why horns

About 30 years ago I fell in love with the Hi-Fi hobby, and of course not only Hi-Fi, also music.

As a young boy I couldn’t imagine a life without music.
Everything started with the construction of a horn loudspeaker, the "Schmackshorn. Later I started to build speakers for some friend of mine and every euro I earned I reinvested in the next project. After a few years, when I become 18 Years old, I started to copy the respective reference speakers Matrix 800 and Nautilus of Bowers & Wilkins and the Infinity IRS Beta. At this time maybe the best sounding speaker on the planet.
But over the time I felt that I needed some new input, something different, "The missing Link". And then, finally in 2005 it happened. I had the opportunity to listen to the first big exponential snail horn, the Sato. That was a completely new experience for me after all the years of searching for new input. Over the next two years I travelled around Asia and parts of Europe to listen to the biggest horn speakers, designed by Western Electric in the 1920’s and 30’s, the 15A, 13A 16A and the tiny 22A. Along the way I also listened to the other famous large horn designs, like the Klangfilm Bionor and Eurodyn and finally the Shearer horn.
 In 2007 it was time to start my first snail horn project. A newly developed Sato horn with an extension of 3/4" to match up with a compression driver developed by a friend of mine. 
Hornsolutions was born and the story continues.............


 

During a setup in the south of France

How to set up a hornsolutions system

There are basically two ways for a proper setting. Either the manual assembly is carried out by us or by the customer himself. This decision is just yours. If you decide to install your new Hornsolutions system on your own, we are of course always available for the period of construction by email and telephone. When the manual assembly is completed, we take over for the complete measurement part. With our own software and the measurement equipment made available to you, we are able to tailor your Hornsolutions loudspeaker system precisely to your needs. Phase, delay, group delay, frequency response and tonality are set up into the smallest detail via our DSP "The Room". That's a service you get for free. And by this we can also control and upgrade your settings any time and at any place worldwide. A unique solution, just for our customers