Fyne Audio previews audiophile Vintage speaker line

posted on Friday, 27th May 2022 by Steve May

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Fyne Audio has taken the wraps off its upcoming Vintage range of loudspeakers, expected to ship in the autumn. The line comprises seven models, ranging in price from £3,500 to £35,000 per pair. The enclosures feature the latest iterations of Fyne’s IsoFlare point source driver, and will be split into two distinct styles: Vintage and Vintage Classic.

Designed by Dr Paul Mills, the Fyne Audio Vintage Series uses the very latest in acoustic design technologies, precision components, current materials and contemporary cabinet construction, but are styled after bespoke furniture.

The Vintage Series comprise a trio of premium models which incorporate Fyne’s flagship IsoFlare drive units in 250mm, 300mm and 380mm iterations. These 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 high-spec components, say the brand, 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 even 360degress LF output.

Vintage cabinets will be wrapped in premium Walnut veneers with Burr Walnut Inlays and detailed with gold anodised metal trim. The front-mounted analogue Presence control dial has been engineered to deliver subtle adjustment to the sound and a premium feel in use. A further analogue dial for HF Energy is mounted on the rear panel.

The Vintage Classic models employ traditional square cabinetry wider than it is deep, Walnut real wood veneer finishes and a black baffle, emulating speakers of the 1960s and 70s. 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.

The range will encompass four models, one stand mount and three floorstanding designs, designed around 200mm, 250mm and 300mm IsoFlare units. All four models will have Fyne’s unique 360degree BassTrax Porting system, minimalist analogue controls for subtle Presence and HF Energy adjustment, and removable woven cloth grills in complimentary grey.

Previewed at Munich High End, the Vintage Ten, Vintage Twelve + Classic X, and Classic XII will be first to market, with the 8in Classic models and the Vintage Fifteen following.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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