Fyne Audio has added three new models to its F700 Series, the compact F700 bookshelf and F701 standmount models, the F704 floorstander, and has expanded its flagship F1 series of loudspeakers with two stand mount models – the F1-5 and F1-8 and a dedicated stand, the FS8.
Headlining Fyne’s presence at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2020, the F704 is the latest contemporary loudspeaker design to emerge from Fyne’s Glasgow, UK factory. Designed to fill the largest rooms, the near 70kg F704 features Fyne’s IsoFlare point source driver at 12” (300mm) diameter and is augmented with a supplementary 12” (300mm) bass driver. The F704 boasts 96dB/W efficiency and 600W peak power handling to deliver up to 120dB SPL.
The IsoFlare driver in the F704 coaxially mates a 300mm multi-fibre cone LF driver with FlyneFlute roll surround to a unique 75mm titanium dome compression tweeter.
At the other end of the loudspeaker spectrum, the F700 is just 348mm tall, yet offers true point source articulation and engaging dynamics from its single 6” (150mm) IsoFlare driver. This unit uses a 25mm magnesium dome compression tweeter with a compact, high power neodymium magnet motor system. Despite its compact dimensions, the F700 offers bass output down to 40Hz, 89dB/W efficiency and peak handling power of 300W. The larger F701 steps up to a 8” (200mm) IsoFlare driver in a 465mm tall cabinet, delivering point source accuracy at 91dB/W efficiency and handling peaks over 350W.
The F700, F701 and F704 all benefit from Fyne’s BassTrax Tractrix LF diffuser system integrated into their machined aluminium plinths. The hand built crossovers are Deep Cryogenically Treated, relieving micro stresses in components, conductors and solder joints of the crossover circuit, improving structure in the conductive materials and leading to a cleaner, more refined and natural sound.
BassTrax is a core principle of Fyne Audio’s loudspeaker design architecture that turns plane wave LF output from the cabinet’s down-firing port, into a 360 degree wavefront for smoother, deeper bass and seamless room integration. Engineered into the F700 Series aluminium plinths, the system uses a Tractrix profile cone in the port opening, mathematically defined to turn the wave through 90 degrees without loss or phase aberrations.
Like all models in the F700 series, the new F700, F701 and F704 are available in piano gloss black, piano gloss white and the sumptuous piano gloss walnut veneer.
In conjunction with the F700 expansion, Fyne Audio has also announced the dedicated FS8 loudspeaker stand, created for the F700, F701 and the new F1-5 and F1-8. The design shares the same build and machined aluminium plinth of the attendant speaker ranges, adding both acoustic and aesthetic benefits to these stand mount designs.
The F1-5 and F1-8 and FS8 are designed to bring the luxury build and high-end sound quality of Fyne’s statement loudspeaker concept to smaller rooms.
Distilling the acoustic design and bespoke technologies of the Fyne Audio F1-12 into a compact cabinet design, the new stand mount models are based on 5” (125mm) and 8” (200mm) IsoFlare point source drivers. The smaller F1-5 unit mates a 125mm mid/bass cone complete with Fyne’s FyneFlute roll surround, with a 19mm magnesium dome compression tweeter positioned at the centre of the driver. Covering the full audio range, this driver creates a time aligned isotropic wave front.
The larger F1-8 scales up its smaller sibling to a stand mount design based on a dedicated 8” (200mm) IsoFlare driver. This unit combines a multifibre mid/bass cone with a 25mm magnesium dome compression tweeter, along with a raft of Fyne’s technologies and refinements including FyneFlute roll surround, cast aluminium chassis and ferrite HF magnets.
Both new F1 Series models offer the scale and depth of floorstanding designs in a monitor format. Incorporated into the machined aluminium plinths of the F1-5 and F1-8, BassTrax uses a Tractrix profile diffuser cone that transfers the plane wave LF energy from the cabinet’s down-firing port into a 360 degree spherical wave front.
True to the F1 Series, both new stand mount models offer subtle control over the presence band output via a robust front mounted aluminium knob. This unique control through the 2.5kHz-5kHz region, of up to +/-3dB, gives users subtle adjustment of the soundstage through the key vocal spectrum without impacting the overall balance or the speaker’s faithful reproduction of the original recording.
Crafted to partner the finest amplification, the F1-5 is a compact 321mm tall yet offers 87dB/W efficiency, bass output to below 50Hz and substantial 200W peak power handling. The 470mm tall F1-8 reaches down to a ‘floorstanding’ 33Hz in-room, is 91dB/W efficient to make the most of the low power valve amplification and can handle up to 360W peak power.
To support these new stand mount models, Fyne Audio has also announced the dedicated FS8 loudspeaker stands, created for F1-5 and F1-8 but equally at home with the new F700 and F701 models. The design shares the same luxury build and machined aluminium plinth of the F1 and F700 models, adding both acoustic benefits and aesthetic cohesion to these stand mount designs.
The F1-5 and F1-8 will be unveiled at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show, which takes place between 21-23 February, and will be available from Fyne Audio dealers internationally from February 2020. The UK built F700 Series will also be on display at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show with the latest F700, F701 and F704 models taking pride of place.
The F701 and FS8 will be available February 2020, and the F700 and F704 will join the the rest of F700 Series in Fyne Audio retailers worldwide in late Spring 2020.
- Fyne Audio F700, piano gloss black, piano gloss white, piano gloss walnut ; £2499.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F701, piano gloss black, piano gloss white, piano gloss walnut ; £3999.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F702, piano gloss black, piano gloss white, piano gloss walnut ; £6749.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F703, piano gloss black, piano gloss white, piano gloss walnut ; £8749.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F704, piano gloss black, piano gloss white, piano gloss walnut ; £10999.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio FS8 loudspeaker stands, black ; £999.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F1-5, Piano Walnut Veneer; £2999.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio F1-8, Piano Walnut Veneer; £5999.99 per pair.
- Fyne Audio FS8 loudspeaker stands, black ; £999.99 per pair.