Loudspeakers and home theater systems have really captivated consumers. Everyone loves to listen to good music and personal music players such as MP3 sticks, iPods, iPhones and other music handsets and a wide range of earphones have solved the problem. But nothing beats the corporate listening experience, the feeling of filling your room with great music. No wonder then that people are willing to pay through their noses to get themselves some great home theater or loudspeaker systems for their home or office.
There are many kinds of home theater speakers out there, in various price brackets and for different applications – some for music players and smartphones, others for computers and laptops and still others for the television.
British manufacturer of loudspeakers established in 2003, Ferguson Hill has quickly carved a reputation for great speakers with the company’s area of specialization being acrylic horn speakers that have as much a reputation for good looks as for their efficiency. They normally manufacture giant loudspeakers, with the largest of them being a whopping 1.65m tall. These obviously expensive speakers are created for the discerning consumers.
Ferguson Hill has launched a horn speaker system to be used for the television. Called the FH009, this 2.1-channel audio system features two horn speakers which you can put on the stands or mount on the wall. It also comes with a sub-woofer dual-driver unit which has the integrated amplifier. The two horns are together rated to deliver power of 64W while the other 64W comes from the sub. That’s a total of 128W of power.
The system has equipped the FH009 horn speaker system with four RCA analog inputs, a USB port and a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack. It is in-built with a DAC so you can play music from your smartphone, iPod or other portable music players. The only grouse though is that Ferguson could have ensured better audio quality had it included a HDMI or digital optical input, especially as the FH009 is meant for HDTVs.
Ferguson Hill FH009 is available for pre-order for a price of around Rs. 65, 000 in the UK, but consumers in other countries can get it ordered from the Ferguson Hill website or through national distributors whose details would be provided in the site. India does not have a Ferguson Hill distributor for now, but consumers can probably ship the product directly from the company through their website. Shipping and other charges could increase the price for Indian consumers.