Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Horn Hits

I am still working on the infrastructure for this magazine, but I saw in the statistics of Sitemeter that this site is already getting quite a lot of visitors. From all over the world, as well. I am sorry that I aroused anticipation without delivering!

I am planning ahead some posts/issues. I am going for hard content, because there's already enough sites that link to sites that link to sites that link to sites.
  • I have noticed that first-time users of the excellent hornsimulation program Hornresp (by David McBean) often find it hard to get started, so I want to write a short tutorial, with some screenshots. This will start with your basic frontloaded horn, get to backloaded in a later post/issue and the series will probably end with tapped horns.
  • I am after permission to publish some famous patents and papers by the horn giants, on whose shoulders we (try to) stand.
  • I have invited one horn-professional to author on this blog, I am considering a few more.
  • Of course, any of you who showed an interest in this blog so far, is welcome to send in copy!

The copy deadline for the first issue is november 1st 2007, publication shortly thereafter.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


And bear with me, as this is my first attempt at editing and publishing a magazine. :)

Statement of intent

A blog about hornloudspeakers.

  1. Anything from all-horn multiway fronthornloaded monsters, to tiny single drivers in backloaded horns
  2. Tech stuff (theory, designs, plans, filters, calculators)
  3. Reviews (listening experiences and measurements)
  4. Lust (pretty pictures etc.)


  1. Periodical bigger features, like reconstructing a vintage design and simulating its response with modern drivers, or introducing a DIY-design by a contributor (hence the 'Magazine' in the title)
  2. Incidental, though possibly frequent shorter news flashes, like referring to an interesting new thread on an audioboard

Single/multiple authors:

  1. While this is a hobby venture of one person, contributions and collaborations are appreciated
  2. Contributors and collaborators can be both amateur and professional

External horn stuff:

  1. This magazine will support and endorse good external information anytime. Inform me, I will link to it!
  2. I have a large folder on my harddisk, with lots of horn designs and articles. Eventually, most will be posted here, but if you are missing something and need it quickly, you can ask about it and I will try to find it for you.