Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

Fluance Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

with Class D Amplifier & Wireless Bluetooth aptX (Lucky Bamboo)

Regular Price: $199.99 USD

Special Price $169.96 USD

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  Estimated Delivery Date : December 12 - December 18

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Ai40 Powered 5” Bookshelf Speakers

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

With an integrated 70W Class D amplifier, these active speakers deliver room-filling stereo sound that elevates your musical experience

PAIRING YOUR PASSION

PAIRING YOUR PASSION

Marry your music from your turntable, PC, Laptop, TV, or wireless Bluetooth device to these versatile speakers, a perfect union you’ll want to last a lifetime

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

The 1-inch silk dome tweeters and 5-inch high performance woven drivers produce crisp highs, balanced mids, and powerful deep bass, with stunning acoustic accuracy

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

Enjoy warm sound from the engineered MDF wood cabinets, meticulously designed for exquisite audio reproduction

ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

Easily connect directly to your favorite audio source through RCA/Aux or Bluetooth aptX without the need for a separate amplifier or receiver

Overview

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Specifications

Speaker Configuration 2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)
Bluetooth Yes; aptX Codec
Inputs RCA L/R
Tweeter 1 inch Silk Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer 5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Amplifier Power Class D 70 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 35 watts)
Frequency Response 40Hz – 20KHz (DSP Virtual Sound)
Internal Lead Wire 18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
Power Input: 100-240V; Output: 19V 3.15A
Crossover Frequency 2600Hz Phase Coherent – PCB Mounted Circuitry
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 10.9 x 6.5 x 7.6 inches / 27.7 x 16.5 x 19.3 cm (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 15.1 lbs
Speaker Type Bookshelf
Phono Preamp No
Certifications ICES, FCC Certified, ETL/CETL
Subwoofer Output No
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.3%
WiFi Casting Pairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and AppleTV (Ai40 is not a WiFi speaker)
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UPC 871363024770
What's Included

Ai40 Speaker Line Out

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Ai40 Speaker Lineout

  • Fluance Ai40 Active Bookshelf
  • Speakers (pair)
  • Remote Control
  • 2x AAA Batteries
  • 100-240V Power Adapter
  • 8ft 18 Gauge Speaker Wire
  • 3ft 3.5mm Aux to RCA Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Fluance Catalog
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Pro Reviews

AVS Forum Reviews the Ai40 Bookshelf Speakers

"the package looks good, sounds good, and fulfills both digital and analog playback rolls with enthusiasm."

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Steve Guttenberg of CNET Reviews the Ai40s

"Fluance’s $200 stereo Bluetooth speakers sound is almost too good to be true"

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The Soundbar Killer - Review by Joe N Tell

"They get more than loud enough, it's a super flat frequency response... I don't know what else you can ask for when it comes to speakers, for me, these are the holy grail when it comes to speakers."

iMore Reviews the Ai40 Bookshelf Speakers

"the Fluance Ai40 rise above their ranks and set a new gold standard for bookshelf speakers"

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Loud sound, innocuous design - Soundguys Reviews the Ai40 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

"For a pair of sub-$200 speakers, these are a no-brainer for home audio enthusiasts. From the home audio beginning to the ardent enthusiast, the Ai40 are a solid fit."

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Daniel L November 19, 2019 California, United States

Great sound. I did need to buy an EBTech HUM-X ground loop AC eliminator to remove the loud speaker hiss. Apparently this hiss is common in speakers with built-in amplifiers so it is no mark against the speakers itself, though it did add a substantial extra cost ($75) relative to the initial cost of the speakers so worth bearing in mind.

Also, when it arrived the left RCA input seemed broken, the left speaker would work via Bluetooth but not RCA. I guess it's lucky I didn't just send it back - I opened the casing checked inside and could clearly see that one of the small plugs was only half plugged in. Plugged back in and wrapped it with some electrical tape and good to go. This may have happened in transit so again can't conclusively put to quality control. However together these two issues did interfere with my initial enjoyment and require some time to fix in terms of trying the him filter (and being lucky it did work) so I need to remove a star. Great sound after that though!

4
Mike, K November 8, 2019 Saskatchewan, Canada

Bought a set to go with the TV (instead of a soundbar) and Kodi set-up. After purchase I found out that our TV-set doesn't support RCA out. I purchased an HDMI splitter and initially no sound came from the speakers. Had to change a setting in Kodi and sound came through. This is a great speaker set that sound great and because of the small form factor are not intrusive.

5
Jason P October 19, 2019 Alberta, Canada

The AI40 sounds great, is easy to setup, and when it goes on sale for under $250 CAD it's hard to beat. The aptX Bluetooth connectivity is a nice bonus.

I bought it as an alternative to a soundbar and in that regard it works great. Definitely sounds better than any sound bar I've heard for music and is more than competent for small to medium room home theaters.

Due to the sealed design I also tried using it with my Desktop PC. There is an annoying buzzing sound that alot of active speakers have a problem with. Talked to Fluance's customer service team about it and they were very helpful. They sent a replacement power supply that significantly reduced that amount of buzzing on the RCA input. I can no longer hear it from 15 ft away. However, from 5 ft away it is still annoying enough that I can't use the AI40 on my desktop.

Bottom-line if you're in the market for a sub $300 CAD soundbar give these a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised. From other reviews the amount noise from the RCA input seems to be hit and miss; so think twice about using the AI40 on desktop

4
Charles C October 8, 2019 New Jersey, United States

I paired these speakers with my old Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB turntable (which I replaced with a Fluance 85 TT), and gifted the system to a recent college grad as an introduction to the joys of vinyl records. I am very pleased by the result.

5
Joe M October 2, 2019 Minnesota, United States

I'm pleasantly surprised by the clarity of and quality of these two small bookshelf speakers. The treble and mid-range on them is phenomenal and they provide enough audio power for multiple small, connected rooms.

Hooking them up to an audio technica turntable was straightforward and bluetooth pairing only takes seconds when guests want to share music. Overall, an incredibly versatile pair of speakers that are subtle and stylish.

5
Oscar Rodríguez September 27, 2019 Pennsylvania, United States

I love this speakers

5
Steve G September 15, 2019 Quebec, Canada

This little bookshelf speaker is truly a wonder. This level of performance is astonishing in regards to its price. Never have I heard something so good for less than 300$. This small acoustic suspension has best of both worlds: articulate sound and real low bass extension. DSP is certainly a main magical component in the recipe here, but the drivers themselves must be quite exceptional also. Midrange and highs are just as good and quite balanced. Bravo Fluance ! I am impressed and I would recommend the Ai40.

5
YC September 13, 2019 Nova Scotia, Canada

There was so much hype around these speakers that they could not possibly live up to my expectations, and they didn't. They aren't bad speakers, but definitely a step down from my B&W speakers, which I moved into another room.

3
Rpaz September 7, 2019

they have excellent sound, no distortion, beautiful design and the bass are surprisingly good for speakers of this size

5
Chris H September 4, 2019

These speakers are amazing! I consider myself to be a bit of an audiophile and I am impressed with these. I paired them to my Samsung TV via Bluetooth and the sound quality is flawless. No buzzing or hum at all. The other night we were watching TV and I actually paused to say ...'who is bumping their bass outside our house?'... The bass was gone when I paused it. It was the background noise on the show I was watching! I have them set at full treble and 6/10 bass. I got the white and bamboo and they match my TV stand! (I'll upload a pic later.)

5
Dean O September 3, 2019 Wisconsin, United States

If you’re on the fence about purchasing the AI 40... it’s time to get off... lol. These are great performing speakers for the price. The Bluetooth works perfect and amplified speakers are the future, as the amp is tuned to the speakers, with ample power for a small to medium size room. My listening lounge is roughly 13x15 and the sound is perfect.

Treble: highs are clear, but not overly bright preventing listening fatigue, plus with the included remote you can adjust to your liking.

Mids: smooth and well balanced without being to forward.

Bass: Very right and punchy, but if you’re a bass head then the AI60’s (my buddy just bought a pair) is a better fit as you can add a subwoofer ( with that option was on the AI40’s, but considering the price point I get the omission.

Phantom center: (brief explanation; this is when you can hear the vocals in the center as intended depending on the recording). Perfect!!! I had to angle mine a bit towards my sitting sweet spot, which I recommend for critical listening.

Stereo Separation; Check our the song “Moving In Stereo” by The Cars and you won’t be disappointed. If you close your eyes, you can hear the vocals moving across and visualize where the instruments are... very cool and fun.

Overall these are a great value and worth the price. Nice work fluance. One final note; took them over to my buddies to jam in his sunroom... both of them were amazed as to how clean, detailed, and how tight the bass is. One of them bought the AI60’s within a week (probably to one up me... lol). Oh and one of my favorite features is these are banana clip friendly. Check out the cables by Mediabridge on Amazon (only need to buy one)... the sound clarity was noticeable from the thin 18gauge wire included. Mediabridge one I bought was 12guage.

5
Franklin August 31, 2019 Illinois, United States

The Ai40 have amazing sound quality I'm happy win how clear the records sound. The Bluetooth on the speakers a great added value

5
Cameron C August 30, 2019

Using as direct speakers for an Audio Technica turntable, sound & look awesome on our console table. Build quality is nice, and remote and button on speaker feel durable and smooth. Probably a little bass heavy, but I'm using them for enjoying records and not necessarily reference speakers for mixing or anything like that.

5
Michael M. August 30, 2019 New York, United States

I'm not sure if you can top the "bang for buck" factor with the AI40's. No fatigue, tight bass and really rich sound coming out of these pleasantly designed compact boxes. You don't want them to be anything but what they are: outstanding powered bookshelf speakers at an exceptional price.

5
Osborn, C August 29, 2019 British Columbia, Canada

Solid speakers, was looking for some speakers for my pc and was recommended fluance. New to audio setups and it was pretty easy to setup. If buying you should consider looking into getting some banana plugs though its not required.

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