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New Fluance Ai41 and Ai61 Powered Wireless Bookshelf Speakers

Fluance have announced its newest powered bookshelf speakers from the popular Ai Series, the Ai41 and Ai61. Affordable and available now for order.

Fluance Ai61 powered bookshelf speaker in white bamboo

Fluance have announced its newest powered bookshelf speakers from the popular Ai Series, the Ai41 and Ai61 for only $249 or $299/pair, respectively. These versatile, budget priced speakers include built-in Bluetooth wireless for streaming music and can even connect to your TV via optical or RCA inputs. Use either of them on a desktop with a PC, on a bookshelf or stand-mounted with your stereo system.

Since they just launched, we can’t yet comment on their sound quality. But from the looks of things so far they are undercutting the competition in terms of price from the likes of Audioengine and PSB Speakers.

Fluance Ai61 powered bookshelf speakers in white bamboo
Fluance Ai61 (white bamboo)

Performance

With an integrated 90W amplifier, the Ai41 speakers deliver a balanced sound with refined detail and clean, room-filling stereo sound that elevates the music-listening experience. Listeners can enjoy vivid dynamic range with these speakers, bringing out the subtle nuances of a jazz performance or the raw power of a live rock concert. The Ai61 speakers feature an integrated 120W amplifier that delivers a true stereo sound. Whether spinning vinyl, streaming music or immersing into the latest blockbuster movie, the Ai61 speakers provide impressive stereo imaging, allowing you to experience audio the way the artist intended.

Fluance Ai41 powered bookshelf speakers in black ash
Fluance Ai41 (black ash)

Construction

Both bookshelf speakers include neodymium magnet silk soft-dome tweeters that produce natural highs, while the woven, glass fiber drivers round out the performance with detailed mids and deep natural bass for a stunning music playback. Enhanced with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), the Ai41 and Ai61 can produce a more balanced frequency response, and with an integrated class D amplifier, they can deliver a robust, powerful sound.

Fluance Ai61 speakers back in black walnut
Back of Fluance Ai61. Note each speaker is connected via speaker wire (included).

The ported wood cabinets on the Ai41 and Ai61, are acoustically tuned to accentuate the sound with deep and natural bass. The design also reduces unwanted resonance with internal bracing that results in precise and distortion-free sound.

Versatility

Users can enjoy a pure analog sound by pairing the Ai41 or Ai61 speakers directly with a turntable that includes a preamp. For those looking to boost their computer audio, the speakers deliver exhilarating sound that gives music, movies and video games the sublime soundtrack they deserve. The home theater experience is elevated with stereo sound that matches the big picture. Casual listening is made simple by pairing any Bluetooth device for wireless music streaming making the Ai41 and Ai61 a perfect complement for all wired and wireless audio devices.

Fluance Ai61 speakers rear panel

No Amplifier Needed

No need for stripping speaker wire or mapping inputs on an audio receiver, both these powered bookshelf speakers easily connect through Bluetooth 5.0, RCA, Optical and USB connections (for Ai61), allowing users to effortlessly enjoy music however they want. For listeners wanting more bass, simply use the sub out connection. Users can further customize their sound profile with the adjustable EQ.

Fluance Ai41 powered bookshelf speakers in black walnut
Fluance Ai41 (black walnut)

Specifications

Ai41 SpeakersAi61 Speakers
Speaker Configuration2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)
BluetoothYes; BT 5.0Yes; BT 5.0
InputRCA L/R, Bluetooth & Optical ToslinkRCA L/R, Bluetooth, Optical TOSLINK, USB Type-C
WiFi CastingPairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple TV (Ai41 is not a Wi-Fi speaker)Pairs via Bluetooth with Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple TV (Ai61 is not a Wi-Fi speaker)
Tweeter1 inch Silk Soft Dome Neodymium Ferrofluid Cooled1 inch Silk Soft Dome Neodymium Ferrofluid Cooled
Woofer5 inch Woven, Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds6.5 inch Woven, Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
Amplifier PowerClass D 90 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 45 watts RMS)Class D 120 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 60 watts RMS)
Frequency Response35Hz – 20kHz (DSP Enhanced)32Hz – 20kHz (DSP Enhanced)
Crossover Frequency2800Hz Phase Coherent 12dB/Oct – PCB Mounted Circuitry2800Hz Phase Coherent 12dB/Oct – PCB Mounted Circuitry
Internal Lead Wire18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
PowerInput: 100-240V 50Hz/60HzInput: 100-240V 50Hz/60Hz
Phono PreampNoNo
EnclosureTuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design DampenedTuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design Dampened
Dimensions10.9 x 6.5 x 7.6 inches / 27.7 x 16.5 x 19.3 cm (HxWxD)13.1 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches / 33.3 x 19.8 x 23.4 cm (HxWxD)
Speaker WeightActive Speaker: 8.52 lbs (3.86 kg) Passive Speaker: 7.44 lbs (3.37 kg)Active Speaker:14.03 lbs (6.36 kg) Passive Speaker: 13.14 lbs (5.96 kg
Sub OutYes, 80 Hz Low-pass Frequency CutoffYes, 80 Hz Low-pass Frequency Cutoff
CertificationsFCC Certified, ICES, cTUVus+CBFCC Certified, ICES, cTUVus+CB
Total Harmonic Distortion (HTC)<0.3% (THD+N 1%)<0.3% (THD+N 1%)

Pricing and Availability

The Fluance Ai Series speakers, Ai41 ($249.99 USD) and Ai61 ($299.99 USD) are available now for preorder at www.fluance.com and should be for sale on Amazon soon. Each model comes in black ash, black/walnut, white/walnut and white/bamboo finishes.

About Fluance:

Fluance is a North American-based audio brand established in 1999 that produces high end Home Audio, Music Systems and High-Fidelity Turntables. Fluance believes everyone should experience audio in its truest form, recreating the performance the way the artist intended. Utilizing only superior components and expert audio engineering, their products are a testament to the performance that can be achieved when a passion for music takes center stage. The perfect complement to any audiophile’s lifestyle, you’ll be enjoying live performances in your home for years to come. Fluance Audio products can be purchased directly at www.Fluance.com.

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