Dynaudio Xeo 30
High-performance powered floor-standing speaker (Black Satin)
Our take on the Dynaudio Xeo 30 by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
A versatile floor-standing speaker with dynamite sound
The Dynaudio Xeo 30 looks a lot like other floor-standing speakers, but the Danish company's engineers definitely thought "outside the box" to make this self-powered tower a paragon of performance and versatility. Set up a pair, and you'll immediately see and hear the difference.
The speaker features two 5-1/2" woofers and a single 1-1/8" tweeter, and each driver gets its own 65-watt amplifier. That means extreme accuracy and control, so your favorite tracks fill the room with a hyper-realistic soundstage.
Innovative driver design
The Xeo 30's dual woofers are made from Dynaudio's signature material: Magnesium Silicate Polymer (MSP). Each MSP cone is molded in a single piece, which helps to optimize sound dispersion. There's no separate dust cap, which further enhances the cone's structural integrity. A rear port on each speaker helps the driver to produce accurate, musical bass.
The tweeters are also high-tech — and uniquely Dynaudio, through and through. They use aluminum-wired voice coils that are lighter than usual. That allows them to be larger, which results in better control and lower distortion. The tweeter itself is a soft dome with a special coating that improves dispersion so it sounds amazing no matter where you're sitting.
If you've noticed visible copper leads when looking at photos of Dynaudio tweeters, that's intentional. The surround is inverted for better dispersion, so the leads naturally show. Just one more sign of innovation in pursuit of expansive sound.
You don't have to have a degree in engineering to understand why the Xeo 30's design is important — the proof is in the sound. Your music doesn't sound like it's trapped in a cabinet — it sounds like it's filling the entire room.
Unlike most powered stereo speaker pairs, each Dynaudio Xeo 30 has three 65-watt amplifiers built in, with equal power going to the tweeter and each woofer. That makes them very versatile and flexible.
Each speaker has a couple of analog connection options: a 3.5mm "aux" input, and a left/right stereo RCA input. The Toslink optical input lets you connect a digital source directly.
Dynaudio offers some optional external components that make it even more convenient to get amazing sound out of these speakers in just about any situation.
The Dynaudio Connect box (not included) lets you stream wirelessly to both speakers without any hardwired connection. It also adds an additional optical digital input, a coaxial input, and a USB input for sending audio from a connected computer. Spotify Connect is embedded, so that adds one more convenient source that can stream directly to the speakers over your Wi-Fi® network.
Founded in 1977, Dynaudio is one of the world's premiere speaker companies. Their wide range of speakers for home, car, and pro audio applications are the result of a unique combination of innovative driver technology, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and true hand-craftsmanship. Dynaudio designs and builds all of its drivers at the company's HQ in Skanderborg, Denmark.
Product Highlights (each):
- 2.5-way, 3-driver design
- 1-1/8" Esotec soft-dome tweeter
- dual 5-1/2" Esotec MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) cone woofers
- 65 watts of individual amplification to tweeter and each woofer (195 watts total)
- stream wirelessly via Bluetooth®
- frequency response: 36-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
- bass-reflex cabinet with rear port for deep, accurate, musical bass
- infrared receiver under the woofers
- removable grille
- remote control
Connections and Controls (located on each speaker):
- Toslink digital optical (24-bit/96kHz)
- stereo analog RCA input
- 3.5mm analog aux input
- USB Type A input for firmware updates
- speaker positioning controls:
- three-position speaker location switch (Neutral, Wall, Corner)
- switchable left/right toggle
- zone selector for multi-room systems
Dimensions and Warranty:
- 7-1/8"W x 32-1/2"H x 9-11/16"D
- weight: 29.5 lbs.
- designed, engineered, and assembled in Denmark
- warranty: 5 years (8 years with registration)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee