Cerwin Vega XD-3 2 Way Powered Desktop Speakers
With over 50 years of speaker system know-how for concerts, movies, public address, and clubs – when you want to recreate these experiences at home on the desktop – those that know turn to Cerwin-Vega! When creating a speaker for communications, desktop and computer applications the goal is to optimize the sound output while keeping the enclosure small. Clarity is critical, especially for those producing multimedia or analyzing tracks. Signal purity must be maintained by using low noise amplifiers that don’t disappoint when the volume is set to high. And, if it has the Cerwin-Vega! name, the bass has to be in-your-face. Now you can have legendary sound clarity and powerful Cerwin-Vega! bass without a separate subwoofer – right at your desktop!
Powered desktop speakers must also fully integrate with your entire sound system and outboard accessories. With the capability to handle multiple inputs, you can switch instantly between your computer as a source or other more portable platforms such as MP3 players, phones, and other media players via the 1/8” stereo Auxiliary input. A convenient headphone jack allows you to “keep it down” while maintaining full control through the front panel volume adjustments.
Both left and right speakers feature a precise 3/4” silk dome tweeter with protective magnetic shielding. The tweeter delivers high frequency sound and is further naturalized with internal damping technology to minimize unwanted resonance.
3” Woofer with Vega-Bass
Below the tweeter is a durable 3” polypropylene treated paper cone woofer with high-temperature voice coil to provide consistent sound over hours and hours of continual usage. The woofer delivers balanced mid- and low- frequency sound and also features protective magnetic shielding.
Protective Metal Covers
Both the tweeter and woofer are encased beneath metal covers that protect as well as add to the overall sleek appearance of the speaker. Just by looking at them, you know that these speakers mean business. The XD3 speaker system is constructed of magnetically shielded wood enclosures for natural sound and accurate imaging.
Illuminated Volume Knob
The volume control knob controls both left and right speaker volume at the same time. Turning the volume control knob in a clock-wise direction will increase the speaker volume. When the speaker is powered on, a red ring will be lit around the knob. This allows for easy adjustment regardless of lighting.
1/8” Headphone Jack
A stereo ‘Headphone’ jack is conveniently located on the front of the speaker. Use a 1/8” stereo jack from the headphone and insert it into the ‘Headphone’ jack. When a headphone is placed into the jack, the sound from the main speaker will be muted. This allows you to “keep it down” without sacrificing sound.
1/8” Auxiliary Input Jack
A stereo ‘Aux In’ input is provided in a convenient location for an easy connection to a portable device such as an MP3 or mobile phone. Use a male-to-male 1/8” stereo-mini to connect the portable device to the XD3 speaker system. With this feature, your sound experience will never be limited to just the media on your computer.
External Audio Input (RCA/Phono)
A stereo RCA-type input is located on the rear of the speaker. This is an unbalanced input that is common with a majority of consumer level home audio electronics. The RCA-type input can be connected to a computer or portable device using a 1/8” stereo mini-to-RCA audio cable speaker system. In addition to the other jack options, this feature continues to ensure compatibility.
Speaker Out Connection & Speaker Input Connection
For complete stereo sound, the right speaker must be connected to the left speaker. Using the supplied 2-conductor speaker cable, connect the ‘output to right speaker’ to the ‘input from left speaker’. Be sure to note the color polarity to maintain the best audio performance.
The Vega-Bass selector delivers a quick way to tailor the XD3 speaker system to your personal preference. With the Vega-Bass selector set to ‘On’, the XD3 speaker will increase the bass response (increase low frequency gain). With the Vega-Bass selector set to ‘Off’, the XD3 speaker will be set to a more natural, even response. Either option allows you to customize your bass experience.
The main power switch is located on the rear of the left speaker. To use the XD3 speaker system, be sure the power switch is set to the ‘ON’ position. When the XD3 speaker system is not in use, set the power switch to the ‘OFF’ position. Remember, when powered ‘ON’, a red ring will be lit around the volume knob.
AC Power Inlet
The ‘AC IN’ must be connected to a power outlet to use the XD3 speaker system. Use only the power cord provided with the XD3 system. Be sure the power cord is firmly secured into the AC power inlet for safe and efficient usage.
Reinforced Rear-Firing Bass Port
On both left and right speakers is a custom low-frequency tuned base port. The port allows low frequency signals to be released thus enhancing the overall bass response. It is optimally designed for proper low frequency phase alignment and minimal turbulence. Avoid placing the speaker against a flat surface such as a wall, to prevent restriction of the bass port.
In the Box
Included: (2) XD3 Powered Desktop Speakers, (1) 1/8” stereo mini-to-RCA 3’ cable, (1) 1/8” stereo mini to mini cable, (1) AC power cable, (1) 20 Gauge speaker cable, self-adhesive speaker pads, and user manual.
|Configuration:||Stereo 2-Way Speaker Pair with Built-in Amplifier|
|High-Frequency Driver:||3/4" Soft-Dome|
|Frequency Response:||88Hz - 21kHz|
|Power Output:||30 Watts|
|Porting:||Custom Tuned Rear Porting|
|Connections:||1/8” Aux Input (front), RCA (rear)|
|Accessories:||1/8” stereo to RCA cable Speaker Cable|
|Dimension (each) (H x W x D):||8.0” x 5.50” x 6.50” (203mm x 140mm x 165mm)|
|Weight (pair):||6.5 lbs. (2.9kg)|