Completely engrossed by music
It is a totally relaxed and immersive way to listen
that brings out every detail in the music.
Fred is the epitome of precision in this case. He has built speakers for years, following the advice of an ex-tutor during his aircraft construction degree. It started small, but grew into something more professional as the years went by. “I guess you could even call it extreme,” says Fred, laughing. “I build them from steel, the component parts are tailor-made with laser cutters and CNC lathes, after which they are welded and finished off by a professional welder. Costs a pretty penny, but you do have something to show for it! I used to have everything measured in detail at an audio store, until I realised that I could do it just as well myself. For me, it’s a never-ending hobby – I can keep on designing and optimising.”
Pride of ownership
Although Fred doesn’t boast and brag about his set, he obviously enjoys showing it to people. “Of course, that’s part of the deal – pride of ownership. It looks wonderful and sounds wonderful too. It is a totally relaxed and immersive way to listen that brings out every detail in the music – it is as if you are totally engrossed by the music, everything in the right place, surrounded by the soloist and even the orchestra in your living room with you. Marantz offers me everything my pampered ears want to hear.”