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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Ai41 Speakers||Ai61 Speakers|
|Speaker Configuration||2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)||2 Way – 2 Driver Bookshelf Speaker System with Integrated Amplifier (Pair)|
|Bluetooth||Yes; BT 5.0||Yes; BT 5.0|
|Input||RCA L/R, Bluetooth & Optical Toslink||RCA L/R, Bluetooth, Optical TOSLINK, USB Type-C|
|WiFi Casting||Pairs 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)|
|Tweeter||1 inch Silk Soft Dome Neodymium Ferrofluid Cooled||1 inch Silk Soft Dome Neodymium Ferrofluid Cooled|
|Woofer||5 inch Woven, Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds||6.5 inch Woven, Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds|
|Amplifier Power||Class D 90 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 45 watts RMS)||Class D 120 Watts Continuous Average Output (2x 60 watts RMS)|
|Frequency Response||35Hz – 20kHz (DSP Enhanced)||32Hz – 20kHz (DSP Enhanced)|
|Crossover Frequency||2800Hz Phase Coherent 12dB/Oct – PCB Mounted Circuitry||2800Hz Phase Coherent 12dB/Oct – PCB Mounted Circuitry|
|Internal Lead Wire||18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation||18 gauge Internal Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation|
|Power||Input: 100-240V 50Hz/60Hz||Input: 100-240V 50Hz/60Hz|
|Enclosure||Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design Dampened||Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design Dampened|
|Dimensions||10.9 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 Weight||Active 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 Out||Yes, 80 Hz Low-pass Frequency Cutoff||Yes, 80 Hz Low-pass Frequency Cutoff|
|Certifications||FCC Certified, ICES, cTUVus+CB||FCC 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.
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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