XL Horns: 8-foot Audio Speakers

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Description

These XL Horns are extraordinarily efficient and have an alarming bass response. Used with an Eminence Beta12CX driver with a crossover and attenuating compression driver, they are also ideal for PA applications.

The XL Horn Speakers are an outgrowth of the Single Horn Speaker created a few years earlier. With a more vertical posture and therefore, a shorter footprint they stand over 8-feet tall.   This unique patented design lends itself to both the front-loading and rear-loading of drivers.

Features
  • Dimensions

    96" tall (8 feet)
    40" horn diameter
    24" wide x 24" deep x 17" high base

  • Driver

    Eminence Beta-12CX full range driver and APT 50 compression driver with a PX2 3K5 cross-over

  • Impedance

    8 ohms

  • Sensitivity

    96.4 dB

  • Frequency Response

    66Hz - 20kHz

  • Power handling

    500 watts

  • Shipping

    Freight By Arrangement

Specimen XL Horn Speakers
Specimen XL Horn Speakers
Andrew Bird rehearsing with his Specimen XL Horn Speakers

The first XL Horn Speakers were purchased by Andrew Bird in October 2008. These speakers along with the Single Horn Speaker and the Janus Double Spinning Horn Speaker, are integral part of his music and performances.

In December 2009, Andrew used a second pair of these XL Horns for his highly-acclaimed Gezelligheid solo shows. In 2010 and 2012, he added a couple dozen Hornlings for another series of these shows. At these shows, Specimen Horn Speakers were Andrew’s PA exclusively and the tonal and audio effect was outstanding.

Gezelligheid Photos / Reviews:
Brooklyn Vegan
Chicagoist
Flickr

In 2011, the Hard Rock Hotel Chicagoacquired a pair in dark walnut and gold for use in their hotel lobby.

Specimen’s XL Horn Speakers have graced the stages alongside Andrew Bird at the Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Lyric Opera House, Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Hollywood Bowl, Chicago’s Millennium Park, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

In 2009, Specimen introduced the Little Horn Speakers, a 3-foot version of these XL speakers that can be used as stereo speakers.

Specimen XL Horn Speakers
Specimen XL Horn Speakers
Andrew Bird onstage with Specimen Horn Speakers - 2010
Andrew Bird onstage with Specimen Horn Speakers -2009
Specimen XL Horn Speakers in Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Lobby
Specimen XL Horn Speakers in Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Lobby