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Onix x-ls Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review

by February 09, 2006
  • Product Name: x-ls
  • Manufacturer: Onix
  • Distributor: AV123
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: February 09, 2006 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 199
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Sensitivity (2.83 V/1m, averaged, from 300 to 3000 Hz): 87.5 dB spl

Rated Impedance: 6 Ω

Frequency Response (- 3 dB): 60 Hz  to 23 kHz

Resonance Frequency: 42 Hz

Bass Principle: Bass reflex

Crossover frequency: 1.70 kHz

Connection: 5-way binding post

Product Weight: 18.2 kg (40 Lbs) per pair

Cabinet Dimensions (W x H x D): 216mm x 337mm x 305mm

Pros

  • Very clean playback
  • Well-balanced frequency response
  • Stable soundstage
  • Incredible value

Cons

  • Noisy port; flared one end only
  • Crossover network and network components not oriented to minimize crosstalk

Introduction

Not long ago, Gene offered me the opportunity to review a first production of a new loudspeaker system by AV123. I jumped at the opportunity as I’d seen their name pop up in a number of online forums and read the reviews of some of their other products. I was curious to see what the chatter was all about. Soon thereafter, The Onix x-ls, a 2-way, vented cabinet system, arrived.

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About the author:

Mark's audio career, began in 1981 when he designed his first loudspeaker system for a client who had grown disenchanted with the off-the-shelf products then populating local audio emporiums. Since then, he has designed over 100 systems, now found in homes, studios, theaters and dance clubs in north America & Asia. Mark has done detailed analysis and reviews and tech articles related to loudspeakers and subwoofers for Audioholics.

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