XL8F Floorstanding Speakers with XL8C Center Channel Speaker - Home Theater Setup

Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

XL8F Floorstanding Speakers with XL8C Center Channel Speaker - Home Theater Setup
Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

with Down-firing 8” Subwoofers - Black Ash/Pair (XL8F)

$599.99 USD

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Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Next-Level Sound Performance

NEXT-LEVEL SOUND PERFORMANCE

Engineered with premium components to pack a powerful punch of room-filling music delivering a truly immersive home audio experience

Exquisite Bass Performance

EXQUISITE BASS PERFORMANCE

Unique down-firing 8” subwoofers produce exceptionally deep and undistorted low frequency response while maintaining a minimalist footprint

Rich and Detailed Midrange

RICH AND DETAILED MIDRANGE

Woven fiber drivers provide vibrational damping and optimal linear movement resulting in a faithful reproduction of the original recording

Captivating Clarity in the High Frequencies

CAPTIVATING CLARITY IN THE HIGH FREQUENCIES

Silk dome neodymium tweeters produce crisp, natural highs while providing spacious off axis dispersion making every spot the sweet spot

 Superior Cabinet Engineering

SUPERIOR CABINET ENGINEERING

Meticulously designed enclosure with rigid internal bracing to avoid unwanted resonance and dual rear ports for controlled low-frequency response (Frequency Range 35Hz - 25KHz)

Overview

Specifications

Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Reference High Performance 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers
Speaker Configuration 3 Way - 4 Driver Floorstanding Main Speakers (pair)
Tweeter 1 inch Neodymium Balanced Silk Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Midrange Dual 6.5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Woofer Isolated Down-firing 8 inch Polymer Treated High Excursion Driver with Butyl Rubber Surround
Power Handling 80 - 160 Watts RMS
Frequency Response 35Hz - 25KHz
Sensitivity 87dB @ 1W / 1m
Crossover Frequency 100/3000 Hz Phase Coherent - PCB Mounted Circuitry
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Tuned Rear Dual Port Bass Reflex Tower Design Dampened
Dimensions 45.86 x 9.25 x 12.99 inches (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 47.70 pounds/speaker
Series REFERENCE
Certifications CE Certified
Subwoofer Output 0
DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as front speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System
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XL8F Frequency Response Graph

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What's Included
  • Two High Performance Floorstanding Speakers
  • Eight Isolation Floor Spikes
  • Two Magnetic Front Grills
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Manufacturers direct Warranty

Press

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"Overall, the sound these loudspeakers produce is just beautiful and beastly. They handle music amazingly well, but they also make movies sound stellar, along with games and TV."

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

David K March 28, 2021 British Columbia, Canada

I was growing bored with my 5.1 system (another brand) and wanted to go back to a pure 2 channel system. Partly because of where I live and current restrictions, I was not able to go to shops and audition speakers so I bought these speakers based on reviews and spec's... I am not disappointed! I have them paired up with a high end Yamaha amplifier (connected with heavy bi-wired cable and banana plugs) and an RT-85 turntable complete with record weight. My taste in music is all over the map...classical, blues, rock, folk, jazz... these play them all well. A few things to keep in mind: 1-due to their low sensitivity, they need to be pushed, 2-they really need time to break in...more than the 10 hours suggested and 3-like most speakers, positioning is critical...I spent a lot of time playing with angles, distances and location to get the soundstage just right... well worth the effort and time...they sound and look amazing!

5
Don D February 27, 2021 Illinois, United States

Fluance was recommended to me by my “audiophile “ friend. I had been looking at Polk Audio and Klipsch. He recommended these towers by reading the specs alone. Once I ordered them, he wanted to be there when I got them! Connected to my Yamaha A-S501 amp, I was very impressed and he was happy with the the performance. But, the “HOLY SH—“ moment occurred a few days later when a played a ZZ TOP tune at about half power! My wife was blown away too. As a result, we now have a pair of these in the family room and a pair in the living room powered by the Yamaha. You won’t be disappointed by these. Size does matter!

5
Jason B December 3, 2020 Wisconsin, United States

I just got a set of these paired with a Marantz PM5005 and a Fluance RT83 and I couldn't be happier. They sound amazing! Nice punchy bass with balanced mids and highs. I listen to mostly rock, metal, and classic rock type stuff with a little bit of old school rap mixed in and these are perfect for that kind of music. They were a little bit larger than I was expecting, but they look absolutely beautiful! Very happy with my purchase!

