The speakers that come with your TV aren’t good enough. Even the best soundbars can’t beat separate surround-sound speakers for the best sound experience. Fluance’s Reference 5.0 Surround Sound Home Theater 5.0 Channel Speaker System is one of the best surround sound packages you can get for less than $1,000. It has high-quality sound and is a good deal for what you get.
Canada-based Fluance is well-known among home theatre and music fans, even though you can’t buy their products at Best Buy. Fluance gear is only sold online, on the company’s site and on Amazon. You can try it out at home for 30 days without any risk.
- SPEAKER CONFIGURATION 2 Way – 2 Driver Passive Bookshelf Loudspeakers
- TWEETER 1 inch Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
- WOOFER 5 inch Polymer Treated Driver with Butyl Rubber Surround
- POWER HANDLING 30 – 100 Watts RMS
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE 60Hz – 20KHz
- ENCLOSURE Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Bookshelf Design
- DIMENSIONS 13.5 x 8.3 x 9.1 inches / 34.3 x 21.1 x 23.1 cm (HxWxD)
- SPEAKER WEIGHT 11.6 pounds/speaker.
- SPEAKER TYPE Bookshelf
- DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as surround sound speakers in a Dolby Atmos™ Surround Sound System
Where to get Fluance Elite 2?
This system has five speakers: two floor-standing tower speakers (model XL8F), two bookshelf speakers (model XL8S), and a centre channel speaker (model XL8C). This set of five speakers does not come with a subwoofer, which is why the name has a zero. However, you can add Fluance’s 10-inch sub for $200 or its 12-inch sub for $300 to your shopping cart before you check out. You’ll also need an A/V receiver to make sure the sound is loud enough.
Each model in the Reference Series has a cabinet that is beautifully curved. The curved shape serves both an aesthetic and a useful purpose. The curve makes the speakers look smaller in the room, and when combined with solid damping materials, the non-parallel cabinet will counter any standing waves that the drivers make inside the cabinet.
The front grilles are held on with magnets, which is another great feature. There are no plastic pegs to fight with or break off if you want to take the grille off during your listening sessions. Fluance gets a well-deserved “A” for both how well it is made and how it looks. The speaker that holds the setup together, the XL8F, is not a light one.
The 48.7-pound tower is a three-way design with a 1-inch neodymium balanced silk-dome tweeter and two 6.5-inch woven glass-fiber composite drivers with butyl rubber surrounds (midrange-tweeter-midrange configuration). The drivers switch directions at 3kHz and 100Hz. Under the cabinet is a high-excursion 8-inch polymer-treated driver that fires down. The whole case has two ports on the back that let air in and out.