WOOD DALE, IL -- The graceful curves of the massive black horns -- easily three feet wide -- the gnarled pattern of the Italian walnut veneered cabinets below and their sheer physicality -- six feet tall, 43” wide, 31” deep and 540 lbs. each -- are astounding. And then, there’s the sound that envelops the room: the sensitivity, nuance, sense of power, depth, timbre, warmth and overall tone.
They are the Destination Audio Horn speakers, and this Sunday, May 21st, these award-winning speakers are being presented in collaboration with the Chicago Audio Society by its designer and owner of Destination Audio, Wlodek "Sam" Wisniewski, at the Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Wood Dale/Itasca.
“They are three way horn speakers," Wisniewski says. "The are all made of wood. The thickest place is over four inches! On the bottom we have two woofers (which) are custom made just for me. They have handmade suspension. It takes me six months -- half a year -- to build them. That’s my passion."
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: The Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Wood Dale/Itasca, 900 N Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone: (630) 766-7775
The Destination Audio Horn Loudspeakers will be powered by the Destination Audio 1.5 W tube power amplifiers, along with their preamplifier with separate power source. LampizatOr's flagship DAC, the Golden Gate will be used, as well as a Mac Mini server.
Guests are welcome to bring favorite CDs and power sources to test on the speakers.
Sam Wisniewski can be reached at (630) 414-1001 if you have any questions.
Come hear and see these amazing, hand-built speakers that takes six months to build!