About the company
Ferguson Hill is a British designer loudspeaker specialist. Founded in 2003 by former aeronautical engineer Tim Hill, the company arrived on the hi-fi and audio scene with the design, manufacture and launch of the ground-breaking FH001, the world’s first ever front loaded horn dipole loudspeaker. The independent UK company is recognised for its high end horn loaded loudspeakers and hi-fi components. Ferguson Hill now has a complete range of loudspeaker systems from the high end FH001 system, the FH007 desktop system and the FH009 home theatre system and now distributes to over 30 countries worldwide.
Why work for us?
We are a relatively small but technologically interesting company. Anyone that works for us will be involved in interesting projects, developing new products, and bringing them into production. They would also maybe be involved with the organizing of Worldwide distribution, marketing such as shows, photo, TV and Film shoots, and connecting with our customers either directly or through social media.
Some of our Projects
FH001 horn loudspeaker system
This took a few years to develop and after a number of different prototypes we finalized the design after lots of testing. We did a lot of tests at Loughborough university using techniques such as holographic speckle pattern laser interferometry. One of the main aims was to achieve a smooth and linear expansion of the sound waves from the drive unit throat of the horn all the way to the large mouth of the horn and the air in the room, giving a good acoustic impedance match between the drive unit and the air in the room.
Improvement of the response of the FH001 drive unit
We improved the response of the FH001 drive unit, looking at various phase plug shapes and lots of testing in an anechoic chamber. The final result was a smoother more linear frequency response with less distortion.
FH007 desktop horn loudspeaker system
We decided to scale down all the technology we had developed for the high end and expensive FH001 system and produce a much smaller desktop system, the FH007 that was 1/50th the price and more mass market whilst still retaining an excellent sound quality.
Some of our clients
Our customers have included Steve Jobs and famous composer, James Horner. We have supplied hotel lounge sound systems to Burj al Arab Jumeirah and The Hilton Lisbon.