Located outside Glasgow, in an area that's also home to Linn Products and Tannoy Ltd. — Fyne Audio got off to a fast start. Only three years after the company's 2017 founding, Fyne already has distribution deals in 50 countries and offers 24 products in seven series.
What is the secret of their success? There's a clue on the company's homepage, which claims "more than 200 years of experience" among Fyne employees: The founders are a core group of former senior managers from Tannoy Ltd.—including former Tannoy operations director Gabriel O'Donohue, product development director Stuart Wilkinson, and Dr. Paul Mills, who spent 27 years as Tannoy's director of research and engineering and now serves as Fyne's technical director
Fyne F500 Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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.
"The technology and heritage of the team at Fyne have come together to deliver a class-leading system. Put plainly I didn’t want to give them up so – they are now my reference standmount!" read the full review
"Once its myriad musical skills take hold, It can project an expansive soundstage and populate it with solid, 3D images. It can be subtle and seductive. It can lock down a rhythm. Best of all, it makes sense of music" HiFi Choice go to review
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