XLBP Bipolar Surround Sound Speaker on wall

Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

for Wide Dispersion Surround Sound - Black Ash/Pair (XL8BP)

XLBP Bipolar Surround Sound Speaker with plant
Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

for Wide Dispersion Surround Sound - Black Ash/Pair (XL8BP)

$149.97 USD

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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

XLBP Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers

Unique Bipolar Design for 3D Soundstage


Utilizing a distinctive driver configuration the design creates omni-directional acoustics for an enveloping movie theater experience

Detailed Mid-Range Frequencies


Woven fiber drivers provide vibrational damping and optimal linear movement resulting in a faithful reproduction of the original recording

Captivating Clarity in the Highs


Silk dome neodymium tweeters produce crisp, natural highs while providing spacious off axis dispersion making every spot the sweet spot

Superior Sealed Cabinet Construction


Meticulously designed sealed wood enclosure optimizes the performance of the frequency response and allows for flexibility in placement (Frequency Range 95Hz - 20KHz)

Premium Components for Superior Sound


Utilizing high performance components improving phase coherence, frequency response balance and timing



Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers
Speaker Configuration 2 Way - 4 Driver Bipolar Surround Speakers (Wall Mountable)
Tweeter Dual 1 Inch Neodymium Balanced Silk Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer Dual 5.25 Inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Power Handling 50 - 100 Watts RMS
Frequency Response 95Hz - 20KHz
Sensitivity 86dB @ 1W / 1m
Crossover Frequency 2300 Hz Phase Coherent - PCB Mounted Circuitry
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 11.4 x 13.8 x 7.6 inches (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 15.4 pounds/speaker
Certifications CE Certified
DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as surround sound speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
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UPC 61783269756
What's Included
  • 2x Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers with Integrated Wall Mounting Brackets (keyhole slots)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Manufacturer's Direct Warranty

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Claude P August 26, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

Excellent product, well built, great sound

Philip V February 9, 2022 Audiophile - 20+ Years North Carolina, United States

look of the speakers are better than expected sound is good getting better everyday

Steven L. February 8, 2022 Advanced Listener - 3 Years Georgia, United States

Great sounding surround speakers and great price!!

Vincent S November 22, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

I purchased these speakers after reading review from others and I was not disappointed. The speakers have great build quality and quite heavy. I mounted them on the wall making sure at least one screw is on the stud. The surround sound quality is great and for the price I paid these are great speakers.

Pierre September 15, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Quebec, Canada

Superbe performance pour le prix payé je les adorent pour la musique et le cinéma vraiment très bien

Inquiring M September 8, 2021

The sound is beautiful. Full and honestly sounds better than higher end bookshelves I was using as my rears.Whoever designed the mounting system should be immediately fired though. Most screws don't even fit into the keyholes and you can't see what you're doing so you're putting them up trying to feel around for screws and hoping you measured 100% right because there's no template and if you're off by a fraction of an inch, it's not going. Lots of swearing and sweating but finally got them up. Once they're on the wall, they look and sound amazing.

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

Very happy customer. These speakers have a great balance of power and detail. They look fantastic too, which help sets them above the competition. They pair beautifully with my Fluance floor standing and center channel speakers.

Amazon Customer July 9, 2021

Just WOW! I didn't see too many reviews on these so I figured I would give them a try. These speakers really fill out a room! They have crazy, tight bass for being a surround speaker...and the highs are extremely clear as well. I didn't expect these speakers to make such a difference in my home theatre setup. I have a Denon Receiver and Infinity everything else, quite a bit of money wrapped up in it. The only thing I didn't care for was the magnetic grille covers. If you bump them they slide over or fall off. They do stay on while mounted on a wall and being used so good enough.

Donald A May 28, 2021

Excellent sound, excellent quality and excellent value for the money. I actually use them as my front speakers in a lower ceiling (8-1-2 feet) room and I'm very surprised at the sound that comes from these speaker for the price paid. No complaints.

Troy April 22, 2021

I purchased the Fluance SXBP2 speakers for my brother and was doing the breakin before installing them into his system. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality from these speakers and the light weight. They also appear to be very well made. Nice craftsmanship for a $120 dollar pair of speakers. After 48 hours of Game of Thrones the speakers sounded even better. So I took a chance and bought the Reference models to replace the bookshelves I was currently using for surrounds. Much bigger than the SXBP2 with better materials used in construction of the woofer. Speaker is also louder. Gave it the same treatment of 48 hours of GoT before mounting them to the wall. Very pleased with the room filling sound. Was going to buy the Svs bipolar speakers (which are better quality) for surrounds but I just didn't feel the need to purchase $500 a pair speakers for just sound effects. I wish that I had spent $50 and purchased the higher end surround speakers but the Reference models get the job done for 1/4 the cost.

kevmacmills April 19, 2021

I'm using these as my surrounds in a 5.1.2 system and they sound great! All the Dolby diagrams have surrounds placed on the sides and just behind the listening position, but I couldn't do that with my room. My only option was to place them on the back wall behind the listening position. After reading another reviewer's comments, I mounted them on either side of our couch, just above ear level, and am quite pleased with the results. They give me a nice, diffuse sound that really enhances the movie watching experience.

Franko S April 8, 2021

Quality product grate sound I can't say enough about fluance it's better tan 7/8 of what that blue/yellow box store sells

Tran B. February 24, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 14 Years Ontario, Canada

* Beautiful appearance
* Solid construction from quality materials
* Clever and innovative magnetic speaker covers
* Great mid-range frequency coverage of 95Hz - 20 kHz
* Can actually perform as both fronts and surrounds in a compact surround sound setup if you pair them with a powerful subwoofer

The Reference Bipolar Surround speakers are a superb upgrade from the equally top-notch Elite Bipolar Surround speakers. I'm just blown away by the beautiful appearance, solid construction quality and of course the incredibly rich sound. They have a much better frequency range than the Elite Bipolars that floors at 95 Hz, allowing you to set the subwoofer crossover at a more ideal setting. I'm using two pairs as the fronts and surrounds in a compact 5.1.4 setup for my apartment living room and the sound is rich and fully enveloping. Impressively, when used as surrounds they effectively double as both a back and a side surround when placed correctly. As fronts, they provide an extremely wide soundstage that rivals and possibly even bests standard bookshelf and floorstanding speakers with their sheer room envelopment. Using two pairs of these speakers, I've essentially got a 9.1 surround setup for the price of a 5.1 setup.

To be clear, these are not intended to perform as front speakers. That said, I've proven they absolutely can perform as fronts in a compact style setup for a smaller more confined space such as an apartment, a condo or even just a secondary room in a house where a fully equipped home theater is not possible, wanted or advisable. You'll have to invest in an equally top-notch subwoofer to go with them and be willing to compromise a little if you build the setup that I did. I'm currently using a 12" 300W subwoofer and I've set the crossovers higher than the THX recommended standards for home theater. My subwoofer crossover is currently set at 110 Hz (the THX theater standard is 80 Hz) and the speakers are set at 100 Hz.

Overall, these are just incredible speakers. Extremely high quality and superb value for the money. Highly recommended and they've absolutely made me a Fluance fan for life.

James J February 11, 2021

Love them! Fast delivery and packaged very good! Just like the rest of their speakers just fantastic!

Daryl A December 3, 2020

I'm using these bipolar speakers as side surrounds in a 5.1 system, mounted to the back wall, approximately 1 foot behind and 5 feet to the side of ear position. It is difficult to identify recorded rain or traffic as not real, which I feel is a good benchmark for any surround speaker.

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