Spirit SUB 12 - Hemmabio (Sweden)


August 03 - 2018

"A thoughtful product like this one is fun to review because I can give a wholehearted recommendation, but it's hard for me not to make a brainwashed impression when I'm not expressing any direct criticism. Personally, I like black or slightly snowy dark wood. But anyone who wants to use the subwofer in a home cinema will appreciate the matt black, while the matt white is more suitable for modern living spaces. RCA outputs are no important detail, but it is also missing if we are to dig into any shortcomings. In other words, this subwoofer is good, really really good."
- Thomas Odeltorp




EDGE A2-300 - Audiophile Magazine (Thailand)


July 23 - 2018

"A2-300 has passed my test of power and dynamic when I listen at high volume level with enormous bass music. I continue using high sound level but the chassis is only warm for my touch. This is normal to the ICEpower amp. I found that the frequency response is very stable and precise. It has good sound since the first minute after turn on, no need to wait for ten more minutes like other amps. The reserved power push music with like liked and musicality with truthful presentation. With various kinds of music, vocals, pops, any reordings, it generates sound with openness and no hiding..."This is the dream amplifier which is easy to use and you can live long with it. Anyone who is looking this style of amplifier, this is the golden opportunity for you."
- Kittikun


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Cinema Series - HifiVision 16/2018 (Germany)


July 13 - 2018

"The M8 Tower and M8 Center, with the eye-catching 6-channel array of tweeters, provide an ideal dispersion with ultra-low distortion. Combined with the S5 dipols and powerful SUB1X12 subwoofer, the XTZ Cinema set is a real eye-catcher for rousing home theater sound at the highest level. "

+ THX-Ultra licensed
+ strong high-tonal array
+ enormous dynamics


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EDGE A2-300 - Fairaudio.de (Germany)


June 18 - 2018

"Actually, I do not know any power amp - sorry for the somewhat flat-looking, but true statement - that delivers so much for so little money. It is not just the sheer sine wave power of the XTZ Edge A2-300, but the sound as well. On the plus side there is a strong, fast bass range, an astonishingly "analogous", almost tube-like fine midrange resolution, impressive coarse and fine dynamics as well as a stage construction, which is characterized by a clean, accurate presentation and a lively, non-dissecting sound. If you add price, workmanship and practicality (it's not a problem to put it in your laptop bag), you can only congratulate the manufacturer for the XTZ Edge A2-300. "
- Jochen Reinecke


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Divine Delta - Hifistatement.net (Germany)


June 11 - 2018

"Even for a lot more money, there's not going to be many such good speakers - the homogenous sound image, the filigree richness of details and the authentic representation of space and timbres are phenomenal - the XTZ Divine Delta reveals music in a fascinating way."
- Wolfang Kemper


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Cinema Series - Lowbeats.de (Germany)


May 18 - 2018

"The developers at XTZ know their compatriots - no wonder the XTZ Cinema series offers so much power, dynamics and the proverbial bang for a buck."
- Raphael Vogt

+ Very neutral, balanced sound
+ Extreme dynamic reserves
+ Ingenious subwoofer
+ Flexibly combinable


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EDGE A2-300 - Hifi-journal.de (Germany)


May 14 - 2018

"The XTZ Edge A2-300 can be ordered in the online shop of XTZ direct sales for currently 495, - Euro and thus is a real price-performance blast."
- Matthias Fengler

+ very good workmanship
+ harmonious choice of material
+ Power / SPL reserves
+ efficient technology
+ Rack mounting option
+ Price / performance ratio

- no XLR input


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Divine Delta - Hifi-Journal.de (Germany)


April 20 - 2018

"Yes, with this concept and the high quality of the material, competitors will have a hard time placing something equivalent on the market at a price of € 3.990, which is certainly due to the advantage of direct sales, less costs and margins due to non-existent retailers. For us the XTZ Divine Delta is certainly the reference in this price range, this time we have found nothing to complain about and deserve her our highest award. "
- Matthias Fengler

+ first-class paint finish
+ stable housing / harmonious design
+ extremely valuable connection terminal
+ high quality technical equipment
+ detailed sound picture
+ excellent radiation characteristics
+ firm and precise bass reproduction
+ Adaptability to the room
+ Price structure / equivalent
+ visually perfect stand available

- Nothing


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EDGE A2-300 - AREA DVD (Germany)


March 23 - 2018

"XTZ creates the sensation with the EDGE A2-300: a "Masterpiece", our highest and therefore rarely awarded test award, for a two-channel amplifier that costs just EUR 495. High-quality processed, extremely compact, and acoustically simply terrific. That's what winners look like."
- Carsten Rampacher


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Cinema Series - Hemmabio (Sweden)


March 14 - 2018

"The XTZ set masters the art of playing both super-detailed and extremely loud, which is not possible with many affordable systems."
- Thomas Odeltorp




Cinema 1X12 - Ljud & Bild (Sweden)


February 20 - 2018

Score: 6/6 - Best buy!

