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post #91 of 131 Old 07-31-2013, 10:36 AM
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Well I've had my Fluance xlbp wide dispersion bipoles for a bit so far so good they do sound better than my old surrounds(Mirage 190's) it is harder to tell when the surrounds are sending out music/effects which is what your surrounds are supposed to do to be effective, IMO. I will "borrow a camera and post pic's when I'm able to do so!
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My Fluance XL once again with the grills on. They are very clear and crisp for music. I can hear every instrument loud and clear. Very clear vocals too. I did feel like something was missing until I added a sub. Movies are great also. The center is excellent for crisp, clear dialogue.

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thanks for posting your fluance XL's mr. hanko. i loved them. im still on the hunt for a good floor standing speaker. 80% movies and 20% music. i think fluance XL7f will do the job just right since its got an 8" woofer on the bottom.

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jaygax,

I was very happy with the fluance XL7F for movies. Of coarse some people enjoy giant 12" subs that shake the house, I don't. Therefore I loved them for movies. But if you are only buying the towers, I can not really comment, since I 've only watched movies with the 5 speaker set up. Although there is an amazon review that says the towers alone are great for movies.

For music, XL7F were great for a lot of the songs I tried. But, sometimes it felt like something was missing. I bought an Energy 8 inch sub and that made a big difference. Music now sounds more defined.

I bought the speakers mainly for movies, but music sounds so great I had to unpack my old cd collection and I 've spent 80% on music and 20% on movies.
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actually, what im really planning is getting 4 floor standing speakers and a center. im torn between the fluance XL7F's and the emptek e55ti's. i've read good comments about the empteks too but right now they're a little bit more expensive ($700/pair) compared to those fluance XL7f's($500/pair). i already have a good sub for low frequency support. its a bic acoustech PL200. its been already 3 years now since a bought that sub and it still rocks and shakes!

my plan is to wait 'til black friday because i heard the empteks will have a black friday sale for the e55ti's for $470/pair. now that's a steal. but if not, im gonna get those fluance XL7f's instead.
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I too would want the E55TI's for $470 a pair. It's impossible/rare to find good deals in Canada.
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You'll just have to wait until November. Just frequently check empteks website.

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You'll just have to wait until November. Just frequently check empteks website.

The main reason I bought the Fluance XL series was price, under $800 total. They have a 10% discount (SUPPRT22 coupon code). The empteks 5.0 setup would cost me $1325 plus Canadian shipping, taxes and duties. Probably would be $1800 plus. Since the audioholics review compared the XL7F to the e55ti's and found that they are slightly below them, then that was all I needed to know. PSB would also cost me double. The only speakers I could get for around $800 besides XL, are low level polks and Precision Acoustics from bestbuy/futureshop.

I love these speakers, like everyone else that purchased them.
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They have a 10% discount (SUPPRT22 coupon code).

mr. hank0, does this 10% discount applies to all speakers? if that's the case, then i'll just get the XL7F's instead of the empteks. as audioholics compared the two side by side, the only real difference is the clarity but the xl7f's make it up for the extra bass. and my purpose for an upgrade is mainly for movies. i'm planning to separate my 2 channel (stereo) system on a different room.

thanks for informing me about the discount.

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i checked their website and added 2 pairs of xl7f's and a center speaker. applied the code you've told me, then there's a pop up window offering a 5% discount. all in all it's a total of 15% discount. everything for $1,007.90. now that's a steal!!!! made up my mind. im gonna get these babies after i'll zero my paypal account. thanks a lot Mr. Hank0!

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This may be a dumb question.. I moved my speakers today and the rubber pads underneath them have taking a beating from the spikes. I see dents in the floor. Since my speakers are on a hard surface, do I need the feet? I understand spikes are for carpet and for better sound from keeping them off the floor. But since The XL7F have 4 posts holding the speakers a good amount off the stand/base, I would think the floor spikes are not necessary?
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i think this is the answer for your question.

http://www.audioholics.com/loudspeaker-design/speaker-spikes-and-cones-2013-what2019s-the-point

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jaygax, It just popped in my mind today; I don't think a speaker that ranges from 4-8 ohms would be a good choice as surrounds.
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what i'm after for is a balanced sound whenever i'm listening to a 5 channel stereo DSP on my yamaha. i'm still thinking. maybe i dont need floor standing speakers as surrounds.

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Fluance have been reviewed before and had stellar reviews by stereo reviewers. It's a Canadian company that uses quality OEM parts. They cut cost not on engineering and parts but on marketing and distribution. They do the opposite of Bose! Bose spends it's money on marketing not engineering and definitely not parts. They use substandard cheap parts.
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I just picked up a pair of AVBP2 surround speakers that will mount behind the listening position, in the corner of the room, mounted on high corner bookshelf units which will put them about 7' high. I will toe them in so the null faces the listening position. I currently have a matching set of (4) Klipsch WB14s that I'm using as my L/R/SUR along with a klipsch WC24 for my center, and I hope to get a more enveloping surround field with the AVBP2s. I will update this thread in a week or so once I calibrate them with Audyssey XT and get some time on them with some familiar movies and PL II Music............Fingers crossed. smile.gif

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I wish they just sold tower speakers by themselves.
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I have these, which are now showing as discontinued. When I was shopping, I did not like the specs of the AV series. If the SX is the most you can afford then you should go with them (XL would be even better but they are twice as much). Follow them on twitter because they offer coupons often...
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Heads up.....

Fleabay sells the ES1 for around 300(last four auction in a month)-the vendor is Fluance but starts with "tr......." That's 150 off retail.

And....The XLFL7 can be preordered with a 75 dollar savings by using Code XLPREORDER for a total of 429 for a pair. 5 wk lead time.

I want those XLF7's but my gear is jammmed into a corner and I fit 8" in there.....;


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I'm on a budget as well and for me it was between the Fluance and the Emptek's. With the BF sales i was able to get the Emptek E5TI towers for only $580 for the pair.
It was close, for those of us that have limited budgets I think that either one of these manufacturers would be a good choice. Enjoy your choice!
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Congrats...Are those still available and what vendor?

Thanks!
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Sold my HTD Level Three Towers for Fluance XL7F Towers. Absolutely loving them. A tremendous bargain for sure. They just happen to sound darn good. No harshness whatsoever, yet detailed with tremendous bass in my listening space. Oh yeah, they're also beautiful pieces of furniture.
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Fluance XL7F main speakers arrived today. Impossibly excellent sound and appearance for value. eek.gif I'm flabbergasted.

Left majorly 5 star feedback in Amazon.

Wow. biggrin.gif

Ditto!! Loving my pair. Really excels with all types of music I listened to. Mine are used to play 99% music.
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Question which surrounds would be better? The AVBP2 or the XLBP from how they would be mounted they would be behind me and a little above me
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Sold my HTD Level Three Towers for Fluance XL7F Towers. Absolutely loving them. A tremendous bargain for sure. They just happen to sound darn good. No harshness whatsoever, yet detailed with tremendous bass in my listening space. Oh yeah, they're also beautiful pieces of furniture.
How would you compare them?
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Looking at getting the XL7S for the fronts and the center to go along with it... how does it sound with music/movies/games?
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