Fyne Audio F301 – Sublime sound for the price
Fyne F301 is a compact 2-way speaker that is the perfect match for smaller listening spaces. The F301 offers unparalleled flexibility and class-leading performance, distinguished by its ability to deliver the bass and articulation of far more expensive designs. Its high sensitivity and deep bass punch also make the F301 a very easy-to-use speaker that’s easy to connect to a wide range of AV amplifiers and receivers. Whether you want excellent stereo reproduction with great perspective, musicality and bass, or to get great movie experiences with your home cinema system, the F301 is a good choice.
“The Fyne Audio F301 loudspeakers punch way above their price point. Their ability to cast a wide, deep soundstage with super imaging was as good as any bookshelf speaker I’ve had in house. Their serious jump factor and meaty bass frequencies were a consistent treat.” Reviewary
“After a break-in period, the Fyne F301s impressed with their exceptional rendering of soundstage width and depth, reasonably wide dynamic range, extended low end (for their size), and exuberant, I-can’t-stop-spinning-records presentation.” Stereophile, Ken Micallef.
Designed and engineered in Scotland
All Flyne speakers are designed and engineered at Flyne’s headquarters, located in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The 301 itself is assembled and manufactured in China to keep production costs down, and the costly wood veneer is saved to use more expensive components that improve sound quality. Among them is a 1″ plyester dome tweeter, which is more insightful and detailed than a regular silk dome. In the F301 you will also find a neodymium magnet, which ensures that the devices have a lower distortion and better performance than traditional magnets in this price range.
The bass/midrange itself consists of a blend of paper fibres, specially designed to offer the rigidity needed for the unit to drive like a perfect piston at the lower frequencies. The blend, in turn, is also chosen for its ability to mute and provide a smooth roll-off in the midrange. The unit’s edge suspension is characterised by recesses, which Fyne calls FyneFlute technology. The technology provides a more efficient absorption of the membrane’s energy so that it does not return to the membrane and cause resonances and colourations of the sound. The result is more accurate sound reproduction.
Acoustically, the F301 enclosure is cross braced internally using MDF panels. An acoustic fibre fill is used to attenuate each cabinet, and a specially designed baffle is even used where the tweeter is mounted to minimise diffraction.
System: 2-way rear bass reflex port
Recommended amplifier power: 25-100 (Watt RMS)
Continuous power handling: 50 (Watt RMS)
Sensitivity: 89dB (2.83 Volt @ 1m)
Rated impedance: 8 Ohm
Frequency response: 44Hz- 28kHz (-6dB typical in room)
Units: 1 x 150 mm multifiber bass/midrange, 1 x 25 mm polyester dome tweeter
Telephony frequency: 3.2kHz
Crossover type: 2nd order low pass, 3rd order high pass
Dimensions: HxWxD 300 x 190 x 271 mm (11.8 x 7.5 x 10.7″)
Weight: 5.3 kg each (11.7 lb)
Finish: walnut / black ash / light oak