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post #1 of 6 Old 10-01-2012, 07:18 AM - Thread Starter
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So I just came across these beauties and I'm wondering if anyone's had the chance to hear these? I've NEVER EVER seen drivers of this stature in a speaker of this costs. This borders on DIY pricing!

The drivers used in the 99.36mkII tower are:

Fountek Neo3 Ribbon Tweeter -- same used in the Philharmonic 1 and Monitor Audio Gold/Platinum lines, with slight adjustments for the company
Seas Excel w18 6.5" midrange -- incredible midrange. VERY nice. NHT, along with many other 4 digit speakers use this driver
Seas Prestige 6.5" midbass -- again...incredible line from Seas

The cost of the the drivers are just as much as the speaker. The cabinets come in Piano black with 8 layers of gloss, matte black, matte white, walnut, and maybe others. The Piano black is 25mm thick MDF and a rectangular shape (think KEF q's), while the other cabinet colors have a curved cabinet with 19mm thick MDF. The crossover is a second order Linkwitz/Riley type, with 12 dB/oct slope for the midrange and tweeter. For the woofer, we opted for a fourth order, 24 dB/oct section. The filter uses MOX resistors, air wound coils and high quality capacitors.

There are also tuning options included to enable you to adjust the tweeter/bass level. I want to say there are like 0db, +3b, -2db, -4db for tweeter level. I mean the quality, driver quality, customization, etc of this speaker is astounding for this price. I literally have no clue why this isn't BY FAR the best budget speaker out there. I understand that you can't take great drivers, put them in a box & have them sound amazing instantly, but it sure as hell is easier than doing it with mediocre drivers lol.

Here they are: http://www.xtzsound.us/shop-en/Speakers/floor-speakers/xtz-99-36-mk-ii-piano-black#

yes....you saw that right. $800/pr! eek.gifeek.gif

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Here's the mkII crossover network for the 99.26 and 99.36 if anyone can ID some of the parts on them..

99.26 (bookshelf)


99.36 (tower)

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Great looking speakers. Its nice to see a new ID company in the US. Much different than the standard IDs who use cheap stamped drivers and pretty hollow cabinets. For $800 a pair thats really taking it to the establishment IDs. Subwoofers look like they might be good bang for the buck performers too.
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Their subs have been reviewed a few places and seem to be very good performers. Someone over at Audioholics just order the 99.36's and is going to review them. If I can get my Energy setup sold I'll be ordering the 99.36's also.

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I've got the 36's for half a year now. I drive them with Yamaha amps (RX-V771 as pre, and an older, stereo model (AX-890) for power).

They sound great. Especially the mids and tweeters; detail is unbelievable. They are in a medium sized room (about 3 x 5 meter), wooden floor. I left the plugs in all 3 reflex ports, as the bass would be too heavy for the room.

I'm selecting music more and more by the quality of the recording, because the speakers reveal it without mercy if that quality not good, and reward it if it is. That's meant as a compliment for the speakers smile.gif
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Wow I forgot about these. Already purchased new speakers...well...still within return date if I don't like them. Found out these were $1600+ and not $800 like most people thought. For that price, there are multiple speakers out there that have a very solid backing including reviews, measurements, etc.

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