Cinema Series - HEIMKINO (Germany)

February 02 - 2018

"In our test cinema, the XTZ set was able to implement 100 percent of its laboratory-determined advantages and played at a particularly high level. The perfect tonality of the entire set and its balanced dispersion characteristics, which forms the basis for precise spatiality, really appealed to us. Even acoustically very complex scenes from films like "Lone Survivor" or "Edge of Tomorrow" were solved wonderfully by the Cinema-M8-Set and left dialogues crystal clear above everything else without dissecting the whole picture or even destroying it."
- Michael Voigt

Spirit 2 + Spirit SUB 12 - (Germany)

January 12 - 2018

"This XTZ combination makes it possible for the owner to put a smile on his face and possibly to re-live existing titles. The Spirit 2 are wonderfully present in the action despite their size, so they control the film action with a very precise and clear voice reproduction but are also able to do very well in the midrange."
- Matthias Fengler

+ First-class workmanship
+ High-quality sanding varnish
+ Small footprint
+ Tonality / sound
+ Performance due to size
- Sockets for front cover visible

Link to review

Divine Alpha - (Germany)

December 20 - 2017

"When writing these lines in the conclusion, I notice that in the above description of sound I delivered the greatest compliment for the XTZ basically en passant: All speakers, which came to my mind as a benchmark, are, concerning the price level, at least one level above the Alpha. This clearly reveals the level at which the XTZ Divine Alpha plays: resolution / transparency, dynamics, airiness, long-term fitness and neutrality are on an absolute high-end level, also in the range far above 10.000€ there is not (much) more to get."
- Jörg Dames

Link to review

Cinema 1X12 - Hiendy HiFi Club (China)

November 20 - 2017

"It is difficult to find a subwoofer to fully fill a 200 sqft area with high dynamic low bass at the same price point of SUB 1×12. I am sure that higher price model would have at ease of fulfilling that, but that would be another story to tell. If you are in the market for a natural cinema sounding subwoofer, but also be able to tune for your personal taste/preference in bass, you should definitely give XTZ Cinema SUB 1×12 a try."

Link to review

99.36 MK3 (FLR) - (Germany)

November 18 - 2017

"99/100 Points" "Based on a well-tuned, deep and clearly structured bass, the sound of the 99.36 FLR is accentuated by a variety of timbres, a high degree of transparency and detail, as well as a concise and vivid representation of vocals. The testers especially liked the way the Fountek ribbon tweeter played, which doesn't contain any kind of tonal hardship or hissing." "With their sonic abilities, the XTZ 99.36 FLR catapults itself into the high-end league of passive speakers and is now the Technic3D reference in the price group around 1500€ / pair."
- Gerd Büsse

Link to review

Divine Alpha - (Germany)

October 16 - 2017

"The XTZ Divine Alpha is one of the most affordable ways to get into the high-end loudspeaker Olympus and stay there for a long time. With that extraordinary speaker you have a perfect base to build a real top-notch system of the highest quality."
- Peter Banholzer

Link to review

Tune 4 - (Germany)

September 27 - 2017

"The XTZ Tune 4 is a real "wonder" or realistic, a first-class (active) loudspeaker but also as a stereo solution for the living room. All these possibilities make the Tune 4 more than just a great speaker, whether in the sound itself, or in the quality of the cabinet and its overall features. The speaker provides an amazing dynamic range and amount of details, also the bass qualities are astonishing. If you need more, you can also easily connect a subwoofer to the subwoofer-output." "From our side, there is a clear purchase recommendation."
- Marcel Büttner

Link to review

Tune 4 - Stereopluss (Norway)

July 01 - 2017

"There are not many options for really good sound on the desk. We have already tested the Quadral Rondo Active and they are certainly a good alternative but still I find that the Tune 4 gives a better insight into the music with more timbre and details in the sound. Furthermore the Dirac DSP gives you a unique opportunity to adjust the sound as you like. Whether you're working, surfing or just sitting in front of the screen, the Tune 4 always make an excellent impression. The Speakers can also be used to support the TV sound, for example, via the optical input and it definitely sounds better than any soundbar! "
- Håvard Holmedal

Spirit SUB 12 - AREA DVD (Germany)

