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The Concerto and Maestro are definitely not based on the Hedlund horn. They are derived from / copies of the old commercial Carfrae [nominally] tractrix horns dating from the mid-late 1990s. The Maestro (originally known as The Little Big Horn) is still occasionally to be found, being produced by small-scale manufacturers. The former is less frequently seen though, presumably because of its size, and because it is harder to build, since it expands in 3 dimensions. The Alerion was a compact commercial design by the late Terry Cain for Lowther America (although the one pictured appears to have a Fostex FE108ESigma on a metal baffle, they state the original DX55 in the text). I suspect the configuration was derived from one of the original BK series Fostex horns, albeit with the overall dimensions revised & refined for the intended driver.
Hi,Thanks for the interesting post about as I have never heard of this company before. The Alerion appears to be affordably priced.Are you going to buy some of their speakers?Cheers Rod
I hope to buy the Maestro one day, I need to unload some gear to do it though. The Concerto is way out of my price range.Chris
Chris, How are you doing with your Maestro's?
He's response is just come listen for yourself and decide. He said forget everything you have read etc and let your own ears decide.
Very well thank-you Finally someone else to convey how good Charney Audio Horns sound. They are something to be experienced and as Brian mentioned:So true! Far too many reviewer opinions out there, but an actual audition is the way to go. There are no tricks used in his room, and it is minimally treated. Listening to Tommy Emmanuel with the Maestro's as I write this...Chris
The Concerto and Maestro are definitely not based on the Hedlund horn.
Nice looking speakers. They use the floor/wall boundary to multiply the size of the mouth which is needed for bass. They conform to the smooth taper design philosophy which may mean excess midrange bleed-thru the horn, but the rear mouth will mitigate this.The Concerto looks an awful lot like the DIY Dalek by Bob Hayes (lat e2006) with a Ron Clarke style diffusor.dave
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