing not sure what they are exezctly. If I only had a really big space it would be nice to build some really big horns....

Thanks for the additional info Aceaudio.
The Tweeter is a Pioneer TAD ET-703Beryllium Diaphragms and the finned driver next to it is a Pioneer TAD 4002 Beryllium Diaphragms. I have these drivers in my Pioneer TAD 2401 studio monitors.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hippies and Horns

I really dig the horn stack. When I see live bands I generally am there for the live experience not so much for the quality of sound. Now a days it seems the sound is lacking. For instance these stacks are really nice I'd love to hear them in a club. It has to be better than what I have heard lately. Perhaps I should just take matters into my own hands and open a HiFi coffee shop with a killer horns system or systems and just enough room for a small stage. Where is that bus full of money I need....
Ahhh acres of hippies and some nice horns. I dig multicells.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Horns Of Unusual Size

What are these horns? I like the size. They would fit in my living room but barely. Hopefully a PA horn expert will chime in but what are these things?

Thank you Tubes+More.

Hi there,
those horns were made by FÖÖN in Germany in the mid 70s. The bass horn named "Hypex Trichter" was dismountable. The manufacturer is still active . . . take a look at

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Horns Of Unusual Size Part II

I received an email from Bjorn on of the horn designers of Desibel. He shared with me the following link regarding these massively impressive horns. Visit the site to get the full story on why they built these Leviathan horns. He says they will eventually have a web page on technical specifics of these horns.

Desibel is 10 meters long, sounding with frequencies between 15 Hz and 15 000 Hz, reaching 130 Db within ten meters distance.
Weight: 2 tons
Height: 3.6 meters
Length: 10 meters

The horns in action.

Desibel from maja ratkje on Vimeo.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Sunday, May 24, 2009

AH! Horns by Bill Woods

I ran into Bill Woods horns on the net for the first time last year. One of his horns seemed a good match for my Jubilee bass horns. This horn was the AH! 500. The worlds first conical radial horn. This horn was built for use in Chinese theaters for TAD components. I've exchanged many emails with Bill. He is very helpful and patient with even the most basic questions.

Bill woods also offers three different conical horns as well. Here is a look at the AH! 700.

It seems Bill has been working on a new Bass horn. The AH!50 is a thing of beauty and I hope to hear it someday. The website says the prototype is too expensive for production but another production version is in the works. It features a bass horn and hist AH!300 horn.

Bill Woods has designed many horns over the years. Here is one of his large ones from the 70's. Gotta love large horns.

AH! Acoustic Horns