The new Ferguson Hill FH009 speaker isn't a run of the mill, supersize, super-loud speaker. It's a subtle seethrough horn designed to be heard rather than seen.
Ferguson Hill is best known for its extremely desirable but very expensive FH001 - a person-sized Perspex speaker that cost £20,000. Steve Jobs bought the very first one, I was told. Five years ago, it was joined by the FH007 iPod speaker - still not the smallest or cheapest example of its kind.
Now, Ferguson Hill has added a mid-range speaker designed to bolster the audio credentials of a home theatre system. The FH009 is described by its makers as an “integrated home AV system”. The speaker horns can either be wall-mounted or sit on stands either side of a state of the art flatscreen TV or home audio system. Ferguson Hill also sells an audio receiver system that that is just about small enough to fit on a shelf underneath the TV. This accepts inputs from any MP3 player or iPod, though in contrast to many such setup, it doesn’t have an iPod dock spoiling its looks.
The Ferguson Hill FH009 speaker costs £795 inc VAT. For full details see Fergusonhill.co.uk.