"A Thrillingly accomplished pair of floorstanders"
Best Floorstanding Speaker £1000 - £1500
What Hi-Fi? Awards October 2018
Our Opinion - It's a phenomenon that nobody can explain, when a speaker performs exceptionally better than the sum of it's parts. This is true with the F501 from Fyne Audio, although they have painstakingly manufactured the cabinet with rigid bracing and tuned the drivers for the optimum time response the result is...Breathtaking. These speakers manage to show you bass on a whole new level, each bass note has its own texture rather than the usual 'Thump' making your favourite song a whole new experience. The concentric driver gives vocals a supernatural reality allowing you to believe that the song is being performed just for you. Add to this an impeccable sense of timing which gives the leading and trailing edge of transients a real edge and you have a speaker that is something special. This makes the Fyne Audio F501 one of our favourites at this price point. On Demo In-Store Now
The award winning F501 is the smaller of the two floorstanding loudspeakers in the F500 series but capable of delivering low bass and effortless dynamics from a compact, small footprint cabinet. Bringing additional scale and power to the F500 series’ signature clarity and articulation, the 150mm (6″) proprietary IsoFlareTM driver is accompanied by a matched 150mm (6″) bass driver. The IsoFlareTM driver delivers isotropic energy radiation with point source constant directivity providing outstanding stereo imaging, even off axis. Ideal for small to medium-sized rooms, the F501 is supplied with a dedicated plinth incorporating Fyne Audio's BassTraxTM Tractrix diffuser system, which integrates bass energy uniformly into the room
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.
|Frequency Response||36 - 34 KHZ -6dB|
|Bass Driver||Dual 150mm|
|Treble Driver||25mm Titanium|
|Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m)||90 dB @ 2.83V / 1m|
|35 - 150 Watt|
|Nominal Impedance||8 Ohm Compatible|
|Dimensions||984 x 200 x 320 MM ( H x W x D )|
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No matter the sternness of the challenges we pose to these speakers, they prove unfazeable. Lotte Kestner’s Secret Longitude shows the F501s can deliver all the character and emotion of a vocal performance; The Grit in the Pearl by Clark demonstrates low-frequency punch, speed and body; The Byrds’ amble through You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere reveals top-end crispness and substance.
|Price Match||Peter Tyson|