Fyne Audio has unveiled its most ambitious loudspeaker series to date, which marries a timeless classic speaker aesthetic with cutting-edge audio engineering.
From the drawing board of loudspeaker industry veteran Dr Paul Mills, the Fyne Audio Vintage Series uses the very latest in acoustic design technologies, precision components, current materials and contemporary cabinet construction, styled and finished to exude the hand-built, bespoke furniture elegance of loudspeakers from ‘back in the day’. Back in the day never sounded so good!
Previewed for the first time at the Munich High-End Show, the Vintage range will feature seven models from launch in September/October 2022, with an approximate UK price range between £3,500 and £35,000 per pair. Based on the latest iterations of Fyne’s IsoFlare point source driver, the Vintage range will be split into two distinct styles; Vintage and Vintage Classic.
Fyne Audio Vintage
The Vintage Series encapsulates Dr Mills’ ‘no compromise’ execution of loudspeaker design, resulting in a trio of premium models that deliver outstanding musical performance and stunning visual design. All three incorporate Fyne’s flagship IsoFlare drive units in 10in (250mm), 12in (300mm) and an all-new 15in (380mm) iterations.
These true point-source drive units mate a 75mm titanium dome compression tweeter driven by a neodymium magnet system to a stiff multifibre LF cone, itself terminated with Fyne’s unique FyneFlute surround. The Vintage crossovers use the latest high-spec components, hand built onto a custom board and Deep Cryogenically Treated to improve signal integrity.
The bespoke, hand-built, and hand finished cabinets are constructed from sustainable birch plywood, crafted into large twin-cavity enclosures mathematically curved to reduce internal standing waves that could cause colouration and improve mechanical performance.
The lower cavity is ported using Fyne’s BassTrax porting system, with LF energy firing downwards onto a tractrix diffuser cone to give an even 360degress LF output.
Vintage cabinets will be wrapped in the finest Walnut veneers with Burr Walnut Inlays and detailed with gold anodised metal trim. The front-mounted analogue Presence control dial has been designed to deliver subtle adjustment to the sound, and a premium feel. A further analogue dial for HF Energy is mounted on the rear panel. The result is a truly Vintage sense of luxury, style and refinement.
Fyne Audio Vintage Classic
Vintage classic employs traditional square cabinetry wider than it is deep, Walnut natural wood veneer finishes and a black baffle, emulating speakers of the 1960s and 70s that emerged from the crossover between pro audio and home HiFi. At the heart of the Classic models is Fyne’s IsoFlare driver with FyneFlute roll surround. The design combines a multifibre cone LF unit with a 75mm titanium dome/ferrite motor compression tweeter at its centre to give music the imaging and spatial benefits of a true point source design.
The range will encompass four models, one stand mount and three, floor standing designs, designed around 8in (200mm), 10in (250mm) and 12in (300mm) IsoFlare units. All four models will have Fyne’s unique 360degree BassTrax Porting system tuned to get the best from the traditional cabinet geometry, minimalist analogue controls for subtle Presence and HF Energy adjustment, and removable woven cloth grills in complimentary grey.
Launch dates & pricing
Designed by Dr Paul Mills and his team, manufactured, tested and hand-finished in Fyne Audio’s Glasgow factory, the first Vintage and Vintage Classic models will be launched in September 2022, with the remaining models coming to dealers in November 2022. Models previewed at Munich (Vintage Ten, Vintage Twelve + Classic X, Classic XII) will be first to market, with the 8in Classic models and the mighty Vintage Fifteen following shortly after.
Full details, specifications and accurate pricing will be available at the formal launch in September.
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