Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

with Class D Amplifier & Wireless Bluetooth aptX (Black Ash)

$199.99 USD

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Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

With an integrated 70W Class D amplifier, these active speakers deliver room-filling stereo sound that elevates your musical experience

PAIRING YOUR PASSION

PAIRING YOUR PASSION

Marry your music from your turntable, PC, Laptop, TV, or wireless Bluetooth device to these versatile speakers, a perfect union you’ll want to last a lifetime

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

The 1-inch silk dome tweeters and 5-inch high performance woven drivers produce crisp highs, balanced mids, and powerful deep bass, with stunning acoustic accuracy

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

Enjoy warm sound from the engineered MDF wood cabinets, meticulously designed for exquisite audio reproduction

ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

Easily connect directly to your favorite audio source through RCA/Aux or Bluetooth aptX without the need for a separate amplifier or receiver

Overview

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Specifications

Speaker Configuration 2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)
Bluetooth Yes; aptX Codec
Inputs RCA L/R
Tweeter 1 inch Silk Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer 5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Amplifier Power Class D 70 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 35 watts)
Frequency Response 40Hz – 20KHz (DSP Virtual Sound)
Internal Lead Wire 18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
Power Input: 100-240V; Output: 19V 3.15A
Crossover Frequency 2600Hz Phase Coherent – PCB Mounted Circuitry
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 10.9 x 6.5 x 7.6 inch
Speaker Weight 15.1 lbs
Speaker Type Bookshelf
Phono Preamp No
Certifications ICES, FCC Certified, ETL/CETL
Subwoofer Output No
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.3%
WiFi Casting Pairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and AppleTV (Ai40 is not a WiFi speaker)
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UPC 871363024626
What's Included

Ai40 Speaker Line Out

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Ai40 Speaker Lineout

  • Fluance Ai40 Active Bookshelf
  • Speakers (pair)
  • Remote Control
  • 2x AAA Batteries
  • 100-240V Power Adapter
  • 8ft 18 Gauge Speaker Wire
  • 3ft 3.5mm Aux to RCA Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Fluance Catalog
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Pro Reviews

AVS Forum Reviews the Ai40 Bookshelf Speakers

"the package looks good, sounds good, and fulfills both digital and analog playback rolls with enthusiasm."

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Steve Guttenberg of CNET Reviews the Ai40s

"Fluance’s $200 stereo Bluetooth speakers sound is almost too good to be true"

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The Soundbar Killer - Review by Joe N Tell

"They get more than loud enough, it's a super flat frequency response... I don't know what else you can ask for when it comes to speakers, for me, these are the holy grail when it comes to speakers."

iMore Reviews the Ai40 Bookshelf Speakers

"the Fluance Ai40 rise above their ranks and set a new gold standard for bookshelf speakers"

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Loud sound, innocuous design - Soundguys Reviews the Ai40 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

"For a pair of sub-$200 speakers, these are a no-brainer for home audio enthusiasts. From the home audio beginning to the ardent enthusiast, the Ai40 are a solid fit."

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Rashid, R March 26, 2019 Novice Listener - 3 Years Ontario, Canada

Great sexy speakers with awesome sound. Placed them on micca isolation pads. Please note that if you are buying for a computer there will be a hissing sound. Invest in a 10$ ground isolator from amazon solves the issue. All cables are supplied as well.

5
Les G. March 7, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Wyoming, United States

First let me say that I'm completely embarrassed that I've never heard of the Fluance & their product line. I'm very thankful that I stumbled upon a promotion offering a free Google Home Mini with a purchase of the Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers. At first, I was hesitant but after reading the reviews & doing some additional research, decided to make the purchase. I'm totally blown away by the performance of these speakers. I've got Cerwin-Vega's, Baby Advents, & a pair of Bose 901's in my inventory but I have to admit for the size & ease of setup with the bluetooth capability, these speakers are kick ass!! Looking forward to making another purchase in the future to expand my collection.

5
Patrick, R March 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Arizona, United States

Great product for a great price. Supplemented these on my Vizio 70 inch TV, and it more than makes up for the TV's weak soimd quality.

5
douglas March 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Wisconsin, United States

just what i was looking for with right size, easy setup and great sound.

4
Mike B. March 6, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

Easy to connect and great sound.

5
Thomas G February 7, 2019 Intermediate Listener New Hampshire, United States

This is my second purchase from Fluance. The first was the Fi50. Since I've had it in my bakery kitchen for 2+ years without any issues, when it came time to furbish my home gym with some sound, Fluance was the first site I visited. I can only add my voice to exactly what most others have said: best value to be found.
The only thing that could have been better would have been to be able to buy speaker stands through Fluance. Though the the Ai40 is prominently shown on speaker stands on the Fluance site, Fluance does not sell them. I'm not a quick shopper, so that meant researching speaker stands for another 2-3 hours and then waiting to see if the fit was right. Hopefully Fluance will broaden their offerings a bit in the accessory area.
Back to the speakers. Fantastic sound, blue tooth works flawlessly and the speakers look great in my work-out room.

5
Andrew G January 23, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

Absolutely amazing speakers!! Very well crafted and designed as well and easy to setup!! Couldn’t be happier

5
Tom S December 31, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

Just the best! Nothing I can't say that's already been said here. For an office, you can't do better.

