Powered Wireless Bookshelf Loudspeakers: Each Dynaudio Xeo
20 powered wireless speaker features a 1.1" precision-coated silk soft-dome
tweeter and one 5.5" magnesium silicate polymer (MSP) mid-woofer powered by a
130 watt digital amplifier for true high-end sound with great dynamic range,
expansive soundstage, exceptional accuracy, and a natural tonal balance. The
Dynaudio Xeo 20 provides Bluetooth aptX, analog, and digital connectivity. Each
speaker will need to be plugged into an AC outlet. However, there is no need for
a physical connection between the speakers, because one powered speaker streams
to the other powered speaker wirelessly.
Twin Bi-Amplified Digital Amplifiers: The Dynaudio Xeo 20
powered wireless speaker system utilizes twin 65 watt amplifiers inside of each
speaker for a total system power of 260 watts. Each speaker's tweeter and woofer
has its own 65 watt digital amplifier that has been specifically matched,
individually tuned, and precisely optimized to power that particular driver.
This means you don't need to concern yourself with matching other components to
the speakers, because Dynaudio has done all the work for you. Because the amps
and drivers are so close together, there's less internal wiring. Less internal
wiring means less possibility of interference. It also means the signal can stay
in digital form for longer - only being converted to analog at the last possible
moment - before it's output as physical sound. The result is clearer, cleaner
audio at any listening level.
Precision-Coated, Soft-Dome Tweeter: Dynaudio has relied on
a silk soft-dome tweeter for recreating high frequencies since the company was
founded, continuously improving and perfecting the soft-dome principle over the
years. Dynaudio tweeter designs require a time consuming, labor-intensive
manufacturing process where the fine fabric diaphragm is shaped into a dome and
is then treated with a specially formulated coating. As a further refinement,
the tweeter's aluminum voice-coil is suspended in a magnetic oil, which
increases power handling while also improving the dome's excursion. The result
is the celebrated Dynaudio tweeter, featuring a balanced and natural frequency
- Venting & Damping Chamber: The precision-coated
soft-dome tweeters benefits from venting between its magnet and diaphragm.
The tweeter also includes a special damping chamber integrated into the rear
of the construction, deadening any back-wave energy through an acoustic
absorber. The advantages include high power handling and unimpeded excursion
of the soft-dome dome tweeter.
- Ferrofluid Magnet: The voice coil is positioned within
the magnetic field of the tweeter magnet. When the loudspeaker reproduces
sound, the voice coil, powered by the amplifier current, moves at a speed of
up to 25,000 waves per second. To achieve a uniform movement, a magnetic
fluid called ferrofluid is used around the voice coil. Ferrofluid works like
a subtle shock absorber and eliminates excess energy. Due to the relatively
high current and extremely fast movements, the voice coil is under constant
thermal stress. The ferrofluid dissipates this heat, while also increasing
power handling capabilities. The frequency range of the tweeter can thus be
expanded while the frequency response remains smooth and linear, delivering
the highest resolution and most neutral sound reproduction.
Note: The surround of the tweeter is inversed to improve
dispersion. This leaves nowhere for the lead wires to go behind the tweeter,
so the lead wires are positioned above the surround.
Magnesium Silicate Polymer (MSP) Woofer: For bass and
midrange drivers, Dynaudio uses a proprietary composite of magnesium silicate
polymer (MSP), a material that combines low mass, high rigidity, and ideal
internal damping properties. This exclusive driver membrane is an immediately
visible and characteristic feature of Dynaudio loudspeakers. Formed in a special
manufacturing process, this membrane is a unique design with the distinctive,
geometrically optimized form of the cone further enabling smooth sound
- Increased Power Handling: The MSP woofer features a
lightweight aluminum wire voice coil and new black Kapton coil former for
increased power handling.
- Aluminum Voice Coil: A distinct and major Dynaudio
innovation is the use of pure aluminum wire for voice coils. In
comparison to the more commonly used and much heavier copper
alternative, aluminum allows for more windings and extraordinarily large
diameter coils that remain extremely light. By using aluminum instead of
copper for a bass driver, it is possible to effectively double the
coil's diameter without increasing its mass. Due to the thermal
properties of aluminum, cooling of the voice coil is dramatically
improved as well. In combination with the equally light voice coil
former and powerful magnet materials used in Dynaudio designs, cone
excursion is much more controlled and the driver follows the music
signal from the amplifier with a remarkable sense of dynamics and
- Black Kapton Coil Former: The voice coil former is
made of black Kapton. This advanced material is non-magnetic,
temperature stable and very stiff, yet still extremely lightweight. In
its latest generation, black Kapton now yields an even stronger coil
former in order to enable the voice coil to consistently perform under
ideal conditions, perfectly controlling every driver movement, even when
playing music rich in dynamics or at higher volume levels.
- Esotec+ Magnet System: The MSP woofer utilizes
Dynaudio's Esotec+ magnet system that yields a compact yet powerful driver
system. Its strong suit is the alignment; with the magnet positioned inside
the voice coil, a larger and more homogenous magnetic field can be utilized,
with less magnetic radiation from the inner magnet. This exceptional
technology has the further benefit of symmetry, since the use of two magnet
rings above each other enables a totally symmetrical pole piece design,
making the driver coil induction constant in any voice coil position. This
results in an extremely precise and symmetric voice coil movement for exact
signal reproduction - even at higher volume levels.
