Sure. It's basically a pair of active monitors with a built in DAC. So you would need a source of some kind (even if just a bluetooth equipped phone). You'd have to audition for yourself to determine if you like how it sounds.lpv said:
I think xeo hub or dynaudio connect are only needed when you want multi room streaming ( you can add 3 pair of speakers per hub/ connect) otherwise wired connection ( or AEX) will do the job.. I'm really interested cause the speakers are only 15cm deep and can be put on a wall ( something I've been looking for; good sound and shallow box) ...davedotco said:The Xeo2 sounds pretty good, but at £1000 a pair, so it should.
In reality if you want full wireless operation you need to add a separate 'Hub' or the new 'Connect' (£200 or £300) otherwise you run cables just like a regular active speaker. Bluetooth is the only fully wireless option.
Well let us know how it sounds when you get it. It should be a nice system. Have you heard any other Dynaudio speakers?lpv said:I need to remove big speakers from living room in order to make more play area for our little boy.. invested heavily in headphones business and need speakers for movie and occasional music enjoyment but don't like soundbar idea and subs especially.. been looking at small actives and then found these dynaudio's and bang!! similary priced to good sounbars from dali or focal and I guess much better sounding and ability to hang them on a wall.. I can connect them to tv and aries mini and have complete hifi/ movie solution..
I think I shouldn't wait any longer...
Dali, another company I hold in pretty high regard. The Kubik is an excellent sounding system but does not quite do enough, no airplay or streaming, no cloud services such as Spotifi Connect, not enough given the £900 price.Regisss said:What about Dali Kubik free? Or also Zensor 1ax?
No.lpv said:Ajani - I am familiar with Focus range and Dynaudio studio monitors and like them a lot..
Dave - I was looking for a compact actives but did not found anything with built in pre amp and dac that I can hang on a wall and it looks neat at the same time.. visited dynaudio website and found new xeo.. ( personally don't need Spotify as I don't use this - or other - service any more).. do you know by any chance any other speakers that meet my expectations?
The Genelec 8330 APM includes room correction, less than £1200 if you shop around. If you need it add a sub, the Genelec F1 is suitable for most setups and adds remote volume, very neat.masterblaster said:I think the XEO2's are suitable for a hifi system replacement in smaller rooms.
I have put them on my shortlist together with a modded version (with subwoofer connections) of the KEF X300A wireless. Combine these active monitors with some roomcorrection like Dirac Live or Audiolense and I think you have a very reasonable priced 3-way active audio system.
Did the DM10's go back (due to the colouration issue) and never return?lpv said:I've changed my mind and bought AVI DM5 instead ( put them on heavy stands + 3M dual lock tape) however I've heard Xeo2 and can recommend them a lot - for what they offer + option to mount them on the wall they are great choice and good value.
If I would go for the Xeo 2 I would probably end up using them over bluetooth for music at times based on mere lazyness, but as I will have to wire them from TV and phono-stage anyway I will also hook it up to my streamer, so for me it would still be some cable job to be done, although get rid of the quite eastetically pleasing, but HUGH Primare amp.avole said:I've given the Xeo2s extensive demos on a number of occasions, and they are really good value for the money. They're also one of the few soi-disant "wireless" speakers that actually only have 2 wires, the power cords, rather than the normal minimum which is 2 plus the master/slave cable.
The Bluetooth implementation is spot on. I auditioned them using my iphone as a source - instant connection and excellent quality.