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The 'Fat Lady' is about to sing

Morel's loudspeakers are designed with a "zaftig shape."

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The "Fatman" has competition, at least in name and girth. Loudspeaker maker Morel is releasing a new model affectionately dubbed the "Fat Lady."

Luxist says the speakers owe their name to a "zaftig shape" produced by more than two years at the drawing board, something of a pear-shaped design that supposedly offers evenly dispersed sound without deflection or distortion. Finished with a carbon-fiber composite over a fiberglass layer, the speakers house two 9-inch woofers, a 6-inch midrange, and a 1.1-inch "hand-coated, soft dome tweeter." But at $20,000 a pair, the Fat Lady should come with a personal trainer too.