The LDx5 is the wonderful result of an auspicious collaboration between two master horn builders: Steven W. Lewis and Dietmar Dürk. Masterful workmanship and the best materials have combined with years of experience to yield fantastic results. The “Rhenish” variant is exclusive to Houghton Horns. It features a different bracing pattern than the standard LDx5. More specifically, the leadpipe and F branch are attached to the horn via a long bead of solder instead of being braced to the horn. This gives the horn a richer sound than the standard LDx5.
Specific tooling and production techniques for the LDX5 were developed in-house with time-tested handicraft, ensururing a consistently high standard of manufacture, and a distinct identity for each individual horn.
Careful handling of materials during construction reduces material stress, resulting in a horn that speaks freely, responds quickly, and resonates with an open and clear sound from the very first note.
“The LDX5 is one of my absolute favorites in the store! It has a beautiful, rich tone perfect for an orchestral setting. Its full, deep sound has the ability to add brilliance and lightness as needed. Professionals looking for a carefully constructed horn with an incredible sound will be thrilled with the LDX5.”
-Dr. Sally Podrebarac
Double Horn F/Bb
Yellow Brass, Spun
12.2 mm (.480″)
Number of Valves
*Raw brass, polished brass, and unlacquered instruments and mouthpieces will tarnish quickly and may not arrive with a flawless finish. This is a natural property of raw brass, which will develop a rich golden-brown patina over time.