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X-HiFi XDC-1 Desktop Speaker System  Print E-mail
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Written by Jerry Del Colliano   
Tuesday, 01 July 2003
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X-HiFi XDC-1 Desktop Speaker System 
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The Downside
Height was an issue for me with the XDC-1. Being 6’3”, I found the speakers to be best when close to my ear level. This has a lot to do with height of chair, desktop and so on, and is only really relevant for critical listening sessions. I did notice, during the San Francisco sessions, that the XDC-1s sounded even better because they were positioned on very tall desks designed for standing rather than sitting.

One of my recording professors at USC was fond of saying “You can’t polish a turd,” and the Xhifi XDC-1 cannot make a crappy-sounding MP3 sound like 24-bit DVD-Audio. Highly buffered Internet radio also doesn’t gleam like XM satellite radio. It is no fault of the speakers themselves, but it is important to set your expectations at the right level for the XDC-1. If you listen to good-sounding CDs all day – even ripped ones – they will sound excellent even at low levels. Poor quality sources will remain poor-sounding.

Conclusion
At their price, the XDC-1s from Xhifi are a true find. They allow you to bring your enthusiasm for high-performance AV to your work environment, home office, kid’s room and beyond for $995. Most notable is the fact that the XDC-1s actually sound good. I can say all but one desktop system I have ever heard has left me unimpressed. Beyond the smooth yet punchy sound are the striking looks and slim footprints that allow you to stick the XDC-1s in places that other small speakers cannot go.

If you have a taste for better sound than what comes wrapped up in your PC or Mac, you should take a look at the XDC-1 from Xhifi. It has the ability to make beautiful music for you while you work and play.
Manufacturer X-HiFi
Model XDC-1 Desktop Speaker System
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