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Specimen Legacy Horn Little Horn Minis – Orange 733/734

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Description

Specimen Legacy Little Horn Minis – Orange 733/734

The Little Horn Mini audio speakers are the smaller ‘cousins’ to our Little Horn speakers in the family of the  Specimen 144. The raw and organic finish lends a unique patina to each horn.

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.

The Specimen Stands shown sold separately and not included. Stands are made to order and can be finished in natural, or in matching or contrasting colors to order.

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 in the family of the  Specimen 144. 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 sonic symbiosis. Or they can be paired with virtually any other system and achieve excellent results. They are also perfect for home/office theater use.

These speakers 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.

Design & Construction
All Specimen Horn speakers are entirely handmade at Specimen in Chicago, IL.

The Legacy 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 embodies a variety of markings that result from the construction and finishing process. This raw and organic finish lends a unique patina to each horn.  These materials accomplish this as they create their own foliage-like effect. They work exceedingly well in any botanical setting. They almost look as if they have grown in place.

The bases are made of premium quality Baltic Birch plywood. 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.

Museum Legacy 

The Specimen Leiderhorns, Hornlings and the smaller Hornlets horn speakers were first created for the Sonic Arboretum, a collaborative project between 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 included a collection of 76 different Specimen horn speakers and Specimen Custom 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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