Fluance AV-BP2 Surround Speakers

4.8/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $99.00


Product Description

The Fluance AV-BP2 tackles the needs of surround speaker design in a usefully different way. It is a bipolar design that combines two identical panels that employ a 4-inch woofer and a 1-inch Neodymium balanced dome tweeter. Its surround ambience is very convincing, thanks to the way the two speaker panels are angled outward to radiate indirectly. But because the speakers are wired in phase, in a bipolar design, they also provide all the localization needed for soundtracks with directional surround effects. The more demanding you are about surround sound, the more we think you will appreciate what the AV-BP2 has to offer. It has top reproduction qualities in the hi-fidelity music as well as the surround sound home theater area and therefore can also be used as a bookshelf speaker. Only premium components such as powerfully dimensioned high-performance magnets and Neodymium tweeters are used in the production of this system. The Neodymium balanced pure silk dome tweeters provide a wonderfully smooth and accurate projection of the high frequency portions of the signal. The result is a pure and perfect listening experience.
  • Bipolar Radiation Pattern For Optimum Surround Imaging
  • MDF Wood Construction To Reduce Cabinet Resonance
  • High End Neodymium Balanced Pure Silk Dome Tweeters
  • Ferro-fluid Cooled Tweeter For Longer Life
  • High Efficiency Design
  • Butyl Rubber Surrounds For Increased Durability and Performance
  • Gold Plated Binding Post Terminals for Optimum Conductivity
  • Removable Flush Fit Grills
  • Built-In Wall Mounting Hardware
  • Crossover Features Butterworth Design
  • 18 Gauge Lead Wire to Reduce Signal Degradation
  • Premium Black Ash Woodgrain Finish
  • New with a 5 Year Warranty


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gilles Callaghan a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: March 3, 2010

    Bottom Line:   
    Best speakers on the market for your dollar. Good response and quite well built. Try them you might like them.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

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    Product model year:   2006



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave C. a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2008

    Bottom Line:   
    These are not huge wall bipolar speakers. If you are looking at these for a system, you need either large main speakers to cover the lows below about 180 Hz, a designated powered subwoofer, or both. Either way, you need a receiver that allows you to cut frequencies below their range to prevent damage to the speakers. For anyone out there that might think a few of these will displace a big box for the low frequencies somewhere in the room, you are wrong. Then again, that is the case with any surround speaker and that is not their design in the first place. There is a quick audio buying education below.

    I have built and designed many full home theater systems that ran into the several thousand dollar ranges on audio components alone. I get paid for my services. These systems have included Nakamichi, McIntosh, Krell, Velodyne, Definitive Technology, and the high-end components of Harmon Karden, Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, Yamaha, Klipsch, including many tube-amplified systems, just to name a few. Saying I am “picky” about audio is a gross understatement.

    One might ask, “Why would he buy these for his own system?” It is a very valid question with a very valid answer: PRICE. These were part of my second home theater room. I originally bought these speakers as “disposables” that I could use temporarily until I got the money for others. After installing and adjusting them, I have no plans to replace them whatsoever. They sound far better than many of the bipolar speakers I have installed costing several hundred dollars a piece. They are an excellent bipolar speaker; they are an UNPRECEDENTED bang for the buck.

    I have pieced together and installed hundreds of home and car audio systems. I have not dealt with, nor will I deal with, crappy components. I always felt the end-result sound was a reflection on me, and I did not want that reflection to sound anything less than impressive. While many of my customers and friends have ridiculous money to invest in things like this, I allotted less my budget for financial and other reasons offered below. Over the 25+ years, I have come to realize many things. Here are some words of wisdom if you have the time.

    MORE EXPENSIVE DOES NOT EQUATE TO BETTER. Often, manufacturers price an item way high and get away with it just because it is unique, not because it performs well. Listen to an “Acoustimess” system as a perfect example. If you think it sounds good, either you are impressed by the name, or you have never heard decent speakers. They are “neat”, but that is it. VERY tinny highs, lacking mids, and VERY limited bass. B0SE 901’s: yes; “Acoustimess”: no. There are countless other examples with other manufacturers. BTW: These crush the sound of the “Acoustimess” cubes.

    YOU WILL NEVER KEEP THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY. What may be “new and hot” at the time will turn into standard amenities a few months later. Decent receivers made two years ago exceed the needs for most buyers and have more features and functions than most people could ever hope to understand, or even need to understand. Buying a top-end component when it has been out for a few months saves from 20-60%. Having the coolest new thing quickly wears off, quality and money saved are permanent assets.

    LOUD DOES NOT EQUAL BETTER. I have always tried to “overbuild” systems so that they could handle more power than the listener’s ear cared to endure. That is not to say that a system needs to be “earth rattling” loud; it just needs to sound clean at the maximum volume that the listener would need or want. If you live in an apartment or town home, save your money and do not buy a ‘mega-watt” system. If you ever turn it up to the limits, you will likely be looking for a new place to live. Another technical note: peak wattages should never be confused with RMS wattages. Speakers rated at 100 watts peak will sound like crap and distort terribly when you pump a genuine 100 watts RMS into them. Speakers rated at 100 watts RMS will produce an almost infinitely cleaner sound. Ignore peak values and go by RMS on amps and speakers unless you fully understand slew factors, headroom, and other technical parameters.

    SUMMARY: Get the best bang for your buck. Sampling rates and features have far surpassed what most listeners could ever hear, let alone understand. Avoid the Superstores when possible. They have good deals on some components, but they will make up for it with pricing on cables and assorted other crap they push on the buyer. Need a good bipolar? Buy these. You will not be disappointed and your wallet will be thrilled.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   2006

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   Fluance Direct on Eb



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by niskayuna07 a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought an HTIB with speakers of the same brand as the receiver. Was a bit too anxious to push a bit more since it needed some more natural bass because the front speakers was a bit tiny to handle em. Went online to check out some surround speakers and got a hold of Fluance's website as part of a site's best deals on speakers. Hesitant at first but found the reviews very helpful. Decided to try them out and was very impressed of the prompt delivery, build quality and its excellent audio output.

    Instead of having placed the AV-BP2 as surround since the room was not that big, I prompted for it to be as front speakers. The room was definitely filled now with clear, crisp sound because of the bipolar design of the speakers.

    Having this setup and this sound quality made my friends believe that not all high end speakers need to be expensive.


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    Used product for:   Less than 1 month

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2006

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   fluance online



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jess Belza a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

    Bottom Line:   
    Prompt delivery on double boxed package. Excellent build and better audio quality at an ubelievable price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2006

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   fluance online store



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jose bernardino a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

    Bottom Line:   
    i bought a pair of fluance bipolar speakers for my surr back set up and im surprise w these speakers inexpensive but sounds like expensive my set up are as ff. . yamaha rxv2600 and kenwood amp for back surr main fr polk rti12 center csi5 surr rt16 main sub definitive supercube 1 back sub klipsch sub12..and it works good w/the rest of the system `

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2006

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   fluance dealer canad




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