Horns with good timbre and tonality?

I’m looking into buying a pair of horns for my next speaker. I sold my Sonus Faber Elipsa SE. Looking for a more realistic, more lively sound. I’ve heard the Triangle Magellan and enjoyed the sound, but wonder if there is better.

I appreciate speed and dynamics with good timbre and tonality. I know horns are good with speed and dynamics, but not sure if they can do timbre and tonality like SF can.

Looking at German Blumenhofer FS1 / FS2, French Triangle magellan, Fleetwood deville, Avantgarde.

It will be paired with Mastersound 845 Evolution SET or Auris Fortissimo amp.

Room size 40 x 15 x 8 feet

Must realistically play Solo Piano, Cello and full scale symphony.



I have heared Blumenhofer fs 2 .  They sounds good but for me nothing special for

that price.  I have decided now for Zingali speakers Quantum array 3.8

I think , Zingali is better than Blumenhofer.

@audiokinesis --

Thanks for your insights and pointing to actual mechanisms that to you are vital to achieve a more natural timbre. 

(addressed by you to the OP)

You mentioned full scale symphony. The ability to convey the hall ambience on a good recording again goes back to getting the reflection field correct, as the in-room reflections are in effect the "carriers" for the reverberation tails on the recording. I can go into more detail about this if you’d like.

I'm certainly all ears for an elaboration here. 

Volti fan here! Razz or Rival's are simply awesome. 

I viewed a used pair of Vittora not to long ago, I cant recall if it was here on AG or USAM. If I had the dough I would have jumped on them. Unfortunately they are a bit out of my reach right now. 





Altec A7 also could be good choice.


If you do biamping using active crossover, it sounds like almost modern speaker.