Horn Loaded Speakers

At ampsandsound, we build horn-loaded loudspeakers because of the effortless manner in which they reproduce music. Well-designed horn loudspeakers offer a level of realism that other loudspeaker designs fail to mimic. Horn loudspeakers are fast, accurate, delicate, and reproduce music with both the intensity and delicacy that it requires.

Horn-loaded loudspeakers are more complex than a first glance would suggest; Driver selection, horn geometry, and crossover design are equally important factors which must be considered to maximize the strengths of the design. Both the Seneca and Hudson are big horns with a small form factor. They were designed to fit into most living spaces without dominating the room. We utilize modified elliptical tractrix midrange horns, which allow us to control vertical dispersion and reducing room interactions. The tractrix flare provides for solid imaging, while providing wide dispersion. Utilization of a direct radiating woofer is to provide visceral bass, yet taut low-frequency extension. The combination of large horns, big horns, and small cabinets is not a new concept, but what sets the Seneca and Hudson apart from other designs is the implementation of modern large horn geometry, cutting-edge crossover design and driver selection.

Our loudspeakers offer the dynamic capabilities and presence of much larger horns in a more room-friendly design that will not dominate the space, but rather enhance it with the music that it recreates.

The Hudson is a partial horn-loaded 3-way speaker system. It utilizes a direct radiating 15” woofer for low frequencies and visceral bass. We pair modern high-efficiency compression drivers mated to state-of-the-art horns for mids and high frequencies. The result provides the best balance between life-like bass, efficiency, speed, and realism of live music. The Hudson is everything you’ve known horns do well: dynamic range, scale, and low distortion without the negative attributes of older designs. The Hudson is specifically voiced with live music as the goal. The Hudson is lovingly referred to as BHSF, (Big Horns, Small Form) as it packs large horns capable of extreme coverage and frequency response into the smallest form factor. The relatively small size allows for use in the widest variety of listening spaces and minimizes room interactions. The Hudson is delicate and raucous, musical but detail rich enough for audiophile sensibilities.

Hudson Horn Loaded Speaker
Hudson Horn Loaded Speaker
Hudson Horn Loaded Speaker
Hudson Horn Loaded Speaker

The Seneca is our nod to studio monitors. Inspired by the flat response and dynamic range of the best studio monitors from TAD and JBL, the Seneca is a 2way horn loaded monitor. We’ve combined a massive 15” woofer for effortless bass and 2” beryllium compression driver provides for lighting fast transients, wide bandwidth and ultra low distortion.

Seneca Horn Loaded Speaker
Seneca Horn Loaded Speaker
Seneca Horn Loaded Speaker
Seneca Horn Loaded Speaker