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The DITA Dream XLS is DITA Audio’s newest flagship, aiming to bridge the divide between digital and true to life music with a delightfully smooth, musical sound that manages to be resolved and sophisticated at the same time.
Characteristics: Vibrant, Transparent, Lightly Rich, Highly Resolved with excellent imaging.
This mixtape is designed to highlight how the XLS presents both vocals and instrumentals with a smooth, musical gravitas, handling each track in a detailed, loving manner befitting of their genre.
Also listen for the bass extension that helps in forming a stable foundation for each song to be built off.
Best of You – Foo Fighters
The Dream XLS brings out the incredible texture of Dave Grohl’s voice, gradually guiding the track through Grohl’s agonized vocals, all while presenting each background instrument in a clear, beautiful manner.
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
This classic bop is brought to life by the XLS’ speedy bass and its nuanced presentation of each strum and pluck of the guitar, laying down the foundation for the half-sung, half spoken vocals.
If The Stars Were Mine – Melody Gardot
The sweet micro-nuances of Melody Gardot’s vocals are highlighted by the XLS’ resolved but lightly rich nature, something especially apparent in the ad-lib section in the middle of the song. The XLS’ vocal representation makes Melody sound especially lively and enchanting.
I Will Remember – TOTO
The XLS’ natural bass extension drums make for a natural, rhythmic background on which vocals are performed. The song’s balance synergises well with the XLS, giving the user an especially refreshing listening experience.
What A Wonderful World – Eva Cassidy
Cassidy’s delicate, breathy vocals show off the XLS’ double strengths of smoothness and resolution, capturing each nuance in her distinctly different rendition of Louis Armstrong’s classic. The tune’s light instrumentation leaves its layers bare, however the XLS’ delicate handling of both instrumentals and vocals showcases the XLS’ excellent tonality and control.
The Winner Takes It All – Carla Bruni
With a voice as intriguing as her history, Carla’s vulnerable vocals are laid bare in this track, allowing the XLS to showcase her enchanting vocals as if they were live.
我的城 – Yisa Yu
The interplay between Yisa Yu’s vocals and the guitar instruments is the highlight of this piece, allowing the XLS to show off both its handling of both crystalline guitar tones and sultry vocals.
I Dreamed A Dream – Susan Boyle
A heart-wrenching number from the tracklist of Les Miserables presented in the powerful vocals of Susan Boyle, the emotional gravitas of her vocals made all the more weightly and powerful with the XLS’ tonality.
Echo of a Shattered Sky – Friedman
The track comes in with a pristine guitar segment, joined later by a hearty cello. Listen as other instruments begin to play, gradually adding depth to the song. The Single Dynamic Driver in the XLS works its magic in handling these distinct layers expertly, with virtually no muddiness or messiness.