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Thank you for a great 2017!

2017 Holiday Sale

FEATURES

SPECIMEN HORNS

I developed the high-fidelity horn speaker for audio playback in 1998 and after pairing them with sensitive full-range drivers discovered that an unusual spatial effect is achieved wherein the sound source becomes elusive and music playback is stunningly realistic.

My horn speakers with their smaller diameter drivers achieve a larger-than-life soundstage providing excellent high frequency detail and no crossover distortion.

 

HORNLET

Dimensions:
- 19" tall overall
- 9 1/4" horn diameter
- 5" cube base
- 6-1/2" minimum shelf depth
Specifications:
Driver: Fostex FE83En 3" full-range or

Fountek 3" full-range (musical instrument application)

(specs listed below are for Fostex )
Impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 88 dB
Frequency Response: fs - 30kHz
Power handling: 7 watts

Hornlets can be they can be paired with virtually any system and achieve excellent results. Perfect for home theater use. They have heavy-duty, long excursion cones that deliver outstanding bass for a 3" driver. Pair with our hi-fi tube amplifiers for a perfect system.

 

HORNLING

Dimensions:
- 26 3/8" tall overall
- 13 3/4" horn diameter
- 6" cube base
- 8" minimum deep shelf

Specifications:
Driver: Fostex FE83En 3" full-range or

Fountek 3" full-range (musical instrument application)

(specs listed here for Fostex )
Impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 88 dB
Frequency Response: fs - 30kHz
Power handling: 7 watts

Hornlings make a splendid stereo system. Pair them with virtually any system and achieve excellent results. With heavy-duty, long excursion cones that deliver outstanding bass for a 3" driver, they are perfect for home theater and entertainment use. Available either as pairs or in other quantities. Two arrays of sixteen have been used to create a most exceptional stereo system. If an array of sixteen is ordered, a custom junction box is provided so that they can be powered from a single sound source. Pair with our hi-fi tube amplifiers for the perfect system.

 

LIEDERHORN

Dimensions:
- 40" tall overall
- 21" horn diameter
- 9" cube base
- 12" minimum deep shelf

Specifications:
Driver: 4" Fostex FE126En full range
Impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 93 dB
Frequency Response: fs - 25kHz
Power handling: 45 watts

Liederhorns can be paired with virtually any other system and achieve excellent results. Perfect for home theater use. For a beautiful symbiosis pair any of our hi fi tube amplifiers for spectacular realism and smooth quality. Originally designed for the Sonic Arboretum, a collaborative project between Specimen's Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird which exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in December 2011.

 

LITTLE HORN MINI

Dimensions:
- 23-1/2" tall overall
- 9-1/4" horn diameter
- 5" cube base
- 6-1/2" minimum shelf depth
Specifications:
Driver: Fostex FE83En 3" full-range
Impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 88 dB
Frequency Response: fs - 30kHz
Power handling: 7 watts

The Little Horn Mini audio speakers are ideally sized for desktop, bookshelf or counter-top placement and can be used with any stereo system. Pair these speakers with our matching stereo tube amplifier and create a unique ensemble that an iPhone or any other sound source can be plugged directly into.

 

CALLA HORN

Dimensions:
- 43" tall overall
- 17" horn diameter
- 8" cube base
- 12" minimum shelf depth

Specifications:
- Driver: Fostex FE-108EZ 4" full range
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 90 dB
- Frequency Response: 77Hz - 23kHz
- Power handling: 24 watts max or

- Driver: Fostex FE-126En 4" full range
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 93 dB
- Frequency Response: 83Hz - 25kHz
- Power handling: 45 watts max

The Calla was originally created as a single piece within my show Aero Dynamisms at Packer Schopf gallery in Chicago in 2014 where it was a part of a collection of eight unique horns serving as the sculptural component of an eight channel soundscape collaboration with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. A flamboyant new pair soon followed, which made a hit at the ICA BOSTON museum as a special offering from the museum store and sold immediately. The Calla Horn's more pronounced truncation produces an enhanced spatial soundstage. In other words, bigger sound in a smaller package. Custom finishes are available.

