The entire ensemble is finished in a durable Natural Beech vinyl wrap (the only finish option). The speakers' robust MDF wood construction cabinets are built to a high standard. Rather than rely on flimsy plastic pins to attach the grilles to the speakers, brass pins are on the speakers and fit into the grilles. We'd love to see other manufacturers adapt this ingenious idea.
Standing 38.8 inches tall, the towers definitely qualify as full-size speakers, and each one weighs a hefty 33.4 pounds. Each tower's elegantly proportioned cabinet rests on an integral base, which in turn features adjustable brass feet. The 15.8-wide center speaker is no less impressive, and the surround speakers, which also include bases, are wall mountable. They're the babies of the package--just 8.8 inches high.
The five-piece system doesn't include a subwoofer, but the tower speakers' deep bass capabilities may satisfy in small home theaters. Then again, if your room is larger, you may want to add a matching sub, such as Fluance's DB-150 or DB-200 powered models. We used the DB-150 for our evaluations.The towers feature dual 6.5-inch poly-coated woofers and a 1-inch silk-dome tweeter. The center channel speaker sports a pair of 4-inch poly-coated woofers, and a 1-inch plastic tweeter, while the surround speakers include the same type of woofer and tweeter. All of the speakers are ported designs.
The center and surround speakers use gold-plated, five-way binding posts, and the towers' connectivity incorporates double sets of posts to enhance performance with bi-amp/bi-wire capability.
Fluance recently upped its parts-and-labor warranty coverage from three to five years.Before we get into the particulars, we'd just like to say that the speakers' gutsy sound rocked our world and listening was lots of fun.