5
Jerry D November 23, 2020

Great sound. Fantastic value. You will think you spent $2000 on speakers. Great purchase

5
Fred H November 22, 2020

I listen to vocals and classical musics in addition to my 5.1.2 Atmos setup for movies. These two speakers has a perfect height of the tweeters to couch listening position. The sound field for 2ch Stereo mode is surprisingly full with depth. Sometimes I couldn't even tell my center and rear speakers were off. Material also is high end with beautiful finishes. For they price they are at is amazing. I don't have a pair of $1000+ speakers to compare them with, but these will do for me!

5
Kelly S October 27, 2020

For the price, probably the best pair of speakers that you can buy. Very dynamic (there are details on albums that I've had for 30 years that I've not heard before I got this set of reproducers). Really solidly built with woofers that do the job and mid-range that will not disappoint. You don't need a sub-woofer with these (but I do love my sub-woofer). This is a very natural sounding pair of speakers with tons of personality and warmth. You just can't go wrong for the price because the quality is well above the price-point.

5
ZWS October 22, 2020

Good value decent sound stage with warm presentation. The 8 inch bass drivers do a fine job for music listening.

4
Gary H. October 18, 2020 Pennsylvania, United States

I've owned these for about a year , and couldn't be happier. For the price you can't go wrong, and they look great.

5
Alyssa October 17, 2020

Speakers are very subjective. Sound quality is good for the price. The quality is adequate. Overall these speakers are a giod nearly full-range loudspeaker for the money.

4
Michael O January 20, 2020 California, United States

I think Fluance produce badass products.

4
Bill M January 10, 2020 California, United States

I am not a CD or home theatre guy, but strictly a pure analog record lover who owns a gear and vinyl record shop. These lovely speakers are on display and drop jaws daily, especially when people hear the price point. I have a stock RT82 played thru the pre-amp that sounds like a cuss word, then through a nice 120 watt stereo amp. The speakers are about 10 feet apart, and people can stand in the sweet spot to enjoy them.
First thing people say is how beautiful they are, and the. I show them the nice magnetic grilles, and show off the components. Next thing that jumps out at people is how the bass is so live and rock solid and I explain the nice down-firing woofers pounding at the floorboards!
From piano jazz to lush Roxy Music to heavy bands like Rush and Led Zeppelin, these are wonderfully versatile speakers. I have dozens of new and used speakers for people to try out with their preferred music, and all of those have what I call weaknesses and blind spots, where vocals or a piano part sound muffled and doesn’t pop as intended. These new Fluance Reference speakers are a marvelous investment in your music. collection. Fluance continues to impress by providing unparalleled bang for the buck! When these become available do yourself a favor and snap up a pair!

5
Andrew T December 16, 2019 Illinois, United States

The new reference series speakers were delivered right on time and in very sturdy packaging. The speakers have a nice heavy feel and you can tell that they are a very high quality construction. The black gloss looks very classy. They are replacing 20+ year old DCM floor speakers that were a huge monstrosity in our living room. These look sleek and elegant.
The connections were very easy to make and the all metal wire posts are very good quality. There is no plastic and they also appear to be gold plated. My teenage son actually made the wiring terminations. He even commented on how much nicer these posts were than the ones on the DCM speakers.
Now for the real test. How did they sound? One word - AMAZING! The first thing we played was Nat King Cole's Christmas album on a CD. My wife teared up at how good Nat sounded. It was almost like he was in the room with us. You could hear the timbre in his voice like we'd never heard before. Probably the best word I could use to describe it would be organic. The horns sounded beautiful and real, like they were in the house. There is no sterile sound.
We then put on a movie and watched MI6 and Star Wars (original trilogy). We have a Polk Audio subwoofer, but the bass in our system has never sounded better than with these new Reference Series speakers. The bass was pumping into our chests like never before. The down-firing subwoofer really pushes the bass into the entire room. The sounds bring you into the movie and make it come alive. My kids commented on hearing background noises they had never heard before. It is like being in a theater but better, you're at home! This will take family movie night to a whole new level.
Then for the real test. How do they do with vinyl? We put some Fleetwood Mac on with my Fluance RT82, and it was incredible. The highs have a bell like pristine quality. There is no shrill ear piercing with the highs even at high volume. Just sweet notes and crystal clear separation between each passage. The bass doesn't sound boomy or loose like it is falling apart. It holds the groove together and hits hard, but stay tight and not distracting. The mid range is not overpowering allowing the entire frequency range to envelop the sound stage.
There are much more expensive speakers out there that will sound incrementally better I'm sure. However, at this price point there is nothing better. You are getting a high quality product that will revolutionize your listening experience at a price point that won't break the bank. The best part is that they will only get better as they break in. I couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase.
Thank you Fluance!

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