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AXiS X3

“It's a great little unit. Perfect for radio, it's also nice to be able to stream music - 5-Stars.”

What Hi-Fi?

£199.95


X3 is the third instalment in our all-conquering AXiS trilogy of connected digital radio devices. A double winner of What Hi-Fi?’s ‘Radio Product of the Year’, Which? Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ 2013 and recipient of a coveted Red Dot Product Design Award.

Updated for model year 2014 and sporting a fresh new gunmetal livery, X3 benefits from the addition of an Apple Lightning dock for iPhone 5/5S/5C/6 connectivity, as well as improved Bluetooth® streaming quality.

AXiS X3 uniquely combines multi-format radio reception with iPod and iPhone docking and CD quality wireless audio streaming from your aptX® compatible Bluetooth® device or DLNA audio playback from a PC or Mac computer. AXiS X3 is capable of receiving a full range of digital radio standards including DAB, DAB+, FM with RDS and wi-fi radio. Next generation multimedia services such as DAB Slideshow and RadioVis are also supported. This compact radio features a 3.5″ colour TFT display, and is controlled via an icon-driven touchscreen user interface, enabling quick and easy navigation around the radio’s many advanced features. AXiS X3 boasts award-winning audio performance, courtesy of its 8W Class-D amplifier and patented Balanced Radiator loudspeaker technology.

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Features

  • 3.5” colour touchscreen display
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • Wi-Fi internet radio
  • Easy access to over 16,000 internet radio stations
  • Bluetooth® wireless streaming with CD quality aptX® technology
  • Wireless DLNA audio streaming from networked PC/Mac
  • Apple Lightning connector for iPod/iPhone docking
  • Supports colour DAB Slideshow and RadioVis broadcasts
  • Intuitive icon driven control system
  • Digital alarm clock functionality with Sleep and Snooze
  • Class-D amplifier producing 8W of clear digital audio

Awards

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Made for

  • Made for iPod
  • Made for iPhone

Reviews

  •  whathifi

    “The sound is solid and approachable, particularly strong in the midrange and also quite happy belting out music at volume without straying into stridency.”

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    MacFormat5Stars181x40

    “AXiS X3 is a radio for the discerning. It looks good, sounds gorgeous and is a real joy to use.”

     


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    Visual Radio

    AXiS X3 features a 3.5” colour touchscreen display and is controlled via an intuitive icon-driven user interface, enabling quick and easy navigation and operation. As well as displaying station logos and album artwork (where available) in Network Audio mode, AXiS X3 provides support for DAB Slideshow and RadioVis, two innovative new features that significantly enhance the digital radio experience by providing a range of full colour multi-media images and slides. Contents include a wide variety of information screens and images, including ‘Now Playing’ screens, news headlines, sports reports, weather information and traffic updates.


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    A World of Choice 

    AXiS X3 is capable of accessing over 16,000 radio stations from all over the world, providing an unprecedented choice of radio content. Whether listening to samba from Brazil’’s Radio Caraibas, New Orleans Jazz from WWOZ or live sport from New York on WFAN 660. With internet radio there are no subscription charges and no international boundaries. AXiS X3 connects to any Wi-Fi broadband connection to stream both live and ‘Listen Again’ internet radio broadcasts. Stations are listed alphabetically by country or music type, making selection simple.


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    Wireless DLNA Audio Streaming

    AXiS X3 allows you to enjoy your entire music collection streamed wirelessly from a networked PC or Mac in your home. It supports a variety of audio codecs including WMA, AAC, FLAC, MP3, MP2 and Real Audio. Audio streaming requires a DLNA server or PC/Mac running DLNA certified software.


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    Apple Lightning Ready

    AXiS X3 is equipped with an Apple Lightning dock, allowing connection and charging of the latest 8 pin Apple devices such as the iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPhone 6, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation. AXiS X3 is not compatible with iPhone 6 Plus due to its larger case size.


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    Digital Music, No Wires 

    Thanks to Bluetooth® technology you can wirelessly stream music to AXiS X3 from your iPhone, Android, Samsung, Blackberry or any other Bluetooth® enabled device, such as a laptop or tablet. No physical docking necessary. The addition of aptX® technology means that where supported by the transmitting device, streaming music will be at CD quality, rather than the MP3 quality of standard Bluetooth® streaming.


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    Engineered To Perform 

    AXiS X3’s award-winning audio performance is thanks to the inclusion of patented Balanced-Mode-Radiator (BMR) loudspeaker technology. BMR drive units combine the performance attributes of a flat panel speaker with the pistonic movement of a conventional loudspeaker, resulting in a high performance compact drive unit that can cover a wider range of frequencies. The result is 8 watts of high-resolution digital audio from AXiS X3’s Class D amplifier, a smooth frequency response, expansive sound stage and deep, satisfying bass.


Specifications

  • Wi-Fi internet radio
  • 3.5” colour touchscreen display
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • Easy access to over 16,000 radio stations
  • Bluetooth® wireless streaming with CD quality aptX® technology
  • Wireless DLNA audio streaming from networked PC/Mac
  • Apple Lightning connector for iPod/iPhone docking
  • Supports colour DAB Slideshow and RadioVis broadcasts
  • Intuitive icon driven control system
  • Favourite station presets for DAB, FM and Internet Radio modes
  • Digital alarm clock functionality with Sleep and Snooze
  • Patented Balanced Radiator speaker technology
  • Class-D amplifier producing 8W of clear digital audio
  • 3.5mm headphone connector
  • Stereo RCA and Aux-In connectors
  • Remote control (included)
  • Multi-country PSU (UK, Europe, USA and Asia)
  • Dimensions: 220mm (W) x 125mm (H) x 150mm (D)
  • Weight: 1.41kg

Audio Specifications

  • Drivers: 1 x 58mm square NXT Balanced Mode Radiator full-range driver utilising neodymium magnet systems
  • Power: Continuous 8W (RMS)
  • Frequency Response: 90Hz to 20kHz (-6dB)
  • Acoustic Configuration: Bass reflex enclosure with port tuned to 100Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83dB 1W, 1m
  • Max SPL: 90dB SPL at 1m

Apple Device Compatibility 

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation. Not compatible with iPhone 6 Plus.

  •  whathifi

    “The sound is solid and approachable, particularly strong in the midrange and also quite happy belting out music at volume without straying into stridency.”

  •  

    MacFormat5Stars181x40

    “AXiS X3 is a radio for the discerning. It looks good, sounds gorgeous and is a real joy to use.”