"The subwoofer from XTZ costs half as much as the others with the same size and impact. And does not get beat by anyone!
Lightning fast, distinct, and very powerful means that XTZ SUB 1x12 is a top-of-the-line subwoofer for both music and movies. It is also pretty easy to place. And it costs half as much as its competitors!"
- Geir Gråbein Nordby


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Cinema Series - HEIMKINO (Germany)


February 02 - 2018

"In our test cinema, the XTZ set was able to implement 100 percent of its laboratory-determined advantages and played at a particularly high level. The perfect tonality of the entire set and its balanced dispersion characteristics, which forms the basis for precise spatiality, really appealed to us. Even acoustically very complex scenes from films like "Lone Survivor" or "Edge of Tomorrow" were solved wonderfully by the Cinema-M8-Set and left dialogues crystal clear above everything else without dissecting the whole picture or even destroying it."
- Michael Voigt




Spirit 2 + Spirit SUB 12 - Hifi-journal.de (Germany)


January 12 - 2018

"This XTZ combination makes it possible for the owner to put a smile on his face and possibly to re-live existing titles. The Spirit 2 are wonderfully present in the action despite their size, so they control the film action with a very precise and clear voice reproduction but are also able to do very well in the midrange."
- Matthias Fengler

+ First-class workmanship
+ High-quality sanding varnish
+ Small footprint
+ Tonality / sound
+ Performance due to size
- Sockets for front cover visible


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Divine Alpha - Fairaudio.de (Germany)


December 20 - 2017

"When writing these lines in the conclusion, I notice that in the above description of sound I delivered the greatest compliment for the XTZ basically en passant: All speakers, which came to my mind as a benchmark, are, concerning the price level, at least one level above the Alpha. This clearly reveals the level at which the XTZ Divine Alpha plays: resolution / transparency, dynamics, airiness, long-term fitness and neutrality are on an absolute high-end level, also in the range far above 10.000€ there is not (much) more to get."
- Jörg Dames


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Cinema 1X12 - Hiendy HiFi Club (China)


November 20 - 2017

"It is difficult to find a subwoofer to fully fill a 200 sqft area with high dynamic low bass at the same price point of SUB 1×12. I am sure that higher price model would have at ease of fulfilling that, but that would be another story to tell. If you are in the market for a natural cinema sounding subwoofer, but also be able to tune for your personal taste/preference in bass, you should definitely give XTZ Cinema SUB 1×12 a try."


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99.36 MK3 (FLR) - Technic3D.de (Germany)


November 18 - 2017

"99/100 Points" "Based on a well-tuned, deep and clearly structured bass, the sound of the 99.36 FLR is accentuated by a variety of timbres, a high degree of transparency and detail, as well as a concise and vivid representation of vocals. The testers especially liked the way the Fountek ribbon tweeter played, which doesn't contain any kind of tonal hardship or hissing." "With their sonic abilities, the XTZ 99.36 FLR catapults itself into the high-end league of passive speakers and is now the Technic3D reference in the price group around 1500€ / pair."
- Gerd Büsse


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Divine Alpha - Hifistatement.net (Germany)


October 16 - 2017

"The XTZ Divine Alpha is one of the most affordable ways to get into the high-end loudspeaker Olympus and stay there for a long time. With that extraordinary speaker you have a perfect base to build a real top-notch system of the highest quality."
- Peter Banholzer


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Tune 4 - Hifi-Journal.de (Germany)


September 27 - 2017

"The XTZ Tune 4 is a real "wonder" or realistic, a first-class (active) loudspeaker but also as a stereo solution for the living room. All these possibilities make the Tune 4 more than just a great speaker, whether in the sound itself, or in the quality of the cabinet and its overall features. The speaker provides an amazing dynamic range and amount of details, also the bass qualities are astonishing. If you need more, you can also easily connect a subwoofer to the subwoofer-output." "From our side, there is a clear purchase recommendation."
- Marcel Büttner


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Tune 4 - Stereopluss (Norway)


July 01 - 2017

"There are not many options for really good sound on the desk. We have already tested the Quadral Rondo Active and they are certainly a good alternative but still I find that the Tune 4 gives a better insight into the music with more timbre and details in the sound. Furthermore the Dirac DSP gives you a unique opportunity to adjust the sound as you like. Whether you're working, surfing or just sitting in front of the screen, the Tune 4 always make an excellent impression. The Speakers can also be used to support the TV sound, for example, via the optical input and it definitely sounds better than any soundbar! "
- Håvard Holmedal




