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    Fyne 502SPís arrive



    $4900/pair.


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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Ok, if thereís a better speaker under $5k, I havenít heard it. These Fyne 502SPís are superb!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Ok, if there’s a better speaker under $5k, I haven’t heard it. These Fyne 502SP’s are superb!!
    I didn't know the brand.
    Just for the looks I was expecting you to say a price 2 to 3 times more.
    Great looking!


    And the double base seems to be an intelligent solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I didn't know the brand.
    Just for the looks I was expecting you to say a price 2 to 3 times more.
    Great looking!


    And the double base seems to be an intelligent solution.
    For under $5k, these are incredible. Bass is unreal.


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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    I think $5k/pair is where speakers start to get really good. Personally, I'm hooked on a pair of Janszen zA1.1's (currently, I think they are called Carmelitas) with that very revealing and effortless electrostatic monopole element which gives them the ability to be placed close to the front wall (imperative for us apartment dwellers). However, I'm always up for an audition of something that can challenge what is possible at that price point. I'll have to look for these at AXPONA 2020.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    What are the big differences over the vanilla 502s?
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    What are the big differences over the vanilla 502s?
    The 502SP has the same crossover and drivers as the 702.


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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    The 502sp's use the same drivers as the 702's besides having an upgraded crossover.

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    Improving on the F502, the UK built SP edition uses the premium 200mm (8″) IsoFlareTM driver and 200mm (8″) bass/mid driver from the F702, featuring rigid multi-fibre cones and FyneFluteTM roll surrounds. The IsoFlareís 25mm magnesium compression tweeter has a unique HF wave guide pole piece delivering an incredibly even, full-range frequency response and outstanding Hi-Fi musical imaging. The F502SP also benefits from the F700ís advanced crossover components and aluminium sandwich type plinth with BassTrax tractrix profile bass diffuser, re-engineered to precisely tune the F502SPís more compact cabinet. The SP is available in high-gloss black and high gloss white as standard, or a luxurious deep gloss lacquered walnut veneer with a diamond machine cut finish on the aluminium driver chassis.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Larry

    Are you still looking at the 502SP as your next speaker?
    I am looking at the 502 (not the SP) and just found a place 2 hours from me where I can get a listen. Will schedule something in the next month or 2. They have both the 502 and the SP setup so I will at least hear what I will be missing.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Looks like a very interesting speaker. Whatís the difference between the 703 and 704 besides price?
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    Fyne 502SP's have my interest
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Iíd love to see your opinion on the Fyne speakers. Their looks have grown on me. I have not read anything bad about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I am looking at the 502 (not the SP) and just found a place 2 hours from me where I can get a listen. Will schedule something in the next month or 2. They have both the 502 and the SP setup so I will at least hear what I will be missing.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    I am curious about the Tweeters on these speakers. I have been used to Silk or Soft Dome Tweeters and in the past have experienced fatigue with some metal tweeters.

    Can anyone say in general if the Fynes are Bright or too hot on the top? I have Tone Controls but do not want to use them to compensate for the speaker.

    I will make arrangements to drive 2 hours to listen closer to xmas as they would be a present to myself then but any comments on the tweeters would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I am curious about the Tweeters on these speakers. I have been used to Silk or Soft Dome Tweeters and in the past have experienced fatigue with some metal tweeters.

    Can anyone say in general if the Fynes are Bright or too hot on the top? I have Tone Controls but do not want to use them to compensate for the speaker.

    I will make arrangements to drive 2 hours to listen closer to xmas as they would be a present to myself then but any comments on the tweeters would be appreciated.
    For the first few hundred hours, they are forward. After that, not forward. Dynamics galore. Bass will shock you. Bottom line: long break in.


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    Now Listen Here out of Harrisburg PA is hosting a Listening Event in King of Prussia featuring the Fyne 700 series, but I am unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I am curious about the Tweeters on these speakers. I have been used to Silk or Soft Dome Tweeters and in the past have experienced fatigue with some metal tweeters.

    Can anyone say in general if the Fynes are Bright or too hot on the top? I have Tone Controls but do not want to use them to compensate for the speaker.
    We were able to hear the 502 (not the SP) for a private audition just prior to Covid. Overall I thought it was a nice speaker, especially for the price point. My one concern was the tweeter seemed a bit shouty in character compared to the rest of the presentation. Having said that, I suspect the speakers were relatively new (100 or so hours). And the room itself, while well treated, was still concrete block on at least 2 walls with a predominantly tile floor. So acoustics may have played a factor here as much as the speaker itself. This was one of my concerns with a relatively inexpensive compression driver tweeter, and sure enough it was there. Bass was about as expected for a relatively svelte floor stander; I know Mike says it's really good, but based on my demo I found it no more than adequate in quantity and quality. Having not heard them, I pass no judgement on the offerings higher in the lineup.

    Ultimately it wasn't quite what we were out shopping for at the time, but my wife said she'd seriously consider them for an office system if we ever decided to do such a thing, and I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FlyingYorkies View Post
    We were able to hear the 502 (not the SP) for a private audition just prior to Covid. Overall I thought it was a nice speaker, especially for the price point. My one concern was the tweeter seemed a bit shouty in character compared to the rest of the presentation. Having said that, I suspect the speakers were relatively new (100 or so hours). And the room itself, while well treated, was still concrete block on at least 2 walls with a predominantly tile floor. So acoustics may have played a factor here as much as the speaker itself. This was one of my concerns with a relatively inexpensive compression driver tweeter, and sure enough it was there. Bass was about as expected for a relatively svelte floor stander; I know Mike says it's really good, but based on my demo I found it no more than adequate in quantity and quality. Having not heard them, I pass no judgement on the offerings higher in the lineup.

