Interesting idea indeed and very interesting crossover points. Denmark is generally is very advance country in terms of audio.
The Roundabout people said very little, is anything about their horns. However the is one subject that I do not like in there, even without knowing what they did and how the Roundabout installation sounds. Audio people are generally under impression that horns radiate Sound from mouth and whatever happens outside of mouth, and particularly behind is irrelevant. There is nothing could be further from truth – horns installations do feel the boundary presence as good as anything else.
The corner-loading horns are very tricky. They can do phenomenal LF equalization, develop wonderful tone and in lucky, hardly controllable circumstances, they can “load” room as no other topology does. However then all, with no exception produce a very idiosyncratic imaging that I call “far-field imaging” and mean thing about it is that nothing could be done to address it. The corner-loading might develop a superb depth of imaging but it still will be far behind a virtual “proximity line”, the line that in some way associated with wall between the speakers. It is superbly difficult to do anything with it. It is imposable to intentionally curve imaging with corner-loading or to extend presentation of events closer to listeners then this virtual “proximity line”…
I recognize it as a characteristic problem of any corner-positioned installation.
| Romy the Cat wrote:|
| It even more interesting that his Magico speakers are sitting right next to the wall. |
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche