"Great speakers, regardless of price."5.0 starson by yakaput
Pros: very clean - with classical music - or anything else - can be placed to sound great. The beech finished enclosures look good, too.
Cons: nothing more than other good loudspeakers
Summary: Bought these after using many other high end speakers. They are very clean sounding. I'm using an Emotiva control unit with Emotiva 5-channel power amp (200 watts rms/channel) in bi-wired setup. I wasn't excited about these speakers until I recalled that the best listening area was in a square behind a square equal to the speaker separation distance on each side. They are set up for least reflection from the sides (including tables and equipment) and they are about 2 ft from the wall behind them. I'm using crossovers of 60 HZ for the mains and subwoofer, and 140 HZ for the center and surrounds. The lost bass from the center and surrounds isn't audible to me. I checked with Fluance for info about the woofers in the fronts and they could only tell me that there are two. The two woofers in the towers are each in its own subenclosure and each with its own port, which leads me to believe that each is tuned to produce a different band than the other. Together they do a great job, and if you have the patience to set them up properly, you'll find that they yield great definition, even with a full symphony orchestra. Careful placement and careful selection of crossover frequencies will provide exemplary performance. My next speakers will be Aerials (at $27,000 for the set, this will probably be in the next life). Cheers, and enjoy.I received these, in excellent condition, about 5 days after I ordered them. One floor spike was missing and Fluance sent a replacement spike immediately after I called them.
Updated on Sep 26, 2011