AB40 High Performance Soundbase

AB40 High Performance Soundbase

Home Theater System with 3D Surround Sound - Black Ash (AB40)

Regular Price: $249.99 USD

Special Price $189.97 USD

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AB40 High Performance Soundbase

AB40 High Performance Soundbase

TRULY CONVINCING SURROUND SOUND

Virtual 3D surround sound and wide dispersion angled drivers result in a wider soundstage for an immersive home theater experience

CLEAN, DEEP BASS PERFORMANCE

Enhanced Bass Boost results in deep, commanding bass for all of your movies, TV or music just as if there was a separate subwoofer in the room

MULTIPLE SOUND MODES

Feature rich extras include Bluetooth AptX for wireless music streaming, three sound modes (3D, Bass Boost, Standard), remote control, touch controls, digital optical and 3.5mm audio input

ACOUSTICALLY TUNED WOOD CABINET

Engineered wood cabinet is precision crafted and internally braced throughout to create a warm, distortion-free sound; Supports flat panel TVs up to 65”

LOW PROFILE

The AB40 is designed for placement under your TV and provides a cinema performance guaranteed to surpass your expectations.

Overview

Specifications

Speaker Configuration 2 Way 6 Driver TV Soundbase with Integrated Amplifier
Tweeter Dual 1 inch Silk Soft Dome Ferro Fluid cooled
Woofer Four 3 inch Aluminum Cone with Butyl Rubber Surround
Frequency Response 30Hz – 20KHz (DSP Virtual Sound)
Amplifier Power Class D, 90 Watts
Input Digital Toslink Optical / 3.5mm Stereo AUX
Subwoofer Output No
Bluetooth Yes; aptX codec
Virtual Surround Sound (3D) Yes
Bass Boost Yes
Power Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz 2A Output: 19VDC/3.15A
Max Weight Allowance 150 lbs
Enclosure Tuned Side Port Bass Reflex Design
Dimensions 3.9 x 26 x 14 inch
Speaker Weight 24 lbs
Certifications ICES, FCC Certified, ETL/CETL
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UPC 061783263853
What's Included
  • AB40 High Performance Soundbase
  • Remote Control
  • Power Adapter
  • 6ft Optical Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Pro Reviews

    CNET Review of the AB40 Soundbase

    CNET Review of the Fluance AB40 Soundbase

    "The highest compliment we can pay to any sound bar or base is that once we're involved watching a movie or listening to music we can forget we're listening to a sound bar or base. The Fluance AB40 is in that group."

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    Sound & Vision Review of the AB40 Soundbase

    Sound & Vision Reviews the AB40 Soundbase

    "How good does it sound? At one point, I got up and checked to make sure I hadn’t accidently left my receiver and tower speakers on."

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    Paste Magazine Review of the AB40 Soundbase

    Paste Magazine Reviews the AB40 Soundbase

    "What the Fluance team has created is remarkable. The AB40 is well-built, versatile and an absolute steal"

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    Digital Trends Preview of the AB40

    Digital Trends Preview of the AB40

    "If you’re looking for home theater-quality sound without all the setup and space requirements, this could be your best option."

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    Best Buy Reviews the AB40

    "if you are using this as it should be intended, as an enhanced audio system for your TV, you are going enjoy every minute."

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating:

    Michael Willis August 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

    Excellent option when considering space, quality and the end result being performance. Six months in and the sound just gets better the build quality is superb and the six drivers deliver room filling sound. The cabinet is made of quality materials and fit and finish will be noticed. All around one of your best options in the price point this is listed at. Great job Fluance

    5
    Gareth B August 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Ontario, Canada

    Works great for about 6-8 months, then randomly shuts off after a minute or two of operation. Shipped back to Fluance (on my dime... they couldn't accept me dropping it off despite me living nearby), and the replacement did the EXACT same thing after 6-8 months. Spend some money for a better system/product.

