Soundbar alternative: Fluance Ai60

Commander Shepard

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I hate soundbars and ain't interested in anything like a home theater. Found this Fluance Ai60 powered speaker system and gave it a shot. I'm very pleased with the sound and simplicity.

Fluance Ai60 $299

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how do these compare to the KEFs in your sig? or any other speakers you might have experience with?

i'm a huge fan of the Vanatoos (both t0 and t1) but for 300$ if these can compete they are worth looking into...
 

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They've always made nice looking speakers, hard to find reviews of them though. I've talked to 2 guys, one said fluance was a knockoff company, the other guy was in love. Weeelp, that's helpful lol.

Be interesting to hear how they compare.
 

Commander Shepard

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how do these compare to the KEFs in your sig? or any other speakers you might have experience with?

i'm a huge fan of the Vanatoos (both t0 and t1) but for 300$ if these can compete they are worth looking into...
Well, the KEFs are on an entirely different level in terms of sound and price. I considered the Vanatoo T0 for my laptop, but found iLoud Micro Monitors on sale for $120 less.

Before the Fluance, I had a Yamaha integrated amp + Elac Un iFi UB5 speakers for my TV. I want to get rid of that fugly stand and mount the TV on the wall. I sold the amp and speakers, so the Fluance were perfect for my TV solution. I really like their sound. Very clean and with surprisingly tight bass, though a subwoofer would be required if you want deep, powerful bass.
 
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If I could get some more reviews on these suckers I might consider biting the bullet. They look awesome and I really like the simplicity. Anyone else rocking these?
 

HammerSandwich

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They've always made nice looking speakers, hard to find reviews of them though.
Audioholics & Soundstage both reviewed the XL7F a while ago. IIRC, Audioholics got okay measurements, recognizing that a pair of 4-driver towers sells for $500. OTOH, Soundstage's NRC results were exceptionally awful. Quality-control issue? Regardless, I hope they can do better with an active speaker in 2019.
 
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