June 20 - 2017

"The XTZ Spirit Sub 12 is able to convince in every discipline. Stylish optics, high-quality workmanship, rich equipment for great flexibility and a powerful yet precise sound are the characteristics of the Swedish subwoofer. Weaknesses are looked for in vain." "The competitors are also strong, but the XTZ impresses with its high acoustic harmony and the absolutely identical handling of music and movie source material. Very high SPL capabilities and an outstanding precision, even with parallel occuring bass effects, are part of the  impressive performance." "This is how to build active subwoofers: the XTZ Spirit Sub 12 combines enormous performance and high-quality appearance for a small purchase price"
- Carsten Rampacher

Link to review

SUB 10.17 - (Germany)

June 12 - 2017

"With the 99.25 speakers and the 10.17 subwoofer, XTZ has a combo in the portfolio that is fun without ever losing the seriousness. A perfect lacquer finish, high-quality connection panels and many possibilities of sound adjustment are not common in this price class. The subwoofer offers a tremendous performance, the built-in DSP and the sophisticated bass reflex adjustments are a clear statement towards the competitors at a price of just under 550 euros."
- Matthias Fengler

+ Very high quality workmanship / material choice
+ Optical appearance / paint quality
+ Installed technology / technical equipment
+ Sound adjustments / sound
- Nothing

Link to review

99.36 MK3 (FLR) - (Germany)

June 07 - 2017

"The precise, structured and tremendously rich and powerful bass is simply fascinating in this price class. Of course: the competitors are also doing well in reproducing bass, but I think the Swedish developers have achieved something special when constructing the 99.36. In addition, the connection to the higher frequency ranges takes place smoothly, the mid range has punch, plasticity and naturalness without any blurring effect. The XTZ offers a perfect timing and a very confident, light-footed character with practically every type of music."
- Tobias Zoporowski

Link to review

Spirit 11 - AVForums (UK)

May 19 - 2017

"Some products instil a positive feeling pretty much the moment you unbox them. They don’t have to be enormously expensive to do so. They simply have to exude the feeling that they have been carefully and thoughtfully designed to achieve the absolute maximum their constituent components are capable of....Speakers are subjective items – two examples of ‘correct’ design practise can sound rather different in practise – but the Spirit 11 is likely to please a great many people. Based on this impressive roster of abilities, it has to be considered a Best Buy."
- Ed Selley

Link to review

Spirit Series 5.1 Set - (Germany)

May 13 - 2017

"The fact that Scandinavians have a sense of good loudspeakers is nothing new, that they love their home cinemas through long winters as well, so no wonder the XTZ Spirit series is what it promises: high dynamics of discreet design with noble matt multi-layer finishes and impeccable processing." "The whole Spirit set sounds pleasantly dynamic and shows rather warm, earthy sound colors, which will never be annoying and can lead to enormous reserves for its compact dimensions. Speakers like these are often only able to deliver either fine music or action-movies, the XTZ Spirit series instead delivers both! "... This makes the XTZ Spirit series a real bargain."
- Raphael Vogt

+ Great workmanship, compact size
+ Variable sound tuning for all speakers
+ Powerful subwoofer
- Floorstanding speakers are little unsteady without optional feet

Link to review

Spirit Series 5.1 Set - Hifi-Test (Germany)

April 27 - 2017

"With the Spirit series XTZ has released a big hit. These loudspeakers look superb, are first-class processed and even literally go through as sound furniture. Our 5.1 Surround Set from the Spirit line offers precise, dynamic sound, which meets even the most demanding requirements. A particularly practical feature is the possibility to operate all loudspeakers of the series as a bass reflex or closed construction in real listening rooms. Sound adjustment is also possible with the jumper on the backside lowering the tweeter level and the three presets of the subwoofer. A look at the more than fair overall price of the Spirit 5.1 set should also create a smile in the faces of potential buyers, because with this performance and processing quality the set is an absolute purchase recommendation."
- Michael Voigt

Spirit 11 - (Germany)

April 24 - 2017

"Low price with great sound - these are the XTZ Spirit 11. At first glance somewhat unspectacular, as the treble sounds more clean than agressive, they show, especially at higher volume, a great performance. With a proper punch in the bass and a neutral overall tuning, the Spirit 11 is suitable for audiophile leisure as well as for big home cinema thunderstorms."
- Torsten Pless

Link to review

Spirit Series 5.1 Set - (Germany)

