Ai60 High Performance Powered 6.5” Bookshelf Speakers

Fluance Ai60 High Performance Powered 6.5” Bookshelf Speakers

with Class D Amplifier & Wireless Bluetooth aptX (White Walnut)

Regular Price: $299.99 USD

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Ai60 High Performance Powered 6.5” Bookshelf Speakers

RAW POWER MEETS SUBLIME SOUND

RAW POWER MEETS SUBLIME SOUND

Experience true stereo sound with these high performance active bookshelf speakers with an integrated 100W Class D amplifier designed to deliver a crisp, deep and accurate response

TRUE AUDIO VERSATILITY

TRUE AUDIO VERSATILITY

Level-up any sound system in your home including your turntable, TV, computer, or Bluetooth speakers to experience unparalleled sound in any set-up

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

Meticulously developed with 1" silk dome tweeters and 6.5" woven drivers producing stunning highs, balanced mids, and powerful rich bass

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

PRECISION-CRAFTED WOOD CABINETS

Hand-built with engineered wood, creating a warm, distortion-free sound for exquisite audio reproduction

ULTIMATE MUSIC CONNECTIVITY

ULTIMATE MUSIC CONNECTIVITY

Pair these feature-rich speakers to any source through Bluetooth aptX, RCA/Aux, Optical, PC/MAC USB, and add more bass with the subwoofer output… if you dare

Overview

RAW POWER MEETS SUBLIME SOUND

Specifications

Speaker Configuration 2 Way – 2 Driver Powered Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair – 1x Active 1x Passive)
Bluetooth Yes; aptX Codec
Inputs RCA L/R, Digital Toslink Optical, Micro USB
Tweeter 1 inch Silk Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer 6.5 inch Woven, Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Amplifier Power Class D 100 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 50 watts)
Frequency Response 35Hz – 20KHz (DSP Virtual Sound)
Internal Lead Wire 18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
Power Input: 100-240V; Output: 24V 3.0A
Crossover Frequency 2600Hz Phase Coherent – PCB Mounted Circuitry
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 13.1 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches / 33.3 x 19.8 x 23.4 cm (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 29.3 lbs
Speaker Type Bookshelf
Certifications ICES, FCC Certified, ETL/CETL
Subwoofer Output Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.3%
WiFi Casting Pairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and AppleTV (Ai60 is not a WiFi speaker)
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UPC 871363024817
What's Included

Ai60 Speaker Line Out

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Ai60 Speaker Line Out

  • Fluance Ai60 Powered 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

PC Mag Reviews the Ai60 Bookshelf Speakers

"The Ai60 speakers can get exceptionally loud, and on tracks with intense sub-bass content... the drivers deliver powerful bass response."

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The Soundbar Annihilator - Review by Joe N Tell

"This thing can actually play down to 35 Hz and at significantly loud volumes - that is a huge surprise"

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Rich, W November 22, 2019 Pennsylvania, United States

I think these sound great. Amazed at the low end power for such small speakers. Initially thought I would be using the sub out immediately but haven't needed it.

5
BruceS November 20, 2019 Massachusetts, United States

I am around 6 months with the Ai60. Before buying, I considered, among others, the Audioengine A5, Kanto YU6, and the Ai60. Settled on the Ai60. Like to note right now that I'm using the Ai60's optical audio input, exclusively. Source is supplied from iTunes on a MacBook Pro that has an optical out port. Music files are ALAC, AAC, and a few MP3s. I also listen to Internet radio a lot. I needed to downsize, and did so from a full-size rig (integrated amp, speakers with sub, various sources). It would be fair to describe the former gear as budget audiophile or better. so I was concerned about sound quality. I bought in early June and have been listening since. Although I deliberately set out to find things I did not like, that was tough—the Ai60s met or exceeded my expectations. One thing they don't do is give you a lot of "feel" of deep bass. You can certainly hear the bass, which does go deep, but you do not feel it as you would with a good sub. A sub is not part of my current picture, so that is what it is. Due to the DSP deployed, the speakers can sound...well, loud...not a bad thing at all! The remote's volume control isn't in fine gradations. The speakers have a good amount of detailed sound, are attractive, and appear to be well-built. It's worth noting that the Ai60's are sensitive to quality of the source material. If it's not that great, what you'll get is not that great, and in painful detail. But with decent source, you're good to go! No issues at all with hissing or other noise for me. I did test with Bluetooth, which works, but it's not what I'd use with these or any other speakers for optimal sound quality. It's optical in for me. After 6 months of listening, I'm happy with these guys. No, they are not at an audiophile level, but they are quite nice and offer much bang for the buck.

