Creative Introduces the E-MU® XM7 High Performance Passive Bookshelf Speakers
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ALL NEW COMPACT PASSIVE SPEAKERS WITH CUSTOM DRIVERS DESIGNED TO BE THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR THE SOUND BLASTER® X7

SINGAPORE - 17 March 2015 - Creative Technology Ltd today announced the E-MU® XM7, a pair of high performance passive bookshelf speakers specially created as a companion for its latest award-winning audio amplifier and USB DAC, the Sound Blaster® X7.

Designed from the ground up with the same speaker architecture as professional studio monitors and inspired by E-MU's legendary acoustic craftsmanship, the E-MU XM7 features premium custom-designed drivers with a special tapered cabinet design and quality wooden finish.

Leveraging on E-MU's expertise in speakers and monitor design, these passive bookshelf speakers boast a high dynamic range and stunning soundstage to complement the most advanced Sound Blaster to date, giving users a cinematic audio experience for movies, games, and a live concert experience for music.

Key Sonic Performance of E-MU XM7:

  1. Custom-designed 5 inch woofer with oversized magnetic structure and shielding creates a tight bass response
  2. Specially doped 1 inch high-efficiency silk dome tweeter delivers soothing, clear and detailed highs
  3. Quality wooden enclosure minimises acoustic resonance
  4. Curved baffle design to reduce front baffle diffraction
  5. Gold-plated binding posts assure a solid connection to the Sound Blaster X7's amplifier outputs via bare wires or banana plugs
  6. 2.5 meters of high-quality oxygen-free copper speaker cables included

 

Furthermore, when paired with the Sound Blaster X7, users have the option to customise the speaker modes to suit their listening preference:

  1. Energetic - Suitable for movies and games (default)
  2. Neutral - Suitable for reference and monitoring use (monitoring / flat)
  3. Warm - Recommended for pure audiophile music enjoyment (easy listening / rich bass)

 

Sound Blaster X7 with E-MU XM7 Speakers
(Black Wood Grain)


Sound Blaster X7 with E-MU XM7 Speakers
(Brown Wood Grain)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Specifications:

  1. Enclosure : Wooden enclosed bookshelf
  2. Configuration : 2-way
  3. Frequency range : 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  4. Speaker impedance : 6 ohms
  5. Maximum input power: 60 W
  6. Woofer: 5 inch (132 mm) special combination diaphragm 
    with oversized magnetic structure and shielding
  7. Tweeter: 1 inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter
  8. Dimensions (H x W x D): 298 mm x 174 mm x 232 mm
  9. Weight (each): 4.35 kg
  10. Colour: Brown wood grain with metallic grey finish or 
    Black wood grain finish

Pricing and Availability 
The Creative E-MU XM7 speakers, priced at USD269.99, will be showcased and available for pre-order at the IT Show 2015 to be held on 19 - 22 March 2015 at Suntec Singapore (Creative Booth No: Hall 601, Booth 6141, Level 6). 


 
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I'm looking forward to these getting released. It will be nice to read some reviews on them and maybe how they compare to Audioengine's P4's which I'm also looking at along with their S8 Sub (which I'll buy regardless of which bookshelf speakers I get).
 
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Looking forward to try it in a quiet environment. Last month listened briefly in computer show, pretty good sound, but didn't have enough time to observe the SQ properly.
 
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I just posted mini review of Creative E-MU XM7 speakers, here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/756102/creative-sound-blaster-x7-detailed-review-impressions#post_11348868
 

 

 

 
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They've gone with a nice sized woofer and they have a classic look.  Still, at the asking price there's a lot of quality competition. 
 
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Hi Sedare38,
 
 
According to this article, you should slide the switch to 8 ohms.
 
There is a blog post on how to use the Sound Blaster Roar as an mini active subwoofer if users find the bass of the E-MU XM7 not adequate.
 
A dedicated active subwoofer will be recommended.
 
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I know it has been a couple years from your post, but I found this other Creative SBX7 Fequently Asked Questions document stating that you should put 6 ohm speakers to the 4 ohm setting.  ??
 
http://img.creative.com/files/guide/X7/SBX7_FAQ_EN.pdf
 
But the other link the person above put, does say to put the X7 with XM7 to "8 ohms to match the speakers ohms"  However the XM7 speakers are not 8 ohm, so it doesn't "match".   Does anyone know if the XM7's use to be 8 ohm and the newer models are now 6 ohms?
 
They conflict themselves on the two different official Creative documents. Any thoughts?  Would it hurt the XM7 speakers to run them on 4 ohm?
 
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