Full Range Horn... That means a horn that needs no
augmentation in the bass or in the treble. It simply plays
the music through a single driver without a crossover and without being
crammed into a room corner!
HAS REAL BASS
in the room away from
the walls where it can really image!
counter intuitive to buy a single driver crossover-less speaker for
that perfect point source imaging and then kill the sound stage by cramming
the speakers in the corners to have some bass.
counter intuitive to buy a single driver crossover-less speaker for that
amazing coherency and speed only to pollute it with a sub-woofer
it needs more bass or sounds thin.
Optionally there is room for a single 6 watt SET amplifier in the cabinet
If you're not into really loud, but ARE into insanely holographic
imaging, an optional built-in amplifier may be the way to go!
DNA HORN FLARE
GIVES SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
OVER CONVENTIONAL SMALL HORN DESIGNS IN VIRTUALLY ALL CATEGORIES.
The DECWARE DNA HORN FLARE
BESIDES HAVING REAL BASS, THE DNA HORN
Does a few other things that are foreign to most single-driver
from the corners.
with a high level of intelligibility for superior ambiance.
T H E D N A H O R N
Here is the gated response taken of the DNA horn. The BLUE line represents the
drivers near field response which is incredibly flat to 40Hz combined
with the GREEN line
response from the rear horn mouth which is active at
at horn mouth (GREEN).
Minimum Phase Response from 20Hz ~ 20kHz
CUMULATIVE SPECTRAL DISPLAY
In Room Response taken to 50 milliseconds.
- Worlds SMALLEST full range Horn
- Single Point Source
- Bass Output at 20 Hz!
- Treble Response to 20kHz!
- Ultra SMOOTH frequency response
- Ultra FAST recovery
- Ultra Low Harmonic Distortion
- Ultra Low Phase Angle Distortion
- World Class Imaging
- Benchmark Fidelity
- Easy Impedance of 7 to 70 ohms / 20Hz~20KHz
- Optional Built-in SET Amplifiers
THE DNA DRIVER
loudspeaker owes a lot of it's sound and performance to the
driver used. With no other drivers and no crossovers it leaves
much of the burden of success on the driver itself. So here's a
bit about the driver we used:
bamboo/paper cone is lightweight yet appropriately rigid and is
terminated with a durable foam rubber half roll surround. A unique
aluminum phase plug improves dispersion at the speaker's higher
- Full-range capability
- Under-hung voice coil
- Neodymium magnet structure
- Extremely low harmonic distortion
- Bamboo fiber paper cone
- Durable foam rubber surround
- Unique aluminum phase plug
handling: 30 watts RMS/60 watts max • VCdia: 1" • Impedance: 8 ohms •
Re: 6.3 ohms • Frequency range: 45-20,000 Hz • Fs: 45 Hz • SPL: 88 dB
1W/1m • Vas: 0.93 cu. ft. • Qms: 1.78 • Qes: 0.38 • Qts: 0.32 • Xmax: 5
mm • Dimensions: Overall Diameter: 6.10", Cutout Diameter: 4.80",
Mounting Depth: 3.43".
Designer Steve Deckert talking about...
The DRIVER: "It's the best driver I've
heard straight out the box with no modifications. In fact there
is absolutely nothing I can do to it or tweak on it to make it
better... most impressive!"
The CABINET: "As you may have
figured out by looking at the frequency response - the secret to the
DNA horn design is that it
stretches bass response down to 1/2 the driver fs. This is a good
thing because you get that precious low bass with the speed of a higher
driver that moves less!"
1) It has extraordinary bass extension and quality.
2) It has world class imaging capabilities.
3) It has unusually flat and smooth frequency balance."
The AMPLIFIED OPTION can be selected from within the shopping
DNA Horns come in both a standard model and a self-amplified model
called the DNA II.
The Cabinets for
both models are the same.
This way the non-amplified model can be easily changed to the amplified
model and visa-verse.
The amplifier is built on a flat plate designed to interchange with the
original blank plate.
The plate on the back of the speaker is also changed from a plate with
binding posts to a plate with an IEC jack for a power cord and an RCA
jack for the amplifier input.
THE AMPLIFIERS THEMSELVES?
Well, certainly you're wondering what the pros and con's are of getting
the speakers with the built-in amps vs. without.
PROS and CONS of
eliminate speaker wire - ever wondered what it would be like to have
the worlds best speaker cables? Ever heard of ZEROWIRE? In
fact the output transformer of the amplifier is hooked directly to the
5 inch speaker.
- It's a
DECWARE Single Ended Triode amplifier, that stands a good chance of
sounding better than some other brand.
can just get loud enough to fill a 17 x 26 room with cathedral ceilings
with 6 watts. You can't play the speakers at
party levels. Using a larger external amplifier will most definitely play the speakers at levels likely to be more impressive to
your friends or guests.
that's about the only one we can think of.