F1

Australian speaker manufacturer Osborn introduced two book shelf models, the F1 ($1195) and the F2 ($1395). I was enjoying how Strauss sounded - as if I was listening in a huge Concert Hall. I casually asked to verify that the large multi -thousand - dollar speakers which were visually dominating the room were the ones being played. Imagine my surprise when the answer was that the large speakers were acting as stands for the tiny F1s sitting atop them.

Stereophile.  CES Report. Las Vegas

 

Direct Price:  $1,290                            
                         

The cabinets are constructed from 25 mm Customwood. This ensures that the output of the rear of the Bass Driver is much more isolated then in most speakers in this class, which use cheap 12 or 18 mm Chipboard. Any spurious cabinet vibrations will result in a loss of definition and sonic purity.

          Several of the world's best speakers were used as references in the design of these speakers. We believe that the sound quality of these speakers is superior to all the references anywhere near their price and size. The drive units were chosen from the best available from around the world for unrivalled speed and accuracy. 

          The crossovers use superior components to other speakers. The capacitors are imported from France. They are specially designed and manufactured for use in high quality loudspeakers, most other speakers use cheap general purpose electrolytic capacitors. The inductors are wound in-house as none are available commercially which meet our criteria. Each crossover is hard wired with quality Datalink ultra-high speed, ultra-wide bandwidth cable, the same as that used in the world beating Osborn Monuments and Epitomes. 

           These speakers are intended for use as either rear speakers in a very high quality Home Theatre application or as extremely high definition speakers in a mini or shelf mounted system where a large, powerful and detailed sound is required at a reasonable cost. The transparency and authority in a shelf mounted system is astonishing for speakers of this size. A quality timber or custom finish is optional on either model, this is to special order only.

     

Specifications: 


 

SPEAKER DIMENSIONS: 330 X 175 X 250 mm

WEIGHT: 8 Kg.

EFFICIENCY: 90 db for 1 watt at 1 meter.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 to 19000 Hz +/- 2 db.-10 db. 40 and 19000 Hz.

CROSSOVER POINTS: 3700 Hz @ 6 db/Octave.

MINIMUM IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohm at 200 Hz.

MAXIMUM POWER: 70 Watts R.M.S per Channel

Recommended: 20 - 60 Watts per Channel.

 

               The above specifications show why both these speakers are capable of such extraordinary transient performance for such a small speaker, and yet reveal such intimate detail in the music. This fidelity is possible due to the fine tolerances and light weight of the driver voice coils.
              
              This minimal compromise design allows the natural life and excitement of the original live performance to be faithfully reproduced. They are available in natural veneers, or Piano finish(at an extra cost).



 

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Tweeter

25mm fabric dome with an optimally shaped dome and a wide SONOMEX surround. Low viscosity magnetic fluid which provides excellent cooling while maintaining a low resonance frequency. 6 mm solid metal front plate with a slight loading characteristic which ensures linear frequency response, and a stiff and stable connection to the cabinet. A double magnet system, with a substantial injection-moulded rear chamber, with complex internal shape and reinforcing ribs, which eliminate unwanted chamber resonances and reflections.

Mid/Bass

125mm "W" Cone. 25mm voice coil with 1.5kg magnet.

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Australian speaker manufacturer Osborn introduced two book shelf models, the F1 ($1195) and the F2 ($1395). I was enjoying how Strauss sounded - as if I was listening in a huge Concert Hall. I casually asked to verify that the large multi -thousand - dollar speakers which were visually dominating the room were the ones being played. Imagine my surprise when the answer was that the large speakers were acting as stands for the tiny F1s sitting atop them.

Osborn Loudspeakers

info@osborn.com.au

+613 9390 1564

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