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    Horns 2017

    They shout, they 'honk', they have pronounced coloration. Not true anymore -they're the fastest growing audiophile speaker today. If we include the waveguide-style horn. A growing list of reviewers have them in their systems.

    Waveguides: Devore Organgutan, GedLee, Amphion, Tannoy, ATC, Emerald Physics, Spatial. Most of these are 93-96db except Tannoy (low 90s) and ATC (high 80s).

    Horns reviewed (in recent years): Avantguarde, Acapella, Sadurni, Volti, Burwell+Sons, Soundquest, JBL, PureAudioProject (compression-driver model). Some of these co. had more than one review -all getting BIG thumbs up.

    U.S. show reports (no review): Amps & Sound, Classic, Exemplar, Cessaro, The Natural Sound, Swan Song, Destination, Viking, Pi., AudioKinesis.

    If the Munich show reports are any indication, horns are here to stay. Stein music (Germany) now makes horns -but who would have thought THIS would happen:

    www.totaldac.com/d150-speaker-eng.htm
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    Not sure why you seem surprised about totaldac venturing into horns? Vincent Brient became known for his horns long before his dacs

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    It took him 17 years, according to his website. His first product under the totaldac name.

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    It's a nice design and similar to the speakers I've developed. There are a lot of advantages to such a design. A few things I don't like in the horn/xo design choices but compromise is the nature of speaker design.
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    Don't forget hORNS Universum

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.phelan View Post
    They shout, they 'honk', they have pronounced coloration. Not true anymore -they're the fastest growing audiophile speaker today. If we include the waveguide-style horn. A growing list of reviewers have them in their systems.

    Waveguides: Devore Organgutan, GedLee, Amphion, Tannoy, ATC, Emerald Physics, Spatial. Most of these are 93-96db except Tannoy (low 90s) and ATC (high 80s).

    Horns reviewed (in recent years): Avantguarde, Acapella, Sadurni, Volti, Burwell+Sons, Soundquest, JBL. Most of these co. had more than one review -all getting BIG thumbs up.

    U.S. show reports (no review): Amps & Sound, Classic, Exemplar, Cessaro, Natural Sound, Destination, Viking, Pi., AudioKinesis.

    If the Munich show reports are any indication, horns are here to stay. Stein music (Germany) now makes horns -but who would have thought THIS would happen:

    www.totaldac.com/d150-speaker-eng.htm

    http://www.totaldac.com/prices.htm

    Speakers by Totaldac:
    d150 speaker, a pair, excl shipping: 46000euros incl VAT in Europe, 42000euros excl VAT out of Europe
    subwoofer for d150 speaker, a piece, excl shipping: 6500euros incl VAT in Europe, 6000euros excl VAT out of Europe

    zz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christoph View Post
    Don't forget hORNS Universum

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    Wow just wow
    Audition recordings: Zero Distortion Link; Reference Components: Zero Distortion Link; Own: Lampi GG One-day-to-get: Apogee Scintilla, or a horn (with Tenor 75 OTL ), Preamp to be fit in to suit the gain and drive the power amp. Analog: TBD

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    how many folks on this forum own horns?

    i don't see it as a large presence at all, despite your enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    how many folks on this forum own horns?

    i don't see it as a large presence at all, despite your enthusiasm.
    Check on other forums. Forums attract their own herd. If this forum has less, it is poorer by that
    Audition recordings: Zero Distortion Link; Reference Components: Zero Distortion Link; Own: Lampi GG One-day-to-get: Apogee Scintilla, or a horn (with Tenor 75 OTL ), Preamp to be fit in to suit the gain and drive the power amp. Analog: TBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    how many folks on this forum own horns?
    I do.
    look above

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