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November 25th, 2017 | no comments

2017 Holiday Sale

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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Since the Gimbal Horns are going to be hanging from the ceiling, utmost care is required for the design of the support mechanisms. Its mounting hardware is machined from aluminum rod stock. Simple details like this contribute to the structural fortitude of the final product.

In order for the mounting hardware to be flush fit to the cylinder, I created a special fixture that cuts the matching radius of the cylindrical compression chamber, ensuring a perfect fit. An indexing plate is attached to one side of the cylinder so that a hardened steel pin can fit through a press-fit bushing in the yoke and determine the horizontal orientation of the horn. Holes are transferred from a template and drilled into their respective parts.

Below is a slideshow of photos taken during the building process. Check our my other Blog posts for more information and photos about this newest Specimen.
Gimbal Audio Horn Speakers taking shape, part 2
Gimbal Audio Horn Speakers taking shape, part 1

The Gimbal Horns are so named because they are adjustable on two axes. They are ceiling mounted and this exploits a part of interior architecture that is often overlooked.

These horns are being made in our usual fashion – bending recycled newsprint over a steaming iron using a mandrel. The panels are then glued together and reinforced with dryer lint. Special alignment fixtures assure correct orientation of the mounting flanges. The cylindrical compression chambers are laminated together using birch wood wrapped inside a jig using an inflatable ball as a clamp. This forms an extremely rigid platform for the driver and horn.

Here is a slideshow of photos taken during the building process. More info and photos about this project can be found in my other Blog posts:
Gimbal Audio Horn Speakers taking shape, part 3
Gimbal Audio Horn Speakers taking shape, part 1

July 3rd, 2013 | no comments

Line Pre-Amp

 

Specimen Horn Speakers with Satellite Subwoofer

Little Horn Speakers and Satellite Subwoofer with Apple iphone

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October 12th, 2011 | no comments

300 watt Subwoofer

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