McIntosh XCS1.5K Monster Centre Channel Loudspeaker
The XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker is designed to pair with McIntosh's XRT2.1K and XRT1.1K floorstanders. It tips the scales at 80.74kg and boasts 43 individual speaker drivers promising to dish out 1500 watts (the 1.5K in its name).
McIntosh describes the XCS1.5K as a hybrid three- and four-way design. The driver array comprises 25 19mm tweeters, 14 63.5mm aluminium cone midrange drivers and four 200mm “long-throw” carbon fibre bass drivers housed in a 43.66 cm x 126.92 cm x 53.9 cm (HxWxD) vented cabinet.
According to the Binghamton-based brand, combined with a detailed crossover design, this results in a more expansive sound field. Furthermore, the speaker has a selection of five preset angles to help you achieve optimal performance for your listening position.
Finishing touches include three sets of McIntosh Solid Cinch speaker binding posts for bi- or tri-wiring, a removable black-knit-cloth speaker grille and a finish achieved by no fewer than seven layers of high-gloss piano black paint.
You can now order the McIntosh XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker from authorised McIntosh dealers. The first units are due to hit the US and Canada in October 2022, followed by the rest of the world shortly after. It will sell in Australia for $74,995 RRP.
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