Little Horn Mini Speakers Bright Red-White/Natural Serial #573A/B

$4,100

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Description

This is the last pair of Little Horn Mini Speakers in Opaque White with Bright Red Bells.

The brilliant contrast of opaque colors and smooth polished finish of this rare set of Little Horn Minis is very nice looking.

The Little Horn Mini audio speakers are the smaller ‘cousins’ to our Little Horn speakers.

A full range driver is rear loaded with a horn shape to match the acoustic impedance of the air in the compression chamber with the air in the listening room.

There is no crossover distortion.

 

These audio horns are entirely handmade at our shop in Chicago, IL. 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.

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

Features
  • Dimensions

    23-1/2" tall overall
    9-1/4" horn diameter
    5" cube base
    6-1/2" minimum shelf depth

  • Driver

    Fostex FE83En 3" full-range driver

  • Impedance

    8 ohms

  • Sensitivity

    1 W/1m 88 dB

  • Frequency Response

    fs - 30kHz

Little Horn Minis

The Little Horn Mini audio speakers are the smaller ‘cousins’ to our Little Horn speakers. They stand at about 23″ tall and are ideally sized for desktop, bookshelf or counter-top placement.

Compatibility and Placement

All Specimen Horn Speakers can be paired with my hi-fi tube amplifiers for a beautiful symbiosis. Or they can be used with virtually any other system and achieve excellent results.

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. The sound of Specimen Horns has been described as “holographic” in that the sound seems to be coming from behind the enclosure, making it difficult to identify the sound source. This can evoke the sensation of the instrument being in the room with the listener.

Design & Construction

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

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.

Museum Legacy 

The Hornlings and the smaller Hornlets were first created for the Sonic Arboretum, a collaborative project between Specimen’s Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird. The Sonic Arboretum installation had its debut at New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2010 and in 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The installation includes a collection of 76 different horn speakers and Specimen’s Custom Hi-Fi Tube Amplifiers.  The Sonic Arboretum exhibited again at the International Contemporary Art Museum, ICA Boston in 2015, where the specially designed Specimen ICA Calla Horns System made its debut.

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