Dynaudio XEO 2 Test

The XEO 2 by Dynaudio is not only active and wireless, but can include Bluetooth and Multiroom. How racket is the versatile compact speaker in the test?

At first glance, you don’t quite know what to make of the XEO 2. For a compact speaker somewhat slender for a desktop monitor but almost too large – it is good, that this small active speaker confidently ruled both Métiers. Dynaudio has been designed, that she is flexible can be used. As an accessory, there is a special, less than 9 cm high base as well as an appropriate wall-mounting. Thus, the XEO 2 can be placed always and everywhere easily, and thanks to the small depth she blends in discreetly in their environment, even on the desktop.

Sonically, the flexibility is also given: on the back is a three-position switch which ensures a place distortion correction if necessary. A box by boundary surfaces is flanked, so that the sound can freely spread, it may be significant peaks in the frequency response in the bass range. Such “on thickness” can be compensated but with a correction filter which correspondingly lowers the bass. If an Aktivlautsprecherwie working XEO 2 with a digital signal processor (DSP), are such functions very easy realize.

This is precisely the advantage of active systems. A DSP allows a sophisticated signal processing passive circuits almost not realized with leaves. Often only the compute capacity limits some of the chips of complexity of algorithms.

The XEO 2 linear-phase FIR filters guarantee a correct time transition between the tweeter and the bass / midrange Cone as well as a control that is ideally tailored to chassis and amplifier module. Also, an “Adaptive-bass technology” extends the transmission range according to Dynaudio significantly down. She can be very deep to play the box at moderate volumes. Only at higher levels, when the low volume of housing makes itself felt, the lower cut-off frequency is lifted, to prevent distortion in the bass in the bridle.

Stronger than the XEO 4

With two switching power amplifiers by Texas, the XEO 2 is even more equipped than the nearest XEO 4instruments, which nominally respectively 65 Watts. The performance increase was necessary to compensate for the compact housing. This 65 watt are entirely oversized for the tweeter, but with identical amplifier modules, the two paths can be more closely align.

Regarding the chassis itself, Dynaudio dared no experiments, it is proven technology used: the bass / midrange driver with magnesium silicate polymer membrane has a diameter of 14 cm and plays up to 3100 Hz high, it uses a fabric dome which is relatively large with a diameter of 27 mm to the compact dimensions of the box. The two drivers sitting in a 1 cm thick aluminium baffle that is completed on the back of a bass-reflex enclosure made of a composite material.

Full reception

The highlight is the XEO 2 but not in speaker technology, but in the various options which can control the this small active speaker. Larger during the two and a half years older models XEO 4 and 6music signals can only wirelessly receive and therefore necessarily hub are instructed on a XEO, waiting for the advanced XEO 2 with various connection possibilities:

Features the classic audio connectors (analog via RCA or stereo and digital via Toslink to 24-bit / 192 kHz) under a cover on the back, can be connected via Bluetooth (AAC and aptX), and of course also incorporates the Dynaudio two transmitters “XEO hub” and “Connect for the focus-XD series” together.

With the Dynaudio’s own wireless infrastructure, which includes even the “XEO Extender” and the “XEO link”, can operate several XEO – or focus-XD boxes in the multi mode. To allocating each speaker via a switch on the back of one of three zones (“red”, “green” or “blue”). All boxes in a zone are then jointly manage and receive the same signal.

The transmitter XEO send the signals of all adjacent player hub and connect at the same time, so that you can select a different music source in each zone. The connect can transfer hub to the XEO high resolution (up to 24-bit / 96 kHz) and offers Bluetooth connectivity in addition WLANund. The range of the transmitters in buildings with 20 m Specifies Dynaudio. It can be expanded when needed with the XEO Extender.

Wirelessly coupled

The XEO 2 plays but also without the Dynaudio station completely wireless. It is as a stereo pair, consisting of master (with connections) and slave (without connectors). If you turn the boxes, they automatically connect to a stereo pair. You can adjust the stereo position (left / right) doing. The master receives all input signals and she passes on the 5.2 GHz frequency with transmission capacities up to 24 bit/96 kHz to the slave continues. The XEO 2 running even complete audio wireless music via Bluetooth.

Apart from these technical finesse and the easy operation, the XEO 2 primarily through their aural power impressed us. It is much more than you would think to you whether their small size at first glance. As the level – measured in the laboratory & Clank history shows, it is very clever reined at high volumes. You practically do not overload the box and distortion distortion are kept within moderate limits. The XEO 2 is therefore very loud sound without to be uncomfortable.

So the reins were instead on the handset side and the Office has been to the rock stage. “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus the XEO 2 whipped punchy in the space, as “song 2” by blur – that was like in the old days, just sound better. It remains only to say: big, little!

 

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Dynaudio Xeo 2: TEST

Dynaudio Xeo 2: TEST

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

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Dynaudio Xeo 2: Unboxing e primo test

Dynaudio Xeo 2: Unboxing e primo test

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

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Test: Dynaudio Xeo 2

Test: Dynaudio Xeo 2

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 im Test

Dynaudio Xeo 2 im Test

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

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Dynaudio Xeo 3 im Test

Dynaudio Xeo 3 im Test

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Kompakter Funklautsprecher Dynaudio Xeo 4

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 – Klangeindruck

Dynaudio Xeo 2 - Klangeindruck

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Compacte Speaker

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Compacte Speaker

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Compacte Speaker

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Compacte Speaker

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Test Aktivlautsprecher – Dynaudio Xeo 3

Test Aktivlautsprecher - Dynaudio Xeo 3

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Dynaudio Xeo 2: Seite 2

Dynaudio Xeo 2: Seite 2

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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

Dynaudio Xeo 2 Test: Aktiv gegen Kabelsalat

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Dynaudio Xeo 3 Compacte Speaker

Dynaudio Xeo 3 Compacte Speaker

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Test: Dynaudio Xeo 2

Test: Dynaudio Xeo 2

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Dynaudio: Nu kommer XEO 2

Dynaudio: Nu kommer XEO 2

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