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Focal XS Book

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Focal XS Book Review

Ken Rockwell
28 October 2012
  • Summary: These are great little plastic speakers for where you need them to amplify themselves and just disappear. They have no bass; I'd prefer the sound from a cheaper satellite system with a bad subwoofer than these speakers run with no subwoofers at all. These speakers are fine for voice, and sound fuller played in a larger room as opposed to a desktop on which I used them.
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Focal XS Book Desktop Speaker System (Playback 56)

AVguide
8 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Focal XS Book is a two unit powered speaker with relatively compact dimensions (11” high x 4.5” wide x 7.9” deep). While aimed at the desktop market, where each speaker would normally be placed to the sides of a computer monitor, it’s compact dimensions and neat wiring also lend the XS Book to other uses. For example, you could simply use it with an iPhone, Android or iPod as a basic music system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Focal XS Book provides great sound at moderate price

Macworld
6 December 2011
  • Excerpt: (1 items) At one time, having any dedicated speakers attached to your Mac was considered a luxury—forget that most of them produced pretty terrible sound. In the last several years, “computer” speakers have been enhanced to the point where the better models can produce remarkable sounding audio—for a price. And that price has often been in the range of $500 or more.
  • Pros: Balanced sound in near-field environment, Loud enough for mid-sized room, Good sounding speakers
  • Cons: No remote control, No support for USB
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Overall 10
10

Focal XS Book

What Hi-Fi?
15 June 2012
  • Summary: A potent-sounding speaker, which brings hi-fi listening to your desktop
  • Pros: Sensational scale and presence for a desktop speaker, detailed, dynamic sound, good stereo image
  • Cons: Could be too big for some desktops
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Overall 8
8.0

Focal XS Book Wireless

What Hi-Fi?
15 June 2012
  • Summary: A thoroughly listenable set of desktop speakers with stacks of detail and Bluetooth convenience, if not the last word in excitement
  • Pros: Great scale, Good stereo sound, Detailed and dynamic, aptX Bluetooth connectivity is a nice touch
  • Cons: A little dynamically restrained, Bass could be better
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Overall 10
10

Focal XS Book review

Stuff.tv
5 February 2012
  • Summary: We reckon these Focal XS Book speakers are trying to channel some MacBook desirability. That’s no bad thing. Certainly the design fits; they stand tall and look smart. The Focals’ footprint is certainly within the boundaries of acceptability, but at nearly 30cms tall and 20cms deep they may not fit every desk. There’s a volume dial on top, plus 3.5mm and stereo audio inputs. And with Focal’s audio heritage, we had high hopes for the sound quality.
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: Focal XS Book

gadgetgear.nl
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Een tijdje terug liet luidsprekerfabrikant Focal op onze redactie een zeer goede indruk achter met haar Spirit One hoofdtelefoon. Deze wist vele (duurdere) concurrenten achter zich te laten: Een prestatie van formaat als je bedenkt dat het Focal’s eerst geproduceerde hoofdtelefoon ooit is. Nu komen ze met de XS Book: Een PC desktopluidsprekersysteem dat ook audiofielen zal moeten aanspreken.
  • Pros: + Uitmuntende geluidsweergave, + Dynamische presentatie, + Mooi compact vormgegeven, + Verzorgde accessoires, + Ingebouwde Limiter, + Geen baskast nodig
  • Cons: - Ietwat sterk laag-midden, - Hoge tonen zijn soms wat fel, - Geen volume indicatie
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