Personally, I think Horny speakers are Great, though they can sound a bit too Hot if you use solid-Stating amplification...
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Sorry about my earlier flippant response. Actually, I'm not very familiar with the Horning speaker line. I can say that most horn-type speakers seem to favor tube amplification.
I assume you're intending to put the speakers on the short 11-ft wall. They may work all right like that, but I'd definitely contact the manufacturer to get their thoughts on the matter.
Good luck to you!
First of all horning speakers are not horns...they are a special double tarnsmision line shared by a big woofer in the back and a whizzerless lowther speaker on front crossed to a tweeter at about 6khz.
I only listened to them at the RMAF once, I liked them but IMHO they were missing the vibrance lowthers are known for.
Anyway I love horns, so take that as biassed...
Greetings from Australia...I have now owned the Alkibiades for nearly 3 years and also they are not horns as such,at 99db they are very dynamic,very musical,easy too listen too all day,no fatigue...the bass is superb and well integrated...will they work in your room ??? The Agathon would,the Alki's would have too much bass and need a large room,IMO...hope this helps...Regards Helmut
When I heard them a couple of years ago at THE show, I was VERY impressed. It was a v high end vinyl rig w/Audio Note electronics, IIRC. Dynamic but not fatiguing. Terrific pace, plenty of detail. I thought they were very good, but no way to tell if they were great under show conditions and 10 minute audition. Would not surprise me to find out that they were very good. they were on my short list for best sound at show.