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 is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.