Fatman's egg-shaped Fatboy speakers

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You might well remember Fatman from the iTube – the valve amp for your iPod. Well, they’re back with something just as eyecatching, but a little less quirky – the Fatboy speakers.

Despite being fairly compact (30cm x 20cm x 34cm), they’re not portable speakers for your iPod – these are designed for use as part of a top-end hi-fi system or as a monitor for professional recording studio applications, with an output of 35 watts per channel. And the egg-shaped enclosures aren’t just there to look good, they also prevent resonance and standing waves, with the speakers also offering good volume dispersion and time-delay compensation.

They’re available now, you can pick them up for around £499 a pair.

Fatman website

Dave Walker