The new Xeo 20 is more than just a facelift of the older Xeo 4, the designers have rounded the corners and softened the edges. They’ve moved the infra-red receiver from the top to under the woofer for a neater, cleaner look. And they’ve made the metal driver parts black for a touch of Nordic simplicity.
If you were to take the speaker apart you’d see just as many developments inside, too. The 14cm Esotec MSP driver and 28mm Esotec soft-dome tweeter (both packed with legendary Dynaudio tech, including aluminium voice-coils and innovative magnet systems) are each powered by their own 65W digital amplifiers. And because one size doesn’t always fit all, each amp is precisely tuned and optimized for the driver it’s powering – giving incredible control over their performance.
Xeo 20: tuned from Dynaudio pro-audio speakers
That control comes from the best. Xeo 20’s tuning is based on the much celebrated LYD 5 professional studio monitors.
The updated firmware includes improved compressor and limiter algorithms and a simplified crossover. That means a larger overlap between the drivers’ frequency ranges for incredible integration, improved bass and much better off-axis performance. The DSP (digital signal processing) has increased power to enhance speaker-position compensation for corner, wall and free-space placements. It’s a similar approach to the one used for the new Focus XD range. A slot-type bass port, meanwhile, handles the moving-air stage to further improve, tighten and enhance low-frequency performance.
Xeo 20: direct inputs
The new Xeo 20 also gets direct inputs, so you don’t need to add any external boxes to plug in your existing equipment – although if you want even more options, including wireless 24-bit/96kHz hi-res audio, the optional Dynaudio Connect box has you covered.
At the back of the master speaker (which can be set as either the left or right channel) you’ll find 24-bit/192kHz Toslink digital optical, stereo RCA phono and 3.5mm minijack inputs for all your sources.
Dynaudio have added built-in aptX Bluetooth so you can stream wirelessly from any compatible device. And because the Xeo 20 speakers communicate together using a full-fat 24/96 hi-res signal.
Xeo 20 is designed to work with the optional Stand 10 and Stand 20, and there’s also built-in provision for Vesa 100 mounts.
- Analogue inputs: Mini-jack, RCA stereo
- Digital inputs: Toslink
- Wireless: 24-bit / 96kHz
- Frequency response (±3dB): 40Hz – 21kHz
- Box principle: Bass reflex
- Crossover: 2-way DSP-based
- Crossover frequencies: 4700Hz
- Woofer: 14cm MSP
- Tweeter: 28mm soft dome
- Amplifier power: 2 x 65W
- AC power input: 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz
- Standby power consumption: <0.5W
- Maximum power consumption: 100W
- Weight: 6.2kg / 13.7lbs
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 180 x 320 x 257mm
- Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D): 180 x 320 x 265mm
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