speaker is now selling for $ 99.96 (plus applicable local tax,) with free ground shipping directly from Fluance.com
This is 50% off the regular retail price and handily beats prior sales pricing at $ 150.
You can also buy the Fluance Fi50 at retailers like Jet.com and Amazon that drop ship from Fluance for the same sale price, might be some sales tax breaks that way.
I’ve bought several of these since they came out, both for personal use and as gifts. The build and sound quality is terrific for this price point.
The enclosure is MDF wood (not plastic) in any of three colors (Black Ash, Natural Walnut, White/Bamboo.) The woven glass fiber speaker drivers use butyl rubber surrounds for great responsiveness and the speaker incorporates a 40 watt Class D amp. Internal wiring is 18 gauge.
You can connect your music player, CD player, phone, or whatever else you choose via high quality Bluetooth aptX. However, I recommend using something like Chromecast Audio or a direct wired connection to the AUX line input of this speaker for the best sound quality.
The speaker has touch adjustment for volume, bass and treble and does not distort when played at higher volumes. I do suggest playing the speaker for at least a few hours at mid-level volumes (20 – 30) to “loosen up” the speaker driver surrounds. The butyl rubber Fluance uses is just a bit tight as shipped and use will make the surrounds a bit more flexible for better bass responsiveness. This speaker sounds better and better with use.
SPEAKER CONFIGURATION: 2 Way 4 Driver Bluetooth Music System with Integrated Amplifier
BLUETOOTH: Yes; aptX codec
INPUT: 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Input; 2.1 A USB Charging Input
TWEETER: Dual 3/5 inch Coaxial Mounted Silk Soft Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
WOOFER: Dual 5 inch Woven Glass Fiber Composite Drivers with Butyl Rubber Surrounds
SUBWOOFER OUTPUT: No
AMPLIFIER POWER: Class D, 40 Watts Continuous Average Output
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40Hz – 20KHz
INTERNAL LEAD WIRE: 18 gauge internal lead wire to reduce signal degradation
POWER Input: 100-240V 1.5A; Output: 15V 3000mA 45W
ENCLOSURE: Tuned Rear Port Bass Reflex Design
DIMENSIONS: 20.4 x 5.7 x 7.1 inch
SPEAKER WEIGHT: 13.4 lbs
High Performance Wireless Bluetooth Wood Speaker
3ft 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable
Quick Start Guide
Isolation Floor Spikes
Full 2 Year Parts and Labor Manufacturer’s Direct Warranty
Lifetime Customer Support
Please note: Speakers are NOT weatherproof or battery powered.