Fluance Elite High Definition SX6W Bookshelf Speaker Review

4.24 Mixed Usages
4.2 Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy:
4.2 Treble Accuracy:
4.3 Bass Accuracy:
4.3 Imaging & Soundstage:
4.2 Dynamic Range:
Release year: 2007 Rating: 4.5 1" tweeter 5" woofer stereo speaker home theater usage: music and movies best for: compact spaces

Fluance Elite High Definition SX6W can deliver full range sound. We used them in both cases, as stereo and as a home theater part. The result is rich and pure. These speakers sound bigger than their size. Bass is present but if you consider yourself a bass head, you might need an additional subwoofer. Since they are passive speakers, connecting a sub or center channel is much easier.

Our Verdict

Fluance SX6W is a decent sounding speaker that is available at an affordable price. While they will not deliver audiophile grade sound, the performance is quite satisfying. With the use of high-quality components and drivers, the speaker can deliver accurate and reliable sound. This 2-way speaker system can be used as stereo, or as a part of home theater.

PROS
  • Upgradable
  • Decent sounding speaker
  • Cheap
  • Multiple colors available
  • Good built
  • Deep bass
CONS
  • Bass is average and not room shaking
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Specification

GENERAL:

Speaker Type Bookshelf Speaker
Number Of Channels 2.0 way speaker
Amplification Type
Power Source

DRIVERS

Drive Unit 2x2
Tweeter Type Neodymium Balanced Dome Ferrofluid Cooled
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5
Woofer Type Polymer Treated Driver with Butyl Rubber Surround

SPECS

Power Range 30 - 100 Watts RMS
Sensitivity 89±3dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency Range 60Hz - 20KHz
Crossover Frequencies 3500Hz

CONNECTIVITY:

Speaker Wire Input: Yes
Speaker Level Input N/A
Line Level Input N/A
Digital Input (Optical) N/A
Digital Input (Coaxial) N/A
RCA Input N/A
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input N/A
Aux Input N/A
Bi-amp Input: N/A
HDMI Input N/A
USB Port N/A
Subwoofer Output N/A

WIRELESS FEATURES

Bluetooth N/A
Wi-Fi N/A

CONNECTOR:

Connector Type Binding post
Compatible Connector Types bare wire, banana plug
Speaker Wire Compatibility 12 gauge

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED )

Bass Accuracy: Clean and articulate bass
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy: Intelligible vocals
Treble Accuracy Good and rich highs
Imaging & Soundstage: Focused imaging and wide soundstage
Dynamic Range: Good dynamics
Power Handling: Power handling is good.
Frequency Response: Broad frequency response
Transient Response: Decent transient response

BUILD MATERIAL

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF
Color Black ash, Natural Walnut, White

SIZE & WEIGHT

Height (inches) 13.5
Width (inches) 8.3
Depth (inches) 9.1
Weight (pounds) 11.6 lbs
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28

CONTROL

Handheld Remote
Control by app
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Two Bookshelf speakers, Instruction Manual, Lifetime Customer Support
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design and build:

The Fluance SX6W has an MDF body that will eliminate any vibration in the cabinet. It is available in three different color options and comes with a magnetic grille to protect the drivers. These speakers have decent build quality. In terms of design, having rounded edges would be much better instead of sharp ones.

Performance:

Fluance SX6W bookshelf speaker has 1” tweeter and 5” woofer drivers. It has a broad frequency range that makes it suitable for music and home theater applications. With a rear bass port, the sound is improved despite its small size. They can deliver wide soundstage that seems quite accurate. Highs are decent while low ends are clean and tight.

Like other speakers, Fluance needs a certain break-in time. The manual suggests a total time of 10-12 hours. As you increase the volume, the speaker holds its accuracy and precision without introducing any distortion.

Use Case:

Fluance SX6W is great for music and movies. Consider them an upgrade over TV audio or PC speakers. You should not expect pristine or high-quality sound from such compact speakers.

Placement:

Do not place the speakers and turntable on the same table surface. Speaker stands are available and for tables, you should use isolation pads. Leave a gap of 2 to 3 feet from speakers to allow proper ventilation.

Connectivity:

You will need a matching amplifier or receiver with the Fluance speaker because it does not have built-in amplification. If you are using turntable and the amp does not have phono preamp, then you will need additional Phono preamplifier. Use speaker wire to connect speakers to the amplifier. Other audio sources can be connected like TV. For that, you can choose any one of the following: RCA, optical or HDMI.

Cost:

The SX6W model from Fluance is one of the best bookshelf speaker under $150. This means you are free to save and add multiple speakers in future for a large theater system.

FAQ:

Who is Fluance SX6W bookshelf speaker best for?

The Fluance SX6W bookshelf speaker is great for users with tight budget. It has a sleek and slim design that is great for compact spaces.

How to use the speakers as rear setup?

Choose speakers which you want to use as front setup. You can choose from Fluance or any other brand like Klipsch. Use the amplifier or receiver to connect the front speakers into the front L/R port. Connect the Fluance SX6W into the rear L/R port of the receiver. The connection is complete.

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