XLBPW Bipolar Surround Sound Speaker on wall

Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

XLBPW Bipolar Surround Sound Speaker on wall
Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

for Wide Dispersion Surround Sound - Natural Walnut/Pair (XL8BPW)

$219.99 USD

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Reference High Performance 2-Way Bipolar Surround Speakers

Unique Bipolar 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


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

Captivating Clarity in the Highs


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

Superior Sealed Cabinet Construction


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


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



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
Certifications CE Certified
Subwoofer Output No
DOLBY ATMOS Ideal for use as surround sound speakers in a Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
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UPC 061783269763
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:

Tran B. February 24, 2021 Ontario, Canada

* 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.

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.

Edward S November 6, 2020

Excellent! sound premium for theBudget price.

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!


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