March 31 - 2017

"For this price class, XTZ offers a wonderful 5.1 set with the Spirit series which does not have to hide behind big names. The sound is full and powerful, but at the same time also audibly dynamic. Specifically adapted to the own hearing or home cinema - The XTZ play a league higher than you would have expected it at the price, and we say: Do not hesitate and simply try the set at your own home."
- Erik Schober

+ Great price / performance ratio
+ Good sound reproduction
+ Numerous sound adjustments possible
- Nothing

Link to review

Headphone Divine - Audisseus (Germany)

March 23 - 2017

"With the XTZ Headphone Divine, the Swedes make an impressive debut in the headphone segment, comfortable to carry and uncomplicated in handling, the Divine is a good companion for its sensitivity and the low impedance of low-power amps from smartphone and co. While its balanced sound image does not have any weaknesses but scores with long-term suitability and agile suppleness."
- Fritz I. Schwertfeger

Link to review

Tune 4 - (Germany)

March 11 - 2017

"The Tune 4 is particularly impressive for its price class of around 500 euros, which is mainly due to its transparency, structure and high-quality precision. Tune 4 rewards the listener with a bony-dry, precise bass, and thus expresses the emotional expressive power of even the most demanding music impressively." "At the same time our team awarded the XTZ Tune 4 as a sound reference in the active box price class below 500 €."
- Gerd Büsse

Link to review

Spirit Series 5.0 Set - SuperAV (China)

March 10 - 2017

"The Spirit speakers have embraced high technology, and they are your best choice if you prefer a powerful and balanced sound experience. Indeed, your demand would be available by the different ways of speakers matching." "When appreciating the movies, I select another blue-ray disc of Celion Dion Las Vegas Concert to review the reproduction of the Spirit Series in s multichannel setup. What surprises me is that it leaves me a so incredible impression that I feel surrounded amongst the rhythm performed by drums and the clear and accurate high-pitched voice of Celion Dion!"

SUB 8.17 - (Germany)

March 09 - 2017

"With a clear, precise bass reproduction which can be modified by the wide range of possible settings between particularly deep and structured-dry sound, the subwoofer inspires its listeners. This allows the discerning user to adapt the sound perfectly to his / her personal preferences as well as the conditions of the listening room. The Sub 8.17 presents itself as an excellent bass loudspeaker, which is perfectly suitable for the sound support of compact boxes and can be considered almost as a bargain for the price of 345 euros (plus shipping). XTZ has without doubt landed a perfect hit with this subwoofer."
- Gerd Büsse

Link to review

Divine Alpha - AREA DVD (Germany)

March 09 - 2017

"The XTZ speaker therefore marks its place in the dance of the top speakers, which are still affordable. Practically nowhere is there more box for money - first-class housing, highly solid, brutally heavy, elaborately braced and pattern-processed. In addition there are drivers of well-known manufacturers, which offer reference level without compromises. The Divine Alpha, with its two qualities, is very exciting: Emotional-deep acoustic harmony and a sovereignty, which we rarely experienced in 20 years of test experience."
- Carsten Rampacher

Link to review

Spirit 11 - (Germany)

March 07 - 2017

"The Spirit 11 doesn't sound or look like a beginners speaker at all. The processing is very high-quality, the massive cabinet is equipped with an excellent varnish finish and is very valuable. The Spirit 11 delivers a rich, dynamic sound, and has also been harmoniously tuned."
- Matthias Fengler

+ Valuable processing / lacquer finish
+ Technical equipment
+ Customizable sound
+ Sound characteristics / tonality
+ Allrounder music / film operation
- Bracket for front cover optically not solved optimally

Link to review

Spirit Series 5.1 Set - AREA DVD (Germany)

March 06 - 2017

"XTZ has practically done everything right with the Spirit series: natural, harmonious and precise sound, noble workmanship, contemporary look - and the whole at a price that amazes. For a around 2,000 EUR, it will be difficult to get an even more powerful overall package. The extremely powerful active subwoofers clearly stands out in the Spirit set. All components are well processed, leaving little scope for criticism: It would be desirable if the Swedes offered suitable top firing modules for the Spirit 11 front loudspeakers."
- Carsten Rampacher

