loudspeaker concept like that of the »Hommage Cinema«
floated around in our heads for a long time. Nevertheless its
realization failed due the unavailability of the needed components on
the one hand and a practicality concerning economical aspects on the other
hand. We never thought of the fact, that the realization one day would
become possible by a manufacturer in China.
The horn for the »Cinema« manufactured by Uwe Meyer, Büro für
Raumakustik, Wolfsburg, is formed from glued layers of spruce wood and
connected to the LM 555 driver by a bronze adapter. The horn shown in
the image was finished with walnut tree veneer. In its substruction it
houses an acoustic line with a length of app. 1 meter. All visible
wooden elements are manufactured with massive wood – the four sides of
the cabinet as well as the acoustic line of the horn are covered with
The transducer is driven by the compression chamber driver of the LM 555 by Line Magnetic, an excellent replica of
the legendary Western Electric 555.
For the extension of the high-range
the LM 597 tweeter is used – also a superb replica of the historical
original by Western Electric.
This loudspeaker shows a partially active
concept. Its bass cabinet contains two drivers of different crossover
frequency and adjustable efficiency. The used
power amplifier modules operate in A/B-switching. The complex power
supply based on selenium rectifying with good adjustability as
well as the power amplifier modules were exclusively produced for us by
mounting the tweeter different positions have been evaluated, in
line-array with different mounting distances to the horn as well as
positions on the outside of the cabinet. As a result, the lateral
assembling has shown to be convincing in all aspects.
»Hommage Cinema« is manufactured in sophisticated handwork and on small-scale series. This
speaker even supplies larger rooms easily. Its
effortlessness conveys the feeling to be very close to the
musical information even if they are reproduced at low levels e.g. in
the evening. The level regulators of the bass modules are a more than
helpful tool in this context.
An owner of "Hommage Cinema" in the USA wrote us spontaneously after receipt and installation: : “I
am so incredibly happy, the sound that comes out of the speakers is so
musical and full and detailed. It’s really a live performance
every time. At this time, I don’t possess the words and
adjectives in my vocabulary that would describe how great your speakers