Fyne Audio F500 Bookshelf Loudspeaker

$895.00

 

An out and out purist audiophile design, the standmount or bookshelf F500 speaker utilises a single 150mm (6″) IsoFlareTM 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 our BassTraxTM Tractrix diffuser 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.

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MEET THE F500 SERIES

The F500 Series is based around an IsoFlare point source drive unit; technology which our Technical Director, Dr. Paul Mills, is reknown for. Our 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 Hi-Fi or Home Theatre performance.

Floor standing models in the F500 Series use a rigid MDF plinth with large floor coupling spikes giving stability to ensure well-controlled bass performance and further enhancing stereo imaging. Additionally, the spikes can be adjusted from above the plinth allowing easier levelling of the speaker. 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.

BASSTRAX PORT SYSTEM

The bookshelf and floorstanding models employ an internal, downwards-firing port system. Below the port, a Tractrix profile diffuser (patent applied for) converts plain wave port energy to a spherical 360-degree wave front, integrating energy uniformly into the room. This clever design ensures that the loudspeaker is less critical of room positioning.

CROSSOVER

Low-loss, laminated core inductors and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors are used exclusively throughout the F500 Series crossovers. The result is an exceptionally clean signal path and very low crossover losses, ensuring the very best in detail resolution and musical communication.

HOME THEATRE

The F500 Series is as impressive with movies as it is music. 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 means the F500 Series delivers an incredibly dynamic and lifelike performance whether you are listening to DTS Master Audio or Dolby True HD.

POINT SOURCE TECHNOLOGY

Point source driver technology is not new to Fyne Audio. Our technical team, responsible for the audio performance and mechanical build of the driver, have many decades of experience between them. Our proprietary IsoFlare design ensures constant directivity of the wave front generated, providing outstanding stereo imaging, even off axis. Furthermore, a smooth and extended response is delivered thanks to the highly rigid titanium high frequency diaphragm which pushes the break up mode well above the level of human hearing.

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.

To eliminate unwanted vibrations, which would be detrimental to the sound quality, both the point source driver and the supplementary low frequency driver fitted to the floor standing models, are built around a rigid cast aluminium chassis. Multifibre paper cones are used providing natural sounding midrange and clean transient behaviour. Cone energy is then very effectively terminated using a fluted rubber surround.

SPECIAL PRODUCTION

Special Production (SP) models distil some of Fyne’s best components and engineering into a unique loudspeaker, optimised by our Technical Director Dr Paul Mills and hand built in the UK by our Special Projects team. Improving on the F502, the SP edition uses the premium 200mm (8in) IsoFlare driver and 200mm (8in) bass/mid driver from the F702, featuring rigid multi-fibre cones and FyneFlute roll surrounds. The IsoFlare’s 25mm magnesium compression tweeter has a unique HF wave guide pole piece delivering an incredibly even, full-range frequency response and outstanding musical imaging. The F502SP also benefits from the F700’s advanced crossover components and aluminium sandwich type plinth with BassTrax tractrix profile bass diffuser, re-engineered to precisely tune the F502SP’s more compact cabinet. The result is a stunning, bespoke addition to the F500 series, available in high-gloss black and high gloss white as standard, or in a new, luxurious deep gloss lacquered walnut veneer with diamond machine cut finish on the aluminium chassis.

F500 SPECIFICATIONS

System Type 2 way, downwards firing port, with BassTraxTM Tractrix diffuser
Recommended amplifier power (Watt RMS) 30 – 120
Continuous power handling (Watt RMS) 60
Sensitivity (2.83 Volt @ 1m) 89dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohm
Frequency response (-6dB typical in room) 45Hz – 34kHz
Drive unit complement 1 x 150mm IsoFlareTM, multi-fibre bass/ mid with 25mm titanium dome compression tweeter
Crossover frequency 1.7kHz
Crossover type 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass
Dimensions – HxWxD 325 x 200 x 318mm (12.8 x 7.8 x 12.5”)
Weight – Each 7.3kg (16.1lb)
Finishes Dark Oak / Black Oak / Piano Gloss Black / Piano Gloss White

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