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If they get distribution in the US I would really like to try them out. Tannoys are nearly non-existant in the US. I live in the tri-state area and had a lot of trouble tracking down a Tannoy dealer. Even then it turned out to be by appointment only.
It would be nice to be able to order them online with a trial period.
Sorry to hear of the above - it has been manically busy for the guys here and they have struggled to keep pace unfortunately.
I have just joined the company today in Sales support so please feel free to drop us a line again and we will try to direct you to a distributor in your area. Where in the world are you?
Our trading relationship with the US is now up and running with product in the country. As pointed out above, Sound Organisation are our distribution partners so they will be best placed to point out any authorised dealers. There is a particularly tasty morsel winging its way to the USA very, very soon :-)
I bought a pair of Fyne F501 drone Gene Rubin in CA and I am very happy with them. I switched from Magnepan because I need an overall cohesive speaker from high to low and Fyne definitely do that very well. If I can afford the 703, I will not hesitate for a second to buy them. They are just out of my price range. I also noticed they also have 502 special edition that borrow a lot if the 700 series with a lower price tag. Good luck!
I talked to Gene today and I have decided to go a different direction from the Magnepans "little ribbons", Tekton Lores, and Zu Omens. I am going to go with the Fyne F501. Will take a little more money but from the demos I heard they sound great even on Youtube. I can see why they are award winners. I have never been a huge base guy, but the base with these serves as the depth and it comes out in the songs. It doesn't dominate.
Look up the reviews on Youtube. One English guy has this speaker compared to several others and he mentioned what I suspected from the Soundstage review. The Sounstage guy did a "Wow, gee whiz look what I got" review but it wasn't very thorough in that he only paired it with a Marantz warm receiver also just listened near field and in addition to not trying it with several other amps and trying speaker locations on stands, it was just a "I like my new speakers rave review" I think they probably are on the thin, lively side of things and need warm support electronics to sound right. I also noted a titanium tweeter. Personally I prefer fabric tweeters or a well managed EMIT. Metal domes seem to be too shouty for me. Just my taste but when I heard my suspicions confirmed by the Brit reviewer, I decided that it's not a speaker I'd last with but you may conclude something else.
I recently heard the 502 special edition. Very open clear top end w/plenty of bottom. If you like the Tannoy sound you'll like Fyne. Easy to power you can use a 20 wpc amp. I would look for integrateds and preamps on the warm side to balance out the top end. Luxman 590, Pass, and CJ are a few of the electronics that would pair well w/the 502. Also room size is important. These were made for larger rooms as the bass could overwhelm your listening space. The special edition is built in Scotland. The drivers in the 502SP are the same as in the 16K 702. The 502SP is 5K.
I heard the F1-10 (I believe), at the recent Capital Audiofest. It was one of the better speakers I heard at the show--very dynamic and lively without being harsh or lean sounding. I liked it more than I liked the Tannoy speakers I've heard. I like the higher end Tannoy speakers, but, they do have a slight sibilant edginess that the F1's manage to tame. They were being shown with Bryston amplification (not a favorite of mine) so I would really like to hear them with some of my favorite tube amps.
This is something worth seeking out for an audition. I believe that the dealer running the room that featured the F1 line (they had three models at the show) was from New Jersey or Pennsylvania.