4
Wayne S October 8, 2019 Ontario, Canada

Excellent sound, great value! I'm using these as PC speakers for music and gaming in my home office. The entire range of sound is excellent, and the bass is solid. I definitely don't plan to add a sub, but that might be an option in a larger room. Slight hiss from tweeters regardless of input source but I only notice when I'm leaning in close. I primarily use optical out from my PC, and occasionally bluetooth from my phone. Both sound incredible!

5
David September 24, 2019

These speakers were a great solution for my needs. I already have nice JBL monitors and a sub for my studio but i needed speakers for my living room. Optical from the TV into the speakers, RCA from the turntable for listening to vinyl, and Bluetooth for average music listening. I was going to get an amp and passive speakers but frankly when i found these i was sold. Takes up minimal space and works as intended. Just turn em on. They really sound amazing. I thought they sounded a bit funky at first but as I broke them in they really started coming to life. The bass is incredible. I had planned to use my JBL sub with them... don’t need to. I do think they are not meant to be played at full volume.. they definitely sound like they get pushed as you near maximum volume - this is probably the compression others have mentioned. However, for average listening volumes even with a room full of guests they really shine. They get really loud. I would not use these speakers as reference monitors though - they are your “everyday” speaker. The Bluetooth is a bit weak in my opinion. If I go into the next room away from them it cuts out pretty fast compared to my previous setup. Not a deal breaker though. Overall i would definitely recommend these speakers if it sounds like they fit your needs.

5
Power T September 23, 2019

Great sound and a great value. In a smaller room coupled with a Yamaha sub w, sounds perfect.

5
Jin P. September 12, 2019 California, United States

Very good sound and amazing craftsmanship. The only reason I would not give them 5 stars is that the customer service was poor and a bit rude.

4
Jim S September 9, 2019 Texas, United States

I bought the Ai60 speakers as an upgrade over my Edifier R1280DB speakers. I have them matched to my Fluance RT80 turntable and I could not be more pleased. The Ai60 speakers perform well above their cost. The sound is clean at loud levels and the highs and lows are nicely reproduced. The remote control is fantastic! I love that I can adjust the bass and treble from the remote. My vinyl sounds fantastic! And football games, WOW! I will probably add the sub at a later date, but I think the speakers sound great, even without a sub.

5
Michael B September 8, 2019

Turntable

5
Kevin W September 2, 2019 Ontario, Canada

Very good sound, excellent low end. Build quality is very good.
In comparison to Kanto YU 60, the sound range is better and connectivity is nearly as good. Slight buzz on bluetooth but turn down the monitors and turn up the source and it's acceptable. I have already recommended these speakers to friends.

4
Nick G August 30, 2019 Florida, United States

These speakers sound amazing for $300. I returned another set of powered speakers after hearing these. The amount of bass these put out greatly surpassed my previous speakers. So far I haven’t felt the need to plug in my sub. I’ve been using them as speakers for playing music via Alexa and my turntable. I would have liked it to have an “auto on” feature but it’s not a dealbreaker.

5
Andrew H August 29, 2019 New Jersey, United States

Before I bought this I had an expensive sound beam and it sounded great. It was very clear but the bass was lacking. These speakers were perfect. Especially for the music I listen to like EDM. The lows are awesome and the bass adds what I'm looking for. If you want good all around sound then these are it. No $600 subwoofer needed.

5
Filippo R August 26, 2019

I'm an avid music listener (Metal, Classical, Electronic, Choirs, Rock, Pop) and I've always liked the 2.0 desktop setup as I listen to music while working, for years, I used to have a pair of Yamaha HS5s and I always found them way too flat for my music listening usage. Every so often I would look online to see if I could find a good alternative, I tried the Audioengine A5s and M-Audio but quickly returned them as they were extremely mediocre and underwhelming. Recently I stumbled into this brand and decided to try them out. These speakers are currently retailing for 300$ and have gone beyond any of my expectations. From a music standpoint, the bass is full bodied, the drums sound crisp and they can play extremely loud. They completely blow Audioengine A5s and M-Audios AV42s out of the water, they aren't even remotely comparable. On top of the sound itself, these speakers come with excellent functionality, the remote is handy and they can be plugged into multiple devices (I ended up connecting them to my TV as well). If you're in the market for a music listening 2.0 system under 500$, do yourself a favor and pick these up.

