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    great F355 horn info

    The famous Ferrari horn sound is made by a duotone airhorn setup. The airhorn manufacture FIAMM produced the Serie 2000 made for the Ferrari, early Lamborghini and some Bentley cars. The Serie 2000, which are two tin-pot trumpets that produce unique 'Ferrari' sound is not available and cannot be produced by any other plastic trumpet airhorn setup. It is an exclusive sound!
    The last Ferrari's to get the famous FIAMM airhorns were the 355 and 456GT. New regulations by governments regarding horns on new cars have restricted airhorns as a horn option altogether on new exotics. The only way to obtain these airhorns are to buy them from salvage recycle yards or through new Ferrari parts, which are made completely plastic. As of 2007, the going price of a new Ferrari airhorn with plastic trumpets was around $130.00 USD.

    Options/Alternatives

    Hella, FIAMM and Stebel make two horns that sound very close to the Ferrari sound,(795Hz and 840Hz) only a trained musician's ear could really tell the difference. If you were to buy their 3 airhorn kit that is available the most major auto parts stores, you would set aside the longest horn and install the medium and short trumpets only. Voila! That is the closest you going to get to that Ferrari sound.(Stebel GPS - Stebel.com) Hella is the only manufacture that sells the correct medium and short airhorns together in one kit, with the correct sound.

    Frequencies for equal-tempered scale

    This table created using A4 = 440 Hz
    Speed of sound = 345 m/s = 1130 ft/s = 770 miles/hr

    ("Middle C" is C4 )

    Note Frequency (Hz) Wavelength (cm)
    C0 16.35 2100.
    C#0/Db0 17.32 1990.
    D0 18.35 1870.
    D#0/Eb0 19.45 1770.
    E0 20.60 1670.
    F0 21.83 1580.
    F#0/Gb0 23.12 1490.
    G0 24.50 1400.
    G#0/Ab0 25.96 1320.
    A0 27.50 1250.
    A#0/Bb0 29.14 1180.
    B0 30.87 1110.
    C1 32.70 1050.
    C#1/Db1 34.65 996.
    D1 36.71 940.
    D#1/Eb1 38.89 887.
    E1 41.20 837.
    F1 43.65 790.
    F#1/Gb1 46.25 746.
    G1 49.00 704.
    G#1/Ab1 51.91 665.
    A1 55.00 627.
    A#1/Bb1 58.27 592.
    B1 61.74 559.
    C2 65.41 527.
    C#2/Db2 69.30 498.
    D2 73.42 470.
    D#2/Eb2 77.78 444.
    E2 82.41 419.
    F2 87.31 395.
    F#2/Gb2 92.50 373.
    G2 98.00 352.
    G#2/Ab2 103.83 332.
    A2 110.00 314.
    A#2/Bb2 116.54 296.
    B2 123.47 279.
    C3 130.81 264.
    C#3/Db3 138.59 249.
    D3 146.83 235.
    D#3/Eb3 155.56 222.
    E3 164.81 209.
    F3 174.61 198.
    F#3/Gb3 185.00 186.
    G3 196.00 176.
    G#3/Ab3 207.65 166.
    A3 220.00 157.
    A#3/Bb3 233.08 148.
    B3 246.94 140.
    C4 261.63 132.
    C#4/Db4 277.18 124.
    D4 293.66 117.
    D#4/Eb4 311.13 111.
    E4 329.63 105.
    F4 349.23 98.8
    F#4/Gb4 369.99 93.2
    G4 392.00 88.0
    G#4/Ab4 415.30 83.1
    A4 440.00 78.4
    A#4/Bb4 466.16 74.0
    B4 493.88 69.9
    C5 523.25 65.9
    C#5/Db5 554.37 62.2
    D5 587.33 58.7
    D#5/Eb5 622.25 55.4
    E5 659.26 52.3
    F5 698.46 49.4
    F#5/Gb5 739.99 46.6
    G5 783.99 44.0
    G#5/Ab5 830.61 41.5
    A5 880.00 39.2
    A#5/Bb5 932.33 37.0
    B5 987.77 34.9
    C6 1046.50 33.0
    C#6/Db6 1108.73 31.1
    D6 1174.66 29.4
    D#6/Eb6 1244.51 27.7
    E6 1318.51 26.2
    F6 1396.91 24.7
    F#6/Gb6 1479.98 23.3
    G6 1567.98 22.0
    G#6/Ab6 1661.22 20.8
    A6 1760.00 19.6
    A#6/Bb6 1864.66 18.5
    B6 1975.53 17.5
    C7 2093.00 16.5
    C#7/Db7 2217.46 15.6
    D7 2349.32 14.7
    D#7/Eb7 2489.02 13.9
    E7 2637.02 13.1
    F7 2793.83 12.3
    F#7/Gb7 2959.96 11.7
    G7 3135.96 11.0
    G#7/Ab7 3322.44 10.4
    A7 3520.00 9.8
    A#7/Bb7 3729.31 9.3
    B7 3951.07 8.7
    C8 4186.01 8.2
    C#8/Db8 4434.92 7.8
    D8 4698.64 7.3
    D#8/Eb8 4978.03 6.9

    Interesting how Fiamm doesn't use standard pitches for the horns (A NOTE THAT CAN BE PLAYED ON A PIANO). The closest Ferrari sound is a G5 and a G#5 played together!



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    Buy at Advance Auto Parts for abput $19.00 (made in china lke most stuff)
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