AB40 High Performance Soundbase

AB40 High Performance Soundbase

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

$249.99 USD

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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
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:

Jason C October 10, 2018 Advanced Listener - 10 Years Georgia, United States

I was looking for a soundbar replacement and was planning on purchasing the Sonos system. I decided to see if fluance had soundbars since I had purchased from them previously and was very pleased. After brief online reviews I decided to purchase the AB40 and I can once again say I am not disappointed. It is clean, crisp and when bass boost or 3D sound is activated, I am blown by the overall dynamics of the system. For the price I think it would be practically impossible to find as comparable system.

Jamie E September 21, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

The only thing. I wish there was indication somewhere in the gas or the remote that displays that bass boost or 3 D sound was selected... it can be difficult to determine depending if it’s TV, movie or music

Greg Burleigh j September 7, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

Needs to have more treble options find it has two much bass

Kim D August 12, 2018 Washington, United States

I bought this for my son for his B-day. I have not heard it myself but according to him comment "it sounds amazing!" I knew it would as I personally own Fluance Tower speakers which have been amazing. I will always look to Fluance for amazing sound!

Mike M August 3, 2018 New Jersey, United States

Perfect. Well constructed, solid wood. Simple setup easy to use. I listen to music on it everyday. Looking forward to adding a RT81 to complement it. Thanks Sean for the follow up call

Steven D. Eib October 22, 2017 Virginia, United States

I am hearing impaired. My days of rock and roll are behind me but I do enjoy good movies. The problem is NOT volume, it is clarity. I wear high quality hearing aids but they are an imperfect fix. Standard TV speakers are absolutely worthless, so subtitles were my only option. The Fluance AB40 has solved the problem. I now can watch movies/TV and understand the dialog. My wife (normal hearing) loves it too. No high volume, just clear voices. The AB40 should be sold by the same people that sell hearing aids. They both connect me to the outside world.

JTA October 12, 2017

Sounds great, perfect for my bedroom PC/TV. - Verified Store

Alan September 17, 2017

I purchased the AB40 to replace a Bose Solo. The AB40 is in a completely different league sonically. It is a true high fidelity system capable of delivering clean, undistorted sound across the audio spectrum without any obvious colouration. Bass response is solid without boominess or resonance. The system sounds great with music, TV, and movie sources alike, even at high volumes. Fluance have really raised the bar for sound bases with the AB40.

Kindle C September 17, 2017

This is a must buy. The difference between this and standard tv speakers is insane. I have a Sony 930D 65in and its fit is just perfect. I can hear the dialog! And dang that bass is sweet!Best $250 you will spend - Verified Store

BRUCE E August 28, 2017

The AB40 overall is a great piece of equipment - I am really enjoying it ! I haven't experienced any problems to date. The only thing that I don't like that much is the remote control - a little sluggish turning the sound base on at times. - Verified Store

Rick August 25, 2017

This is a winner. The sound is incredible.So glad we bought it.And Fluence tech suport is knowledgeable and responsive - Verified Store

Tony August 11, 2017

I LOVE THIS SYSTEM!!! THERE IS ONE THING I HATE ABOUT IT.. WHEN U TURN IT UP IT DISTORTS REALLY BAD! BUT OHTER THEN THAT ITS AN AMAZING PRODUCT I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE IT IN MY HOME

Rich R August 6, 2017

First the tremendous good - the sound. Luxurious and clear. This would be my first choice for sound quality.But...I had to use the aux analog input and had a huge hum at any volume. Its looks like a ground loop even though its on the same power strip.No problem w iPhone on aux input.No problem outputting the TV to Yamaha monitors.Returning it.Green light would have been staring me in the face and driven me crazy in the bedroom at night.Digital input not an option, and I would not be willing to have a second remote just for volume.However if your using the digital input and don't mind a second remote for volume, I highly recommend it for the sound quality. - Verified Store

J. E July 27, 2017

Far exceeded my expectations, the sound is incredible. Only 1 point off for because the bluetooth reception is very spotty; you get a lot of dropped music gaps unless your phone has an absolute clear line of sight to the unit and you do not move around much. This is annoying when using the speaker while dancing with your phone in your hand. If you move behind your couch or into another room, forget it; your bluetooth music will stop. - Verified Store

Wayne T July 21, 2017

Good sound base for the money. Bass response in the Bass Boost mode is significantly boosted. I was surprised there are so much perceived low end response from drivers as small as the ones used. 3D mode works. I would not say it's close to a full 5.1 or 7.1 HT setup. But it does a decent job trying to mimic 3D effects compared to regular stereo mode. Sound quality is good. I stream music to it via Bluetooth. Sound was clear and decent even though it's playing a lossy source. In my subjective opinion, there are some minor sibilence and the mids can sound slightly harsh depending on the particular song. I also think stereo imaging and separation is more concentrated in the middle vs. a typical stereo speaker set up that is properly distanced and toe'd in. But sound perception is very subjective. It may just be me so others may not 'imagine' such an effect in their heads.I would say it's a good sound base for the $200 bucks I'd paid for it. - Verified Store

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