Oswalds Mill Audio, New York-based loudspeaker manufacturer works with a unique design philosophy which takes inspiration from the past. Only known conical hi-fi horns manufacturer in the world, OMA audio has unveiled their brand new Imperia Horn series. Hailed as the ultimate speaker from OMA, the Imperia is a four way horn system that comes with a vertical array of conical horns covering 100 Hz to 20 kHz. The two rear subwoofer horns use a huge 21″ neodymium woofer which handles low frequencies from 20 Hz to 100 Hz.
Designed by David D’Imperio, an award-winning artist who designs and builds sculptural lighting, each horn speaker looks nothing less than a beautiful piece of art. Taking inspiration from the horn loaded loudspeakers of the twentieth century; OMA makes sure to offer world’s best audio equipment to their customers. Horn speakers are directional which makes them far more efficient than conventional ones. Also, the horn walls have straight sides that do not deform the spherical wave of sound created by the horn, thus offering rich and high quality sound.
The Imperia horn speaker is 86″ high, 60″ deep and 41″ wide and has a base footprint of 41″ by 41″. The 100 Hz and 300 Hz wooden conical horns are made from a choice of solid Pennsylvania black walnut, cherry or ash. Featuring natural Pennsylvania ash, the latest iteration is finished in hand rubbed oil and wax. This process preserves the wood’s natural beauty and light color. Combined with the black wrinkle finish frames and black slate water jet cut grills for the twin bass modules, this new variant of the Imperia offers maximum contrast in materials. There is also a new circular rear compression chamber for the lower mid bass horn driver.
Well, such a masterpiece certainly comes with a price tag of its own. Pair of Imperia Horn loudspeakers by Oswalds Mill Audio will set you back a hefty sum of $280,000.