Spirit SUB 12 - AREA DVD (Germany)


June 20 - 2017

"The XTZ Spirit Sub 12 is able to convince in every discipline. Stylish optics, high-quality workmanship, rich equipment for great flexibility and a powerful yet precise sound are the characteristics of the Swedish subwoofer. Weaknesses are looked for in vain." "The competitors are also strong, but the XTZ impresses with its high acoustic harmony and the absolutely identical handling of music and movie source material. Very high SPL capabilities and an outstanding precision, even with parallel occuring bass effects, are part of the  impressive performance." "This is how to build active subwoofers: the XTZ Spirit Sub 12 combines enormous performance and high-quality appearance for a small purchase price"
- Carsten Rampacher


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SUB 10.17 - Hifi-Journal.de (Germany)


June 12 - 2017

"With the 99.25 speakers and the 10.17 subwoofer, XTZ has a combo in the portfolio that is fun without ever losing the seriousness. A perfect lacquer finish, high-quality connection panels and many possibilities of sound adjustment are not common in this price class. The subwoofer offers a tremendous performance, the built-in DSP and the sophisticated bass reflex adjustments are a clear statement towards the competitors at a price of just under 550 euros."
- Matthias Fengler

+ Very high quality workmanship / material choice
+ Optical appearance / paint quality
+ Installed technology / technical equipment
+ Sound adjustments / sound
- Nothing


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99.36 MK3 (FLR) - Fairaudio.de (Germany)


June 07 - 2017

"The precise, structured and tremendously rich and powerful bass is simply fascinating in this price class. Of course: the competitors are also doing well in reproducing bass, but I think the Swedish developers have achieved something special when constructing the 99.36. In addition, the connection to the higher frequency ranges takes place smoothly, the mid range has punch, plasticity and naturalness without any blurring effect. The XTZ offers a perfect timing and a very confident, light-footed character with practically every type of music."
- Tobias Zoporowski


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Spirit 11 - AVForums (UK)


May 19 - 2017

"Some products instil a positive feeling pretty much the moment you unbox them. They don’t have to be enormously expensive to do so. They simply have to exude the feeling that they have been carefully and thoughtfully designed to achieve the absolute maximum their constituent components are capable of....Speakers are subjective items – two examples of ‘correct’ design practise can sound rather different in practise – but the Spirit 11 is likely to please a great many people. Based on this impressive roster of abilities, it has to be considered a Best Buy."
- Ed Selley


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Spirit Series 5.1 Set - Lowbeats.de (Germany)


May 13 - 2017

"The fact that Scandinavians have a sense of good loudspeakers is nothing new, that they love their home cinemas through long winters as well, so no wonder the XTZ Spirit series is what it promises: high dynamics of discreet design with noble matt multi-layer finishes and impeccable processing." "The whole Spirit set sounds pleasantly dynamic and shows rather warm, earthy sound colors, which will never be annoying and can lead to enormous reserves for its compact dimensions. Speakers like these are often only able to deliver either fine music or action-movies, the XTZ Spirit series instead delivers both! "... This makes the XTZ Spirit series a real bargain."
- Raphael Vogt

+ Great workmanship, compact size
+ Variable sound tuning for all speakers
+ Powerful subwoofer
- Floorstanding speakers are little unsteady without optional feet


