XL8FW Floorstanding Speakers with XL8C Center Channel Speaker - Home Theater Setup
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Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

with Down-firing 8” Subwoofers - Natural Walnut/Pair (XL8FW)

XL8FW Floorstanding Speakers with XL8C Center Channel Speaker - Home Theater Setup
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Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

with Down-firing 8” Subwoofers - Natural Walnut/Pair (XL8FW)

599.99
$509.99 USD

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Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

XL8FW Floorstanding Speakers

Next-Level Sound Performance

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

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

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

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

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)

Overview

Specifications

Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

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
Series REFERENCE
Certifications CE Certified
DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as front speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System
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What's Included
  • Two High Performance Floorstanding Speakers
  • Eight Isolation Floor Spikes
  • Two Magnetic Front Grills
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Manufacturer's Direct Warranty

Press

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"Overall, the sound these loudspeakers produce is just beautiful and beastly. They handle music amazingly well, but they also make movies sound stellar, along with games and TV."

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

jeff r November 5, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Ontario, Canada

ive had them for 6 yrs they rock. i even miswired one speaker ran it for a yr full blast to drown out neighbour then fixed it . it still pounds and is clear as a bell

5
Brady B October 30, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Texas, United States

After having these for 4-5 weeks, I am not happy with these. The speaker treble has a harshness and raspiness to them. The mid-range seems to miss part of the transition between the treble and mids. The bass is present and goes low, but doesn't have the 'punch' I have come to expect. It just doesn't hit, more rolls. I have previous Fluance speakers, that are 5-6 years old and I use them every day - the XL7S bookshelves and Signature centers. So when I was looking to upgrade my 15 year old Energy towers (before Klipsch purchased then), top of my list was Fluance. I watched a bunch of online videos and saw everyone singing praises. I believed it given my prior experience with Fluance speakers, so after listening to a bunch of options and even trying another brand (heco) in house, I pulled the trigger. These are 'okay'. But while watching movies and playing video games (in 7.1) I would notice odd sounds from time to time. It was hard to put my finger on it. So I started auditioning music with a more discerning ear. Female vocalists and acoustic guitar seem to make the issues extremely pronounced. You get crackling from both speakers and raspiness that makes it tough to listen to. I go and play the same source on Energy, Jamo, Mordaunt Short, and even some vintage define technology; no issues. Either a bad pair of speakers or my ears just don't like the new tweeters and woofers. The final straw was when I was driving my truck listening to a song I had just listened to on these towers and it sounded better in my truck than it did in my home theater. Spent the last 3 hours swapping between my old energy towers and these fluance towers and while Fluance has some benefits over the Energy's - the older Energy speakers just produce a better sound, sound stage and don't become fatiguing.

2
H.N. September 24, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Virginia, United States

I have never had the opportunity to buy floorstanding speakers because of space limitations but oh boy… Fantastic speakers! Bought these and the center and bookshelves for my new finished basement. Still breaking them in but spent a solid 6 hours listening to these alone and their range and richness is noticeable right out of the box. Even the low end these perform well. If you are only able to have 2 speakers in you setup you would be well served by these.

5
Mike D September 22, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

Pretty much everything I expected, still only 5ish hours in so possibly some change on the horizon. But at this price point there is literally no competition.

4
Tim E. May 5, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

The outer packaging was a little rough due to handling but the product was so impeccably packed they arrived pristine. They sound amazing and look just as good. A welcome upgrade from my bookshelf speakers.

5
John J March 2, 2022 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

Love them, I haven’t enjoyed music since the 70’s.

5
Graeme February 3, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Saskatchewan, Canada

The XL8F speakers are awesome. Impressive value at $760 (CAD)/pair. These arrived in great condition due to superb packing materials. I was impressed with the feel and quality of the speaker terminals, the isolation floor spikes, and the magnetic front grills. I chose the option to bi-wire the speakers to my amp. I find these easy on my ears and they provide a nice crisp high-end sound that is not in your face, a detailed mid-range and a nice warm low end. These staged extremely well in my space. I chose the lovely finished natural walnut that looks superb and fits so well with my decor. I did reach out to Fluance's customer service desk on shipping and received prompt replies and helpful support from Julie. The bottom line is that the XL8F speakers are exceptional value for money, look wonderful, sound great and customer service is good.

5
Dave C January 31, 2022 Intermediate Listener New York, United States

Great bang for buck speakers. I'm very happy with them.

5
Russell D S January 26, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years Wisconsin, United States

8' sub gave disappointing bass, speakers are bigger than I thought. Glue on one of the drivers came loose. Good customer service.

3
Scott G January 1, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years California, United States

Using as a 2.0 speaker system for music with a tube amp for authentic/vintage sound. I have an existing sub woofer hooked up from a different speaker system but don't even turn it on... The down firing woofer in this speaker does an excellent job! From what I have heard I don’t think there is anything out there at this price point, this quality/sound, and size. Would buy again!!! One of my speakers did come in damaged but Fluance's customer service took care of it with no issues.

5
Stephane December 9, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

I received my new XL8F speakers in July 2021 in mint and perfect condition. So these comments are made after 5 months of evaluation.

Although at first glance the look is reminiscent of my old XL7F, the new XL8F towers have a lot of upgraded details. Better looking drivers with a tighter grouping, cleaner look without visible hardware and revised terminals. All nice visual upgraded touches on an already stunning design at this price range.

Performance wise : Better sound signature, more quantity and quality on the frequency response extremities without loosing the smooth mid response.
This is exactly what I was hoping for, bright fine very high frequencies and better lower bass (up to the standard of good 8 inches driver).
They are really able to play music without a sub and this was not the case IMO with the XL7f, now I only use my excellent SVS sealed sub on some occasion (and was seriously recalibrate for the new towers)
I also think the 87db sensitivity seems conservative since these speakers are easy to drive. (with my 80w/ch Harman-Kardon stereo receiver)

My XL7F where very nice for the price but felt a bit of a let down audio wise IMO.
My new XL8f are excellent all around without a single weak spot and I would buy them again without hesitation.
Kuddos to the team who did an excellent job on the revised product.
I’m totally satisfied with my new XL8f towers speakers and I had a stellar costumer support from Brent at Fluance who made several emails to answer my questions prior to my purchase.

5
Matthew October 3, 2021 Audiophile - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

Amazing... Simply amazing... Crisp clear highs and Punch through mids... The down firing driver sends enough bass to rattle my living room... No joke the reference series all together is worth every penny.

5
Paul H. September 27, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Alberta, Canada

I am very happy with these speakers thus far. Shipping was right on time and they arrived in great condition. Build quality is very good for the price range. I have them paired with a new Denon stereo receiver with 100 w per channel and that's more than enough to drive them. I am currently using them in a fairly large section of my basement and they sound great. Plan is to move them into a bedroom which will serve as my didicated music room. Would buy them again.

5
Vern W September 19, 2021

Good value great sound build quality is also good.

5
Kelly August 31, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 10 Years Iowa, United States

Excellent floor standing speakers. Warm sound with nice clarity and oomph. Beautiful to look at as well. Can't find better floor standing speakers in this price range.

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