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Fluance XL7F Loudspeakers Review  Print E-mail
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Written by Andre Marc   
Friday, 24 April 2015
Article Index
Fluance XL7F Loudspeakers Review 
Set Up and Listening
Conclusion


So where does the XL7F fall short?

Really in only one area. It gives up the last bit of resolution and refinement to far costlier speakers. Its focus is more presenting a complete picture rather than spotlighting individual elements of a recording, which is right in tune with my preferences. Other than that, the XL7F is the best $500 speaker I have had in my system. By a long shot.

luance_xl7f_loudspeakers_side_rear.jpgI had the chance to speak to several of the key players at Fluance and was impressed with their business model and outlook. According to them, they constantly strive to improve the products, and while there are compromises that must be made at this price point, they carefully choose where they can shave costs without effecting sonics.

Fluance offers a 30-day return guarantee, generous by any standards. The folks at Fluance say get very few back, which does not surprise me. They also offer an unheard of lifetime warranty. How about free shipping too? No, I ain’t kidding.

Conclusion

We have here a pair of floorstanding speakers for $499, with a top-to-bottom coherent, musically satisfying presentation, and a lifetime warranty. Sheesh. Seems too good to be true, but Fluance has been in business for over 15 years providing this kind of deal.

The big bonus is the speakers look great, and would fit into just about any decor. I personally will look at building a 5.1 system with Fluance speakers in the not too distant future. I can’t recommend the XL7F highly enough taking into consideration all I have talked about above.  Fluance is now on my radar in a big way.

 

 

 

Specifications


Fluance XL7F -- $499 per pair
www.fluance.com

Frequency Response 45Hz - 20KHz     
Sensitivity 89dB     
Impedance 4 ~ 8 Ohms     
Enclosure Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Tower Design     
Dimensions (H x W x D) 45.8 x 8.5 x 13.4 inch     
Weight 45.2 pounds/speaker

Review System 1


Server: SOtM Mini Server w/ battery power supply
DAC: Simaudio Neo 308D w/MiND streamer module, iFI Micro iDSD,
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Preamp: Coffman Labs G1-A, CIAudio PLC-1 MKII
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55, CLONES Audio 25p, Simaudio 760A
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4, Thiel TM3, Bryston Mini T
Cables: Stager Sound, Acoustic Zen, Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs Mirage USB
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks and Svelte Shelves, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner, Salamander rack

Review System 2


CD Player: Marantz PM5004
Music Server: Simaudio MiND 180
DAC: Marantz HD DAC1, Bryston BDA-1
Integrated Amplifier: McIntosh  MA6600, Denon PMA-50,
Amplifier: DAL Audio Gainclone
Preamplifier: Belles Soloist 3
Tape Deck: Sony TC-350
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3
Cables: Stager Sound, Transparent,  DH Labs AES/EBU & Toslink,
Accessories:Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Sound Anchors Stands, Wiremold






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