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Fluance is a name I was not familiar with. As I've learned, they are well-respected in the home-theater arena and produce very good sounding speaker systems using top quality components and wood cabinetry at very attractive prices. The end result is very impressive sound. Full, Rich, Excellent Bass. For the price it represents an excellent value. Quality components, beautiful construction and design. apt-X capable.
I've reviewed many bluetooth speakers. In the $100-$200 price range, there are a ton of choices. This Fluance Fi30 rises to near the top of the heap. It has a beautiful sound and is capable of producing substantial sound listening levels due to its 6Wx2 amplifier feeding 2 full-range drivers and 2 tuned bass ports. Just awesome sound.
The speaker is quite simple in operation. Essentially all you have on the back of the speaker is the on/off switch on the back and a bluetooth button. There is also a USB port providing 2.1A of power and this is only for charging or powering a USB device.
The Fi30 is apt-X capable but even just plain vanilla bluetooth produces a great sound in this speaker.
The Fi30 comes in several different finishes but all are the same MDF manufactured wood enslosure. It's heavy, weighing in at over 8 pounds. That solid enclosure is one important reason the speaker sounds so good. It has a full, rich sound that is just not common in a bluetooth speaker in this price range. Plastic enclosures, like so many of the others, just can't replicate the warmth of sound that comes from a wood enclosure.
The front of the speaker is simplicity itself... only the speakers, a Fluance nameplate, and a very subtle LED indicator to show that power is on and/or that bluetooth is in pairing mode.
It's very important that you break-in these speakers in for at least 10 hours at normal listenening levels for the best sound realization. In other words, don't judge the sound until they've been broken in because like a fine wine, once they've breathed a little, they improve in sound quality.
➺ System Type: Full Range 2 Driver Bluetooth Music System with Integrated Amplifier
➺ Tuned bass ports
➺ Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate); aptX codec
➺ Input: 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Input, 2.1 A USB Charging Input
➺ Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20KHz
➺ Amplifier Power (RMS): 6 Watts Continous Average Output (x 2 channels)
➺ Enclosure: Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design
➺ Cabinet: Precision Crafted MDF Wood, Internally Braced
➺ Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in (420 x 140 x 140 mm)
➺ Weight: 8.3 lbs (3.8kg)
➺ 18 gauge internal lead wire to reduce signal degradation
It's a big, AC powered bluetooth speaker with great sound. Volume, equalization and track selection are all done from your connected device. Simple.
Love this speaker.
I was provided a sample for review.