Link to review

99.25 MK3 (LCR) - WHAT HI*FI (India)

March 01 - 2017

"A versatile and well built pair of bookshelf speakers, the budget for which if you have, there is no where else you should put your money." "We have hardly anything to complain about here. If there has to be pointer, it would be the 99.25's disagreeable nature with MP3s. You make that mistake and the XTZs don't forgive you for your bad judgement. Feed these only the best you have to offer and enjoy a sound that's well rounded and balanced. These are speakers best enjoyed with a nice glass of whatever poison you like and a playlist that won't end."
- Kaizad Billimoria

+ Superb balance, detailed midrange, airy treble, tight bass
- You just get two for that price, we want more

PDF of review

Spirit 11 - StereoPluss 1/17 (Norway)

February 18 - 2017

"XTZ Spirit 11 plays well above expectations, and marks a new level of quality in the price range below 8.000 NOK. They sound entertaining and engaging and together with a reasonable amplifier you are only one purchase away from an amazing listening experience. Suddenly XTZ was the reason why all the other manufacturers of speakers must sharpen up yet little extra, get up very early in the morning and come up with new stuff that plays even better. They also did well, but right now I can not see others who completely manage to compete with Spirit 11 at this price."
- Håvard Holmedal

Link to review PDF of review

Tune 4 - Lautsprecher-Junkie (Germany)

January 05 - 2017

"Even at a low volume, you're almost in the middle of the action, and the basic design of the Tune 4 is also very good at low volume, with a warm and precise bass. It is a very pleasant and unobtrusive sound picture, which is further refined and optimized with the DSP settings "On Wall" or "On Desk". Then the software can be used to slow down the bass or to modify the run times for the table reflection, which can definitely be heard and the difference is impressive."
- Maik Dahles

Link to review

Cinema 1X12 - Sound & Vision (USA)

December 30 - 2016

"Given the SUB 1X12’s hulking presence, I couldn’t resist cueing up a few favorite bass cows. The opening of Hall & Oates’ classic “She’s Gone” bloomed with 30-Hz deliciousness, while the finale of the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony was in-the-hall awesome, and my few, in-the-name-of-science dub-step tracks indeed proved a dentist’s best friend. 

Even at reference level in my substantial-volume studio, the XTZ sub had no problem presenting Max’s most impressive impacts and explosions (of which there are many) with full effect and nary a trace of limiting or overreach."
- Daniel Kumin

