Our smallest high-end active speakers yet
You want versatility? Here it is. And then some…
Xeo 2: wired, wireless, whatever
The Xeo 2s can play anything you stream to them wirelessly via Bluetooth – from any compatible device. They also have on-board physical inputs: digital optical (which can handle 24-bit/192kHz hi-res files), analogue RCA stereo, and analogue 3.5mm minijack.
Control them from the supplied remote control, or using the touch-sensitive buttons on top of the cabinet.
Hook them up them to a Dynaudio Connect box via the USB and digital coaxial connections and add wireless hi-res streaming up to 24-bit/96kHz, Spotify Connect, iOS control, multiroom and DLNA support.
But it doesn’t end there. We don’t believe you should have to change your room layout to get the sound quality you deserve. That’s why we’ve given the Xeo 2s some of our most advanced digital processing technology: these speakers aren’t just well connected, they’re smart too. Mount them on stands; keep them on a shelf; put them in a corner; seat them on the optional wall-brackets for a seamless look. Just tell the Xeo 2s where they are via a rear switch, and they’ll optimise their sound for that position (and for the volume they’re playing at).
The Xeo 2’s 28mm tweeter and 14cm mid/bass driver sit in a solid aluminium baffle and ultra-stable composite housing. It’s all designed to minimise unwanted interference – giving the twin 65W amplifiers everything they need to do their work.
And you can upgrade them without upgrading them: our R&D engineers can send out future firmware updates to add new features and functions. (They love to tinker.)
Three New Features
Active speakers present a world of opportunity for our engineers – it’s an adjustable, tweakable speaker system. And that comes in handy when we get customer feedback, or when our engineers have come up with something new and exciting. With our active products, we simply release a firmware update and voila.
With the new Xeo 2 firmware update, we’re bringing three new features to the Xeo 2 loudspeaker system – features that give you more control over your system: Night Mode, Fixed Volume Mode, and the ability to enable/disable Autosense as you please.
The new feature Night Mode lets you ‘turn off’ the Xeo 2’s LEDs, which will be music to your ears if you like watching movies in the dark – now, the Xeo 2s won’t stand out like two lighthouses guide your gaze away from the TV screen.
To put your Xeo 2s into Night Mode, press and hold the ‘OFF’ button on your remote for five seconds. Now, the LEDs will only light up when you change volume, switch input or turn them off.
One Volume Level for Me, Please.
We’ve also added Fixed Volume Mode. In this mode, your Xeo 2 speakers will be ‘locked’ to one specific volume level – a high one that’s close to max. With the speaker’s volume locked, you can control the volume precisely as you please straight from the source’s volume control.
When Fixed Volume Mode is activated, the Xeo 2s will remember it even after power off or standby. Press and hold the ‘MUTE’ button on your remote for five seconds, and you are good to go. If you feel like controlling the volume from your Xeo 2s again, all you have to do is change the volume, and Fixed Volume Mode will be disengaged.
Autosense at your command
Now, you also have the ability to turn Autosense on/off. With Autosense enabled (the default mode), the Xeo 2s will turn off or go to standby if they do not detect an incoming signal. With Autosense disabled, the speakers will remain active and ready to play.
To disable or enable Autosense, you need to press and hold the ‘OPT’ button for five seconds: the LEDs will blink once for enabled or twice for disabled. Just remember. When disabled, you’ll have to actively turn the power off.
|Analog inputs:||Mini-Jack, RCA stereo|
|Wireless:||24bit / 96kHz|
|Frequency Response (± 3 dB):||40Hz - 24KHz|
|Box Principle:||Bass Reflex|
|Crossover:||2 way DSP Based|
|Crossover Slope:||4th order|
|Tweeter:||28mm soft dome|
|Amplifier Power:||2 x 65W|
|AC Power input:||100V - 240V, 50/60Hz|
|Standby Power Consumption:||<0.5W|
|Maximum Power Consumption:||100W|
|Weight:||4 kg / 8.8 lb|
|Dimensions (W x H x D mm):||173 x 255 x 154mm|
|Dimensions with feet/grill (W x H x D):||173 x 255 x 164mm|
"With the Xeo 2, Dynaudio has raised the bar for compact wireless speaker system to a level that would barely have seemed possible a year or so ago. Its Bluetooth performance is outstanding, but best of all it allows anyone for a reasonable outlay to enjoy sound quality that was once the preserve of audiophiles.
High fidelity is the winner,"
Read more: Hi-Fi Choice's Full Xeo 2 Review
"Pretty much ANY smartphone, tablet or laptop can connect to the Xeo 2 in moments via Bluetooth. Power cables are all we need plug in to get up and running with music. It's so simple even your Mum could do it."
Read more: Digital Audio Review's Full Xeo 2 audition
“Bluetooth pairing is a snap—just press and hold the +/- buttons on top of either speaker for a second or two and the status LED blinks white meaning ready for pairing. I used my iPhone to connect and was playing music from the Bandcamp app in less than a minute.“
Read more: Audiostream's Full Xeo 2 Review
"The best thing about these speakers for me, aside from the sound quality, is how frustration-free they are. The switch between having them play wirelessly to via a cabled connection and vice versa is seamless and the compact remote is really intuitive.
"Using Bluetooth for its wireless connectivity the Xeo 2 has been built from the ground up to connect to almost any device, be it your phone, laptop, TV, desktop pc, literally anything as it also comes with a multitude of other inputs including optical audio and analogue connections.
"Also capable of multi-room functionality, Xeo 2 can connect to a network of other Xeo series speakers via the Xeo Hub or Connect allowing you to blast breath taking audio in any room of your home."
Read more: Hey Gents Review's Full Xeo 2 audition
Plus X Award:
Wireless active speaker of the year 2016/2017
This year (2016) the Xeo 2 was awarded because, as one Jury member explained, the Xeo 2 is obviously not simply a downsized Xeo 4, but the next step forward in these categories.
Ease of Use
Therefore the Xeo 2 was awarded in these three categories, plus awarded as:
Wireless active speaker of the year 2016/2017