Fluance goes big with XL8 home theater speakers


Following the discharge of Fluance’s wonderful vary of turntables, together with CNET’s pick the RT-82, the Canadian firm goes again to its past love: loudspeakers. One Wednesday it introduced a brand-new vary of house theater audio system, the XL8, which begin at $150.

The XL8 collection are a step-down from the corporate’s flagship Signature Series, which was launched in 2016. The XL8 shouldn’t be as flashy, changing the intense yellow drivers with white woven glass fiber composite drivers, however they nonetheless seem elegant. The tweeters, in the meantime, are 1-inch silk domes. 

The vary contains:

  • XL8F: Three-way floorstanding audio system, $600 a pair
  • XL8S: Two-way encompass audio system (wall mountable), $180 a pair
  • XL8C: Two-way heart channel, $150
  • XL8BP: Two-way bipolar encompass audio system, $200

Probably the most intriguing speaker within the vary is the XL8F floorstander, which affords two 6.5-inch glass fiber drivers in a D’Appolito association and a down-firing 8-inch woofer. It affords a frequency response of 35Hz-25KHz and an 87 decibel sensitivity.

The XL8S is a encompass speaker that may also be used as a standmount speaker. It is able to 50Hz to 25kHz and has an 85 db sensitivity.

The remaining heart channel and bipolar audio system are for devoted house theater techniques, and they are often purchased individually or as a part of the Reference Encompass Sound Residence Theater set for $899. Given that is solely $100 greater than the Signature Sequence floorstanders are by themselves, this might be a extremely whole lot.

At $600 the XL8F speaker has loads of competitors, particularly from manufacturers like Bowers and Wilkins, Elac and Q Acoustics, however its mix of fine seems to be and obvious worth might make it a winner. They’re obtainable now and I sit up for testing them quickly.

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Ty Pendlebury