Audiophiles, rejoice, as we’ve got news of all sorts of speakers for you today, including both iPod and non-iPod devices.
The Fatboy by Fatman is a set of spacey looking globe-shaped speakers that deliver linear frequency characteristics, good volume dispersion, and time-delay compensation. The enclosures are made from die-cast aluminium and prevent resonance and standing waves, while the connectors provide for bi-wire option if preferred. The LF driver has been magnetically shielded so that the speakers can be positioned next to a computer or TV.
Other features include a 5-inch low frequency driver, 1-inch neodymium high-frequency driver, and an RMS power output of 35W per channel.
The Fatman Fatboy speakers will cost £500 a pair.
In addition, Fatman has launched the iTube Valve Dock, which is rather strange looking. Separate from the iPod dock, which takes all iPods except the shuffle, is a valve amplifier, which, according to Fatman, “provides the classic audio characteristics of valves, improving the listening experience”.
Priced at £299, the iTube Valve Dock also comes with a remote control.
And finally from Fatman comes the FatFones, which are in-ear headphones specially designed to fit your ears anatomically correctly to block out background noise. The earpieces come in three sizes to ensure a snug fit, and cost £30.