5
Bruce S August 22, 2019

A recent reviewer said: 'I went back and forth between Audioengine A5's, Kanto yu6's, and these Ai60's.' That is exactly what I did, too. When Fluance had a short-lived 20% off sale, that did it. I bit. I'm using the Ai60's optical audio input, exclusively. Source is supplied from iTunes on a MacBook Pro that has an optical out port. Files are ALAC, AAC, and a few MP3s. I also listen to Internet radio a lot. I downsized from a full-size rig (int. amp, speakers with sub, various sources). It would be fair to describe the former gear as budget audiophile or better. so I was concerned about sound quality. I bought in early June and have been listening since. Although I deliberately set out to find things I did not like, that was tough—the Ai60s met or exceeded my expectations. One thing they don't do is give you a lot of 'feel' of deep bass. You can certainly hear the bass, which does go deep, but you do not feel it as you would with a good sub. A sub is not part of my current picture, so that is what it is. Due to the DSP deployed, the speakers tend to sound...well, loud...not a bad thing at all! There is lots of detail. It's worth noting that the Ai60's are sensitive to quality of the source material. If it's not that great, what you'll get is not that great, and in painful detail. But with decent source, you're good to go! No issues at all with hissing or other noise for me. I did test with Bluetooth, which works, but it's not what I'd use with these or any other speakers for optimal sound quality. Thus, optical in. After 2 1/2 months of listening, I'm happy with these guys. No, they are not at an audiophile level, but they are quite nice and much bang for the buck. (Mine are black, not bamboo.)

4
Andrew K August 21, 2019 New York, United States

I can't believe how good these sound. The sound quality is excellent. I thought I would need to augment these with a sub woofer, but I don't see the need. And the connectivity options make these the only speakers I need: I have these paired with my RT82 turntable via speaker wire, to my TV via optical cable, and then I can stream from all my devices to bluetooth. The build quality is top notch — these are hefty speakers. They are also beautiful. I chose the natural walnut with the white fronts and they add they have an elegant appearance that adds to the rooms decor.

I highly recommend the Ai60.

5
JLA August 19, 2019

I bought these speakers with high hopes they would deliver the clear, distinct, and managed sound they were advertised to deliver. Even though there was no specific reference to their performance in computer station setups or as home DAW monitors, the pictures provided in the advertising suggested they were also recommended for these applications. Prior to testing these speakers, I decided to eliminate any concern with audio signal source quality by installing a new SBX ProStudio sound card and using audiophile gold plated connectors throughout. After setting the units up at my computer mixing station, I performed a six-hour speaker burn-in by playing various playlists at 70% volume. Then the real review began. The audio files I used for testing included the Test Speaker Hi End Audiophile Collection - 2018 from NbR Music, along with numerous FLAC audio files residing on my NAS. The speakers were mounted on foam isolation pads and placed at ear level on my desk speaker mounts and at 65 inches from my ears. Initially the speakers sounded slightly unbalanced, with midrange being noticeably confined and bass somewhat over-aggressive. I tried adjusting the levels on the speaker front, but I could not improve one without sacrificing another. I allowed the testing to continue anyway and soon began to experience a noticeable amount of listener fatigue. During the first hour of testing, I had to stop the music and restart it numerous times in order to adjust levels. It was during the stops that I noticed the hissing and static coming from the speakers when left idle. I tried adjusting the audio signal to the speakers and the resident speaker volume but could not eliminate the noise. I then tried to isolate each speaker to verify where the noise was coming from, only to find it was coming from both speakers at almost the same intensity. I subsequently tried isolating all the input sources to my workstation, but to no avail. That’s when I knew something was wrong. For a final test, I disconnected the Ai60’s and reinstalled my previous speaker system. Not surprisingly, the idle hissing and static heard with the Ai60’s was completely gone. The original speakers were absolutely silent when idle, even though the same audio input connections used with the Ai60’s remained intact. Sorry Fluance, but I think you’ve got a bit more work to do with these units before I could honestly recommend them.

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