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October 22nd, 2010

IXOS XHA716 - What HiFi Choice Finalist

The award-winning IXOS XHA716 XEN Audio Interconnect with Gamma technology makes runner up in the prestigous HiFi Choice Awards 2010. It was only beaten by a cable at nearly twice the price! Boasting an array of features, HiFi Choice praised its cohesion "This deos great things for rythmic musical styles". The IXOS XHA716 features: Patented Gamma Geometry™ construction optimises signal bandwidth without noise distortion revealing low-level detail and greater dynamics • Maximised insulation provided by the Nitrogen Gas-Injected Polyethylene dielectric significantly reduces the dielectric constant • Silver Plated conductors for superior signal transfer • Aluminium-mylar foil wrap provides enhanced noise rejection • Low loss solid barrel RCAs with Teflon® insulation for the ultimate interface integrity • Inner mold strain relief adds extra durability under extreme conditions and prevents oxidation • High Definition audiophile reproduction

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October 21st, 2010

Ixos announces £20 high-speed HDMI cable

It's 'Axe Wednesday', as one of the papers put it this morning, and while all the talk in the news is of the Spending Review and tightening belts, Ixos has chosen today to announce its XFT18 HDMI cable, described as 'A Big Name brand at a No-Name price'. The cable, which starts from £19.99 for a 1.5m length, is fully HDMI certified as a high-speed HDMI with Ethernet, meaning it can pass 3D content and has Audio Return Channel and Ethernet capabilities. Using Oxygen-Free Copper conductors and gold-plated connectors, the cable comes complete with a lifetime guarantee. A 3m length is £24.99.

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September 21st, 2010

IXOS Turns up TV

Ixos's versatile Divo sound system was revealed back in February, but it's only now arriving on UK shores. The wait has been worthwhile, however, as the Divo has benefitted from significant performance-enhancing tweaks in the interim. An affordable 2.1 Channel speaker system for use with TVs, and also a stereo music system for iPod, it consists of an Acoustic Air Spring passive radiator powered subwoofer and two micro tower speakers, as well as a universal iPod/iPhone dock, capable of synchronising with an iTunes library and charging any docked iPod, with its own display. A full set of Ixos interconnects are included as part of the package, and connectivity extends to stereo phono inputs for CD/DVD players, and TV audio outputs. Supplied with a remote control with full iPod functinoality, the Divo will be on the market at around £249.99

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July 27th, 2010

DIVO - Ideal Audio Enhancer

TV Speakers are about as accoustically satisfying as a public address announcement on the tube. A number of options exist ..... The DIVO boasts a total power output a shade less than 50w and comprises micro tower stereo speakers, an active subwoofer, iPod dock and all manner of cables and interconnects. The systems 3.5mm input are compatible with most audio sources such as CD players, games consoles and laptops. Home Cinema Choice Verdict - Ideal Audio Enhancer

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July 27th, 2010

IXOS HDMI in What Video

Reader, wants a futureproof HMDI solution for new home for 3D TV. Make sure that whatever you buy has v1.4 compliance

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July 27th, 2010

IXOS DIVO - BBC Music Magazine

Because it bundles a docking station, this affordable compact music system will be seen predominantly as a speaker set-up for your ipod. However, Divo is a versatile system and can be connected to your TV via phone cables, to boost your flat panel's weedy audio performance.

The cylindrical active subwoofer (this houses the built-in amp) is a well made solid piece of kit but the same can't be said of the minitoweres and iPod dock - these have far too much plastic in evidence. And while your TV's sound is greatly intensified, with voices and dialogue having particular presence, I think its better suited to playing music via your iPod. BBC Music Magazine -July 1010

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July 13th, 2010

IXOS Unveils Divo Sound System

IXOS has unveiled its Divo, a powered 2.1-channel sound system with subwoofer it describes as 'multi-versatile', which makes it even more than versatile, which is impressive… Obviously leading with the 'Made for iPod' label it plays and charges your Pod or iPhone and auto syncs with iTunes, but the Divo is also a stereo hi-fi and TV/computer/games console speaker upgrade and will connect to any other music playing source thanks to stereo phono and 3.5mm inputs. The system boasts a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response and 48W RMS total power output, with each speaker housing two 50mm midrange drivers and a 15mm tweeter and the sub a 155mm woofer with passive radiator. Available now, the IXOS Divo will cost you £249.99.

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July 13th, 2010

5 Reasons Why we love ...IXOS Divo 2.1 Music System

1. Its an affordable 2.1 speaker system with a sub-woofer ... 2. .... that seriously upgrades anaemic TV sounds. 3. It plays and charges your iPod and syncs content with iTunes 4. There's a choice of short and long speaker cables depending on how far you want them from your TV. 5. Will also take pretty much any audio source. £250

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March 22nd, 2010

Business Traveller Website - IXOS Oyster USB Speakers

The IXOS Oyster USB speakers, aimed at business travellers, are designed to magnetically clip together so that they can be stored away easily and conveniently. The two inch noedymium driver units can run off rechargeable batteries when connected to an MP3 Player, or via the USB port on a laptop or netbook, for example. The speakers connect to a standard 3.5mm audio jack, which makes them compatible with pretty much any playback device.

