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Focal XS Book® Music System

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Item # 091XSBOOK

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Overview

Our take on the Focal XS Book® Music System

Focal's XS Book Music System fits on even the most space-challenged desks and brings your music to life with crystal-clear accuracy and involving dynamics. We're a big fan of Focal's "sound quality comes first" approach, not to mention their cool design aesthetic. These chic speakers are a perfect example: you get surprisingly big sound from a pair of speakers that look right at home next to today's slim laptops and monitors.

Focal XS Book speakers with computer

Slim speakers that fit on any desk

Focal's XS Book Music System fits on even the most space-challenged desks and brings your music to life with crystal-clear accuracy and involving dynamics. We're a big fan of Focal's "sound quality comes first" approach, not to mention their cool design aesthetic. These chic speakers are a perfect example: you get surprisingly big sound from a pair of speakers that look right at home next to today's slim laptops and monitors.

Powerful sound from a speaker the size of a book

Impressive audio performance

Despite their tiny footprint and slim upright design, these speakers have the power to fill your medium-sized room with sound. They each feature a 4" Polyglass woofer and 3/4" aluminum dome tweeter to deliver detailed highs and surprisingly robust bass. Focal even points out that you can use the XS Book away from your desktop, too — like alongside your flat-panel TV for better sound from your movies and shows, or as a sweet-sounding bookshelf music system for playing tunes from your iPod® or smartphone.

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A simple and quick set up

Setting up these speakers is simple and straightforward, and you'll be listening to music before you know it. The system comes with the cables you need to hook up your computer or other audio source of choice. Also, the power supply is housed inside the right speaker, so you don't have to worry about finding a place for a brick on your desk or on your floor.

What's in the Box:

  • Active speaker (right)
  • Passive speaker (left)
  • 2 Removable cloth grilles (installed)
  • 10' AC power cord (with 2-prong US plug)
  • 10' AC power cord (with 2-prong EU plug)
  • 3-prong UK power plug adapter
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable
  • 5' Stereo RCA cable
  • 5' mono-RCA cable
  • 5' RCA extension cable (with a male RCA connector on one end and a female RCA jack on other end)
  • User Manual

Product Highlights:

  • powered desktop speakers
  • two 20-watt RMS amplifiers built into right speaker
  • frequency response: 50-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • each speaker features:
    • one 3/4" aluminum dome tweeter
    • one 4" Polyglass woofer
  • front volume control with on/standby switch
  • rear minijack input (cable included)
  • RCA stereo line input (cables included)
  • detachable power cord
  • 4-1/2"W x 11-1/8"H x 8-3/4"D (each)
  • weight: 11 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features

2.0 Powered Speaker System: The Focal XS Book is the ultimate computer 2.0 system solution. This 2.0 active speaker system is equipped with Focal speaker technologies to reveal the richness and dynamics of your multimedia audio contents. The Focal XS Book can also be an active 2.0 speaker solution for your flat-panel TV, or your portable music player.

2-Way Bas-Reflex Active Loudspeaker: The Focal XS Book features a 2-way bass-reflex active loudspeaker design. Each active loudspeaker is equipped with a 0.75" aluminum dome tweeter and a 4" Focal polyglass midbass driver inside a bass-reflex enclosures (with front-firing port). The Focal XS Book has a 20W x 2ch amplifier built into the Right speaker to power both the Right and Left speakers.

Note: The Focal XS Book's Right and Left speaker are connected to one another using the supplied 5' mono-RCA cable. A 5' extension mono-RCA cable is also included if you need to position the speakers further apart.

Analog Inputs: The Focal XS Book is fitted with a stereo minijack input (low-level) and stereo RCA input (high-level) for connection of your computer, portable music player, flat-panel TV, or other audio device with a minijack or RCA output. These connections are located on the rear-panel of the Right speaker.

Note: A 5' stereo minijack cable and 5' stereo RCA cable are included.

3-Way Rotary Control: The Focal XS Book features a 3-way rotary dial on the top of the Right speaker. The 3-way rotary dial is used for Power On/Off and Volume Up/Down.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The Focal XS Book operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied 10' power adapter. Three types of AC plug adapters are included - North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. The AC power cord plugs into the Right speaker.

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