- Die-Cast Aluminum Basket: The Dynaudio MSP woofer
utilizes a low-resonance, highly warp-resistant basket made of die-cast
aluminum. Due to the stiffness of this non-magnetic material, the basket can
be designed with aerodynamically formed ribs to reduce air compression
behind the moving membrane. Another advantage is its long-term resistance
against thermal, mechanical or other external influences.
Rigid Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 powered
wireless speaker system utilizes a bass reflex design with a rear-firing port on
the back of each speaker for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The
1.1" tweeter and 5.5" woofer sit in a solid aluminum baffle and ultra-stable
composite housing designed to minimize unwanted interference. Additional
internal damping, strengthening, and bracing in critical sections of the cabinet
substantially reduce unwanted resonance. The included grilles have been designed
so they do not influence the sound dispersion of the speakers. They are attached
to the speaker cabinets with magnets and may be removed if needed.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming w/ aptX: The Dynaudio Xeo 20
features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP)
and control (AVRCP). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music
apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device (such as your
smartphone, tablet, or computer) to the Xeo 20 speaker system. In addition to
the standard Bluetooth SBC codec, the Xeo 20 offers support for Qualcomm's aptX
codec, which enables "CD-like" wireless audio quality from aptX compatible
Bluetooth source devices (such as some Android smartphones and tablets). You'll
also be able control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next
Track, & Volume) from the included IR remote. You can pair multiple Bluetooth
source devices to the Xeo 20 system, but only one device can be connected and
played back at a time.
Note: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 speaker system does not support
Bluetooth hands-free communication for making or answering phone calls.
Advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing): Advanced DSP
(digital signal processing) filters and adaptive bass technology tailor the
sound of the Xeo 20 speakers to your room and application. You can select
between 3 DSP modes - Neutral (free-standing placement), Wall (placed near a
wall), or Corner (placed in a corner). You can also select which speaker is Left
Digital & Analog Inputs: In addition to wireless Bluetooth
connectivity, the Dynaudio Xeo 20 speaker system offers digital and analog wired
inputs. There is one optical (toslink) digital input that will accept 2ch PCM
audio up to 24-bit/96kHz (not compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS). There are also
two analog audio inputs, consisting of 3.5mm Aux input and one stereo RCA input.
Note: The digital & analog inputs are only located on
one of the speakers.
Optional Multiroom Audio: Optional components like the Dynaudio
Connect, Xeo Master Remote, Xeo Extender, & Dynaudio Link, as well as
additional Xeo speakers enable setting up a wireless multi-room and multi-source
system (up to 3 zones).
- Dynaudio Connect: The Dynaudio
Connect (sold separately) connects the Xeo 20 speaker system to your home
WiFi network and lets you stream music directly from your smartphone,
tablet, laptop, or computer. Dynaudio Connect even supports Spotify Connect,
so you can stream music directly from your Spotify account. The Connect also
features analog inputs (including 3.5mm Aux and stereo RCA input), as well
as digital inputs (including USB-B and optical/coaxial digital) to connect
your external analog and digital audio devices. In addition, the Dynaudio
Connect offers built-in Bluetooth.
- Xeo Master Remote: The
Xeo Master Remote (sold separately) can be used to turn the speakers on
and off, change the volume, and select a Dynaudio Connect (up to 3) and its
connected signal sources.
- Xeo Extender: The
Xeo Extender (sold separately) extends the reception range of the
Dynaudio Connect. As a result, Xeo speakers or other Xeo components can be
operated further away from the Dynaudio Connect.
- Dynaudio Link: The
Dynaudio Link (sold separately) receives wireless signals from a
Dynaudio Connect and outputs analog and digital signals from its connections
to your existing stereo system.
Remote Control: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 powered wireless
speaker system can be fully controlled with the included IR remote.
Mounting Options: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 powered wireless
speaker system can be placed on a table-top, desk, shelf, or set of speaker
stands (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). The speaker system can also be mounted using
PinPoin'ts side-grip wall-mount brackets (sold separately - see Accessories
- Optional Speaker Stands: The
Stand 10 or
Stand 20 (both sold separately) provide a stable platform for the Xeo 20
loudspeakers. Their shape and design beautifully complements the clean lines
of Dynaudio's Xeo series speakers. The stands feature sturdy aluminum
construction, offer wire management, and include the option of rubber and
- Optional Wall-Brackets: The Xeo 20 doesn't provide a
mounting bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the
speakers. However, you can use the PinPoint side-grip wall-mount brackets
(sold separately - see Accessories Tab) to mount the Xeo 20 on a wall.
Power Requirements: Each powered wireless speaker comes with
an 8' detachable AC power cord and will need to be plugged into an AC wall
outlet or surge protector (sold separately).
Note: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 powered wireless speakers are not
Auto Standby: The Dynaudio Xeo 20 speaker system will
automatically switch to standby mode if there is no audio signal for 20 minutes.
Firmware Updates: There is a USB-A port on the back-panel of
each Xeo 20 speaker which allows for firmware updates. The firmware updates can
be downloaded from the Dynaudio website onto a USB thumbdrive which will then need
to be inserted into each speaker's USB-A port.