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Fluance announces affordable XL5F home cinema speakers

Fluance may not be a company many are familar with, but its mission statement to produce "high-end" home cinema speakers at an affordable price is certainly a solid one.

The XL5F speakers use a three-way design and comprise a 5in midrange driver, 6.5in polymer-treated woofer and a 1in Neodymium-balanced tweeter. Fluance says the speaker delivers a “rich, room-filling sound with captivating clarity”.

Everything is housed within an MDF wood cabinet, which has been designed to reduce resonance and distortion.

And the cost for a pair of speakers that “satisfy the high-quality sound needs audiophiles desire”? $400 per pair. They’re available now in black ash or natural walnut.

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.