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IXOS Divo Music System review

IXOS Divo Music System - Not to be Hurried

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Overall rating 8/10
Design:
9
Performance:
8
Features:
8.5
Value:
7.5
THE GOOD
Spacious sounding
Good clarity
Integrated iPod/iPhone dock
THE BAD
No wired remote controller
Sluggish subwoofer


The IXOS Divo Music System

The IXOS Divo Music System

As we’ve mentioned, the IXOS Divo is a fantastic looking set of speakers. Finished in dark gunmetal, the tall and slim satellite speakers are like cylindrical towers of sound, and the subwoofer is compact yet powerful-looking. As a set of speakers targeted at audiophiles and well-heeled users alike, the IXOS Divo certainly looks well up to the task.

On the hardware front, each satellite speaker houses a 15mm tweeter as well as a two 50mm midrange drivers, while the specially-designed Acoustic Air Spring passive radiator subwoofer is driven by a sizable 155mm woofer. Also, because the very foundations of IXOS are built on their research into AV cables, the Divo also comes with IXOS’ very own audio cables, which ensure minimal signal degradation.

However, the Divo is not perfect and there were some aspects of the Divo we disliked. First of all, the satellites, despite the stylish and sleek gunmetal finish, felt very plastic to touch.

And we were miffed that the docking pod for iPods/iPhones did not double up as a wired remote controller. Instead, volume controls buttons were located on the subwoofer itself, and seeing that most users would rather place their subwoofer on ground level, this makes the volume controls inaccessible.

But if it’s any consolation, the Divo’s remote control was a bliss to use. With all the important controls at the touch of our fingertips, we could very easily adjust volume, bass and tremble levels, and even navigate around our iPhone’s iPod menu and choose our desired track.