Active Loudspeakers of the Year
Active Speakers of the Year
The Xeo 20s not only look stylish and sound fabulous (especially when you turn them up), they offer the simplicity of an active speaker solution, with Bluetooth convenience when you need it, while providing best quality from the flexible and high-quality inputs, both on the speakers themselves or by adding the Dynaudio Connect box, from which they can stream connected sources at high-res quality. Dynaudio has made sensible changes with its latest iteration of the Xeo concept — the Xeo 20s are prettier, more curvilyedged and without the IR receiver that sat atop the Xeo 4, and requiring no link cable, so that while there is a Master and a Slave, the two communicate wirelessly with each other. We enjoyed them most giving them a clean digital signal via their optical input, but Bluetooth streaming was not much the inferior sound. Rear switches adjust for positioning, and offer the further ability of transmitting to a network of other Xeo units in the home.
Since no amps are required and all you need is a phone (and additional sources as desired), their price of $3399 also starts to look quite the bargain as well, for this clever compact system that can expand in both directions.
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JUDGES’ COMMENT “Not only the simplicity of an active speaker solution, but expandable inputs and outputs, with Bluetooth convenience when you need it, and best of all they sound great when you crank them up.”
BusiSoft AV’s Michael Di Meglio and George Poutakidis brought their double act to the stage for Dynaudio’s second award.