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All Customer Ratings

Produkt: SUB 1X12
Excellent subwoofer. It has good quality with music. For movies, this sub is deep (19hz) and controlled. No boomy. I had a PB1000 before and XTZ 1X12 has more kick in the chest, because it has more SPL on 40-80hz. Althought I would like with more thump or impact yet.
Produkt: EDGE A2-300
Hi All, Just recently bought The XTZ Edge a2-300 as i was hoping to have a bit more grip and control of the low-end of my Mirage Speaker and PMC’s. And Wow!!! Never ever have i been blown away by any audio product i Bought like The Edge! You Guys at XTZ do what your goal is and thats making High-End Audio Affordable for everyone! Great job! The Edge a2 has no problems controlling my Speakers at all! Extremely fast! Faster than My Genelec system in my Home Studio. Very Powerful, Dynamic, clean, flat, musical, and spot on! Some say its sound a bit like a Tube Amp, but i also produce/mix/master Music and yes you can hear the absolute source, so if they used a tube EQ or Compressor in the Studio on Vocals for example you will hear that clearly. It reveals layer after layer. No listening Fatique at all! I am truly impressed! Bought one for my Father too and he use it with his PMC’s and same speed and all, and so happy with it! Sadly only five Stars to give as its not normal having this great sounding Amp at this price! Iistened to Hegel H160, Luxman 550 series and many many more but its not even 1% less sounding as it fully Controls the Speaker! Also still love my XTZ 99.36 MKII, Headphone Divine and XTZ EarPhones all great and affordable Products but the Edge is from Another Planet! Best Regards Patrick Alphenaar.
I have been using these headphones for two years and am extremely pleased with them! After two years of regular use, I can attest of their sturdiness, and great sound, even without using the Dirac correction. The only downside is that after some use, it hurts my ears, but that is a problem I have with other super headphones, so I would love to have a new circus version maybe, or with bigger padding. Something I would love to have is an app which allows the Dirac correction while using another music player such as Soundcloud for example. Overall, the quality of sound , battery life and fabrication is amazing, and this is even better when you consider the low price. Excellent product!
Produkt: TUNE 4
I am testing the XTZ Tune 4 speakers for about one week now and I am very happy with them. The build quality, fit and finish is the best I have ever seen in this price range. The included remote and wires are very good. No need to change or upgrade here. I use the Tune 4 as stereo speakers in my living room and not as desktop speakers for my PC setup. The sound is very balanced and pleasing. Nothing stands out and nothing is missing. Details are very good. (Only tested with Bluetooth connection and Mac). You can listen to the speakers for hours without getting tired. The bluetooth connection is very stable. No problems here. Overall they sound much bigger and more expensive than they are. If you are looking for a top sounding, nice looking and easy to use speaker this is my recommendation. 5 out of 5 Stars
Produkt: M6
This speaker series is just OUTSTANDING!, with great build quality and the finish is just exquisite. After a few hours of loosening up"bedding in" they really, really come to life. They far exceed XTZ's core goal for this series, extremely high SPL with very minimum distortion. After some slight tuning of my ears, i am in love. I have been lucky to be in contact with Jag at www.epichomecinema.co.uk, who is an amazing guy, who will go far out to help you with any queries you may have incl before and after sales. I have also been honoured to have been in contact with Olle Eliasson, the man (CEO@XTZ) himself, in regards to further products, support and purchace, he fully understood what it was i was after, made sure it was right for me, arranged payment and shipped absolutly stress free and in record time, with inbetween enducational information about the series. This guy devoted. So to some up XTZ's product and what the XTZ team do for me in three words, Beautiful, Devoted and Understanding. Thank you to Olle(CEO) Jag@epichomecinema for a great experience that i doubt will end anytime soon. GREAT JOB!! keep it up.
Produkt: SUB 10.17
I use it in a living room of 20m2 coupled with RX-900 & Focal Aria since 3 weeks.After many tests I prefer to used in closed mode to not have an uncontrollable sound level. I also note that the sub requires a good RCA cable to play sound with more subtlety, in general, a good guarantee of quality. Pro: - Build level - bass quality & goes down low - No lag or extend of the sound Cons: - Auto power mode requires ~ 1 hour to go in standby after cut of the signal. - Neighbours :)
Hi I supported this project in kickstarter and very happy with the performance of the headphones! The sound is incredible and the battery life is outstanding! The headphones are very comfortable and I can listen for hours without any ear fatigue. And the bonus is the dsp app that pushes the level even higer! All I can say is the price performance value is awesome! great job HTZ!
Produkt: SUB 10.17
Pro: - Very good output from a small box - The bass quality is very good - Nice quality finish - Tuning options really helpful to adapt it to what are you listening and the room - Club level output with both ports open in a small to medium room - Overall a very good product so far (only had it and tested it for a few days) Cons: - A variable subsonic filter would have been nice, some songs limit how much you can turn the volume up, due to over excursion on low frequencies, especially in closed mode. The EQ helps a little but not much. I managed to overcome this, as I play all audio from the PC, and used the free APO EQ, with a parametric equalizer set to -50 DB on 5Hz and 10Hz. - Over excursion is present also above port tuning, so with frequencies that are below 30 Hz you must be very careful with the level of Gain set on the subwoofer. - From what I tested, there is no limiter to prevent driver damage, so be carefull
Produkt: S5
I must admit that I was quite sceptical in the beginning to mix these small speakers with the M8 Tower and M8 Center but I was totally wrong. I've never heard a surround speaker with such amazing capabilities. The S5 makes you totally feel like you are inside the movies. It surrounds you with sound but still plays very accurate and precise. That was a total surprise!
Produkt: M8 Center
I ue the M8 Center together with 2 M8 Tower and 2 S5 in a dedicated home cinema. It's amazing how clearly the voices are reproduced by the M8. It always makes you want to increase the volume even more since it's a ure pleasure. Even at highest SPL it's still totally controlled and precise. Absolutely amazing. Well done!