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XTZ Divine 100.49 Tower Loudspeaker Conclusion

By Tarunvir Bains

XTZ Divine 100.49 SpeakerXTZ has found a relatively untapped niche in the Internet Direct market by offering showroom grade speakers at a fraction of the price point. The Divine Towers offer exceptional midrange detail, elite bass resolution, and an almost calming presentation that was voiced with a lot of care and even more ambition. These speakers are heavy, as they want to be the last speakers you'll ever have to lift. Given their price range, you will want to audition them yourself to know for sure, using XTZ's generous 60-day “buy-and-try”.

 

XTZ Divine Tower Review
MSRP: $3600/ea

XTZ Sound
Web/Store: http://www.xtzsound.us/

Phone: 46(0)34520049

 

The Score Card

The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:

Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating

Audioholics.com note: The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing of the product in question. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. If you notice better performing products in future reviews that have lower numbers in certain areas, be aware that the value factor is most likely the culprit. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings.

Audioholics Rating Scale

  • StarStarStarStarStar — Excellent
  • StarStarStarStar — Very Good
  • StarStarStar — Good
  • StarStar — Fair
  • Star — Poor
MetricRating
Build QualityStarStarStarStarStar
AppearanceStarStarStarStarStar
Treble ExtensionStarStarStarStar
Treble SmoothnessStarStarStarStar
Midrange AccuracyStarStarStarStar
Bass ExtensionStarStarStarStarStar
Bass AccuracyStarStarStarStarStar
Dynamic RangeStarStarStarStarStar
PerformanceStarStarStarStarhalf-star
ValueStarStarStarStarStar

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Recent Forum Posts:

awdio posts on August 25, 2019 15:09
The amplification used in this review leaves a lot to be desired.
Thunder240 posts on April 26, 2016 08:53
Any Divine (either floorstander or stand mount) owners within driving distance of DC who'd be willing to offer a prospective buyer an audition? These beasts weigh enough that I'd prefer not to sign up for an in-home audition, though I do appreciate XTZ's policy.


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AcuDefTechGuy posts on June 29, 2015 00:59
Chu Gai, post: 1087881, member: 40600
I get that those here take GranteedEV's review as largely favorable. Later, when I have more time and finish licking the rib sauce of my fingers, I'll give you another take. Mind you, I did follow the deleted thread which if you didn't gives me a different perspective.

Sounds juicy - both the ribs and the deleted thread.
Chu Gai posts on June 28, 2015 17:59
AcuDefTechGuy, post: 1087855, member: 26997
I don't consider it a cover.

I've owned and heard a lot of speakers in the same room & setup. I would have a difficult time reviewing them all and trying to come up with many different adjectives.

The simple truth is that there are a lot of great sounding speakers. I like a lot of them. So when I say that, I mean it unequivocally, not as a cover or trying to be PC.

I am sure GranteedEV and many reviewers feel the same.
Certainly and these may fall into that class of decent speakers. Over at Stereophile, the reviewers are generally the ones who pick what they want to review. They may have had prior experience, some familiarity that goes beyond catching them at a show, or there's something truly unique that bears further critical examination. In the case of other reviewers, they're assigned speakers to review. Big difference but some similarities in that both camps look to put somewhat positive spins on things, emphasizing this while down playing that, finessing their perceptions with a subtle use of phrases such as not to offend. Politically correct. So you have to read between the lines. Determine if the vendor is generally inept. But if one runs their review past the vendor first, are they serving the public or themselves and the vendor?

I get that those here take GranteedEV's review as largely favorable. Later, when I have more time and finish licking the rib sauce of my fingers, I'll give you another take. Mind you, I did follow the deleted thread which if you didn't gives me a different perspective.
AcuDefTechGuy posts on June 28, 2015 14:09
Chu Gai, post: 1087832, member: 40600
Sure one can say we all hear differently and have different priorities. A position like that also provide cover and be looked at as a politically correct view that seeks to offend no one.

I don't consider it a cover.

I've owned and heard a lot of speakers in the same room & setup. I would have a difficult time reviewing them all and trying to come up with many different adjectives.

The simple truth is that there are a lot of great sounding speakers. I like a lot of them. So when I say that, I mean it unequivocally, not as a cover or trying to be PC.

I am sure GranteedEV and many reviewers feel the same.
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