sound, quality, and longevity...
We have been asked for a long time by our
customers to design and manufacture a high
quality, affordable compact bookshelf
loudspeaker, and finally it is here. The
XB2 is a special partnership between
enclosure, drivers and crossover. These
are not your usual affordable compact
The key element with the XB2 was, first
and foremost, to provide a high degree of
musicality, along with the traditional
scale and dynamics SuBsonic is famous for.
The XB2’s have an extremely accurate and
balanced presence, with no frequency range
Imaging is deep and wide, and with good
quality source and source material, they
have the ability to separate instruments
and place them in their correct position
on the soundstage.
The tweeter has a lovely silk dome, and is
vented into a rear chamber. The sound from
the tweeter is sparkling, clear and open
without being harsh. It is extremely
musical, balanced and does not dominate
the performance like so many tweeters do
in this price range.
The extremely natural sounding mid/bass
drivers have been designed to have a real
timing and pace, which keeps up with even
the most demanding tracks, but never
sounds harsh or fatiguing. They are a real
pleasure to listen to.
High quality crossover components
are utilised to get maximum performance
out of the XB2’s for many years to come.
We have used air cored inductors (much
more expensive than traditional magnetic
core inductors), because they have much
lower distortion at higher listening
levels, and will not saturate and change
their inductance values (along with their
filtering capabilities) like their cheaper
Nearly all loudspeakers in the XB2’s price
range use cheaper, inferior electrolytic
capacitors, which deteriorate with time,
as the electrolyte gel inside them dries
out. The XB2’s capacitors are all high
voltage polypropylene capacitors which do
not deteriorate with age. This means that
the XB2 loudspeakers will sound just as
good in 10 years time as they do today.
It is very important in the reproduction
of music, that there is no dynamic
compression to choke or compress the music
during extreme transients. The transient
ability of the XB2s and their ability to
play accurately and clearly at whatever
volume the music takes them, is
unsurpassed in their class.
The XB2's are very forgiving regarding
positioning which is perfect for today's
living environments, which are often less
than acoustically ideal. They will perform
very well on both stands and shelf
mounted, and have a sound stage and depth
of image that belies their size and price.
They are very easy to drive and do not
present any difficult loads to amplifiers.
In today's throwaway society, it is
refreshing to know that these loudspeakers
will sound just as good in 10 years time
as they do today. And we back this up with
a 10 year warranty.
They have a classy, clean look that will
not date with time, and a lovely natural
timber finish which will make them a
beautiful addition to any music system for
years to come.
The utmost care and due diligence has been
taken in every aspect of the design of
these little beauties, and the proof is in
the final result. Take a listen, and we
guarantee you will not be disappointed.
/ Stand mount
to 22Khz + -
x 130mm Woofer
1 x 25mm silk
dome Tweeter -
x 180(W) x