Do you like horns?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Grizzog, Nov 6, 2015.

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Do you like the horn sound?

  1. Yes, absolutely, nothing sounds as good!

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    77.0%
  2. No, why would someone like those and where are my ear muffs?

    17 vote(s)
    23.0%
  1. Grizzog

    Grizzog Active Member

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    Not much to say here...do you like horns, or would you rather they were all sent to the bottom of the ocean?
     
  2. 62caddy

    62caddy Trust but verify Subscriber

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    The question is far too general. While like I certain horns very much, others I do not care for.

    As to whether "anything sounds as good as horns" is a whole other question. It depends on which specific horn speaker and what non-horn speaker being compared.
     
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  3. Grizzog

    Grizzog Active Member

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    It is a general question, yes. There are speakers in every category that are good and those that are bad. In general terms, do horns appeal to you?

    For example, in general, I don't care for cone tweeters.
     
  4. 62caddy

    62caddy Trust but verify Subscriber

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    To that I would answer a qualified yes - but I would stop short of saying "nothing sounds as good" - so I would not check the first option because of the wording.
     
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  5. kfalls

    kfalls Well-Known Member

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    I love 'em. They help to keep my hat on:D
     
  6. gadget73

    gadget73 junk junkie Subscriber

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    I'm assuming we're talking speakers and not trumpets? Love me a good horn section in a band. Properly implemented, they're quite OK in speakers too.
     
  7. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    really depends on WHICH horn we are talking about, which driver, what diaphram material is used, how its crossed over ... etc, etc.
     
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  8. cartop

    cartop Well-Known Member

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    I Love my HPS SR-70 horn speakers but I also like my Acoustic Reasearch AR 17''s, It depends on what I am listening to and at what volume I am in the mood for. :rockon:
     
  9. vinyldavid

    vinyldavid Proud Jaguar Owner! Subscriber

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    Love 'em as a breed, but there's a lot of bad examples, just like anything.
     
  10. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I respectfully decline to vote because there are only two choices. Kinda makes it black and white, and most of audio is a world of gray.
     
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  11. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    I have had many horn speakers and found some wonderful, but most were very tiring to listen to. Hence my vote.
    Regards,
    Jim
     
  12. jblmar

    jblmar JBL & marantz

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    No fatigue listening to my JBL 2425J/2370 combination.
    The answer is...YES!
     
  13. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Assuming were talking expo's?
    Generally not at home, except on 1920s radios. Waveguides? Yes, definitely, love my e-waved Advent 2Ws.
     
  14. Nightwisher

    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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    Having had too many bad experiences with the Klipsch Horns over the years because my dad and brother love them (the new ones, not the old ones), I can say that I love my Boston Acoustics VR tweeters absolutely after having to live with those horns. So much smoother and much less headache-inducing. I have seriously gotten headaches listening to Klipsch speakers many times. I was so relieved when I figured out that was the cause of my headaches and the Klipsch were gone permanently not long after that (at least from my setups).

    Now, I can listen to some live JBL Professional horns at concerts all day long. Those are much different sounding than the Klipsch.

    The poll was still open, so I resurrected it. ;)
     
  15. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    I like horns heard through horns.

    Altec, Emilar, Selenium, Renkus Heinz, Peavey, Eminence, University, Klipsch and Heppner... complemented, loaded, highs and mids, anything above ~900hz!
     
  16. Chrisxo55441

    Chrisxo55441 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i love my fortes but i love my ohm walsh 2XOs better and i certainly wouldnt send the fortes to the bottom of the ocean
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    Horns and non horns living in harmony - why cant we all just get along?
     
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  17. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Horns? Yes, horns, always horns.
     
  18. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    I agree 100 % with your comment.
     
  19. BobbyBluz

    BobbyBluz Well-Known Member

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    My EV Sentry III's are truly great, no regrets.
     
  20. brian222

    brian222 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Chicago and BSAT horns? Yes.
     
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