MEET THE F57SP SERIES
Our Special Production cinema series loudspeakers distil the very best technology from our F500SP and F700 Series models into premium UK-built center channel models tuned to deliver dialogue exactly as the director intended. Voicing, impedance and efficiency matched to offer a seamless front of house soundstage and integration with any of our F500SP/ F700 main loudspeakers, F57SP’s are designed to drive the narrative of AV performance in the home. Leveraging the clarity and articulation of our latest IsoFlare technology, the F57SP models are available with 6” (150mm) and 8” (200mm) IsoFlare drivers at the heart of the design. These are augmented with a matching bass driver to add further depth and scale to the small cabinet design, and an auxiliary bass radiator (ABR) to extend LF response without the need to port the cabinet. The ABR uses a full coil/magnet system with electrically switchable damping for free space or close to wall (boundary) position. Like the matching F500SP and F700 Series loudspeakers, these dynamic centre channel models use the same high density, fully braced cabinet construction, precision crossover components and high purity silver plated internal wiring. To ensure seamless matching both acoustically and cosmetically with other F500SP/F700 loudspeakers, the F57SP models are finished in high gloss black, white and lacquered Walnut veneer.
Each F57SP model integrates three identically sized drivers in the horizontal form factor cabinet, but that is where the driver similarities end. The central unit is our premium IsoFlare point source driver, merging a 25mm magnesium dome compression tweeter with a multifibre mid/ bass cone terminated in our flagship FyneFlute technology roll surround. Being a sealed cabinet for practical installation in home cinemas, the LF response is augmented by a supplementary bass driver operating below 250Hz.
To perfectly integrate with Fyne Audio F500SP and F700 Series loudspeakers, F57SP models use the very same crossover architecture and construction. With precision components selected to get the very best from the smaller cabinet enclosure and ABR loaded design, the crossovers feature low loss LF laminated core inductors and Claritycap high grade HF polypropylene capacitors, hand soldered onto a self-damping fibreboard panel. All internal wiring is Van den Hull high purity silver plated OFC copper for the most transparent signal transfer.
TUNEABLE LF DAMPING
The third driver in the substantial F57SP baffle is an auxiliary bass radiator (ABR) to further enhance the LF performance. Unlike traditional ABR designs that use simple cone suspension to control the tuning and damping, the Fyne ABR has a full voice coil and magnet assembly that offers controllable electromagnetic damping of the cone. At the flick of a switch, users can select damping for a ‘Free Space’ speaker position or the ‘Boundary’ to better compensate for the boundary gain in the LF from close to wall placement.
ISOFLARE POINT SOURCE TECHNOLOGY
Fyne Audio’s point source driver technology is ideal for center channel loudspeakers whether you are watching movies, a super series from Netflix or the latest multi-channel Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio track from Apple Music. IsoFlare’s unrivalled communication, coherent timing and pure isotropic energy radiation make for unrivalled clarity, timbre and accurate representation of both actor’s voices and singer’s vocals.
At the heart of the F57SP drivers is a 25mm magnesium diaphragm compression driver driven by a potent Neodymium magnet system. The driver combines the smooth and unstressed performance typical of a magnesium diagram with the unrivalled dynamics of a compression driver. The HF output is further enhanced by the IsoFlare’s computer optimized waveguide that ensures optimal expansion of the HF wavefront into the listening space.
Built into a rigid cast aluminum chassis the IsoFlare’s LF engineering includes Fyne’s latest multi-fiber cone material to give outstanding midrange performance, terminated with the famous FyneFlute roll surround for unrivalled energy termination and low coloration across its operating frequency response. The result of IsoFlare engineering is true full range output from a point source driver, delivering unparalleled clarity and articulation from arguably the most critical loudspeaker in any multi-channel system.
With point source IsoFlare drivers at their heart, the F57SP models already have a unique advantage over traditional loudspeaker designs adapted for a horizontal format speaker. Built from high density fiberboard and extensively braced to increase rigidity, the cabinet and drivers are coupled together internally using a unique energy absorbing damping material. The result is a very low coloration cabinet that works in harmony with the driver design to delivery all the performance of our full size F500SP/ F700 loudspeakers in a compact, horizontal cabinet for center channel applications.
Designed, built and hand finished by Fyne’s craftsmen in the UK, the F57SP models have been finished to complete any F500SP/ F700 based multi-channel loudspeaker system. Finish options include Piano Gloss Black and Piano Gloss White, alongside the luxurious gloss lacquered real Walnut veneer to harmonise with the premium finish on the F700 Series. Small finishing details across both models include custom binding posts, subtle black driver surrounds and bump on feet to steady and protect both speaker and furniture.