Fyne Audio - Anyone heard lf it?


Whathifi has given a few of their speakers some high praise. Some of their designs look shockingly similar to Tannoy. Especially the F500 series, which is pretty much the exact same design as the XT Revolution Tannoy series. Did someone from Tannoy split off from the company?


Either way they are a nice looking speaker.

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I've heard of them! Just from What Hifi review. Went to their website to see if there's a dealer close to me so I could audition these Fyne speakers. Not available in the US yet. Bummer as I'm in the market for new speakers. My Paradigms that I bought in 1988 are finally giving up the ghost. 

Yes, some people from Tannoy split off and created it in Scotland somewhere, with local government development support, on the occasion of one of the times that Tannoy changed hands due to corporate/conglomerate horse-trading.
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.
Don't know why a company such as Tannoy ignores the US which I think is a substantial market. I too had trouble locating a dealer. Growing up in SE Asia, my dad had Tannoys at home. 

I emailed Fyne audio enquiring about their speakers a while back, but radio-silence. I don't get it. 
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?
@stesco - I am in New Jersey.  Are there any distributors over here?  
Any update on US distribution for Fyne Audio??
They are now distributed by The Sound Organisation in Dallas who also distribute Rega, and others. There are only a few dealers so far, we, Gene Rubin Audio being one of them.
Suncoast Audio in Florida carries a good selection of their lines.
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 :-)
At Suncoast Audio, we have the 502SP’s, the 702’s and the F1-12’s on display currently, with more on the way.
Hi Mike, are you planning on carrying either of the F1 standmounts (especially the F1-8)?

At Suncoast Audio, we have the 502SP’s, the 702’s and the F1-12’s on display currently, with more on the way.


FYNE Audio 300 and 500 range are now on display at "Audio Geeks" in San Antonio. With Sound Organisation just up the road in Dallas, we can have other models delivered in very short order.
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.
@lee2000You won't be disappointed! I have the 501s and I'm very happy with their sound.
Has anyone heard the F1-10 or F1-12?
BASS...it's spelled BASS.
Wow, I remember Gene Rubin from my old audio days. Good dealer. Good fellow to do business with and rely on. j
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.
Check out a review by Small Room Audio on Youtube. I think he's being quite unbiased. Basically he said that the $400 Triangle Borea Bro2 was preferable in his system. Another review said equipment matching was necessary. Code for it needs calm, even dark electronics, mello like a Marantz receiver. 
I have had the 502SPs for a few months now and they are awesome. Mike at Suncoast made it happen.