Revo AXiS XS
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- Authoritative sound
- well-designed interface
- loads of ways to get content
- Some interface buttons might prove small for the sausage-fingered
The original Revo AXiS wowed us last year – and picked up an Award into the bargain – thanks to its huge feature list, great performance and classy design. The new XS clearly has a lot to live up to…
New for this Revo Axis XS version is an updated design, the ability to stream content via Bluetooth, a side-mounted USB port for charging your device (be it iOS or Android) and a remote (the original’s was an optional extra).
You still get the first Axis’s features too, of course: FM, DAB/DAB+, Last.fm, network streaming, iPod dock and an internet radio tuner. There’s also the obligatory clock-radio functionality.
Revo Axis XS: Sound quality
As with the original, we’ve no complaints with the XS’s sound. Like its predecessor, it’s punchy for its size, keeps a firm hand on midrange and ensures that treble frequencies never become hard or unruly. It’s a mono design, though, so don’t expect a huge soundstage.
The touchscreen interface, meanwhile, is cracking. It’s logical and provides plenty of info.
The XS really is a pleasure to use. Feature-packed and displaying a fine facility with sound, we really can’t recommend it enough.