Soundbar alternative: Fluance Ai60

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs & Equipment' started by Commander Shepard, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard 2[H]4U

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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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  2. XcPNehVYlE4A3C

    XcPNehVYlE4A3C Limp Gawd

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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...
     
  3. Verge

    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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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.
     
  4. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard 2[H]4U

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    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.
     
  5. XXXStevemanXXX

    XXXStevemanXXX n00b

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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?
     
  6. HammerSandwich

    HammerSandwich [H]ard|Gawd

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    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.