February 25, 2012 — Article
Dynaudio’s high-end Xeo range of wireless speakers have made their UK debut.
The Xeo 3 compact bookshelf and Xeo 5 floorstander active speakers connect wirelessly to Dynaudio’s Xeo wireless transmitter, which is hooked up to your music source via a wired connection.
The Xeo transmitter can be connected to a music source via digital optical, USB, stereo analogue or 3.5mm analogue inputs and can connect wirelessly to up to three pairs of speakers – that’s up to three music sources supplying music to up to three different rooms.
Each pair of speakers includes its own remote, allowing you to a switch between the inputs on each set of speakers and change the volume up or down.
When connected via USB the Xeo needs no mains power (though it does if connected by other means) and It connects to the speakers via a 2.4GHz A-to-B connection so long as they’re within 50m. It supports files up to 24bit/48kHz and can send audio at full CD resolution up to 16bit/48kHz.
The speakers include Dynaudio’s 27mm soft dome tweeters and 14.5cm mid/bass drivers with the firm’s own MSP (magnesium silicate polymer) cones.
Dynaudio CEO and founder, Wilfried Ehrenholz, said: “Xeo is Dynaudio’s answer to an ever changing marketplace. Dynaudio aims to bring the high performance sound that the audiophile market requires in line with today’s demands of a wider audience who is interested in intelligent designs, the latest technologies and a simple and convenient platform to listen to music in higher sound quality.”
Due to arrive in March Xeo 3 is expected to cost 1,300 euros, the Xeo 5, 2,700 euros and the Xeo Transmitter 250 euros though it is likely to be available in a bundle with the speakers.