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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

for Wide Dispersion Surround Sound - Black Ash/Pair (XL8BP)

$199.99 USD

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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

Unique Bipolar Design for 3D Soundstage

UNIQUE BIPOLE DESIGN FOR 3D SOUNDSTAGE

Utilizing a distinctive driver configuration the design creates omni-directional acoustics for an enveloping movie theater experience

Detailed Mid-Range Frequencies

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 Highs

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 Sealed Cabinet Construction

SUPERIOR CABINET ENGINEERING

Meticulously designed sealed wood enclosure optimizes the performance of the frequency response and allows for flexibility in placement (Frequency Range 95Hz - 20KHz)

Premium Components for Superior Sound

OPTIMIZED CROSSOVER FOR SUPERIOR SOUND

Utilizing high performance components improving phase coherence, frequency response balance and timing

Overview

Specifications

Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers
Speaker Configuration 2 Way - 4 Driver Bipolar Surround Speakers (Wall Mountable)
Tweeter Dual 1 Inch Neodymium Balanced Silk Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer Dual 5.25 Inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Power Handling 50 - 100 Watts RMS
Frequency Response 95Hz - 20KHz
Sensitivity 86dB @ 1W / 1m
Crossover Frequency 2300 Hz Phase Coherent - PCB Mounted Circuitry
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension Design
Dimensions 11.4 x 13.8 x 7.6 inches (HxWxD)
Speaker Weight 15.4 pounds/speaker
Series REFERENCE
Certifications CE Certified
Subwoofer Output No
DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as surround sound speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
Frequency Response Graph

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XL8BP Frequency Response Graph

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UPC 61783269756
What's Included
  • 2x Bipolar Surround Sound Speakers with Integrated Wall Mounting Brackets (keyhole slots)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Lifetime Parts and Labor Manufacturers direct Warranty

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Donald A May 28, 2021

Excellent sound, excellent quality and excellent value for the money. I actually use them as my front speakers in a lower ceiling (8-1-2 feet) room and I'm very surprised at the sound that comes from these speaker for the price paid. No complaints.

5
Troy April 22, 2021

I purchased the Fluance SXBP2 speakers for my brother and was doing the breakin before installing them into his system. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality from these speakers and the light weight. They also appear to be very well made. Nice craftsmanship for a $120 dollar pair of speakers. After 48 hours of Game of Thrones the speakers sounded even better. So I took a chance and bought the Reference models to replace the bookshelves I was currently using for surrounds. Much bigger than the SXBP2 with better materials used in construction of the woofer. Speaker is also louder. Gave it the same treatment of 48 hours of GoT before mounting them to the wall. Very pleased with the room filling sound. Was going to buy the Svs bipolar speakers (which are better quality) for surrounds but I just didn't feel the need to purchase $500 a pair speakers for just sound effects. I wish that I had spent $50 and purchased the higher end surround speakers but the Reference models get the job done for 1/4 the cost.

5
kevmacmills April 19, 2021

I'm using these as my surrounds in a 5.1.2 system and they sound great! All the Dolby diagrams have surrounds placed on the sides and just behind the listening position, but I couldn't do that with my room. My only option was to place them on the back wall behind the listening position. After reading another reviewer's comments, I mounted them on either side of our couch, just above ear level, and am quite pleased with the results. They give me a nice, diffuse sound that really enhances the movie watching experience.

5
Franko S April 8, 2021

Quality product grate sound I can't say enough about fluance it's better tan 7/8 of what that blue/yellow box store sells

5
Tran B. February 24, 2021 Ontario, Canada

HIGHLIGHTS:
* Beautiful appearance
* Solid construction from quality materials
* Clever and innovative magnetic speaker covers
* Great mid-range frequency coverage of 95Hz - 20 kHz
* Can actually perform as both fronts and surrounds in a compact surround sound setup if you pair them with a powerful subwoofer

The Reference Bipolar Surround speakers are a superb upgrade from the equally top-notch Elite Bipolar Surround speakers. I'm just blown away by the beautiful appearance, solid construction quality and of course the incredibly rich sound. They have a much better frequency range than the Elite Bipolars that floors at 95 Hz, allowing you to set the subwoofer crossover at a more ideal setting. I'm using two pairs as the fronts and surrounds in a compact 5.1.4 setup for my apartment living room and the sound is rich and fully enveloping. Impressively, when used as surrounds they effectively double as both a back and a side surround when placed correctly. As fronts, they provide an extremely wide soundstage that rivals and possibly even bests standard bookshelf and floorstanding speakers with their sheer room envelopment. Using two pairs of these speakers, I've essentially got a 9.1 surround setup for the price of a 5.1 setup.

To be clear, these are not intended to perform as front speakers. That said, I've proven they absolutely can perform as fronts in a compact style setup for a smaller more confined space such as an apartment, a condo or even just a secondary room in a house where a fully equipped home theater is not possible, wanted or advisable. You'll have to invest in an equally top-notch subwoofer to go with them and be willing to compromise a little if you build the setup that I did. I'm currently using a 12" 300W subwoofer and I've set the crossovers higher than the THX recommended standards for home theater. My subwoofer crossover is currently set at 110 Hz (the THX theater standard is 80 Hz) and the speakers are set at 100 Hz.

Overall, these are just incredible speakers. Extremely high quality and superb value for the money. Highly recommended and they've absolutely made me a Fluance fan for life.

5
Daryl A December 3, 2020

I'm using these bipolar speakers as side surrounds in a 5.1 system, mounted to the back wall, approximately 1 foot behind and 5 feet to the side of ear position. It is difficult to identify recorded rain or traffic as not real, which I feel is a good benchmark for any surround speaker.

5
Edward S November 6, 2020

Excellent! sound premium for theBudget price.

5
Mark Phelps G January 22, 2020 Florida, United States

Loud thumping sound! sounds great for a satellite speaker works great. for the price: You can't find much better than these. I have them for Surround Sound and the smaller ones for the back on a DENON AVR-S930H 7.2 AVRS930H RECEIVER + HEOS Nice!

5

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