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 our 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. The F501 is the perfect choice for a premium Home Theatre or a Hi-Fi application.
Meet the 500 Series
The F500 Series is our premium loudspeakers built around the innovative Fyne Audio IsoFlare point source drive unit. Technical Director, Dr. Paul Mills, and our technical team have many decades of experience in point source driver technology, and they have refined the concept using the latest materials science and cutting-edge engineering processes. The F500 Series leverage all the benefits of IsoFlare technology and Fyne’s innovative bass porting system to ensure optimal in-room performance for stereo music and Home Theatre alike.
The F500 Series uses a rigid MDF cabinet, wrapped in sumptuous real wood veneers or piano gloss over a rich paint base. Floorstanding models benefit from an MDF plinth with top adjustable spikes for easy levelling, for additional stability and further control over the F500’s enviable bass performance. Standard F500 Series models are available in a choice of Dark Oak or Black Oak real wood veneers, Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss White.
Using trickle-down technology from the F700 Series, the Special Production (SP) models are all hand built and finished at Fyne’s UK factory. The SP models feature upgraded drivers and crossovers, Van den Hul internal wiring, enhanced connection panel with earthing terminal and Fyne’s signature aluminium sandwich plinth and BassTrax bass porting system. A special Piano Gloss Walnut real wood veneer option is available across all SP models alongside Piano Gloss Back 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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
System Type 2 ½ way, downwards firing port, with BassTraxTMTractrix diffuser. Twin cavity coupled reflex
Recommended amplifier power (Watt RMS) 35- 150
Continuous power handling (Watt RMS) 75
Sensitivity (2.83 Volt @ 1m) 90dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohm
Frequency response (-6dB typical in room) 36Hz- 34kHz
Drive unit complement 1 x 150mm IsoFlareTM, multi-fibre bass / mid with 25mm titanium dome compression tweeter 1 x 150mm multi-fibre bass
Crossover frequency 250Hz & 1.7kHz
Crossover type 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass
Dimensions - HxWxD 984 x 270 x 318mm
Weight - Each 18.9kg
Finishes Dark Oak / Black Oak / Piano Gloss Black / Piano Gloss White