F501C Floorstanding Speaker
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 F500 series is crafted around an IsoFlare™ point source drive unit; technology which Fyne Audio’s Technical Director, Dr. Paul Mills, is renowned for. Fyne’s technical team, responsible for the audio performance and mechanical build of this type of driver, have many decades of experience between them. Combining Fyne Audio’s IsoFlare™ driver into a rigid cabinet, with a cleverly designed porting system, ensures optimal in-room performance.
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 the crossover region. The unique geometry of the high frequency unit’s waveguide provides a flat frequency response and avoids internal reflections.
Eliminating 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. Multi-fibre paper cones are used providing natural sounding midrange and clean transient behaviour. Cone energy is then very effectively terminated using Fyne’s FyneFlute™ rubber surround.
The porting system comprises of an internal, downwards-firing port. Below the port, a Tractrix profile diffuser (patent pending) converts the plain wave port energy into a spherical 360-degree wave front, integrating this energy uniformly into the room. This innovative design ensures that the loudspeaker is less critical of room positioning, giving you the ultimate flexibility in your room.
The F500 range is as impressive in your theatre as it is in your music room. 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 mean the F500 series delivers an incredibly dynamic and lifelike performance whether you are listening to all the latest surround formats or simply you favourite TV show.
Floor standing models in the F500 series use a rigid MDF plinth with large floor coupling spikes giving stability to ensure well-controlled bass performance and further enhancing stereo imaging. Additionally, the spikes can be adjusted from above the plinth allowing easier levelling of the speaker. The cabinets are crafted using real wood veneers and are available in choice of Dark Oak, Black Oak, Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss White.
|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 (38.7 x 10.6 x 12.5”)|
|Weight - Each||18.9kg (41.7lb)|
|Finishes||Dark Oak / Black Oak / Piano Gloss Black / Piano Gloss White|
"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."
"Opting immediately for something to challenge the speakers on their complexity, I used “Vicarious” by Tool. I was not disappointed."
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