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”
The AB40 is designed for placement under your TV and provides a cinema performance guaranteed to surpass your expectations.
|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|
|Bluetooth||Yes; aptX codec|
|Virtual Surround Sound (3D)||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|
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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."Read the Full Review
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."Read the Full Review
Paste Magazine Reviews the AB40 Soundbase
"What the Fluance team has created is remarkable. The AB40 is well-built, versatile and an absolute steal"Read the Full Review
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."Read the Full Review
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."
Ok so first I will mention we bought both the AB40 and the Ai60’s over Christmas, both on sale at a fabulous price range.JRT 5
The AB40 is in the bedroom optically hooked up to a 40” Sony Tv , great for sports and movies after properly connecting it to the satellite receiver and the Apple TV kit ( both required Dolby off setting).
I have also tested out the Bluetooth option for music through my iPad and iphone, great sound with deep rich bass and high end.
Quite happy with the unit and will likely never use it to its complete potential in its present setting but maybe one day when moved to a rec room setting for full exposure. All this quality for a bargain price of 150 $ CAD delivered to the door. Awesome!
Now to the Ai60’s, presently in the living room, mainly for music listening but hooked up to a 58” Samsung tv for sports and movies.
Again adjustments had to be made to the satellite receiver and the smart tv set( both Dolby off settings). Once done they worked perfectly. Sound again is deep and crisp at low to moderate levels, soundstage is noticeable and instruments can be picked out easily and clearly.
In the present setting I see no need for a subwoofer hookup as the sound is deep and low when needed, maybe like the AB40 if ever used in a home environment( we are in an apartment setting), they could be properly tested out for volume loads, but for our usage we are quite happy to have them both filling our place with premium sound at a super price. The Ai60’s came to the door at 300$CAD all in.
So for these prices they cannot be beat.
Over the years I have had audiophile equipment, bulky and sound worthy but now space requirements( and great audio research) has led me to these powered units with an internal DAC unit to eliminate all that equipment and bluetoothed or rca connected to my MacBook Air with a great sound card to reproduce any format superbly.
All told great stuff and I look forward to more options in the future, maybe the Ai40’s for the sailboat when at the marina.
Thanks for another great Canadian product!
Great equipment- Great performanceJRT 5
I can't say enough about this product. Amazing sound. Canadian Company. Canadian Made. Companies like this are ones that make me proud!Joel 5
for the on sale price, can't be beat, exceeded expectationsbrian 5
When I bough the AB40 in the summer of 2018 I was very pleased with my purchase. It was a compact unit that blended well with furniture and, most importantly, delivered high quality sound when listening to music and watching TV. No mess, no satellite speakers, cables, subwoofers, amps or receivers – just a solid all-in one, housed in a wood cabinet that performed well. Then it broke a year after purchase. The speaker started emitted a regular booming sound that made it practically unusable; it would work fine for a minute or two and then the booming would start and repeat every 2 seconds until the speaker was turned off.Tomic D. 1
I contacted Fluance warranty and was told that the unit will be replaced, but that I had to ship it to Ontario (from BC!) and bear the shipping cost myself. I paid around $275 for the AB40 and – given the weight and the bulkiness of the item – $45 to ship it back to Fluance. So my cost has gone up significantly and I am unsure if I will be receiving a refurbished unit or a new unit after all the trouble. It is unfortunate that the unit failed so quickly as I quite liked it during the 12 months that it worked. I am highly disappointed that overall cost jumped through no fault of my own and that I might get stuck with a refurnished item.
Overall, a useful, elegant item that puts out excellent sound, but with the downsides of poor reliability and poor warranty service.
Hence the one-star rating.
I purchased this for my familyMichael Z 5
They have just purchased a 55" Sony x950g
They were amazed of the SOUND!
So was I, considering that I own the whole Signatures Series Home Theater setup including dual DB12 subs
Yes I was amazed of the SQ it sounded like having a high end receiver hooked to a pair of fluance speakers
The bass hits low and highs really shine
They call it a soundbase so your TV can easily be placed on top of it
I must say this soundbase beats any soundbar I've ever head!
Simply A must BUY!
Easy setup, great sound, built solid!Michael 5
If you are to lazy to set up a surround system with multiple speakers then you can not do better than this unit. It can produce loud clean punchy bass that will rattle what ever is loose in your house. The 3D effect will make you scratch your head and think " how did they do that? ". I also use this as a stereo system for music in that room and would consider it just for this purpose alone. I have not had any issues at all. Although it may not have all the bells and whistles offered by other systems I actually prefer this as it appears that they have invested all the resources into reproducing excellent sound.Walter 5
I put aside an older Bose Solo (no bluetooth and was failing) for the Fluance AB 40. I use it with a smaller second TV and it sets up easy and has terrific sound. The 3D and Baseboost features are great for movies. It costs less than my Solo and out performs it. Music via Bluetooth is great but you have to remember that you can only connect with one device at a time. It defaults to the last device connected until you cancel that link. Very pleased so far.Ron C 5
I don't know what a five star soundbase would look like. The AB40 does a fine job projecting sound. Not entirely sold on the bass boom and 3D feature. Maybe I haven't tested it loudly enough for these to make a pronounced difference.Jorge S. 4
solidly built with good looks and sound.douglas 4
Stopped working after a few months. Would make a screeching sound and shut off. And they made me pay to ship it back for warranty repair.. $100!Stephen C 1
I bought the Black one last Christmas. I then ordered a Denon and Bose soundbase for my son's TV so he could have better sound for his PS4 Pro. They both failed within 2 months. So I ordered this one in Bamboo and he loves it since it works perfectly and the sound is precise and punchy.The S 5
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 FluanceMichael Willis 5
The Fluance AB40 sound base sounds great, but failed in under 4 months! After a short amount of time, the unit just turns itself off. To watch TV, I have to turn the unit back on again every few minutes. Reading other similar reviews, it would seem that the Fluance AB40 is very unreliable. Fluance want's the customer to pay shipping to have it repaired/replaced. This is a heavy unit and the shipping costs are sky high! I'm very disappointed and would never consider another Fluance product.See all reviews Jack 1