Ferguson Hill introduces Jetstream Loudspeaker System

Kent company Ferguson Hill has launched its Jetstream Loudspeaker System, which builds on its 20-year-old FH001. It’s a pricey piece of business – so much so that Apple co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, was rumoured to be the USA’s first FH001 buyer. The new Jetstream comprises a pair of Jetstream Horn Loudspeakers, a pair of Jetstream Bass Speakers and a Jetstream Bass Amplifier. Of the reworkings, FH reveals the horn speakers now feature the company’s own manufactured semi-full range drive unit, created in conjunction with Cube Audio of Poland. Improvements to the interface between the acrylic horn and the metal ring, it claims, result in a more even sound wave expansion from the circular drive unit diaphragm to the oval mouth of the horn.

The company explains: “The drive unit now fully integrates with the large metal ring support and acrylic horn to give a smooth, stable soundwave propagation from the high impedance at the drive unit cone to the low impedance of the air in the room at the horn mouth. The new drive unit basket and magnet structure result in an unimpeded sound wave from the drive unit’s rear.”

Several vibration-dampening and absorbing structures exist within the anodised metal ring and the brushed stainless steel legs. The speaker is a solid construction, and FH says the new drive unit phase plug gives an even more level and desirable frequency response for the higher frequencies. The horn is constructed from 8mm-thick acrylic, resulting in: “extraordinarily effective damping due to the nature of the complex curves from the circular throat to the oval mouth. The horn rolls off naturally below about 140Hz due to rear wave cancellation, with the size of the horn representing a quarter of the wavelength distance at 140Hz. Below this level, the partnering Jetstream bass speakers handle the lower frequencies.”

The Horn Loudspeakers measure 720 x 1,650 x 920mm (WxHxD), weigh 32kg each and cost £73,000 per pair.

The Bass Speakers have been designed to match the Jetstream Horn Loudspeakers acoustically and visually. The bass units come as a pair of 600mm diameter clear acrylic spheres, with neodymium-powered 300mm drive units and distributed port loading. The Jetstream Bass Amplifier controls the bass units with an internal low pass filter of 140Hz. They occupy a 600mm diameter sphere, weigh 5kg each and cost £22,300 per pair.

Meanwhile, the Ferguson Hill Jetstream Bass Amplifier is a stereo 200W per channel (400W total power), Class D design. Ferguson Hill uses 10mm-thick CNC machined aluminium billets with a bead blasted and anodised finish to build the amplifier. The maker also fully damps the internals, complete with a soft start and circuit protection circuitry. The Jetstream bass amplifier’s internal low pass filter is set to 140Hz to acoustically match the Jetstream bass speaker’s output with the Jetstream horn speakers. Its mains input is universal for 110V/240V.

It measures 470 x 110 x 30mm (WxHxD), weighs 12.5kg and is priced at £9,950. Alternatively, the entire Ferguson Hill Jetstream System is priced at £105,200.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the Jetstream Loudspeaker System here.

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