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March 9th, 2010

IXOS Divo - Houston, we have a sound system

In space, no one can hear your home cinema scream. That is unless you have an IXOS Divo system and turn it up loud enough to blow the rings off Saturn. A sci-fi space station aesthetic pulls it out of the orbit of most 2.1 speaker setups and 48W of sound-pushing output should make it roar with more power than a lion being launched to the moon. Throw in an iPod dock and you've got a bit of kit that NASA would be proud of.

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February 12th, 2010

IXOS Divo - not just for your iPod

The metallic IXOS Divo sound system claims to be more versatile than your run-of-the-mill one-box iPod docking system but simpler than a complex hi-fi system. Its multipurpose design is intended to improve the sound from almost any modern flat TV and work seamlessly with iPods, MP3 players and computers. The Divo2.1 music system...is designed for those who want both quality sound and to combine several audio sources (TV, CD player, games consoles, laptop computer) through one sound system. The 3.5mm auxiliary input allows connectivity with nearly all portable music devices, laptop and desktop computers and its mini-tower speakers can be placed away from the separate subwoofer for a wide stereo spread. The machine is supplied with two lengths of IXOS speaker cable (4.5m and 0.5m) to allow for a variety of set-up options, plus a remote handset. System frequency response for the Divo is quoted as 20Hz to 20kHz and total system power is rated at 48W (RMS).

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February 3rd, 2010

New IXOS Divo Sound System brings life to iPod, iPhone, Mac and TV

Hi-Fi specialists IXOS have introduced the IXOS Divo Sound System compatible with iPhone, iPod, computers, televisions and a range of audio devices. The 'Made for iPod' Divo remotely controls and recharges your iPhone and iPod and syncs content with iTunes. Stereo phono and 3.5mm inputs also mean the Divo will work with the majority of computers and televisions promising maximum stereo fidelity and rich bass from the supplied subwoofer. The Divo's mini-tower speakers can be situated at a distance from the separate subwoofer for wide stereo separation insists IXOS. The result is more realistic music reproduction and a much wider sound field, than with one-box iPod docking speakers or one-box systems...

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February 3rd, 2010

Webuser - The IXOS Divo isn't just an iPod dock, it can also upgrade your TV soundsystem

The IXOS Divo is a 2.1 sound system that will not only pump out music from your iPod, but your TV as well. It features two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, capable of pushing out 48 Watts of sound in total. When your ipod is sat in its dock you can sync it with your PC thanks to the USB port and it'll even keep it charged up as well. It's also been designed with TV's in mind, so if you hook it up to your telly box as well you should enjoy better audio from your favourite shows...

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January 28th, 2010

TechDigest; IXOS Divo - a very class looking iPod sound system

Here's an iPod sound system with a difference. it doesn't look like your usual white plastic job, but is a rather more refined metallic number fit for even the most stylish bacjelor pad. As well as remotely comtrolling and charging your iPod/iPhone (in airplane mode) and syncing with iTunes, the 'Made for ipod' Divo comes with stereo phono and 3.5mm inputs for beefing up weedy sound from your TV and computer. As well as stereo speakers there's a subwoofer for adding rich bass.

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January 26th, 2010

ForeverGeek - IXOS Divo 2.1: the compact high quality iPod dock

We're great fans of decent home audio systems, so the Divo 2.1 compact iPod dock caught our eye. Yes, the speakers are visually appealing...but there's more to it than that. Yes, it will dock your iPod or iPhone and do all the stuff you'd expect from that. However. it will also improve the sound quality from any device you choose to plug in to it. given the fairly poor audio output you get from the built-in speakers many items such as laptops and TVs, that has to be a good thing. Now, granted, it's not going to replace a dedicated surround sound home cinema system, but for those with modest tastes and wallets, its good. As well as the two stereo speakers there's a separate subwoofer. Additionally it comes with high-quality oxygen-free copper speaker cabling...

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January 26th, 2010

What Hi Fi - IXOS delivers Divo 2.1 speaker system for TV, PC or iPod

Ooh, we like the look of this stylish 2.1 speaker system from IXOS... The IXOS Divo 2.1 is designed for use with TVs, PCs, games consoles, iPods or MP3 players. It can be added to a flatscreen TV to boost its sound, or as an iPod dock that will charge your iPhone/iPod and sync with iTunes via USB. But it isn't just for iPods: stereo phono and a 3.5mm inputs mean that it can be connected to almost any audio source, boosting the sound via its 'mini tower' stereo speakers and separate subwoofer...

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