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."