    Ultimately it wasn't quite what we were out shopping for at the time, but my wife said she'd seriously consider them for an office system if we ever decided to do such a thing, and I agree.
    Thanks for all that. That is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for. I will definitely try before I buy. What I am replacing is a mix of 2 speakers I love. Dynaudio Audiance 82s, Big Bass and slam mixed with the wonderful Mids and Detail I get from my Clearfield Continentals and no ftaigue on the top end.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    I just found out that a colleague recently bought a pair of 501s without a demo. His only real criteria was UK made. He likes them but can't give a great review since he lives in a tiny flat in a small village in England. No ability to listen loud or for long periods of time. He also said he has always had metal tweeter speakers. He is also driving them with an older mass market receiver. He did say he backed the trebble off some on his but overall likes them a lot.

    My room is carpeted with a leather sectional so not too reflective.
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I just found out that a colleague recently bought a pair of 501s without a demo. His only real criteria was UK made. He likes them but can't give a great review since he lives in a tiny flat in a small village in England. No ability to listen loud or for long periods of time. He also said he has always had metal tweeter speakers. He is also driving them with an older mass market receiver. He did say he backed the trebble off some on his but overall likes them a lot.

    My room is carpeted with a leather sectional so not too reflective.
    I have no objection to metal dome tweeters - I have two pairs of Focals with their (most recent) beryllium dome tweeter. It can occasionally give a hint of being bright, but overall I find it to be reasonably smooth - not at all like the first generation that could peel paint. Pairing them with Class D amps that have a reputation for for rolling off the top octave slightly might help in our case. Having ears that aren't getting any younger might help too. Regardless, my wife and I are both human brightness detectors, so we're fairly sensitive to inflated or harsh treble and sibilance of any kind. We're pretty sure we could live with the Fynes for casual listening if the situation presented itself. I've just never heard a compression tweeter that I really liked. Possible that I psychologically stacked the deck against the Fynes based on that knowledge, but I went to the audition really wanting to like them (I made a 6 hour each-way drive to get to the audition). Good luck!
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Keep in mind when listening to Fyne speakers that they need 500 hours of break in according to the engineers I met at RMAF.

    The 502sp's are different than the 502's. The sp's are more similar in sound and design to the 702's, using similar crossovers and drivers but just a smaller cabinet. So they don't have the bass and midrange fullness of the 702's. But they sound just a smooth. I would still use a pair of subs with the 502sp's though. By the way, I never detected any harshness with the 502sp's and the 702's. The tweeters were smooth and non fatiguing.

    I am probably going to pull the trigger on the sp's but I want to audition the new Monitor Audio 5G 300's sometime next year after I hopefully get a COVID vaccine (being a front line healthcare worker) and feel comfortable flying.
    My Gear- Mains System-Pass X250 amp, BAT VK-51se preamp, Luxman DA-06 DAC, Magnepan 1.6's, Thorens TD-145 TT, Dual Martin Logan Subs, Vintage Luxman T-110 Tuner, Other systems- Parasound A21 amp,Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid tube DAC and Preamp, Magnepan MMG's, Monitor Audio S1's, PSB B6's, Def Tech Pro Monitor 1000's, Velodyne sub, Adcom GFR-700 AVR, Music Hall 25.2 modified CDP, Cables by Cardas Parsec, AQ Columbia DBS 72v, Wire World.

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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Just came across the Tannoy Revolution XT 8F which looks very similar to the 502s aside from driver color. Even the bases look very similar. Is the Fyne 502 a step up from the Tannoy or eerily similar?
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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    My understanding is the Fyne guys are the former Tannoy team that went out on their own. It would not surprise me if the Fyne builds on the Tannoy, though I don't have any idea as to which model came out first. Regardless, it's easy to see similar DNA between them.
    Jeff

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    Streamer/Server: Aurender N100H; Disc Player: Oppo UDP-205; DAC: PS Audio Directstream Jr; Preamp: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2; Power Amp: ATI AT542NC; Speakers: Focal Sopra No. 3; Cables:
    Wireworld, Kimber, Cullin; Power: Ansuz Mainz8 X-TC, PS Audio Dectet, Furutech outlets

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    Re: Fyne 502SPís arrive

    Quote Originally Posted by 2FlyingYorkies View Post
    My understanding is the Fyne guys are the former Tannoy team that went out on their own. It would not surprise me if the Fyne builds on the Tannoy, though I don't have any idea as to which model came out first. Regardless, it's easy to see similar DNA between them.
    You are 100% correct. I met the guys at RMAF last year and got the story of why they broke away.
    My Gear- Mains System-Pass X250 amp, BAT VK-51se preamp, Luxman DA-06 DAC, Magnepan 1.6's, Thorens TD-145 TT, Dual Martin Logan Subs, Vintage Luxman T-110 Tuner, Other systems- Parasound A21 amp,Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid tube DAC and Preamp, Magnepan MMG's, Monitor Audio S1's, PSB B6's, Def Tech Pro Monitor 1000's, Velodyne sub, Adcom GFR-700 AVR, Music Hall 25.2 modified CDP, Cables by Cardas Parsec, AQ Columbia DBS 72v, Wire World.

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