The FX8 is the largest studio monitor in the Fluid Audio range and a departure from its usual two-way design that features a tweeter above the bass driver. Here, we're looking at a bi-amped dual concentric (also known as coaxial) design.
There are no tonal controls at all to adjust - just a volume control, and that is placed on the fascia for easy access and runs from silence up to 0dB, with an indented position at -6dB. Connectivity covers all the common options, with XLR, 1/4-inch jack and RCA phono sockets.
In use, there's a very good sense of sound location across the stereo spread, as well as a decent sense of space back to front. Clarity of sound is also very good across the frequency range, and the 8-inch woofers, combined with the bass reflex port, will give you plenty of bottom-end.
As with any monitor, it's a matter of getting familiar with the sound but, overall, we feel that the FX8s are monitors that we would have no trouble using on critical mixes.4 Stars
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