IXOS Divo 2.1: the compact high quality iPod dock
We’re great fans of decent home audio systems, so the Divo 2.1 compact iPod dock caught our eye.
Yes, the speakers are visually appealing (perhaps not so much as the Harman Kardon GLA-55 speakers we showed off last month, that obviously inspired a lot of you) but there’s more to it than that.
Yes, it will dock your iPod or iPhone and do all the stuff you’d expect from that.
However, it will also improve the sound quality from any device you choose to plug in to it. Given the fairly poor audio output you get from the built-in speakers many items such as laptops and TVs, that has to be a good thing.
Now, granted, it’s not going to replace a dedicated surround sound home cinema system, but for those with modest tastes and wallets, it’s good. As well as the two stereo speakers there’s a separate subwoofer. Additionally, it comes with high-quality oxygen-free copper speaker cabling.
Inside the casing of each speaker you get 2 x 50mm midrange and 1 x 15mm tweeter, while the subwoofer packs a 155mm woofer. Total RMS output is 48W. Pricing at £229.99 (about $370).