Little Horns

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With the Little Horn Speakers, the soundstage gets bigger, the instruments spread apart, and the stage unfolds.

These horn speakers turn the audio world upside down! They possess a soundstage unlike anything ever heard.

Custom orders are available upon request.

  • Dimensions

    36" tall overall
    14" horn diameter
    8" cube base
    10" minimum shelf depth

  • Driver

    Fostex FE-108EZ 4" full range driver

  • Impedance

    8 ohms

  • Sensitivity

    1 W/1m 90 dB

  • Frequency Response

    77Hz - 23kHz

Specimen Little Horn Speakers with Satellite Subwoofer

Design and Construction

These horn speakers are entirely handmade at my shop in Chicago, IL.

A special inverted design enables the low frequencies to emerge at the top of the enclosure. An octagonally fluted horn carries them upward and lets them flourish into the room. The immense structural rigidity of the horns octagonal geometry minimizes resonances yet allows sound waves to expand freely the way nature intended. There is simply something beautiful here, not just bass frequency reproduction, but a spatial imaging that belies the speaker’s size.

Each horn is unique and bears a variety of markings that result from the construction and finishing process. This mottled organic finish lends a unique patina to each horn.

The bases are made of premium quality Baltic birch plywood. The horns are made from recycled newsprint, dryer lint, and shellac, making them by far the most eco-friendly Specimens to date. Dryer lint is one of earth’s greatest squandered resources and we are now putting it to use. It has incredible strength from all the interlocking fibers.

Custom orders are available upon request.

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Compatibility and Placement

The Little Horns can be used with almost any stereo system, and are also uniquely suited to low-power (10-watts or less per channel), single-ended triode (SET) tube amplifiers – a standard for audiophiles everywhere.

Pair these with one of my hi-fi tube amplifiers finished in a matching or a contrasting color for a complete ensemble and beautiful sonic symbiosis. 

All Specimen Horn Speakers can be used with virtually any system and achieve excellent results.

You can drive Specimen Horn speakers with a Bluetooth device, CD player, Turntable, Cassette Deck, Reel to Reel, or any other sound source.

Specimen Horns are designed to work well elevated as a typical bookshelf speaker, out in the open, or even placed on the ground to achieve a more spatially expansive installation, as in the Sonic Arboretum exhibitions.

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Little Horn Audio Speakers in Dark Orange
Little Horn Audio Speakers in Dark Green
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Specimen Little Horn Speakers

Specimen created a custom stereo system for the Angels & Kings penthouse suite at The Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago. Guests can simply plug in their iPhone, Android, or computer and enjoy. The system includes a pair of Little Horn Speakers,  Single-ended Hi-Fi Stereo Tube Amp and 300-watt Subwoofer.

Little Horn Speakers, Subwoofer and Hi Fi Stereo Amp in the Angels & Kings Suite at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

“The Little Horn speakers are designed for serious listening, and perform best when the volume is turned up. We recently put them to the test with an iPhone, playing jazz, folk, and acoustic music. The speakers lived up to their claim, emitting surprising depth and presence. With the optional sub-woofer, they easily handled the bass frequencies of hip-hop, dance and electronic.”

–   Cool Hunting, by Roman Espejo