Fyne Audio F501SP Loudspeakers
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 addition of Piano Gloss Walnut real wood veneer finish.
“Fyne has done an excellent job with the F501SPs – they’re easily one of the most entertaining speakers at the price.”
WHAT HI-FI, 2020
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 multifibre 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, highend silver plated Van Den Hul wiring and chassis earthing via a five terminal connection panel.