Me thinks you are becoming interested in horns....no?
Watching and waiting...
Well, yes and no. I’ve been a dedicated headphone man having jettisoned my 2-channel system years ago. But I’m still intrigued by horns, why they work and don’t work and still enjoy reading about the history of horn design - horn guys are a bit nutty, imo - so I’m looking forward to the book which I’m hoping will give me vicarious thrills. I started with horns in the 70s, owned several pair but none stayed for long. I really, really tried to love them, tweaked them, dampened them, braced them, coupled them, uncoupled them, added resistors, removed resistors, moved them hither and yon but in the end they wore me down with listening fatigue. WAF was always a factor as well.
I’ve owned Heresys, Cornwalls and Fortes (and maybe liked the Fortes best), a pair of Louis Erath(!) LW1s(!) with a 5" ElectroVoiceT35 horn loaded tweeter, a few pair of Lowthers, etc. Couldn’t get them to work. Still, there’s something about horns and a SET amp that pitter-patters my heart.
At audio shows I always seek out the horn rooms first. Several years ago I walked into a room with the German Avantgarde Trio Classicos - in Red- and I started to have impure thoughts, got the fantods, had to put up my parasol and drink minted ice water while fanning myself with the program and saying things like “Land O’ Goshen it’s sure gotten warm in heah, mighty warm.” Works of art that cost almost as much as our house.
So yeah, even though we just Marie Kondo’d this place to hell and back, I might have to give horns another go ... i.e., after reading the Horn book.