OWA has been famous for doing horns a bit differently, but the styling of the Mini ($25k/pair) probably clued you in to that pretty much immediately. Conical horns are praised and derided — and it seems to be an either/or kind of thing. Whatever. The horns, here in iPod white, were matched to what looked like reflex-loaded bamboo cubes, sporting the single black mid/woofer driver, and sat astride a three-legged tripod in matching white. 95dB and 8Ω means “tubes” to me, and that’s precisely what was driving them, so all was right with the world.
I thought the sound was dynamic in just the way that only horns seem to manage, but while the tube-tone came singing through, the room had enough challenges that made any kind of evaluation problematic. C’est la vie.
Definitely one of the most eye-catching rooms at the show, though.