Fyne Audio expands Special Production line-up with compact F500SP standmount

Fyne Audio F500SP
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Fyne Audio has introduced a third member to its Special Production speaker range. The new F500SP standmount speakers join the F502SP and F501SP floorstanders, combining a revised version of the F500's cabinet with components from the higher-ranging F700 speakers.

For the F500SP, the original F500 cabinet has been made with a higher-density fibreboard construction, with Fyne's advanced BassTrax porting system mounted on a thick aluminium base plate to help evenly disperse energy into a room.

Above that, at the heart of the F500SP, is a 15cm IsoFlare driver based on the engineering originally developed for the high-end F700 IsoFlare unit. The multi-fibre bass/mid cone utilises the FyneFlute roll surround to better terminate cone energy, while the rigid cast aluminium chassis it sits in benefits from a flux focusing magnet to increase low-frequency efficiency. 

Fyne Audio F500SP

(Image credit: Fyne Audio)

Their 2.5cm magnesium dome compression tweeter has been lifted from the F700, with the waveguide developed for the F500SP to optimise wavefront expansion for the mid/bass unit.

The F500SP also borrows several crossover components and the circuit architecture from the F700 model – everything from core inductors and polypropylene capacitors to Van Den Hul Matched Crystal silver-plated wiring. Speaking of which, the F500SP sports bi-wire terminals, with a fifth terminal for driver chassis grounding.

Personally tuned by Fyne Audio's technical director, Dr Paul Mills, and handcrafted in the UK at the firm's Glasgow factory, the F500SP is available in high gloss black or white as standard, or in a new glossy lacquered walnut veneer (£200/AU$500 extra) as offered on the F700 Series. The F500SP will go on sale from next month, priced £1300 (AU$2995) per pair.

A pair of matching speakers (pictured above), the FS6, are also launching in September, priced £500 (AU$1295) per pair. 


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.