There is a new company out there that makes horn-loaded acoustic system. I know a guy who is involved, I presume he is the owner or one of the owners, but I know very little about the design and the sound of the Sadurni Acoustics. So, let see what Sadurni Acoustics offers:
What I like:
The time alignment considerations, this is mandatory. Unquestionably the frame is very good idea and to make the harness the support MF horn from air-separated slats is a brilliant idea. I really would like the frame to continue from tweeter in to have one additional channel. If you look at Gallery:
Then you see that the speaker is begging for one extra channel, even visually. Also, in my mind the frame need to be painted in the same color as the rest of the horns. I like the configurable bass section and might be stuck up with respect to a given room, even thought I have no idea what kind drivers and technology is used to produce bass. I like that they make it multi-amp –ready but in my estimation a commercial company that promote multi-amp horn loaded acoustic system shall offer own multi-channel DSET or own active crossover, otherwise it will be an army of idiots out there who use digital crossovering. I like the idea of line-array organization for bass, it works very well with hors and the low foot print makes is very versatile in the room. However in order to form the proper line-array at lower frequency it must be taller and the frame for bass modules might be revised.
What I do not like:
I hate when people paint different horns of a system in different colors. For sue they did it by customer request but if it was me then I would not even photograph it. I would raise tweeter for 3-6 inch from the MF horn. It would give some visual balance and would set it more “free” from the MF horn reflection.
What is interesting:
The bass modules. I have no idea what it is and I do not know if they are scalable. Sadurni Acoustics promote the adaptability but if the people have large room then would it be possible to have the stack of the bass module of larger diameters? Also, it would be very interesting to have options to set SOME bass modules in the pile to set as lower bass and some as upper bass. This way the specifics of the room acoustic in high might be used more creatively.
In the end, as a first product I think their Staccato model is promising. I have no idea about the drivers and about the Sound of the thing and they diplomatically do not divulge it, well it is their rights I guess...Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche