eXtremely Sexy Audio (XSA) Labs

We offer unique class leading designs that captivate your senses in how they sound, look and feel, all at  an affordable price. 


The XSA Labs Vanguard speaker was selected as Tone Audio Magazine's System of the Year 2023!

Audio that excites the senses and viscerally touches the soul - eXtremely Sexy Audio

Our agile and forward-thinking design and management team has over 110 years of combined experience in the audio, electrical, and aerospace engineering fields. 



Our Ethos

Simply put, at XSA-Labs, we offer unique, innovative, and leading edge products for the very best in SOUND QUALITY and value using state of the art design and manufacturing technologies.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION is our business, and you will be treated with respect and integrity.

Our direct-to-you business model is the very essence of VALUE - there is no one between you and us.

The Vanguard Speaker - a fresh interpretation of the classic British bookshelf monitor with a bolder and sexier sound.

"So what did I think of the Vanguard? An absolute slam dunk that comes close enough for a true LS3/5a for most people. It is clear this is a product that was made with a lot of love and care by a truly talented craftsman. I appreciate that @xrk971 took a baseline that a lot of people chase in the LS3/5a tuning, and mixed in a bit of modern sensibility/approachability, all at a crazy good value. Considering most true BBC license LS3/5a are over $3k and the Vanguard is $800, the Vanguard is a no-brainer for most people unless they have really deep pockets or just NEED to have a true BBC spec LS3/5a."  - member @Inoculator on SuperBestAudioFriends.org

"Listening to the rich vocal harmonies in Crowded House’s Woodface brings the capabilities of this great little speaker immediately. They deliver a huge sound field, that is deep and wide. Top to bottom is pretty good for such a small speaker as well. With grilles removed, it’s easy to see the homage to the LS3/5a, but I suggest that this is a different beast. And for $799 a pair, a beast you just might want to welcome into your home." - Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio.  Full review here.

Review by Headphone Guru here.

"The XSA-Labs Vanguard Loudspeakers check off all of the boxes for an audiophile speaker, except for one, expense. Excellent imaging, fantastic soundstage, great tonal balance, very dynamic, room agnostic, and beautiful fit and finish. They are as resolute as one can expect from a dynamic speaker, and the crossover is liquid smooth, the small paper cone woofer well able to keep up with the silk dome tweeter."

The Vanguard has classic lines and proportions and features a 130mm treated paper cone woofer and a 28mm silk dome tweeter for a smooth sound with amazing clarity and transparency.  The unique passive crossover uses premium components and was voiced to provide a balanced non-fatiguing sound signature with superb imaging and timing.  Listen to a sample sound clip  here.

The beautiful cabinet is finely crafted by master cabinet makers to exacting standards and materials for an heirloom quality speaker. Now also available in clear gloss blonde and satin brown stained finishes.

Dimensions: 7.5in W x 12.0in H x 8.0in D /  Weight: 11lbs 4oz ea  /  83dB @ 2.83V 1m Sensitivity / True 8ohm impedance  / Order here

Vanguard speaker cabinets are in stock and are hand assembled in USA once your order is received.  Expect them to ship approximately 5-7 days from order received.

Vanguard undergoing listening tests by member @Inoculator during SBAF Tour and was compared next to the legendary Graham Chartwell LS3/5A. (Photo courtesy @Inoculator - used with permission):

Meet the A40 Amplifier

Coming soon....  We are proud to bring you a unique 40W Class A amp designed by Hugh Dean of Aspen Amplifier, PLC (Melbourne).

Custom Aerospace Grade Chassis with Heart and Soul

A chassis CNC machined from thick aerospace grade aluminum and finished in a satin and luxuriously rich anodized texture. Large heatsink radiator fins and hidden handles in the corner structures provide clean lines but maintain practicality.  Large analog VU meters provide information on amplifier power and operation at a glance.

Premium Solid Copper Binding Posts 

Details like premium Viborg solid copper 5 way binding posts provide yet another tactile sense of luxurious feel when used.  Gold plated premium RCA jacks round off the suite of quality components used throughout.

The Alpha Nirvana Amp Core

The heart of the amplifier is a 40W true Class A amp (never operates outside of Class A) designed by Hugh Dean. based on the Alpha Nirvana amp topology, which provides a beautiful harmonic profile, clean and clear sound with low distortion, slamming bass from low negative feedback circuit, and a background that is absolutely quiet and noise free for the blackest of black notes.  Most of all though, the Alpha Nirvana topology makes your toes want to tap, and your heart race, and your brain feel like it has fallen in love with your music collection all over again.

Warranty Policy

Your Delight is our Business

We stand behind every product we sell with a 2-year limited warranty that includes parts and labor but does not cover damage caused by inappropriate use, accidents, or abuse/neglect.  We want you to be delighted with your purchase and will try our best to make things right.  If you are unsure and would like to first test out a product  in your system, and if you are not fully satisfied with the item, just ship it back to us within 30 days and we will return your purchase price minus a 20% re-stocking fee.  For warranty repairs, contact us at info@xsa-labs.com for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.



For questions you can call us at (818) 584-6870 

or email us at info@xsa-labs.com

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