The Fontaine Signature SE
The original Fontaine began as a stand-mounted monitor intended primarily for near-field listening in smaller rooms. That first design was basically the top section of the original Andra giving listeners a view into the high and mid frequencies in a compact speaker. As the model evolved, vast improvements were made to almost every aspect of the design. Most noticeable of these improvements is the cabinet. The Fontaine Signature SE is now a floor-standing design allowing better use of the larger cabinet volume. Dual midrange carbon fiber drivers and a modified, bass-reflex loading combines to present an impressive, well-balanced two-way speaker that can even fill very large rooms. The Fontaine Signature presents a detailed soundstage that belies its size, making it a real contender.
At EgglestonWorks, our goal is to create great products that bring people closer to their favorite music. With the Fontaine Signature, we feel that we have accomplished this goal in a special way. Tim Shea at Ultra Audio put it this way in his review (here) “The Fontaine Signatures conveyed music as, well, music. Listening through them, I went beyond dissecting the music and focused more on its meaning — the playing styles and little inflections that make it sound real.”
The latest advancements to the EgglestonWorks line are being recognized with the implementation of the “Special Edition” mark or “SE”. The SE moniker is being applied line-wide as a suite of upgrades aimed at improving additional performance and aesthetics.
Initially, the SE mark was developed to draw attention to EgglestonWorks’ new paint finishing system, which greatly improves the outward appearance of the speakers. These finish improvements were joined by enhanced crossover components, internal wiring, and binding post upgrades.
These seemingly small changes contribute greatly to already impressive performance as well as fit and finish. EgglestonWorks proudly presents the Fontaine Signature Special Edition as the latest in a long tradition of the highest quality loudspeakers.
Tweeter: single 1” dome
Midrange: dual 6” carbon fiber dome
Frequency Response: -3dB @35Hz – 24,000Hz
Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal, 5 Ohms minimum
Footprint: 8.5” x 12” x 41” H