Link to review

All Customer Ratings

Produkt: M6
Duane Bennett
This speaker series is just OUTSTANDING!, with great build quality and the finish is just exquisite. After a few hours of loosening up"bedding in" they really, really come to life. They far exceed XTZ's core goal for this series, extremely high SPL with very minimum distortion. After some slight tuning of my ears, i am in love. I have been lucky to be in contact with Jag at, who is an amazing guy, who will go far out to help you with any queries you may have incl before and after sales. I have also been honoured to have been in contact with Olle Eliasson, the man (CEO@XTZ) himself, in regards to further products, support and purchace, he fully understood what it was i was after, made sure it was right for me, arranged payment and shipped absolutly stress free and in record time, with inbetween enducational information about the series. This guy devoted. So to some up XTZ's product and what the XTZ team do for me in three words, Beautiful, Devoted and Understanding. Thank you to Olle(CEO) Jag@epichomecinema for a great experience that i doubt will end anytime soon. GREAT JOB!! keep it up.
Produkt: SUB 10.17
N. C.
I use it in a living room of 20m2 coupled with RX-900 & Focal Aria since 3 weeks.After many tests I prefer to used in closed mode to not have an uncontrollable sound level. I also note that the sub requires a good RCA cable to play sound with more subtlety, in general, a good guarantee of quality. Pro: - Build level - bass quality & goes down low - No lag or extend of the sound Cons: - Auto power mode requires ~ 1 hour to go in standby after cut of the signal. - Neighbours :)
Victor Nusinov
Hi I supported this project in kickstarter and very happy with the performance of the headphones! The sound is incredible and the battery life is outstanding! The headphones are very comfortable and I can listen for hours without any ear fatigue. And the bonus is the dsp app that pushes the level even higer! All I can say is the price performance value is awesome! great job HTZ!
Produkt: SUB 10.17
Daniel Ivan
Pro: - Very good output from a small box - The bass quality is very good - Nice quality finish - Tuning options really helpful to adapt it to what are you listening and the room - Club level output with both ports open in a small to medium room - Overall a very good product so far (only had it and tested it for a few days) Cons: - A variable subsonic filter would have been nice, some songs limit how much you can turn the volume up, due to over excursion on low frequencies, especially in closed mode. The EQ helps a little but not much. I managed to overcome this, as I play all audio from the PC, and used the free APO EQ, with a parametric equalizer set to -50 DB on 5Hz and 10Hz. - Over excursion is present also above port tuning, so with frequencies that are below 30 Hz you must be very careful with the level of Gain set on the subwoofer. - From what I tested, there is no limiter to prevent driver damage, so be carefull
Produkt: S5
Tom Peterson
I must admit that I was quite sceptical in the beginning to mix these small speakers with the M8 Tower and M8 Center but I was totally wrong. I've never heard a surround speaker with such amazing capabilities. The S5 makes you totally feel like you are inside the movies. It surrounds you with sound but still plays very accurate and precise. That was a total surprise!
Produkt: M8 Center
Tom Peterson
I ue the M8 Center together with 2 M8 Tower and 2 S5 in a dedicated home cinema. It's amazing how clearly the voices are reproduced by the M8. It always makes you want to increase the volume even more since it's a ure pleasure. Even at highest SPL it's still totally controlled and precise. Absolutely amazing. Well done!
Produkt: M8 Tower
Tom Peterson
Wow, that's an amazing pair of speakers. I use the M8 in my dedicated home cinema with M8 Center, and 2 x S5 and while other home cinema speakers are quite often not suitable for stereo music or even multi channel music, the M8 Tower sounds absolutely great in Stereo. While for the home cinema, I prefer a stronger bass, for stereo I prefer a neutral reproduction. The M8 Tower plays very, very deep but also very controlled and not with the typical "bass boost". Thus, I even use them in direct mode for stereo. Good job guys!
Paulo Ribeiro
The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro kit came in a very practical and robust case. Inside it there is the equipment needed to do a room acoustics analysis. Everything looks good quality and is very well conditioned. Assembling the kit was very easy, as it was installing the software. Operating it is very simple, as long as you understand what you're reading. In case you don't, the pdf operation manual gives a good help. I already had an idea of what was the frequency range where my room needed to be compensated, but now i know exactly where. That´s the good thing about this kit, it provides you the information you need, fast and with accuracy.
Keith Frampton
I supported these headphones as part of the Kickstarter. They have been excellent! However, due to heavy use, one of the ear pads split recently. I contacted XTZ in Europe (I'm in Australia) and they referred my query to their China office. The person there, Tracy Zhang, was just superb, quickly handled my request, sent photos of the replacements so I was comfortable, and then organised a PayPal invoice and without any fuss corrected an error I made in payment. Seriously impressive customer service to go with seriously impressive headphones!
Produkt: 99.25 LCR
Mario Cassar
I read most of these speaker's reviews, and questioned, whether these was the same speakers I was listening to. The reviews don't make it justice. They left me with the impression, that, OK , this was a fine speaker for the money. I guarantee, that it is much more. First of all, a thing or two about my HIFI background. I consider myself an audiophile, and have been bitten by the bug for these last thirty five years! With respect to loudspeakers I owned KEF C60, Celestion SL600, the Yamaha NS1000, and Dynaudio, the Confidence C4, the Audience, and the Contour models. All were a pleasure to listen to, until I auditioned the XTZ 99.25 LCR, that is. I ordered a pair, out of curiosity's sake. How can these €1800 ( with the Beryllium tweeter upgrade) compare with speakers costing six times as much? Well, I let them run in for about a week, playing various music genres, and things started to mellow, and let's say, fill in. My preference is for classical music, and love how a good speaker reproduces piano and voices. My first impression of piano rendition through the XTZ was of utter amazement. On my past speakers, I had never experienced piano playing, as visceral as on these speakers. The rendition was dynamic, weighty and a treat to experience. These speakers image brilliantly, I was enveloped in a credible soundstage, with great detail and lovely instrumental differentiation, but everything remained a whole and very natural. These speakers are revealing. They need excellent electronics to perform at their peak. At the moment they are hooked up to a Yamaha CD-S3000 CD player, and a Yamaha A-S3000 amp. In the past I owned much more expensive electronics, separate pre, power amps, Dacs, and all the rest, but this combination is heavenly. At the moment, listening to Mozart Piano Concertos 15 & 16 , Perahia with the English Chamber Orchestra. My time with these speakers, confirms that I am out of the upgrade spiral, and am just enjoying listening to music.