AXJET speakers are incredibly efficient compound horns. A single full-range AER driver from Stuttgart powers both the rear bass horn and the top/mid horns in the silver “afterburner”.
AXJETS use variable density PU foams and GRC encased in GRP to give stiffness and appropriate densities to allow the full-range AER driver to reproduce audio signals with very low inter-modulation distortion and remarkable transient response.
With no cross-over and OFC Atlas cables inside and out plus solid copper connectors, the load for the amplifier is easy and the AXJET can reach high SPLs even with a 3W triode amplifier.
Finished in Aerospace lacquer in any RAL colour, fitted with stainless fixings throughout and sat on chrome ball castors the AXJET is easily moved, flexible in positioning and weather resistant for outdoor use. It is supplied in a water-resistant fleece lined jacket and full professional flight-case.
Whether it is Beethoven in your lounge or Beyonce by the pool, the AXJETS convey incredibly detailed reproductions at realistic sound levels.
It has been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it! Nothing looks like the AXJET and nothing sounds as real and dynamic or can match the performance of the AXJET!
We are a small family run business started in rural Wales UK 40 years ago by Fred Davies, who has been designing and manufacturing concrete horn speakers his whole life. We have made many things from built-in audio room radiators to the pedal powered PA at Glastonbury. We have been kept busy on our work with moulds and castings and have made many OEM products for hi-fi, PA and other fields. Fred’s background in construction, design and years of experience in casting techniques with cement and plastics, along with our craft and skill with largely hand-made products has given us the opportunity to develop a revolutionary loudspeaker.
We first introduced a free-standing AXJET in 1992. In the last ten years we have developed the new AXJET and the recent AX SUPERJET to the point where they are performing in the audiophile domain of pure sonic reproduction whilst having PA levels of power, making them incredibly versatile. Our aspirations to achieve a near perfect point-source, single driver, compound horn speaker are now vindicated after many years of toil!
Fred hears PA horns being used instead of standard WEM column speakers and recognises the superior sound. Witnesses prototypes of early Turbosound systems at Glastonbury and Community horns as used by The Grateful Dead.
Discovered seminal series of articles in Wireless World by Jack Dinsdale on origins and design of horn loudspeakers.
Moved back to Wales and began work on making a home in a barn conversion. Built concrete in-wall underfloor bass horns into the lounge. Compound Lowther driven Dinsdale/Balldock inspired design.
AX Horn Loudspeakers started with concept of marketing built in speakers for luxury homes. Great interest and coverage in New Hifi Sound and Arab Construction magazines.
Develop AX Z-stands in polymer concrete.
Show AX Z-stands at Hifi News Show in London.
Produce the AX garden system using Jordan and Bandor aluminium drivers. Demo system to Audio Technice CEO.
AX garden system featured in Hif Choice. Development of first AXJET starts.
AX Blacktak used as a giveaway on major hifi magazine. Development of AX Delta stands. Make OEM satellite sub-woofer system for Bruce Rae
AXJET at Hifi News show in Penta Hotel Heathrow. Start making the pedal power AX horn system for Green Futures field at Glastonbury Festival.
Run Rainbow Dragon Stage sound system with Green Futures and a Chill-out Dome with Michael Dog using four original AXJETS.
Continue dance and chill-out venues at Glastonbury and other events doing both sound and light as SPACE. Glastonbury culminates in running Greepeace field round the clock despite dreadfull rain and mud.
AX takes a break while SPACE does a series of events at festivals all over the country using AX sound and SPACE lighting.
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Arwen takes Fred to the Hifi Show at Whittlebury to check the state of the market. Meeting up with old colleagues inspires the redevelopment of AX Horn Loudspeakers and a new AXJET.
New AXJET designed and early prototype shown at Whittlebury.
Roller-coaster ride of development and funding to perfect the AXJET. Develop a very good relationship with Filip Keller at AER and ally our design concepts for single driver piont source compound horns.
AXJET v1 in Stuttgart with AER.
AXJET v2 in Stuttgart at the Winebar and in Aachen with early customer. Use new AXJETS as main PA with AX Bass-stage at Dogs-in-Space, Solfest Cumbria.
Begin design on AX Superjet.
AX Superjet functioning and at last we have substantial bass and improvements on the Afterburner and the new BD4 driver from AER. Develop AXJET v3 to have some of the bass properties of the AX Superjet. Showed AXJET v2 at Horrowgate Hifi Show
Finalising the production details ready to start marketing the products in earnest!
We want to share this development with fellow enthusiasts, worldwide. From individual music lovers to performers and audio professionals, we can provide something extraordinary.
The AXJET fulfils the dreams of the pioneers of hi-fi audio in the first half of the 20th century.