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Liederhorns can be paired with any of my hi fi tube amplifiers for a beautiful sonic symbiosis or with virtually any other system and achieve excellent results.


  • Dimensions

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

  • Driver

    4" Fostex FE126En full range

  • Impedance

    8 ohms

  • Sensitivity

    1 W/1m 93 dB

  • Frequency Response

    fs - 25kHz

Specimen Liderhorn Audio Speakers
Specimen Liderhorn Audio Speakers

Design & Construction
These 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 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.

Considering these for the Sonic Arboretum, it seemed logical to have the horns integrate well with nature. These materials accomplish this as they create their own foliage-like effect. They actually work exceedingly well in any botanical setting. They almost look as if they have grown in place.

Custom colors are available upon request.

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Compatibility and Placement
These speakers are designed to work well on the ground or elevated as with a typical speaker.

The Liederhorn was 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.

Liederhorns are available either as pairs or in other quantities.

A single pair makes a splendid stereo system.

Two arrays of sixteen can be 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.

Specimen Liderhorn Audio Speakers
Specimen Liderhorn Audio Speakers
Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller Sonic Arboretum MCA Chicago
Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller Sonic Arborteum MCA Chicago