Axpona 2019: Horn Quest, with Aaron Sherrick

Horns and I have never gotten along. Even a small amount of horn loading on a tweeter can bother me. However, horns have a very loyal following so lately I’ve been thinking that perhaps I’ve just had bad experiences. One of my goals for AXPONA was to listen to a bunch of horn speakers in hopes of finding a few that I like. And I did, though I would need extended listening sessions in my home to be certain.

Here’s what I found:

Avantgarde Acoustic DUO MEZZO ($60,000/pair).

Avantgarde Acoustic ZERO TA XD ($18,500/pair).

Volti Audio Rival (start at $8,900).

Klipsch Forte III ($1,999.99/each)

Sadurni Acoustics Staccato (with designer Jorge Sadurni) ($33,333/pair).


By day Aaron manages a design, development, and marketing company that makes the web a better place to shop, one ecommerce site at a time. By night he enjoys listening to music with his very supportive and enthusiastic audiophile wife.