Fluance XL8SW Bookshelf Speaker with record player
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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bookshelf and Surround Speakers

For a 2-Channel Stereo or Home Theater System - Natural Walnut/Pair (XL8SW)

Fluance XL8SW Bookshelf Speaker with record player and receiver
  • sale
Reference High Performance 2-Way Bookshelf and Surround Speakers

For a 2-Channel Stereo or Home Theater System - Natural Walnut/Pair (XL8SW)

Regular Price: $179.99 USD

Special Price $129.97 USD

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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bookshelf and Surround Speakers

Reference High Performance 2-Way Bookshelf and Surround Speakers

Exquisite Room-Filling Sound


As impactful as tower speakers, with outstanding clarity and immersive sound reproduction, these bookshelf speakers are perfect as fronts or surround sound speakers (external amplifier required)

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 Cabinet Construction


Meticulously designed wood enclosure to avoid unwanted resonance with front firing bass ports for improved bass response (Frequency Range 50Hz - 20KHz)

Premium Components for Superior Sound


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



Reference High Performance 2-Way Bookshelf and Surround Speakers
Speaker Configuration 2 Way - 2 Driver Surround Speakers (Wall Mountable)
Tweeter 1 inch Neodymium Balanced Silk Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer 5.25 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Power Handling 40 - 80 Watts RMS
Frequency Response 50Hz - 20KHz
Sensitivity 85dB @ 1W / 1m
Crossover Frequency 3100 Hz Phase Coherent - PCB Mounted Circuitry
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Vented Bass-reflex Design
Dimensions 11.4 x 8.1 x 9.0 inches (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 11.35 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 61783269749
What's Included
  • Two Bookshelf Surround Sound Speakers with Integrated Wall Mounting Brackets (keyhole slots)
  • Two Magnetic Front Grills
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Manufacturer's Direct Warranty


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“Virtually everything I played through the XL8S speakers didn't just sound good, they sounded great.”

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Fluance Reference XL8S Review

“ Great speaker, absolutely perfect, does everything it says it's going to do for surround sound. ”

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Boyd B. November 15, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

This is my second pair of Reference bookshelf’s. My first pair I’m using as my front left and right and they perform fantastically, and the second pair I’m using as my Atmos height speakers. Adding the second pair has brought Atmos effects up to another level. I can’t recommend Fluance enough. High quality speakers at an extremely affordable price!

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

Outstanding speakers right out of the box. Can’t wait for them to get broken in. These sound and look better than more expensive speakers I have owned. The walnut finish with the black glossy class up my mostly black components.

Mac M January 29, 2022 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

I've had these reference bookshelf speakers for a few days now and I'm very impressed indeed. I have a small listening room, so these are my prime L/R fronts for both music and 5.1. For $200ca on sale they cannot be beaten. I returned a set of polks to amazon and replaced them with these. The difference is night and day.
Build quality is exceptional. Sound quality is more focused on mid and high frequencies and, while others have criticized bass response, I was pleasantly surprised. However, they are definitely improved by my sub.

Highly recommended.

Ryan M October 20, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Michigan, United States

I am extremely impressed with Fluance and their fantastic team of professionals. Julie in customer service is one of the nicest and beyond helpful people I've ever dealt with. The Fluance products are amazing, flawless, and I've never looked back after getting one of their products. I am a customer for life.

David T September 18, 2021 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years British Columbia, Canada

Sound amazing as surround backs, highly recommend

john W September 2, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years Ontario, Canada

Andrew Robinson's review of the Fluance Reference speakers prompted me to make my purchase and man, they do sound as what Andrew described: "Detail, detail, detail". These little guys are pleasing to both the eye and the ear, and to top it all, it's a Canadian brand.

Simon H August 29, 2021

Des excellents speakers !

Darren A August 9, 2021

These are great bookshelf speakers. I don't think you could find any better for the money. Let them have their 10 hours to break in and they get even better. I've already ordered a second pair, my Marantz SR6015 loves them!!!

Asaph B July 30, 2021

Arrived quickly. Been using them for 2 months now. Excellent sound - don’t let any “audiophile” weird language fool you. Clear, crisp sound - and they look very attractive. Solid build.

WBF June 23, 2021

I bought the matching centre speaker about a month before buying these guys. I’ve had two sets of Polk’s that I’ve been pleased with over the past 23 years but was so impressed with the clarity/quality of the centre channel in this series by Fluance that I wanted to compliment it with L and R fronts. This is best used in a 5.1 and up system, let your sub do it’s job and these guys will focus on clean mid and treble ranges. I’ve picked up tiny details in movies I’ve watched twice before but didn’t know were there until making the switch. Great styling, solid construction and easily mounted to the wall for clean lines.

Luke S June 17, 2021

Maybe it's cause I'm upgrading from a meh sound-bar for the last 3 years, but these bookshelf speakers are perfect for a solid, budget, apartment-friendly set-up.Build quality is superb, they feel very substantial and solid with some distinct hints of good engineering, the magnetic dust-cover is a high-end touch that makes me know these will last longer than the old plastic peg ones. They also look beautiful on the media console as a part of the room.Sound quality is beautiful, very good through the range with clear dialogue when watching TV and movies but still solid top range for acoustic music. While I know these are typically used as surround or additional speakers, they're a great option for an apartment-friendly 2.1 setup.Bonus that it's made in Canada :)

joe April 23, 2021 Intermediate Listener - 20+ Years New York, United States

Was not that impressed when I first connected, but after a few hours break in, they sounded great. They just keep getting better. I will be ordering the reference towers to add and use the bookshelves for surround. I did call customer service and they were extremely helpfull. I originally wanted the signature series, but based on room size the recommended ref. Series. Boy am I glad I listened. Very pleased all around.

Reptile March 22, 2021

These have a quality of sound that must be hard to beat for around $200. They look quality, too. The sound is balanced, not harsh or boomy. Work great as a bookshelf speaker in a small room. If you need more bass, add a subwoofer.

William P February 18, 2021

Looks very nice on stands, with or without the grills

Amazon Customer February 15, 2021

Great product for a budget price. I have fluance reference bipols for side surround and the reference bookshelves for rears.

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