Welcome to Hawthorne Audio
We specialize in products featuring our Silver Iris brand of open baffle specific drivers. We make them available to the DIY community and use them in our own offerings of finished, open baffle speakers.
Open baffles, or OB’s as they are commonly called, do not require any sort of enclosure and make it easy for the DIY enthusiast to build their own high performance finished speakers. They sound amazingly lifelike and are very musical. By using open baffle specific drivers you are assured of great performance and easy implementation because we’ve done all the hard work for you.
We provide all of the information you will need to build the first, or perhaps the very last pair of speakers you will ever want. The Silver Iris brand of open baffle specific drivers is currently available to the DIY community in three different grade levels as follows:
Our entry-level “Silver Iris Coaxial” units are a great way to step into the world of OB speaker building. They come with a stock tweeter, crossover/umbilical and a stamped frame mid woofer.
The next level up is the “Sterling Silver Iris” Coaxial unit. The woofer has a cast aluminum frame and they come with a passive crossover with boutique grade components on a hardwood plinth and engraved logo. These come with a modified Radian tweeter , umbilical and Cardas binding posts.
The most recent addition the DIY offerings is the “MODEL 700 AMT”. It comes with a purpose built wave-guide and binding posts.
Our “Reference” series of speakers features the “MODEL 500 AMT” with purpose built cultured marble wave-guides. The “MODEL 500 AMT” is available only in our reference models, beginning with the “Rainier MKII” and several other models to choose from. All of our reference speakers are named after mountains. Please feel free to write for further details.
We offer several finished speaker models in our on-line store and options that will fit most budgets. We also do custom work so, whether you are interested in building your own high-end speakers or wish to have a pair made for you, you have come to the right place. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started today.
We are located in Marshall, Michigan 49068