Horn is an age old way of amplifying sound without electricity. On very basic terms it focuses sound energy into certain direction and provides better coupling to the air for the sound source. To function correctly any horn loudspeaker design needs meticulous simulations and calculations. After all, it's just pure physics in action.
Funnel is a horn loudspeaker concept I did mostly just for fun. I wanted to take the very symbol of sound reproduction and turn it into a speaker. Funnel balances two very different loudspeaker working principles: dipole radiation pattern and horn loading. The loudspeaker emits sound also backwards due to open rear side. The horn functionality provides strong presence of music performance while the rear reflections give additional airiness to the sound.
Despite being very bold shape, the large horn doesn't look heavy and intimidating because it's not hooked on a large speaker box. The Funnel rests on a home-decor friendly version of a PA tripod. Brass and cork detailing are both timeless and at the moment very fashionable finishing touches.
This speaker is best used with relatively high crossover point of 200-250 Hz in order to avoid heavy equalizing and keeping cone excursion in reasonable limits.