How Do Horn Speakers Get Their Gorgeous Life-like Tonality?

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So I could first meet Brad on runway 16/34, 14/32 or 10/28…
 
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due to my room "problems" I have changed my hORNS Universum III to hORNS Opera Beryllium Edition.
This speakers do use similar (some say the same) drivers as the Uni III, but the Opera can be better time aligned and do have a front firing subwoofer, which make them more easy to integrate in some rooms.
retail is similar in Germany (30k for Uni III, 28k for Opera Beryllium) IMG_9171.jpg IMG_9172.jpg
 

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due to my room "problems" I have changed my hORNS Universum III to hORNS Opera Beryllium Edition.
This speakers do use similar (some say the same) drivers as the Uni III, but the Opera can be better time aligned and do have a front firing subwoofer, which make them more easy to integrate in some rooms.
retail is similar in Germany (30k for Uni III, 28k for Opera Beryllium) View attachment 46992 View attachment 46993
Hi Shakti,

How do these speakers sound versus the uni and the big Wilsons?
 

shakti

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Hi Shakti,

How do these speakers sound versus the uni and the big Wilsons?
versus Uni III:
very similar, more easy to integrate in a room, a little less efficiency, as the horns as such are smaller
if well adjusted, very precise on various listening distances, Uni III needs in comparison a longer listening distance to achieve a similar one point source sound.

versus Maxx 3
two different worlds...., not easy to compare.
Try to explain the difference from apples and pears. I like both :)
 

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I read this review of the JBL 4367 and was astonished at the low distortion

JBL 4367

“Can you handle the truth!”
 
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Just musing. I wonder how the Westminster SE would match with the Zanden 6000.
 

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