The music furniture Horn 1 CX (3500 euros the pair) sounds louder and more nimble like a delicate, innocent compact box only to worlds.
- Music furniture Horn speaker 1 CX
- Data sheet
The Horn 1 CX is a pure-bred Horn loudspeaker, one that relies on an efficiency-promoting housing with a complex internal structure also in the bass range. There are such Horn speaker since time immemorial in various forms, but the background is always similar. The aim is a better connection between sound source and space through a virtual magnification of the vibrating surface. It reads daring, but can improve the efficiency in practice by factor of 10.
The described here, all in white clay furniture Horn 1 CX comes direct marketers music furniture from Frankfurt and in the journal based on the ideas of the German physicist Dr. Werner elucidation, “radio mentor” published in 1958, for the first time. The “Schmack horn” by its description in the legendary speaker enclosure construction book of Hans Herbert Klinger, whose first published appeared in 1976 became popular.
The advantages of the Horn 1 CX are his horn purchased compact dimensions and its suitability for drivers of moderate size in the range of 18 to 20 centimeters basket diameter. Largely undamped, folded inside building (see post “stereoplay technology in detail: wiggle up the walls”) links the rear noise components so effectively on the room, that the huge outlet in the area below 150 Hertz emits greater sound pressure partially (depending on frequency) as the front side of the membrane. The Horn tickles 1 CX of Frankfurt from 2 Volt amplifier voltage above 90 decibels at a lower cutoff frequency of 54 Hertz.
Bass in terms of depth ranks the “Schmack horn” approximately at the level of good compact boxes, however much better efficiency and higher level reserves to the vicinity of 110 decibels. The maximum volume is about as high as in the Canton, which however significantly lower rises in the cellar of the frequency.
The Frankfurt use a relatively hard hanged 8-incher of the mark of eminence, which mutated by an additional (in-house) tweeter in the center of oscillation system to the coax. The two way system is controlled by a purist 12 decibels crossover with premium components of the Cologne specialist Mundorf.
The tonal attraction of Schmack Horn was the combination of an incredibly nimble response with audiophile virtues such as plasticity and picture sharpness, as we know them only by small, not particularly level fixed compact boxes. The voice of the lead Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson was exactly to locate; the one or other eavesdropper seemed completely surprised, the millions being played on the radio, supposedly simple popular song contained what enormous richness in detail.
The bass of the Horn came 1 CX dry and fast, not the depth and power of the Cerwin Vega, but reached the comparatively slender playing Horn hardly was barely way at speed and precision, which in terms of picture accuracy and timing but then beaten had to. This horn sounds like a delicate, innocent compact box only to worlds louder and more nimble.
Music furniture Horn1 CX
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance 2 m, normal damped rooms from 30 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||1.8 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||6.0 ohm|
|Maximum volume upper value||109 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||109 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||54 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||51 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Independent horn design with two-way coaxial historical model. Dry and direct in tone, very clearly and spatially.|
|Sound points (70 points)||55|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||good – very good 72|
|Price / performance||good – very good|
|tested in output||7 / 09|