5
Mark L December 30, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

I'm totally blown away by these speakers. I have them hooked up to a turntable and also stream music via bluetooth. I initially thought I would *need* a subwoofer, but these pump out a pretty significant amount of bass. For $199 I don't think you can go wrong.

5
Brent Taylor December 29, 2018 Novice Listener - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

An incredible value at its price - I'm not sure this can conceivably be done better. I'm not an expert on this genre of product by any means, but it exceeds all expectations. If this is on the list of things you're considering in the price range of similar products, it's the obvious choice.

5
Charles December 17, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

I got those speakers and i was expecting an average sound given the size of the woofers on all bookshelf speakers, but then i was like WHATTTT, Blown Away is the right word, the sound is clear the base is wide/deep, no distortion, the finishing all around the speakers screams high end, first thing that came in my mind was, how are those speakers selling for this price, they should be way way more expensive, they literally stand next to the very expensive ones, also the Customer support is amazing, Fluance has always been well known for there amazing customer support, Andy and Julie they do an awesome job to take care of any customer, I paid for my speakers by the way did not get anything for free to write a review, from my experience i recommend the Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers any day. one last thing to note, if you notice in the back of the right powered speakers there is no Subwoofer out, that's because you don't need one for a small studio setup you get deep base already, speakers in my opinion that have subwoofer out, usually lack the base punch, so they remedy this with a sub out and they usually have a Vent Hole, the Ai40 don't have a Vent hole and that's a %100 sign that this speaker's will give you deep base. I will buy again if i need another set hands down.

5
Wayne N December 11, 2018 Audiophile - 20+ Years Arizona, United States

As usual Fluance has yet another very affordable and well made speaker in its line up. I own the Fi70, Fi50 and the Sound Base all outstanding and the Ai40 is equally as good. Be aware that you need to run speaker wire between the 2 speakers to power the Left side.

4
Brendan, L December 3, 2018 Intermediate Listener - 6 Years Kansas, United States

I did a lot of research on finding the best bookshelf speakers on the market. But a lot of them that I found were just out of my price range or to risky. I then stumbled upon this company once again and decided to do a little research on these speakers. I found that these speakers were affordable and were reviewed with a high rating. So I settled down on these and bought them. While being shipped they were shipped to the wrong address all the way in California and had to be sent back to Fluance. They were shipped back out and made it to my address finally about 2-3 weeks later. I was expecting the package to be dinged up a bit but it wasn't. I will tell you that Fluance really knows how to ship your packages properly so I give them a huge thumbs up. Finally, I got to hook these bad boys up, I was pleasantly surprised as always. The sound quality was great, but you always have to give them sometime to break in. I'm writing this review today and I've had the speakers for about a month now. All I can say is that I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. The speakers somehow are giving out a huge amount of low end for their size and have clear, crisp, and sharp mids and highs. Everything is balanced with no complaints. The speaker's design its self is very elegant and pleasing to look at as well. So all I can say is look no further and purchase these. I've bought a few products from this company and I've never been disappointed. All I can say is I am a dedicated Fluance customer as they haven't disappointed me and I doubt they will disappoint you either.

5
Jim November 24, 2018 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

Excellent sound, excellent bluetooth connectivity, excellent price, and excellent customer service, however a problem with buzzing sound at low levels would be a qualifier for recoomendations to others.

5
Austin, L October 20, 2018 Advanced Listener - 6 Years Washington, United States

I purchased the AI40's to replace a 2.1 computer setup (Swan M10's) and I have never been happier. Although I am no speakerphile, I've spent a long time listening critically with portable "hi-fi" headphones for years and know a good sound when I hear it. When I listened to the AI40's, I was thoroughly impressed.

Pros: For $200, the low-frequency reproduction is nothing short of both marvelous and befuddling - the AI40's are not ported(!!). I was considering a subwoofer but ultimately decided against it. The highs are clear without detectable sibilance and the mid-range isn't overly emphasized or recessed. While I do prefer a more mid-forward sound, I am definitely not disappointed with the signature of AI40's; they strike me as slightly v-shaped from a subjective standpoint. The bluetooth features worked for me without issue on the AptX codec and my Huawei Mate 10 Pro. No skips or connection difficulties.

Cons: If you intend to use these as near-field monitors/speakers (as I am using them on my desk), there may be an audible hiss varying with some combination of power adapter cable, power source (wall or surge), source (computer/pre-amp etc.) and nearby interference. I reached out to Sean from Fluance support on this issue and they sent me a new power adapter cable without question. As a tip for other users out there, the better you can isolate noise in your chain, the less noticeable it will be (hint: start with wall power). One last grievance I would have is with the DSP correction/processing - occasionally, adjusting the volume via remote or the knob causes slight/temporary (less than a second) distortion in the low-end frequencies as the DSP makes its adjustments. I've been assured by Sean that this is normal and I'm inclined to agree. Not too big of a problem, unless you adjust volume constantly.

Overall, the AI40's are an excellent pair of speakers and the folks at Fluance offer fantastic customer support. For $200, I can't think of a better powered bookshelf offering with aptX Bluetooth and RCA aux inputs.

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