Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

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Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

with Class D Amplifier & Wireless Bluetooth aptX (White Walnut)

$199.99 USD

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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 inches / 27.7 x 16.5 x 19.3 cm (HxWxD)
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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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:

Paul H January 14, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

Beautiful sound and appearance. I'm hearing the whole production now and not just some static and background noise.

Steve G January 8, 2020 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

It is so much good and at so killer price for the performance (overall articulation, low bass and ease of use), that I bought a second pair. Forget any sound bars or anything below 500$. This is really it and nothing else.

Robert b January 1, 2020 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful clean crisp sound. Balanced bass and treble. Love the look, the details and the simple set up. Great value for the price!

Hayden, R January 1, 2020 Texas, United States

Really clear sound

Kia Marshall December 28, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Georgia, United States

These speakers are absolutely amazing. I’m so glad with my purchase and I can’t wait to continue buying more from Fluance. You guys ROCK!

Marccelo December 27, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 12 Years Florida, United States

Loved them. From the moment I plugged them in through the break in process and specially now that they are working at their very best. I use them mostly with my RT85 and the imaging and the sound is terrific. Probably the only thing I don't like is the hiss sound you get when there's nothing playing and you are in the “line in” mode but even with that, I loved them.

Greg A December 25, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years California, United States

I bought the AI40 to use with the Fluance RT81 turntable I have and they did not disappoint. The AI40's are amazing for such a small size. The bass is very ample and the detail on the mids and highs really bring the music to life. Thinking about another pair to replace a sound bar. Great job Fluance!

Steve M December 23, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Colorado, United States

Great product. Top notch in quality and service.

Richard M December 18, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Ontario, Canada

Speakers sound great, using them in place of a soundbar for the tv. The remote is simple to use and very practical for this purpose. Bluetooth function works well.

Danny Nguyen December 16, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Kansas, United States

Good speakers, shipped super fast, like overnight fast. Easy to set up.

Tony L December 12, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

Great Speakers and outstanding customer support. I highly recommend these speakers, they are so much better than a sound bar. I have contacted customer service several times and have always received a quick and respectful response.

William December 4, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Tennessee, United States

After much research I decided to go with the ai40's. Never had purchased Fluance before now. I'm so critical at times I almost did not want to believe the hype around this product. These speakers are incredible. They are connected to my turntable. My Vinyl, old and new are now being heard like Never before. One World is Not Enough by the Police, sounds amazing. The Bass really stands out like I'd never noticed before. I could go on and on but these are amazing. Finally, it's true that the first 12 hours are the break in period.

Daniel L November 19, 2019 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

Great sound. I did need to buy an EBTech HUM-X ground loop AC eliminator to remove the loud speaker hiss. Apparently this hiss is common in speakers with built-in amplifiers so it is no mark against the speakers itself, though it did add a substantial extra cost ($75) relative to the initial cost of the speakers so worth bearing in mind.

Also, when it arrived the left RCA input seemed broken, the left speaker would work via Bluetooth but not RCA. I guess it's lucky I didn't just send it back - I opened the casing checked inside and could clearly see that one of the small plugs was only half plugged in. Plugged back in and wrapped it with some electrical tape and good to go. This may have happened in transit so again can't conclusively put to quality control. However together these two issues did interfere with my initial enjoyment and require some time to fix in terms of trying the him filter (and being lucky it did work) so I need to remove a star. Great sound after that though!

Mike, K November 8, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Saskatchewan, Canada

Bought a set to go with the TV (instead of a soundbar) and Kodi set-up. After purchase I found out that our TV-set doesn't support RCA out. I purchased an HDMI splitter and initially no sound came from the speakers. Had to change a setting in Kodi and sound came through. This is a great speaker set that sound great and because of the small form factor are not intrusive.

Jason P October 19, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 8 Years Alberta, Canada

The AI40 sounds great, is easy to setup, and when it goes on sale for under $250 CAD it's hard to beat. The aptX Bluetooth connectivity is a nice bonus.

I bought it as an alternative to a soundbar and in that regard it works great. Definitely sounds better than any sound bar I've heard for music and is more than competent for small to medium room home theaters.

Due to the sealed design I also tried using it with my Desktop PC. There is an annoying buzzing sound that alot of active speakers have a problem with. Talked to Fluance's customer service team about it and they were very helpful. They sent a replacement power supply that significantly reduced that amount of buzzing on the RCA input. I can no longer hear it from 15 ft away. However, from 5 ft away it is still annoying enough that I can't use the AI40 on my desktop.

Bottom-line if you're in the market for a sub $300 CAD soundbar give these a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised. From other reviews the amount noise from the RCA input seems to be hit and miss; so think twice about using the AI40 on desktop

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