Originally Posted by checker9
Its only $19 remaining on a gift card. What is bad about Fluance speakers? The reviews all indicate it is performing outside its price point. I read reviews the Insignia has no crossover and full signal is going to to tweeter and woofer and causes muddy mids and vocals. I can find no measurements from reviews to confirm but there are a few reviews with measurements on the Fluance, including this site, and they show it to be a flat curve and it has a DSP to bring up the lower frequencies at moderate levels to extend much lower than its driver should. Plus it has aptX bluetooth and treble bass EQ.
I guess I could try the Isignia first
Fluance makes mediocre speakers at best. They aren't very well regarded around here, either. I had their top of the line Signature towers, bookshelf speakers, center channel and a pair of their lower priced bookshelf speakers (can't remember the model) and they were all poor. The lower priced bookshelf speakers were crap. They all had an issue with the woofers making popping noises with deeper bass. When I reached out to Fluance they acknowledged this was an issue, but they stated it was usually just with one speaker in a pair for those who had the issue.
Funny, all of mine had the problem. Anyway, sent them all back and will never buy Fluance ever again. I guess you could try both the Fluance and Insigina and see if they Fluance is worth 2x the price and send the loser back. The Ai40 is a sealed cabinet, so that could be a benefit if you wanted to wall mount them. From what I've read on them, they have a substantial background "hissing" sound. And the DSP is apparently pretty "wonky" and create distortion and break-up.
EDIT: If you decide to give the Insignia speakers a try, first time google express checkout users get 20% off using code SEPTSAVE19.
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