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LiveHorn Orion: Beautiful horn speakers in a compact format

LiveHorn Orion
LiveHorn Orion

The French company LiveHorn , specializing in the development and production of exclusive horn acoustic systems, introduced the Orion model . The new product offers the entire LiveHorn experience in a more compact format. Following the introduction of the LiveHorn brand and top-of-the-line LiveHorn Grand Horizon speakers earlier this year , the French manufacturer has released the LiveHorn Orion, an active 3-way speaker system with digital phase correction.

  LiveHorn Orion Speaker Systems

The complete system consists of two speakers, a preamplifier and all necessary cables. LiveHorn Orion connects to sources via SPDIF, analog via RCA, or via Bluetooth. The preamplifier is connected to the speakers via a digital interface.

LiveHorn Orion speaker cabinets are made from oiled solid beech wood, acrylic resin, stained MDF and waxed concrete. On request, it is possible to use other materials and integrate content sources.

  LiveHorn Orion Speaker Systems

The high-frequency range from 2.3 to 20 kHz is assigned to an inch compression tweeter with a sensitivity of 103 dB (1 W/m), equipped with an anodized magnesium diaphragm and a ferrite magnetic system. The tweeter operates in a horn acoustic design (D=19 cm). Mid frequencies from 180 Hz to 2.3 kHz are reproduced by a pair of 12 cm cone drivers with a sensitivity of 92 dB (1 W/1 m). The emitters are equipped with a neodymium magnetic system and placed in a sealed housing. The bass part of the range from 23 to 180 Hz is reproduced by a speaker with a diffuser with a diameter of 23 cm, having a sensitivity of 82 dB (1 W/1 m). The emitter is equipped with a ferrite magnetic system and operates in a closed acoustic design, emitting into the floor.

  LiveHorn Orion Speaker Systems

Each speaker is equipped with three amplifiers operating in class D and developing a total of 600 watts. The separation of the areas of responsibility of the speakers is realized by digital filters (24 bit/48 kHz) with a high slope of the eighth order. Phase correction (FIR) and precise time synchronization of the emitters are also implemented here. With dimensions of 130 x 42 x 57 cm, each speaker weighs 37 kg.

  LiveHorn Orion Speaker Systems

The LiveHorn Orion speakers premiered at the Paris Audio Video Show 2023 last weekend. In the near future, the new product will go on sale in Europe at a recommended retail price of  $18,900.