Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Consumer Goods to Die For – Little Horn Speakers

I’d be willing to do very bad things if someone were to give me these amazing speakers from Specimen in exchange for said services.

Unlike most things in life, these actually sound as good as they look.

For the audiophiles, these speakers are especially suited to low power single-ended triode (SET) tube amplifiers, so you can pair it with this bad boy stereo tube amplifier for some scary good sound. Or you can opt for a simple sub-woofer. Either way fantastic audio quality and sleek design are yours.

In their words, "A special inverted design enables the low frequencies to emerge at the top of the enclosure. An octagonally fluted horn carries them upward and lets them flourish into the room. The immense structural rigidity of the horns octagonal geometry minimizes resonances yet allows sound waves to expand freely the way nature intended. There is simply something beautiful here, not just bass frequency reproduction, but a spatial imaging that belies the speaker’s size."

For the low low price $1,500 you could be the owner of these bad boys. Unfortunately, if you’re poor like me it will be many months eating Cup O’ Noodles before you can save enough to even think about trying to buy these.

Also, check out this sweet portable speaker by IDEA. Compact electronics in sleek brushed metal casing. What’s not to like?


  1. I have to say, while I normally wholeheartedly agree with your endorsements, I think these speakers are aesthetically disturbing.

    They remind me too much of tropical carnivorous plants. Carnivorous plants with a sinister, olde time edge that is. Kind of like if Snidely Whiplash was the voice of the giant man-eating plant in the Little Shop of Horrors.

  2. Haha you know I did always have a thing for vampire-bordellos, so I suppose these speakers would only be fitting.

  3. If you move to a warehouse/come into money, you could go all out and have a mega-size one installed, for maximum neighbor annoyance:

  4. Holy Crap! It looks like something out of Mario where those flowers open up and spit fire at you. Great find.