Fyne Audio F500 Bookshelf Speakers (Dark Oak)
Unique Dual Concentric 2 Way Stand Mount Design
Designed & Engineered In Scotland, Curved Cabinet Construction, Real Wood Veneers
360 Degree Tractrix Bass Port, IsoFlare, Multi-Fibre Mid/Bass Driver
Rich, Detailed, Dynamic, Spacious Sound
The Fyne Audio F500 is a unique design from a young Scottish company with a rich heritage in loudspeakers. With many years of experience gained working in key positions at Tannoy, the design and engineering team at Fyne Audio have incorporated a newly refined dual concentric IsoFlare driver design into their F500 series speakers and the results are compelling.
An out and out purist performance design, the stand-mount F500 utilises a single 150 mm (6″) IsoFlare™ point source driver in a compact, ported cabinet. Offering precise imaging and intimate detailing, the F500 is ideal for small to medium listening rooms. Incorporating a down-firing port, bass energy is evenly dissipated into the room with Fyne Audio’s BassTrax™ Tractrix diffuser system. Fitted with dual binding posts, the F500 can easily be Bi-wired or Bi-amped, further enhancing its performance and flexibility in your system.
The luxuriously finished, contemporary styled cabinet is available in a choice of dark oak or black oak real wood veneer and piano gloss black or white. Enhancing its aesthetic appeal, it has a gently curved front and rear baffle which additionally benefits the acoustic performance by reducing colouration effects.
The F500 series is crafted around an IsoFlare™ point source drive unit; technology which Fyne Audio’s Technical Director, Dr. Paul Mills, is renowned for. Fyne’s technical team, responsible for the audio performance and mechanical build of this type of driver, have many decades of experience between them. Combining Fyne Audio’s IsoFlare™ driver into a rigid cabinet, with a cleverly designed porting system, ensures optimal in-room performance.
To fully optimise the driver’s performance, every aspect of the meticulous design has been considered. A vented rear chamber in the Neodymium HF magnet places low frequency resonance well below crossover region. The unique geometry of the high frequency unit’s waveguide provides a flat frequency response and avoids internal reflections.
Eliminating unwanted vibrations, which would be detrimental to the sound quality, the point source driver is built around a rigid cast aluminium chassis. A Multifibre paper cone is used providing natural sounding midrange and clean transient behaviour. Cone energy is then very effectively terminated using Fyne’s FyneFlute™ rubber surround.
The porting system comprises of an internal, downwards-firing port. Below the port, a Tractrix profile diffuser (patent pending) converts the plain wave port energy into a spherical 360-degree wave front, integrating this energy uniformly into the room. This innovative design ensures that the loudspeaker is less critical of room positioning, giving you the ultimate flexibility in your room.
The F500 range is as impressive in your theatre as it is in your music room. Fyne Audio’s point source driver technology is ideal for articulating the finest of movie detail with pin-point accuracy. High efficiency and high-power handling mean the F500 series delivers an incredibly dynamic and lifelike performance whether you are listening to all the latest surround formats or simply you favourite TV show.
The cabinets are crafted using real wood veneers and are available in choice of Dark Oak, Black Oak, Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss White.
In The News
"And the sound is frankly everything I’d hoped for and more. They’ve got clarity in spades, the top end brimming with detail yet pleasing, rather than fatiguing to the ears. Lows are deep, crisp and beautifully controlled, with rhythmic aplomb that makes it nigh-on impossible to keep still.
There’s just something about the Fynes, an inane sense of impeccable timing and “get up n’ go” that is such a joy, it will put a smile on your face within the first few notes. It’s as if the speakers become part of the performance, lifting even the most mediocre mainstream pop record to something not only listenable but downright entertaining. There’s a boundless enthusiasm to rock, yet also the ability to kick back and belt a ballad when required. I could employ a vocabulary of audiophile drivel to describe these to you, but it’s better to simply describe them as having an innate musicality that will delight, whatever you play.
Since they took their place in my system, I’ve kept returning to the F500s for day-to-day listening. Fyne Audio have produced the best point-source driver I’ve heard to date, packed them in a beautiful box and the result is a terrific speaker with a fyne build and epic sonics. They’re ace. Highly recommended." Audio Appraisal
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: 2 Driver, 2 Way Stand Mount Speaker, downwards firing port, with BassTrax Tractrix diffuser
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 30 - 120 Watt RMS
- Continuous Power Handling: 60 Watt RMS
- Sensitivity (2.83 Volt @ 1m): 89dB
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm
- Frequency Response (-6dB typical in room): 45Hz- 34kHz
- Drive Unit: 1 x 150mm IsoFlare, multi-fibre mid/bass driver with 25mm titanium dome compression tweeter
- Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
- Crossover Type: 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass
- Finishes: Dark Oak / Black Oak / Piano Gloss Black / Piano Gloss White
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 200 x 325 x 320mm
- Weight: 7.3kg each
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.