Wildest Audiophile System Ever?

OK, I’ve seen a lot of serious hardware, including that of the Greeks.

But I don’t think anything beats this crazy 5-horn rig.

Hint: Structural concrete is involved….

Enjoy,

Bob

This is the mild part...

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 Audiophile, Bob, News

3 Comments to Wildest Audiophile System Ever?

  1. OMG. It’s like something from an audiophile wet dream.

  2. anomaly7 on June 8th, 2012
  3. The dude has the gear bug real bad. Got to wonder if he got his room acoustics right to best go with that kind of equipment. What if after all that installation work he doesn’t think it sounds right?

    Vince S.

  4. skepica on June 16th, 2012
  5. There are many bigger and funkier horn systems around. Try Dick Burwen’s five channel system from 1976: http://web.archive.org/web/20040417145338/http://www.scrounge.org/speak/burwen/

    Each channel has 30 HF horns, a midrange horn with two drivers, and two 16” drivers in the bass horn. Two channels have two additional 24” bass drivers.

    Here’s a close up image of two channels:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20030406201132/http://www.scrounge.org/speak/burwen/2hornsbig.jpg

    The next extreme system is actually in Sunnyvale but is only partly horn based. The unique part is that Doug Ronald replaced a wall in his living room with a baffle containing six 30” ElectroVoice drivers and added a cinder block room behind the baffle, under the eaves, to make an infinite baffle sub.

    http://dougronald.com/images/PB010012.JPG

    - Eric

  6. eweitzman on June 21st, 2012
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