Part of the attractiveness of the overall sound seems to come from one drive unit taking over the bulk of the frequency range. There’s no crossover distortion to get in the way and the overall frequency response is good, although it does suggest a slight roll-off in the highs. This is nothing to get het up about, and as it’s somewhat at odds with the current trend toward bright-sounding loudspeakers, it may come as something of a welcome change for many. The integration between horn and sub is good (it does have a boost/cut control on the remote to help it integrate), although the speed of the horns are always going to leave any dynamic driver sound a trifle slower by comparison. In the main, this is not an issue, but those who run the whole gamut of electronics from Naim to Naim might not approve of its take on timing.
In the main though, I found the FH009 an enjoyable and entertaining little system. It’s never going to be to everyone’s tastes, but I’m one of those people who isn’t fond of horn systems and I still liked it, which strikes me as it’s doing a lot of things right.
Satellite/Subwoofer/integrated amplifier system
Main loudspeakers: eight home, clear cast acrylic horn
Subwoofer: 2x 130mm bass drivers, eight ohm
Amplifier section: 4x 64 watts, class AB design
Inputs: 2x single-ended RCA, 3.5mm mini-jack, 1x USB
Frequency response: 45Hz-20kHz
Manufactured by: Ferguson Hill
Tel: +44(0)207 284 0969