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I LOVE the dynamics of horns, but couldn't live with any I've heard...

Most recent OWNED? My ex had Klipsch KG 5.5s. I used some rope caulk around the backside of the horns proper, and I put a Conrad Johnson PV5 upfront - still couldn't get it to where I wanted, and she was SHOCKED how much better things were for her "death metal" when I put together a system using B&W Nautilus 805s and a Von Schweikert "Tower of Power" subwoofer. SMALL loss in immediate dynamics, HUGE increase in smooth, detailed sound.

Other than that? My most "expensive" experience with horns was with the Classic Audio Reproductions CAR-T1 - still "honked" and "squeaked" to my ears, and that was with some crazy expensive SET amplification.

WISH I could find horns that do what they do right, and NOT do what I find what I hear wrong with them.

No, have ZIPPO experience with various Altecs, or many other things. HAVE heard pretty much EVERY Klipsch model throughout the years, and I COULD likely live with some of the heavily modified Forte, Chorus, or Cornwall systems. No damn way could I live with a Belle or LaScala. SURE wish I could hear an absolutely perfectly set up K-horn.

I'm getting too old.

Finally got a pair of B&W 802 Matrix S3 I'm quite happy with. Might much with them a bit. Certainly will change the amp chain at some point. Otherwise? They'll do. :)


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