Linear response, high SPL, a wide window into the midrange, active filtering, accurate highs and a large sweet spot mean the award-winning1 X4 Professional Active Monitoring System is an ideal close-field system for home project studios and professional recording studios, and can be used in multichannel installations or as a high-end multimedia speaker system. The X4 features adjustable active filter technology for adapting to various listening environments and a solid, egg-shaped aluminum enclosure designed to dissipate amplifier heat and enhance imaging. An included rubber base securely cradles the enclosure isolating the speaker from the surface it rests on, allowing it unlimited angle adjustments.
With the help of finite element CAD design, the enclosure’s horn ensures smooth and accurate on-axis and off-axis frequency response offering an accurate and stable sound image. The egg-shaped cabinet design of the X4 adopts a low-diffraction concept for optimal imaging. The X4 makes efficient use of cabinet space to get maximum volume through its enclosure. The cabinet is made of durable die-cast aluminum. Its surface is in a scratch-resistant, matte finish. Also, the Swans X4’s bended port tube design provides natural low-frequency output and minimizes port noise distortion.
The 4-inch woofer and 20mm metal dome tweeter are a perfect match for this configuration. A 45-watt power amplifier bi-amplifies the speaker to a 110 SPL. Adjustable filtering can be found on the rear plate of the X6. Selections include a three-position high pass filter to match a subwoofer with the X6 along with selectable low frequency, midrange frequency, and high frequency adjustments (+ / 0 / -) to roll-off or boost pre-selected frequency bands.
The Swans X4 is very natural and linear. In fact, you’ll know just how well your two speakers match up with other and how linear they are because each speaker is shipped with its frequency response curve. The X4 can produce accurate and dynamic response that will translate nicely into a wide variety of listening conditions and environments. Couple this system with a Swans/HiVi optional powered subwoofer and you have a system that can accurately reproduce music and audio soundtracks with astonishing clarity and realism.
1. Innovations Award for Design and Engineering Honoree – 2011 International CES