“The latest incarnation of Fluid’s unusual FPX7 monitor retains the innovative use of a concentric ribbon tweeter while offering a significantly more pleasing tonality.
Back in the August 2016 issue of SOS, we reviewed Fluid Audio’s FPX7, an active monitor unusual for its incorporation of a ribbon tweeter into a dual‑concentric design. While we praised Fluid for their adventurous design, and indeed found the ribbon tweeter itself to be a “great‑sounding unit”, our reviewer, Phil Ward, had some reservations about the speaker’s overall tonality.
Following the review, Fluid Audio contacted us to say that they suspected our review speakers had come from a very early production run, and that many of our criticisms related to the speaker’s voicing had been addressed. So, they sent us a new pair and, lo and behold, they were right! Phil Ward gave the later set a thorough workout, and took some fresh FuzzMeasure Pro measurements into the bargain, and concluded that they were now a “significantly better speaker”.