XTZ 99.36 Speakers (EUR 800) Review on TNT-Audio

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TNT-Audio has reviewed the XTZ 99.36 floorstanding speakers (EUR 800/pair). These are Swedish-designed, Chinese-made 2.5-ways with ribbon tweeters and 6.5″ SEAS drivers (photo).

Reviewer Maarten van Casteren compared them to his Dynaudio Contour 1.8 mk2 speakers. His conclusion?

They can sound impressive, but they will need a good source, a big amp, a big room and a solid floor to sit on. Even then, they do lack refinement and coherence and ultimately offer more hifi than music. I didn’t find them very rewarding in the end, but I do think they will work better in a bigger room.

Check out the entire review for all the details.