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THE WORLD'S SMALLEST FULL-RANGE HORN

  MODEL DNA
Full-range Crossover-less Horn Loudspeaker


This Speaker has at least one Decware Authorized Builder that will custom make the speaker for you if you don't want to do it yourself!  Authorized Builder's Listed Below:


Designs in Wood - NC, USA

Contact information will be e-mailed to you after you purchase the plans.  You may contact all of the above builders for a quote and choose the best price.

(To become an authorized builder please contact Decware)

Size 8" wide, 12.5" deep, 28" high

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NEWS

World's Smallest Full Range Horn...   That means a horn that needs no augmentation in the bass or in the treble.  It simply plays all the music through a single driver without a crossover and without being crammed into a room corner!






FINALLY, A SMALL CROSSOVER-LESS SINGLE-DRIVER HORN THAT HAS REAL BASS and has it out in the room away from the walls where it can really image!

It's 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.

REAL BASS - REAL WEIGHT MEANS NO SUBWOOFER IS REQUIRED or RECOMMENDED!

It's counter intuitive to buy a single driver crossover-less speaker for that amazing coherency and speed only to pollute it with a sub-woofer because 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!






DECWARE'S NEW DNA HORN FLARE DESIGN 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 full-range speakers...
  • DNA's have flat frequency response - it's not tipped up or rolled off.
  • DNA's have no peaks, no shout, no glare.  Just exquisite detail, reference grade coherency and ULTRA LOW DISTORTION.
  • DNA's image with world class showmanship and create an immersible deep sound-stage since they were designed to be placed AWAY from the corners.
  • The DNA's horn flare creates output from 20Hz to 5kHz on an approximate 6dB slope 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 representing the response from the rear horn mouth which is active at 20Hz!







FREQUENCY RESPONSE



    Gated near-field response on driver axis (BLUE) and 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
  • Crossover-less
  • Full-Range
  • 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
  • Bi-Polar
  • Easy Impedance of 7 to 70 ohms / 20Hz~20KHz
  • Optional Built-in SET Amplifiers




THE DNA DRIVER

A fantastic single 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:


The Tang Band W5-1880 full-range driver features an under-hung neodymium motor design that provides extended, linear response while reducing 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion. The 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 frequencies.



  • 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

Power 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 fs driver that moves less!"


"This speaker does three things exceptionally well: 

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 AMPLIFIERS

The AMPLIFIED OPTION can be selected from within the shopping cart.

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 Self-Amplification


PROS
  • You 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.
CONS
  • Speakers 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.
  • Sorry that's about the only one we can think of.










THE WORLD'S SMALLEST FULL-RANGE HORN





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