 

PLUMB

Dimensions:
- 65" tall overall
- 9.5 " horn diameter
- 9.5" cube base
- 11.5" minimum shelf depth

Specifications:
- Driver: FE126 Fostex full range
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 93 dB
- Frequency Response: 83Hz - 25kHz
- Power handling: 45 watts max

 

XL PLUMB

Dimensions:
- 77.5" tall overall
- 11 " horn diameter
- 11" cube base
- 14" minimum shelf depth

Specifications:
- Driver: Fostex FE-168EZ 6.5" full range driver
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 1 W/1m 94.5 dB
- Frequency Response: 51Hz - 21kHz
- Power handling: 80 watts 

I’m pleased to offer the Plumb horn speakers as a new product in the SPECIMEN Audio Line this year. They provide an exquisite sound arena and a visual treat. Their shapely profile beguiles the eye and tickles the spirit. I hope you will take an opportunity to visit my studio soon to hear and see them for yourself. – Ian

 

 

Every once in a while I lose my mind and offer my most precious creations for sale at incredible savings. Take advantage of my lunacy while the holiday cheer is still fresh in my heart. 

 

Take home a one of a kind showroom piece or historic horn speakers from the Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller Sonic Arboretum museum shows. Very few of the serialized museum pieces are still available.  

 

All items are signed and numbered.  – Ian

Phone Orders ~ Private showings

Call 773-489-4830

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Natural ~ Hornlet ~ Speakers

M C A Chicago – Museum piece

Sale Price: $2,100 

Regular Price: $2,400    Save: $300

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Green  ~ Hornlet ~ Speakers

 I C A  Boston – Museum piece

Sale Price: $2100

Regular Price: $2400  Save: $300

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Natural/White Opaque ~ Hornlet ~ Speakers

Special Finish – Rare

rnlet HI Fi Audio Speakers in White

Sale Price: $2,300

Regular Price: $3,000      Save: $700

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Gold/Black ~ Liederhorn ~ Speakers

Hard Rock Hotel – Special Showpiece

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Sale Price: $3,700

Regular Price: $4,900      Save: $1,200

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Orange ~ Hornling ~ Speakers


Sale Price: $2,400

Regular Price: $3,200   Save: $800

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Natural/Red ~ Hornling  ~ Speakers

Self Powered with Bluetooth

Sale Price: $2,800

Regular Price: $3,600   Save: $800

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Natural/Yellow ~ Little Horn Mini ~  Speakers

Sale Price: $2,900

Regular Price: $3700   Save: $800

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Natural  ~ Little Horn Mini ~ Speakers

Little Horn Mini Hi Fi Audio Speakers Natural

Sale Price: $2900

Regular Price: $3700  Save: $800

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Walnut ~ Little Horn Mini ~ Speakers

Sale Price: $2,900.    

Regular Price: $3,700.    Save: $800.

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Walnut~ Little Horn Mini + Sat/Subwoofer ~

 Hi-Fi Stereo System

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Sale Price: $3,800 

Regular Price: $5,279   Save: $1,479

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Birch/White ~  Calla Horn ~ Speakers

Prototype – Rare

Sale Price: $3,900

Regular Price: $6,000   Save: $2,100

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Red ~ Calla Horn ~ Speakers

Rare

Sale Price: $3,200

Regular Price: $3,800   Save: $800

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Crimson  ~ Plumb Horn ~ Speakers  +

Single Ended Hi-Fi Tube Amplifier

Hi-Fi Stereo System

Prototype

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System – Sale Price: $9,800

System – Regular Price:  $12,900   ($4,900 Tube Amp + $8,000. Speakers)     Save: $3,100

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Natural/Red  ~ Birch XL Plumb Horn ~ Speakers

Single Ended Stereo Hi-Fi Tube Amplifier

Hi-Fi Stereo System

Prototype

Sale Price: $12,480

System Regular Price: $15,900  ($4,900 Tube Amp + $11,000 Speakers )      Save: $3420

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Opaque White ~ Plumb Horn ~ Speakers

Prototype

   

I developed the high-fidelity horn speaker for audio playback in 1998 and after pairing them with sensitive full-range drivers discovered that an unusual spatial effect is achieved wherein the sound source becomes elusive and music playback is stunningly realistic.

My horn speakers with their smaller diameter drivers achieve a larger-than-life soundstage providing excellent high frequency detail and no crossover distortion.

I’m pleased to offer the Plumb horn speakers as a new product in the SPECIMEN Audio Line this year. They provide an exquisite sound arena and a visual treat. Their shapley profile beguiles the eye and tickles the spirit. I hope you will take an opportunity to visit my studio soon to hear and see them for yourself.  – Ian

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M C A  Chicago

I C A  Boston

Guggenheim   New York

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