Fyne Audio F500SP loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog sources: Kuzma Stabi R turntable/4Point tonearm, EMT TSD 15 N Super Fineline moving coil phono cartridge.
Preamplification: Tavish Audio Design Adagio phono.
Integrated amplifiers: Ayre EX-8 2.0, Heed Audio Elixir, Parasound Hint 6 Halo, Audio Ragnarok 2.
Power amplifiers: LKV Research Veros PWR+.
Loudspeakers: GoldenEar BRX, Polk Audio Legend L100.
Cables: Interconnect: Two-meter Triode Wire Labs Spirit II. Speaker: 8' pair Auditorium 23. AC: Triode Wire Labs Obsession NCF, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: One pair 24" Sanus speaker stands; Pro-Ject VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machine; Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner Pro LP Cleaning System; Hunt Mark 6 Carbon Fiber Record Cleaning Brush; RTOM Moongel Drum Damper Pads (stylus cleaner); Kuzma Platis 65 isolation platform; IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius line conditioner; (2) Salamander five-tier rack; IKEA Aptitlig bamboo chopping boards (under turntable, preamp, power amps); mahogany blocks (2" × 2" × 0.5") under boards; 3" studio-treatment damping (ceiling, walls).—Ken Micallef

Fyne Audio Ltd.
US distributor: The Sound Organisation
1009 Oakmead Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
(972) 234-0182

DougM's picture

The Sonus Faber Lumina III is NOT a standmount speaker, it's a floorstander

John Atkinson's picture
DougM wrote:
The Sonus Faber Lumina III is NOT a standmount speaker, it's a floorstander

Fixed. Thanks for spotting the error.

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

MZKM's picture

Can't really see any reason to pick this over the similarly priced KEF R3. The only advantage I cans ee is tat the impedance/phase load seems a lot easier to handle over the KEF, so amplifiers not up to the task of powering the KEF could give more dynamics with this Fyne.

Jack L's picture


Agreed above. This physics.

First glance made me think about the famed historical Tannoy coaxial 'full-range' speaker units. No wonder, both the then Tannoy technical & marketing chiefs quitted to form their own loudspeakers company.

IMO, USD3,000 paired (including the indispensable matched floor stand) is way way too costly vs Tannoy Gold 7 6.5" coaxial driver POWERED (built-in 300W Class AB amp) monitor for only USD369x2 per pair !!!!!!!!

With such huge saving, I would go for Fynes alma mater: Tannoy UK.
With built-in biamp, the Tannoy Golde 7 will surely reproduce bass much much better !

Also, this review did not mention where the Fynes are built (hopefully in Scotland!). Not even shown at the back panel of the loudspeakers !!??

Am I a too smart consumer or a cheapskate or what ??

Jack L

John Atkinson's picture
Jack L wrote:
Also, this review did not mention where the Fynes are built (hopefully in Scotland!).

We do say on the Specifications page that the Fyne speakers are "Designed, engineered, and made in UK." Scotland is in the UK (for now, at least).

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

Jack L's picture


Thanks for pointing out.


David Harper's picture

"the Fyne has a wider and deeper stage, although it lacks the BRX's determined focus and resolution."

silly made up nonsense.

Trevor_Bartram's picture

for the KEF R3 or LS50 Meta. I'd like to see a shootout between those three. Every time I listen to the Metas I wish I could afford them!

smileday's picture

Unlike a 15 inch dual concentric Tannoy speaker measured by Stereophile may years ago, this Fine dual concentric has quite good high frequency dispersion. More high end dispersion than some dome tweeters such as those in Spendor.