Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers
with Down-firing 8” Subwoofers - Black Ash/Pair (XL8F)
NEXT-LEVEL SOUND PERFORMANCE
Engineered with premium components to pack a powerful punch of room-filling music delivering a truly immersive home audio experience
EXQUISITE BASS PERFORMANCE
Unique down-firing 8” subwoofers produce exceptionally deep and undistorted low frequency response while maintaining a minimalist footprint
RICH AND DETAILED MIDRANGE
Woven fiber drivers provide vibrational damping and optimal linear movement resulting in a faithful reproduction of the original recording
CAPTIVATING CLARITY IN THE HIGH FREQUENCIES
Silk dome neodymium tweeters produce crisp, natural highs while providing spacious off axis dispersion making every spot the sweet spot
SUPERIOR CABINET ENGINEERING
Meticulously designed enclosure with rigid internal bracing to avoid unwanted resonance and dual rear ports for controlled low-frequency response (Frequency Range 35Hz - 25KHz)
Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers
|Speaker Configuration||3 Way - 4 Driver Floorstanding Main Speakers (pair)|
|Tweeter||1 inch Neodymium Balanced Silk Dome Ferrofluid Cooled|
|Midrange||Dual 6.5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds|
|Woofer||Isolated Down-firing 8 inch Polymer Treated High Excursion Driver with Butyl Rubber Surround|
|Power Handling||80 - 160 Watts RMS|
|Frequency Response||35Hz - 25KHz|
|Sensitivity||87dB @ 1W / 1m|
|Crossover Frequency||100/3000 Hz Phase Coherent - PCB Mounted Circuitry|
|Impedance||8 Ohm Compatible|
|Enclosure||Tuned Rear Dual Port Bass Reflex Tower Design Dampened|
|Dimensions||45.86 x 9.25 x 12.99 inches (HxWxD)|
|Speaker Weight||47.70 pounds/speaker|
|DOLBY ATMOS||Ideal for use as front speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System|
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I just got a set of these paired with a Marantz PM5005 and a Fluance RT83 and I couldn't be happier. They sound amazing! Nice punchy bass with balanced mids and highs. I listen to mostly rock, metal, and classic rock type stuff with a little bit of old school rap mixed in and these are perfect for that kind of music. They were a little bit larger than I was expecting, but they look absolutely beautiful! Very happy with my purchase!Jason B 5
I've owned these for about a year , and couldn't be happier. For the price you can't go wrong, and they look great.Gary H. 5
I think Fluance produce badass products.Michael O 4
I am not a CD or home theatre guy, but strictly a pure analog record lover who owns a gear and vinyl record shop. These lovely speakers are on display and drop jaws daily, especially when people hear the price point. I have a stock RT82 played thru the pre-amp that sounds like a cuss word, then through a nice 120 watt stereo amp. The speakers are about 10 feet apart, and people can stand in the sweet spot to enjoy them.Bill M 5
First thing people say is how beautiful they are, and the. I show them the nice magnetic grilles, and show off the components. Next thing that jumps out at people is how the bass is so live and rock solid and I explain the nice down-firing woofers pounding at the floorboards!
From piano jazz to lush Roxy Music to heavy bands like Rush and Led Zeppelin, these are wonderfully versatile speakers. I have dozens of new and used speakers for people to try out with their preferred music, and all of those have what I call weaknesses and blind spots, where vocals or a piano part sound muffled and doesn’t pop as intended. These new Fluance Reference speakers are a marvelous investment in your music. collection. Fluance continues to impress by providing unparalleled bang for the buck! When these become available do yourself a favor and snap up a pair!
The new reference series speakers were delivered right on time and in very sturdy packaging. The speakers have a nice heavy feel and you can tell that they are a very high quality construction. The black gloss looks very classy. They are replacing 20+ year old DCM floor speakers that were a huge monstrosity in our living room. These look sleek and elegant.Andrew T 5
The connections were very easy to make and the all metal wire posts are very good quality. There is no plastic and they also appear to be gold plated. My teenage son actually made the wiring terminations. He even commented on how much nicer these posts were than the ones on the DCM speakers.
Now for the real test. How did they sound? One word - AMAZING! The first thing we played was Nat King Cole's Christmas album on a CD. My wife teared up at how good Nat sounded. It was almost like he was in the room with us. You could hear the timbre in his voice like we'd never heard before. Probably the best word I could use to describe it would be organic. The horns sounded beautiful and real, like they were in the house. There is no sterile sound.
We then put on a movie and watched MI6 and Star Wars (original trilogy). We have a Polk Audio subwoofer, but the bass in our system has never sounded better than with these new Reference Series speakers. The bass was pumping into our chests like never before. The down-firing subwoofer really pushes the bass into the entire room. The sounds bring you into the movie and make it come alive. My kids commented on hearing background noises they had never heard before. It is like being in a theater but better, you're at home! This will take family movie night to a whole new level.
Then for the real test. How do they do with vinyl? We put some Fleetwood Mac on with my Fluance RT82, and it was incredible. The highs have a bell like pristine quality. There is no shrill ear piercing with the highs even at high volume. Just sweet notes and crystal clear separation between each passage. The bass doesn't sound boomy or loose like it is falling apart. It holds the groove together and hits hard, but stay tight and not distracting. The mid range is not overpowering allowing the entire frequency range to envelop the sound stage.
There are much more expensive speakers out there that will sound incrementally better I'm sure. However, at this price point there is nothing better. You are getting a high quality product that will revolutionize your listening experience at a price point that won't break the bank. The best part is that they will only get better as they break in. I couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase.
Thank you Fluance!