Fyne Audio F501SP – Fyne Audio may well be a relatively new speaker company but between the management team they have over 200 years experience and that really is evident when you sit down and listen to any of their speakers, I have to say that they really do perform way above their price point, they are packed with innovative ideas but most importantly they are extremely musical so please feel free to pop into HFL for a listen anytime, I know you will be impressed just as I was when I first heard a pair of Fyne Audio speakers.
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The Special Production F501SP is a UK built version of the award-winning F501 loudspeaker. Building on the outstanding sonic performance and aesthetics of the original model, the F501SP benefits extensively from technology developed for the premium F700 Series. The IsoFlare point source driver uses a 150mm (6”) multi-fibre bass / midrange cone with FyneFlute surround, coupled with the 25mm magnesium dome compression tweeter. With an upgraded crossover to seamlessly integrate the drivers with the F501 cabinet, the SP adds Fyne’s signature aluminium sandwich plinth to enhance stability and further refine the BassTrax downward firing porting system. The connection panel has also been upgraded and features a fifth terminal to ground the driver chassis and reduce the influence of RF interference in the circuit. Celebrating this UK Special Production with enhanced cosmetics, the F501SP benefits from diamond machine cut detailing on the aluminium driver chassis, an anodised machined aluminium plinth and the option of a Piano Gloss Walnut real wood veneer finish.
More information on Fyne Audio’s SP Speaker Range.
Special Production brings Fyne Audio’s flagship engineering and high-end acoustic design principles to the compact and more accessible F500 Series loudspeakers. This ultimate expression of trickle-down technology delivers unrivalled performance and outstanding value across two stunning loudspeakers, designed and built in the UK.
The concept distils some of the very best components and engineering from across Fyne Audio’s high-end series into more affordable loudspeaker designs that set new benchmarks for performance at their price. Designed and tuned by Technical Director Dr Paul Mills, and hand built at Fyne’s UK factory, the F501SP and F502SP bring much of the driver, crossover and bass tuning expertise from the F700 and F1 series into the more compact and simpler F500 series cabinet design.
Using IsoFlareTM drivers derived from the F700 series, the Special Production models benefit from a premium magnesium dome HF diaphragm that delivers a better controlled and sweeter sounding top end response. The driver incorporates Fyne’s Flux Focussing System on the motor that creates high flux density in the voice coils for tighter bass and higher LF sensitivity. The multi- fibre cone and FyneFluteTM surround are manufactured from the same materials as the F700 series Isoflare drivers.
The SP models also incorporate Fyne’s Basstrax LF diffuser system with its Tractrix profile diffuser cone engineered into an aluminium sandwich plinth. This best integrates LF energy into the room making the speakers more tuneful and less critical of in-room positioning. Other trickle-down enhancements over standard F500 models includes premium hand built crossover architecture and components, high- end silver plated Van Den Hul wiring and chassis earthing via a five terminal connection panel.
Special Production also brings enhancements to the cabinet construction, with each loudspeaker crafted from European sourced higher density cabinet boards and the interior integrating three complementary damping materials. Combined with the BassTrax porting system, SP models offer unrivalled smoothness in bass reproduction and vanishingly low distortion.
This comprehensive range of upgrades and enhancements to the original F500 series designs deliver sonic improvements across the frequency range and with a broad spectrum of musical material. From unearthing subtle details and instrumental nuances in chamber music to the crushing bass power of rock anthems, Fyne’s SP models are truly special.
With a choice of luxury finishes, including Piano Gloss Walnut veneer, Special Production models are hand built and pair matched in Fyne’s UK factory. Each pair is supplied with luxury accessories including machined spikes, knurled lock nuts. aluminium floor cups, and Fyne’s signature solid aluminium levelling tool.
The result is a true audiophile loudspeaker design, with tighter bass, more fluid high frequency reproduction and the pinpoint imaging of a true point source loudspeaker design.