    2
    Hedley D July 18, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Arkansas, United States

    I purchase a Fluance RT83 turntable a few months ago and both build quality and sound are awesome. When I was researching a new sound bar I found the Fluance Sounbase AB40. It is a big, heavy box with excellent build quality. It is not true surround sound like a full speaker system but it does fill the sound stage. I called customer support before purchasing with questions and they were excellent.

    5
    Neil H. July 12, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    I've had this unit for approx. 2 yrs now. The sound is very good. The only downside which I've never experienced before, is the power on feature is extremely finicky. You have to hold the power on button for only a few seconds. Let off to soon or after to many seconds and the unit will not power on. My wife can't ever get it to power on. I don't know if this is a problem for everyone else or not. Other than that, it is a great unit.

    4
    George P May 30, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

    I purchased my original unit in July 2018. I selected the AB40 due to room limitations. It sounded superb and exceeded my expectations. About a month or so ago it started shutting down after being on for only 20 minutes or so. It progressively got worse until it would shutoff after only 3 minutes of being on. Finally, I sent it back to Fluance for repairs as its warranty is a full 2 years which is great. The returned unit didn't work at all and that was returned for a brand new unit which works perfectly. I would like to thank Whitney in customer service for all her work expediting the whole process. It was much appreciated. I have recommended Fluance to all my friends and associates.

    5
    Daniel .R May 1, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

    Je recherchais une barre de son simple et pas compliquer avec un son acceptable, des que j'ai recue le ab40, je l'installe la met en marche et voila que fut le son alors wow quel surprise , un son clair et nette pas besoin de sub, pour le prix wow une belle surprise.J'aurais aimé voire affiché le volume du son sur la base mais se nais pas le cas. Bravo Fluance belle réussite. moins pas de manuel en Français.

    5
    Charles S. April 29, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    Great sound while it worked. Started randomly shutting down, now it quits every 45 seconds or less. Checked all wiring and remote settings, but it's toast.

    3
    Bill T March 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ohio, United States

    Bought this for our RV because its difficult to hear the TV with the AC on and sound bars are even more expensive. We set it up in our Master bedroom to check it out until the weather breaks. Excellent sound including the base. It is going to be perfect in our RV.

    5
    Paul March 19, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Washington, United States

    Ive tried a few sondbars in the past, but the AB40 was the best overall soundbar that ive tried in that price range.

    4
    Michael S February 23, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

    The AB40 sound bar is awesome the sound is impeccable. Who needs surround sound? This lil gem has base and sound that fill my 20 x 16 room easily. Give this piece some serious consideration before spending $1000's

    5
    Joseph January 7, 2019 Audiophile - 1 Year Pennsylvania, United States

    Excellent sound base. Fully satisfied. I do not miss the sub woofer. My grand son and I watched the Polar Express and we could feel the rumbling of the train. It fills the room with warm sound and I'm completely satisfied.
    Fluance offers excellent products at an excellent price.

    5
    Benjamin J. January 1, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 5 Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Tremendous soundbar at a great price.

    5
    Colin G. December 27, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 2 Years Illinois, United States

    I gifted this to my fiance for Christmas. I originally planned to purchase an entire home theater speaker system but due to the small size of the room, I decided to go with this soundbase only. Needless to say, she and I have both been incredibly impressed and happy with the product.

    Highly recommend this to anybody who wants to improve their TV or gaming experience with fuller, deeper audio. The improved sound quality is immediately noticeable vs. the TV speaker alone.

    We have also been loving the Bluetooth feature. While we mainly use this for TV and gaming, we have also used it to play music and it puts out an incredibly pleasing sound for music, too.

    The build on this product is sturdy--it is made to sit beneath a large flat-screen TV after all--and it the black finish is visually pleasing as well. It looks great in our living room.

    I'd highly recommend this product to anybody interested in a sound bar/sound base solution, especially at this price. It is a complete steal.

    5
    Raul Caguioa December 26, 2018 Audiophile - 2 Years Ontario, Canada

    this is amazing sounds awesome i recommend this product

    5
    Bernie November 16, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Alberta, Canada

    Husband was happy with this got rid of all his other equipment since we downsized.

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    5

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