Tech | August 11, 2022 12:16 pm

The Fluance Ai81 Is an Affordable Floorstanding Hi-Fi Speaker That’ll Fit Easily Into Your Existing Set-Up

It'll work for music, gaming and home theater alike

A pair of black and walnut ai81 standing tower speakers from Fluance on a multi-colored red and pink dot background
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The Canadian based audio brand Fluance has launched a new pair of powered floorstanding tower speakers called the Ai81. The brand is well known for their turntables, but over the years they’ve crafted affordable and well-made speakers as well.

The Ai81 stands out because of its size and output combined with a set-up process even simpler than the soundbar you’d unceremoniously tuck away under your television. This new line of tower speakers is supposed to produce a room filling stereo sound with a 150W internal amp and is further supported by a subwoofer (sold separately) which produces a powerful bass. 

The Ai81 was produced with music, gaming and movies in mind. The Fluance team wanted the speakers to replicate the feeling of a live concert or a theater experience. The speakers were designed to perfectly balance their sound depending on how they are being used, meaning they can adapt to an action movie or a vinyl record and still produce audio that feels right for the particular moment. So you don’t have to worry about the bass overpowering vocals or the dialogue in a movie being drowned out by background sounds. 

The speakers also have a seamless connection process, you have bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, two RCA outputs and a subwoofer out.. If you’re looking to expand your home audio experience on a budget, then Flaunce’s latest tower speaker should be on your radar.

The Specs:

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Inputs: 2 x RCA L/R, Bluetooth, Digital Optical TOSLink
  • Tweeter: 1-inch silk soft dome
  • Woofer: Dual 6.5-inch woven, glass-fiber composite drivers with butyl rubber surrounds.
  • Amplifier: Class D 150W.
  • Dimensions: 37.8 x 8.50 x 10.24 inches / 96 x 21.6 x 26 cm (HxWxD).
  • Weight: Active speaker: 30.61lbs (13.88kg) Passive speaker: 29.02lbs (13.16kg).
  • Phono preamp: No.
  • Subwoofer output: 80 Hz low-pass frequency cutoff.

Fluance RT85

If you’re dipping your toes into the world of record players and vinyl collecting you can even pair the Ai81 with Fluance’s affordable and highly regarded RT85.