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Klipsch iGroove SXT review

Can this small, lightweight speaker dock stand out from the crowd?

Our Verdict

A capable dock given its small size. Detailed sound and a good balance

For

  • Great sound
  • Video output

Against

  • No battery option
  • No tuner

The Klipsch iGroove SXT packs a mean punch for a small device. It’s just 30cm long and light enough to sit comfortably on most shelves, but its audio quality is surprisingly detailed.

It doesn’t (and couldn’t possibly) define the shape of the sound as comprehensively as a unit with discrete speakers, but it performs very well for a mid-priced compact dock.

Bass isn’t very prominent in the mix, and with no equaliser, it won’t get any stronger. Although far from poor, it won’t satisfy those who like their audio bass heavy. The overall balance between treble and bass is good, which makes for a wonderfully clean sound.

The iGroove SXT is now bi-amplified, meaning each driver has its own amplifier, so you can crank up the volume surprisingly high before you get distortion.

Its feature set is fine, but not exactly exceptional. A 3.5mm aux port offers compatibility with most audio devices, and there’s an S-Video output for watching movies on an external monitor, if you’ve a compatible iPod or iPhone.

The remote is standard fare, with power, mute, volume control and track skip. There’s no radio tuner, and despite its small size and weight, there’s no battery option – a pity, as it would make a great portable device.

A 1000mA fast-charging circuit can recharge a flat iPhone in around an hour and a half.

The Klipsch iGroove SXT combines a clean, detailed sound with a good balance between the bottom and mid-range. It’s a great dock for all-round use but less so if you like a lot of bass in your music.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSpeaker System
Speaker Configuration2.0
iPod SupportedYes
Brand NameKlipsch
ManufacturerKlipsch Audio Technologies
Product ModelSXT
Product NameiGroove SXT Speaker System
Product LineiGroove
Frequency Response60 Hz to 20 kHz
Input Voltage220 V AC
Manufacturer Part Number1009099
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.klipsch.com
Marketing Information

While many iPod speakers fall into the dime-a-dozen category, the iGroove SXT iPod Speaker System, with iPhone certification, definitely does not. In fact, this sleek, pint-sized powerhouse fits perfectly into any room, while making your playlists larger than life.

Weight (Approximate)1.45 kg