Spinning Double Horn Speaker
The speaker horn is something I have been making and studying for quite some time. Through contemplating the spatial imaging and directionality of the horns, I began to think about utilizing these qualities dynamically.
The way the projected sound coming from this spinning horn is reflected off surfaces in the environment is similar to a Leslie unit. The resulting effect envelops the listener in a variety of merging wave fronts both emanating directly from the horn, and reflected off surfaces in the environment. Twisting phase relationships and Doppler-effect pitch-shifts occur within this unique kaleidoscope of sound. The rig has a foot pedal to vary the speed from slow undulations to a very fast swirl.
When Andrew Bird played his violin through this unit for the first time it was immediately apparent that the two are a special match. Several people within earshot simply started to cry. I know I got a lump in my throat.
- 28â€ tall overall
- 17â€ horn diameter
- 40" wingspan
- 18â€ wide x 18" deep x 10" high base
- Driver: Eminence Alpha 6" full-range driver
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 90 dB
- Frequency Response: 77Hz - 23kHz
- Power handling: 24 watts maximum