Fluid Audio FX80 Powered Studio Monitor

A dual-concentric coaxial driver, contoured baffle enclosure, and boundary compensation DIP switches give you an accurate representation of your mix.

Improving on the successful FX8, Fluid Audio now introduces the FX80, part of the FX series of coaxial studio monitors.

Contoured baffle enclosure design

Keeping true to the original "keyhole" design, the FX enclosure has been updated with a complex radius front baffle, which not only looks pretty cool, it improves cabinet diffraction.

Dual-concentric coaxial driver

Mounted in the center of the woofer is a 30mm silk dome tweeter in a coaxial configuration. Using this technology (unique in its price range) makes it a "point source" device, meaning that all the sound emanates from a single point - not points that are 10" apart. This is crucial for improving off-axis response, but also allows for a more compact footprint cabinet.


Hear how JV the Producer uses the FX80 coaxial monitors in this video from Fluid Audio:


Mix engineer Tyler Spratt describes how the FX80 monitors help him work:


Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Sean Phelan talks about his experience with the Fluid FX80s:


Boundary compensation DIP switches

Sometimes the spaces where we mix aren't the most forgiving acoustically (especially if you're in a home studio).
The FX series monitors come equipped with boundary control EQ switches that allow you to compensate for spaces that may not have been "tuned" or just need to be adjusted due to their proximity to the wall behind them. There is also a guide conveniently printed on the rear panel to show how the DIP switches work, and a more read more detailed explanation in the user guide.

Class D and DSP powered

Another update from the Fader Series is Class-D amplification. This means more clean, reliable power, more headroom, and also a standalone powerful DSP integration.

LED indicator on front baffle

The illuminated LED on the front panel is not only a status indicator, displaying whether the FX monitor is on, off or in standby, but also acts as an alignment beacon which allows you to properly align your speakers to your ear level.

Front-loaded slot port design

The bass-reflex slot port tunes the cabinet to maximize the bass output efficiency of the speaker. It is placed on the front panel not only to directly radiate the bass energy towards the listener, but also for flexibility of placement in your studio.

Updated Tweeter Grille protection

The FX coax design, with the tweeter suspended in the middle of the woofer, is very robust. As such, it provides outstanding protection for the woofer itself. However, the tweeter needs protection as well, this is why Fluid Audio added a small, steel perforated grille to protect the delicate silk diaphragm of the tweeter.

Imaging and Depth

It's one thing to put high quality speaker drivers in a cabinet with an amplifier and call it a great speaker. But for a transparent reference monitor, that is only the beginning. Painstaking crossover design and listening sessions were undertaken to optimize not only a flat on-axis frequency response, but a depth of soundstage that has become the hallmark of Fluid Audio monitors. This ensures that your mix will not only sound great on your FX speakers, but will translate to speaker systems outside the studio as well.

Features:

- Contoured baffle enclosure design
- Dual concentric "coaxial" driver
- Boundary compensation DIP switches
- Class D and DSP powered
- 60 watt Low-frequency amplifier
- 50 watt High-frequency amplifier
- LED indicator on front baffle
- Front-loaded slot port design
- Updated Tweeter Grille protection
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- Frequency Response: 35Hz-22kHz (+/- 3dB)
- Crossover Frequency: 2.4kHz
- Low-Frequency Amplifier Power: 60 watts
- High-Frequency Amplifier Power: 50 watts
- Signal-to-Noise: 100dB (typical A-weighted)
- Polarity: Positive signal at + input produces outward LF one displacement
- Input Impedance: 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
- Input Sensitivity: 85 mV pink noise input produces 95 dBA output SPL @ one meter with volume control at maximum (TBD dB Max SPL)
- Power: 100V-240V ~50/60 Hz
- Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
- Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated MDF
- Size (Single Monitor): 13.4 x 10 x 11.6 / 340mm x 254mm x 295mm
- Weight (Each): 7.8 kg / 17.2 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
8 Inch
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FX80

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.fluidaudio.com/support_request/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted September 11, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"Unbelievable Quality"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The FX80 with the tweeter in the middle of the 8" speaker allows all the sound to come from one place which gives you a clearer sound of your song as a whole while listening. And you can adjust the speaker to your room environment on the back. There is a 1/4" , XLR and RCA jacks on the back along with a Volume knob adjustment. There is a port on the front. Fluid Audio covered all the bases, IMO, with this unique design. The sound quality is what you'd expect from $2,000.00 speakers. I've been listening to music for decades and I highly recommend the FX80 pair.
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