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I am building a very efficiient horn loaded speaker system based on compression drivers+tractrix horn and open baffle woofer. Wondering if anyone did have experience using Virtue amp with horns.
on Virtue amp + Horn Shoppe HornsMy Virtue One has far more bottom end than you'd expect with the Horns. There's further improvement when fed by the Horn Shoppe Truth buffered preamp into the Virtue One--really amazing!
Do you use a sub with this combo?
The Horn is definitely something I'd be interested in trying, but I've read conflicting things. The reason I ask if you're using a sub with them is that I've read everything from "you don't need one if they're positioned properly" to "the bass is good but boomy" to "it won't put out anything under 70 Hz". I don't think I ever attempt something like the Magic Cable, I wouldn't risk it. If I need to use a sub with the Horns, I'm afraid they're a dead end for me for space considerations. Bookshelf speakers and a sub I have room for; floorstanders and a sub, not so much. Maybe I'll ask Ed, see what he says...thanks for the info.Cornelis
i use the horns w/out sub ... and love them ...no speaker (at any pricepoint!!!) i have heard draws a better and more convincing soundstage than those ... music is just "there" floating in the room, its not coming from the speakers ... also its just about the fastest and most dynamic speaker i remember (w/out being pyrotechnic, if you catch my drift).The speaker sounds HUGE, dont let the 4.5" fool you (Magic Bus - the who live at leeds - it just sounds like you are standing in front of a 90.000w stadium pa set)the horns are good to upper 40ish hz bass, but its a different type of bass ... its fast, nimble and articulate, but obv. it doesnt kick you in the chest like a 15" does ... it takes some getting used to missing body clues in the bass dpt...talk to ed (he is a very good guy - he even called me international long distance to see if I am happy w/ them!!!) and see if he has a demo pair he could send you (the horns are notorious for long break in and sound pretty poor for the first couple of weeks) ... they do work extremely well with a two.2limitations: best for: jazz, voices, bossa, small or medium classic music, dynamic (uncompressed) 70ies pop (eagles, p.simon, j.baez, elton john) and rock (AC/DC sounds larger than life on the horns!)good but not extremely so for: huge symphonic stuff and electronic (punchy-punchy type) music... not the easiest speaker to placepoint in case: like ANY speaker they are a compromise ... but the music I mostly listen to (see "best for:") I dont think there is a better speaker out therebest of luckal
You may just have convinced me, and made a sale for Ed. Live At Leeds is one of my favourite albums, my favourite live album by far. I was really concerned that the Horns weren't well suited to anything so heavy, I'm relieved to hear that they are. All the music you say is best suited to them is the kind of stuff I listen to most of the time as well. Thanks for the info, Al!Cornelis
limitations: best for: jazz, voices, bossa, small or medium classic music, dynamic (uncompressed) 70ies pop (eagles, p.simon, j.baez, elton john) and rock (AC/DC sounds larger than life on the horns!)good but not extremely so for: huge symphonic stuff and electronic (punchy-punchy type) music
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