This design makes more sense when you learn the designer, Timothy Hill, has a background in both acoustics and aeronautical engineering. The founder of high-end British speaker manufacturer Ferguson Hill, he designed this Jetstream loudspeaker system, which takes the form of gigantic acrylic horns "that seem to defy gravity:"
"These transparent cones are not just for show; they play a crucial role in delivering an unparalleled listening experience. The complex shape of the horns allows sound waves to propagate freely and expand evenly, ensuring minimal distortion and maximum clarity. This design choice also gives the Jetstream loudspeaker system a distinctive and futuristic appearance that complements modern and sometimes traditional interiors beautifully. The use of premium materials and precise craftsmanship reflects the commitment to both form and function."
"The Jetstream loudspeaker system horn speakers are capable of producing clear, detailed, and dynamic sound that fills the room with music in a way that conventional speakers often struggle to achieve…."
"The Ferguson Hill Jetstream loudspeaker system is a true testament to the fusion of art and technology. Its transparent horn speakers redefine acoustic excellence, delivering an unparalleled audio experience while simultaneously captivating the eye with its futuristic design. This iconic creation is more than just a sound system; it's a statement piece that transforms any living space into a symphony of sight and sound."
The horns stretch 1.65m (5'5") tall, 0.92m (36") wide and 0.72m (28") deep. The little globes, which are the bass units, are 600mm- (24"-) diameter spheres.
The company ships worldwide, and the product arrives broken down in these flight cases:
The horn speaker runs £72,955 (USD $92,420), the bass speaker £22,295 (USD $28,243), though it's not clear if that price is per unit or for a pair. The separate bass amplifier runs an additional £9,950 (USD $12,602).
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