Overview: The Focal XS is a high-end 2.1 multimedia sound system
provides dynamic and powerful studio-quality sound for your Windows or Mac
computer (with integrated sound card and USB connection), iPod or iPhone
(featuring dock-connector), and other portable digital audio devices (equipped
with a 3.5mm connector). The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system consists of
two satellite loudspeakers with integrated pedestal bases and iPod dock, along
with a separate 6.5" powered subwoofer.
Powered Subwoofer: The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system includes
an active bass-reflex subwoofer with a 6.5" paper-cone down-firing woofer and
2.25" front-firing flared port. Three amplifiers are integrated inside the
subwoofer; a 70-watt RMS amplifier is dedicated to the 6.5" subwoofer for deep
low-end bass, and two 30-watts RMS amplifiers are designed specifically for the
two loudspeakers. The powered subwoofer is equipped with a rear-panel bass-level
control which permits you to adapt the subwoofer to your room's acoustics and
proportions. The 6.5" powered subwoofer provides a frequency response of
39Hz-150Hz. The active subwoofer features three connections: Dock (proprietary
port for the right-loudspeaker), Left Speaker (RCA-type jack for the
left-loudspeaker), and an AC inlet (for the 6' detachable AC power cord). The
powered sub also features a rear-panel main power switch.
Note: The powered subwoofer is designed to be placed under your
desk, on the floor (not on top your desk with the loudspeakers).
Satellite Loudspeakers: The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system
includes two 2-way, video-shielded satellite loudspeakers (Right/Left) with
integrated pedestal bases for placement on top your desk by your computer. Each
2-way satellite loudspeaker features a 0.75" mylar dome tweeter and a 3.0" paper
cone mid-bass woofer with a frequency response of 15Hz-20kHz. Each satellite
speaker plugs into the included powered subwoofer and is powered by the
subwoofer's integrated 30-watt RMS amplifiers. The satellite loudspeakers
feature Focal's VCS (Visual and Sound Coincidence) concept which provides very
realistic sound imaging. The right loudspeaker features a Power button and
volume control for the system.
iPod Dock: The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system's right satellite
loudspeaker features an integrated top-mounted iPod dock and is "Made for iPod"
compatible. The iPod dock can be used for playback of your iPod's audio content
and to sync your iPod with iTunes (USB from your PC must also be connected to
the Focal XS). You can control basic playback functions of your iPod from the
included remote or full control of your iPod's click-wheel or touch-screen will
still be available. iPod text information, album art, and video/photo content
will still need to be viewed from your iPod's LCD screen. While docked the Focal XS 2.1 will charge your iPod. The Focal XS
2.1 multimedia System includes 8 iPod dock insert adapters and is compatible
with the following iPod models and functions (as of 1/6/2013):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type|| Control
|Audio||Video Out||Remote Control||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist
Info ||Track Info |
|dock connector ||3rd||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|iPod nano ||1st||Y||N||Y||Y||N ||N ||Y|
|4th||Y||N||Y||Y||N ||N ||Y|
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will
require the Apple Lightning to 30-pinadapter orcable (sold separately)
in order to make connection with the ID100's integrated dock.
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results.
If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the
device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't
work, you may need to revert to wait until a newer software update is
Remote Control: The Focal XS 2.1 comes with an IR remote control which
allows you to control basic playback functions of your iPod, such as Play,
Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip (Previous/Next). The Focal XS 2.1's volume
(up/down) and power (on/off) can
be adjusted from the included remote control or on the unit.
USB Port: The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system features a mini-USB
type-B port and comes with a 5' USB cable for connecting your Windows or Mac
computer. The mini-USB type-B port is found on the rear-panel of the right
Aux Input: The Focal XS 2.1 multimedia sound system is equipped with
an auxiliary input (3.5mm) and comes with a 41" stereo minijack cable for
connecting a portable digital audio player (other than iPod). The 3.5mm
connector is found on back of the right satellite speaker.
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