Xitel Soundaround Video
Our editors give you a sneak peek at the Xitel Sound Around from the floor at CES.
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Xitel Soundaround Review
The good: Enhances clarity of dialogue; boosts small speakers' bass output; affordable.
The bad: Unconvincing surround-sound simulation; only one audio input; remote not backlit.
The bottom line: The Xitel Soundaround processor doesn't convincingly simulate surround sound, but it enhances the clarity of DVD dialogue and boosts the bass output of small speakers.
Xitel Soundaround Specs
Manufacturer: Xitel Pty. Ltd.
Part number: SA-X1-US
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