Fleetwood Sound Company is a new division of Oswalds Mill Audio (founded 2006). OMA’s creators set up FSC to produce a new line of smaller, more affordable audio components while retaining the same build quality and design as their OMA line. Loudspeakers with the same solid hardwoods, hand-rubbed natural finishes (oil and wax), conical horns and innovative audio engineering-driven design made within reach.

The new Fleetwood components are built under the same roof as OMA in Pennsylvania, next to the factory that made the Fleetwood motor car, the Fleetwood Metal body Co.

FSC DeVille

The first product from FSC is the DeVille standmount loudspeaker. The DeVille loudspeaker is a compact, two-way design made from sustainably harvested, solid Pennsylvania ash hardwood that has been torrefied (thermally treated for tone and stability).  FSC says “It is the most powerful and efficient design possible for its size, using real professional drivers capable of much lower distortion and higher power handling”. The next model will be the Excelsior, a “complete ultra high quality one-box audio system. WiFi, Bluetooth, DAC and Phono…”.

Wide Range Of Finishes

The DeVille comes in standard black with natural, solid wood horn, top, and bottom; also offered in a wide range of finishes, including Farrow and Ball paints from England. The DeVille is also available in a near limitless range of custom finishes such as antiqued leather, Japanese indigo dyed denim, and handmade Japanese washi paper.

Conical Horn

FSC designed a new, six inch thick, solid wood conical horn with a proprietary phase plug, which disperses the high frequencies and prevents internal reflections and cancellations of the sound waves. And like OMA, the wooden horn is treated with hand-rubbed beeswax and natural linseed oil.

The DeVille is bottom ported and comes with a base for placement on a stable surface such as a cabinet, table or shelf. The rear panel of the speaker is fashioned from a solid sheet of phenolic, a composite material chosen for its anti-resonant characteristics.

Stand

An optional tripod floor stand is available in two versions, and black or natural wood.

Specifications

Dimensions: 24″H x 10″D x 18″W (enclosure only), with stands 48″H

Weight: 36lbs each enclosure, without stand

Efficiency: 94db/1w/1m

Impedance: nominal 8ohms

Downward dual ported reflex, conical horn loaded two way designDrivers: 8″ paper cone high-efficiency neodymium woofer, 1″ neodymium compression driver horn loaded

Bi amp/bi wire: no

Recommended amplifier power: 10 watts or more

Price

Prices start at $9,600 without a stand and $10,350 with stand

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