| Who are we?....... OK, I admit it, it's just
me (Ed Schilling) and Dad (Charles). This is what we build......................>
Yes, It's a real 2 way. Minimum configuration for The Great
is now the best I can do with the basic Horns. It is the ESS Great Heil
mated to The Horn. Everything that everyone loves about The Horns just
got better. It has made the M2 and M3 obsolete and we'll probably never
build another pair. Obsolete because of the small size and the increase
in clarity over them and the Horns as well. They sound like a point
source....the xover is outboard and a proper one. The Heils reach below
800hz. The 126 is relieved of it's need to play above 600hz and what
does "leak out" is the same thing we've listened to for years. Total
moving mass of system is under 5 grams. The best part is every speaker
we have made can be upgraded easily by a 10 year old and the upgrade is
no different than if one purchased them together. I said I'd never make
the Horns without the ability for everyone to upgrade to the latest....Those
with M2's and 3's can also benefit...I've got a crossover for the M2 modules
and the 3's are just 2 of those.
| Hand built, single driver (not
the GHH!) loudspeakers that are rear loaded, folded, corner horns.
Designed to be placed in the corners of the room and capable of
high SPL using SET (or other flea power) amplifiers.Corner
placement is not required but suggested for maximum extension and
output. The Horn uses a single (plus a Heil maybe!) 4.5" full range
driver (actual cone diameter is about 3.5 inches) and the pair are
capable of 98-100db (peaks) in an average size room with a 3 watt (
or greater) amplifier. No restrictions on power. An easy 8 0hm load.
Size 30"tall, 11.5"deep, 6" wide.
The Horns are now Red Oak
The Horns are
$925 For A Matched Pair ( in Red Oak) with Fostex Fe 126E
shipping in the USA.
The Great Heils add $950 and that includes
outboard crossovers and every thing you need to
hook them up. The upgrade is also $950 and includes crossovers and shipping.
We don't build a "speaker of the
month" or 150 different models.......we just build two
good ones. I will always make provisions for
"upgrades" to every single one we make .
available for all Horn owners, call or E-Mail for details. I will never leave old friends "out
in the cold".
take a look at the Review page.
Purchase price refunded
(please figure it out within 30 days!) if you are not completely satisfied.
Please note that I do not charge a "re-stocking fee" but I do not refund
shipping charges or special finish surcharges. There are plenty of single
driver speakers on the market now. We have been building essentially
the same speaker for over 12 years now. The reason is simple,
it works. It worked 12 years ago and it will work 80 years from now.
Many "new" single driver speaker designs are NOT "new".
I rejected most of the schemes for them decades ago. For many reasons.........Please
read my why page, it is a start. It's not the driver, it's not the
cabinet, it is the package that works. Sterophile
ranked and recommended. Not a gimmick. The
All 126E based speakers are not the same and
can not be lumped into one category even though many try to put
forth that notion. There is a reason we build what
we do. And our review page and success is the result. We build
"the real thing", not just something that makes noise and has a fancy
name. A single driver speaker is not, or at least should not
be viewed as a "gimmick".
There are reasons why we don't build many
models.......and it isn't because we can't. The Great Horned
Heil is proof of that. Ask yourself, or better yet, ask me
why! Bigger is NOT always better, and in the world
of single driver speakers this is oh so very true. Or else I would
build bigger ones! Think about that for a while.
The Great Horned Heil exists because, well, look at the thing , that's
a Heil Air Motion Transformer perched on The Horn! "The sound clear as
light" using The Horns for the bass driver...high effiency with vey low moving
mass, what's not to love?
My experience with the Heils goes back to their beginnings. The availability
again was all I needed to know....I've not abandoned my principles The
Great Horned Heil is just an alternative that I can live with and in order
to use a Heil it must be at least a 2 way. It has a "real" crossover and
no, it does not "suck the life out of the music". The Heil plays wide
enough that it mimics the Horns as a point source and the increase in
clarity is great. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that
as spectacular the 126En is in The Horns, The Heil would be smoother
and more extended than the 126En . The response of The Great Heil extends
past a (measured) 20K. Of course I could design and build any type bass
section but why bother? To be more efficient it would have to be much larger,
mms would go up (I believe in the lowest possible), driver spacing
would suffer, and more. Besides, The marriage is just fine as is......
| THE HORN
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Leesville, S.C. 29070
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