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Old 29th August 2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Somebody has listened to this horn?

http://www.fergusonhill.co.uk/
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Old 29th August 2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old 29th August 2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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The frontal horn is very voluminous.
But these are diaphanous.
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Old 29th August 2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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Heard them at the last two London Heathrow Shows. Looked gorgeous, sounded dreadful. Sorry to burst some bubbles here :-(

First year they played on their own and sounded recessed and lifeless with very limited top end and of course no real bass.

Last year they had bass because of the added sub, but it was badly matched and VERY obvoius.

OK, you have to allow for the bad hotel room but other companies were doing resonable to very good sounds for WAAAAAAAY less money.

Just my opinion of course, their room packed every time I went past.

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Old 29th August 2005, 09:11 PM   #5
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The frontal horn is very voluminous.
But these are diaphanous.
I could not have said it better myself...

(what were we talking about?)
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Old 1st September 2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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Ten times the price of an Oris
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Old 1st September 2005, 06:13 PM   #7
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Konnichiwa,

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Somebody has listened to this horn?

http://www.fergusonhill.co.uk/
Sombody sure has.

It desperatly needs a sub and I'm not sure the one supplied by FH is up to it. Pretty though and not that bad at all for the rest.

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Old 1st September 2005, 09:28 PM   #8
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These things have had some decent reviews in the UK hifi press -Paul Messenger, who's quite respected in the field (though I don't see eye to eye with his views on the value of suicidally expensive cables and mains 'treatments' that seem to bare precious little relation to material science) rated them quite highly, but noted they were rather tricky to position correctly, which could well be a problem at a show (loathsome things mostly). I wonder too if the matching sub had been set up by ear, or using a sound-pressure meter. You'd hope and pray it would be the latter wouldn't you, but it's unbelieveable how many pepole, including manufacturers, who really should know better, don't do it. Sigh.
I might see if I can plug the rough dimensions into Martin's FLH MathCad sheets if I get a spare moment and see what gives. One thing I personally don't like: the tubular metal support. Resonance central, here we come! Good value? Nope. A heck of a good piece of moulding? I'll say. Pretty? Oh yes. Do I want a pair? Well, what do you think. Have them to look at. Play music through an oris hidden by a pot plant or two. ;-)
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Old 2nd September 2005, 05:50 AM   #9
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Some people in Germany experimented with drivers in the Oris open back (no enclosure) and ended up with high-Qts drivers like the Visaton B200 or even Saba Greencones. I ask myself what kind of mods were done with the Lowther and whether they affect the Qts.
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