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 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 internet 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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Stream your entire music collection via DLNA
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.
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.
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.
AXiS X3 is capable of accessing over 16,000 internet 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.