Billed as the worlds best desktop Audio System, the XDC-1 gives you "BIG" sound in a small footprint. In fact the sound produced by these slim cylinders is nothing short of amazing. breakthrough XD1 Satellite speaker, incorporating Radial Ribbon technology, utilizes cabinet and driver design that changes the expectations as to how small speakers should both sound and look.*
It doesn't take long to realize what you have been missing when you hear them. The sound is crisp and clean, there is no lack of depth or bass and if you get up and walk away from them or stand behind them the sound quality isn't lost. In fact no mater where you sit or stand in the room the sound is excellent. For those pf us who tend to move around when were in our offices this is a very nice feature.
My first encounter with the Xhifi XDC-1 was at CES in Las Vegas, where they were set up in an Intel display. It took less than sixty seconds to realize that these speakers were worth looking into. Even in a crowded noisy room the sound quality was exceptional.
While I admit that I am an amateur audiophile, it doesn't take a trained ear recognize that these are no ordinary desktop speakers. They are in fact extraordinary.
For those who enjoy listening to music or watching a DVD from their computer and for anyone who appreciates quality sound the Xhifi XDC-1 is worth looking into .
Set up takes less then 5 minutes and is literally a breeze. Just connect the speaker cable between the XSub-1 and the Xhifi Satellite speakers and connect the RCA cable and adapter (both Included) between the XSub-1 and your Tablet PC, Media center or MP3 player, turn on the power and your ready to rock.
Although Howard Schilling, the CEO and co-founder of the Xhifi system does his demos using an ipod and the same cable that ship with the system, the pair I have here is connected with Transparent Audio HP14-2 speaker cable I picked up from Definitive Audio's Bellevue store. (Keep in mind that this is the low end of Transparent's cable that costs a few dollars a foot not a few hundred dollars a foot.) I chose the Transparent speaker cable because I am a long time fan of their interconnects and I can hear the diffracted between diff rent cables. As amazing as these speakers sound with the included cable the sound quality is noticeably improved with the Transparent cable.
For those who have high quality digital media on their computer, the XDC-1 is a perfect companion. The one thing a audiophile quality speakers can not do is correct poor quality recordings . Much like cubic zirconia can not be turned into diamonds, poor quality recordings and CD's can not be magically transformed into flawless sound.
Also worth noting is for women out there who think speakers should be heard and not seen, the small foot print and slim styling are welcomed rather than frowned upon.