Parmenter Fat Boy Horn speakers NZ Made Audio Parmenter Fat Boy Horn speakers are hand made in New Zealand by Jason Parmenter of Parmentersound.com Parmenter Fat Boy 2 way Horn speaker Specifications. TAD 4001 & TAD 1601a speaker drivers used with Alnico Magnets. External vibration plinth crossovers using Duelund Cast Capacitors / Duelund Inductors / Duelund Silver & carbon resisters / Cardas pure Copper Binding Posts / Stillpoint vibration OEM feet. Internal speaker cables is the Cardas Clear hard wired from the TAD bass driver to the external crossover. The crossover wiring is Cryogenically treated and supplied by Jena Labs. Black Diamond Racing Cones & Pits for Isolation feet (7 of each used per cabinet). Frequency response 28 Hz – 22 KHz -3 DB Efficiency 98 Db 1 watt 1 meter. Dimensions: Width 810 mm Depth 700 mm Height 1310 mm. Weight 200 KG each speaker cabinet. Price $80,000 NZD with Signature Duelund crossover a pair.
The Parmenter Fat Boy horn speakers are not a standard stock loudspeaker and are only built to special order, please allow 4-5 months build time.
The best HiFi Ive heard in a long time, New Zealand Reference Audio systems are supplied by Parmenter Sound. Author: BrettG New Zealand Tone magazine review Link.
Comments FijiGlen [27-05-2008 16:46] I've read and heard many say there is nothing like the sound from a big full range speaker. After I audition Jason Parmenter's Fatboy speakers I'm a believer too. In fact Jason's Fatboy's are the best sounding speakers I've ever heard as well. Sure the EMMlabs CD player and Lamm amps helped, but there was something unexplainably realistic in the way these speakers radiated the music. We played a lot of different CDs and although you could detect the quality of the different recordings, the essence of the music came through and made the listening session more about the choice of music rather than the technical attributes of the components.
Interestingly Jason's room isn't that large (for a dedicated music room) and even though the speakers were positioned fairly close to the back and side walls it didn't affect the speaker's ability to project a wide and deep soundstage. I originally came to Jason's home to audition a pair of Harbeth HL5 speakers. Although these speakers sounded mighty impressive through the Leben CS600 integrated amp there was something unique about the big sound from the Fatboys/Emmlabs/Lamm combo. Perhaps its the sound of unrestrained dynamics that's projected into the room in a effortless manner? Like BrettG I'm convinced of the big speaker sound. If I could afford this combo I would.