Overview

NuForce S-X Speaker

| MSRP $225 $60/pair

 

The S-X is a high-performance near-field loudspeaker designed to coordinate with the Nuforce Icon-2 as an integral desktop sound system. The S-X’s uniquely angled front panel with its acoustic lens optimizes dispersion, thereby permitting a range of placement options. Whether upright, on its side, or mounted on a wall upright or inverted, the S-X produces a wide, musically compelling sound stage. On your desk or elsewhere in your work area, the S-X allows you to move about without experiencing the loss of image or fidelity most desktop speakers exhibit.

As a particularly attractive feature, the S-X is available with aluminum side panels in four colors to coordinate with the NuForce Icon-2. An RJ-45 connector and Cat-5 cable are provided for connection to an Icon-2 or other device.

Designed with NuForce's Icon-2 in mind, the S-X delivers a level of performance that rivals loudspeakers several times its price. The speaker's proprietary full-range driver features an extremely thin paper cone for excellent transients and lifelike midrange. Add to this a die-cast basket, vented voice coil and powerful neodymium motor structure for a level of bass performance, high frequency extension, linearity and power handling capability that belie the S-X's size.

 

 

The S-X is a whole lot more than another pretty face. The speaker's angled front panel contributes its remarkable performance. The principle of "Form follows function" is in full effect. The S-X's profile optimizes dispersion, thus providing as wide a soundstage as the laws of physics allow. Working in harmony with this, the integral waveguide further optimizes dispersion as it minimizes distortion in the critical midrange region. Finally, the S-X's design eliminates any possibility of the midrange distortion so common to systems that employ a crossover in this critical frequency band.

In summary, the S-X integrates an unprecedented level of creative engineering for a product of its size and price. While the technical details we mention may be of no interest, you'll most assuredly enjoy what they do for your ears.

 

S-X and S-1

"The S-X is of the same heritage as the original NuForce S-1 and gleans much of it's technological advantage from similar design principles. In that, each has been optimized for its own unique set of applications. The S-1 was primarily intended for use by the devout hi-end enthusiast looking for the greatest possible desktop/computer audio experience (S-1 needs to be paired with W-1 for best listening experience). In contrast, the S-X retains much of the same performance of the S-1 but is optimized for broader placement options and a wider listening area. Similarly, both offer acceptable bass performance for many users, yet benefit from the addition of a subwoofer if deeper, more powerful bass is desired. For those applications the NuForce W-1 subwoofer is the ideal choice as it was designed to be the perfect complement for both."

 

Specifications

  • Orientations: Can be used in an upright or horizontal position, or wall-mounted upright or inverted
  • Available Colors: Four-color aluminum side panels for coordination with the Icon System.
  • Baffle: Angled front baffle for a wide soundstage.
  • Waveguide: Proprietary waveguide for improved dispersion and lower distortion.
  • Cone: Ultra-light, three-inch paper cone (1.5 gram).
  • Driver: Custom engineered driver offering superior performance characteristics.
  • Magnet Motor Assembly: Powerful Neodymium magnet motor assembly.
  • Connector: Direct RJ-45 connection with Nuforce Icon.
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 88dB 1W/1m
  • Frequency Response: 90 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum Power Input: 15W
  • Dimensions: 4.15
  • Weight : 3.6 lbs each