Mcintosh Releases The Rs200 Wireless Loudspeaker System
It’s a wireless loudspeaker system like no other! Incomparable is probably the best way to describe McIntosh’s foray into the Wireless Loudspeaker genre with its monolithic RS200 model.
Featuring just about everything required for wireless music streaming and then some, you could say rivals look at the RS200 with open-mouthed envy.
Here’s why: while many wireless speakers carry an amp rated at a few handfuls of watts, the RS200 packs 650 watts of total power to its built-in eight drivers.
This octet comprises a pair of 4-inch and 6-inch woofers, four 2-inch midranges and two ¾-inch tweeters.
To provide your music with more grunt when required, a powered subwoofer connects to the RS200 via a built-in output.
And to ensure the RS200 integrates with any number of locations, McIntosh has included a 3-position Equalisation switch that allows its EQ to be tuned to a specific room and of course, a user’s personal listening preferences.
As for streaming options, there are plenty. These include Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC, Qualcomm aptX HD for hi-res playback and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency for improved audio transmission speed to ensure perfect syncing of sound with visual media.
You also get DTS Play-Fi whole-home audio and DNLA support.
For occasions when you prefer traditional “wired” to wireless connectivity, the RS200 has an audio-only HDMI input to connect to TVs that have an Audio Return Channel (ARC). There’s also an optical input for TVs without an ARC and plenty of other digital sources.
Other connections include a Type-B USB input for linking to a Mac or Windows PC, and a 3.5mm AUX input.
The RS200’s audio can be expanded by adding a pair of McIntosh Play-Fi compatible RS100 wireless speakers to provide home cinema sound.
The RS200 will arrive in March and will sell for US$3000 in the USA.
For more information visit McIntosh.
Since their launch earlier this year, it appears that RX Reels'Reels' premium tape reels have been pretty...
Kaleidescape, the benchmark platform for high-quality media and movie management, has teamed up with leaders...
James Michael Hughes ends his thirty-year quest for a dream loudspeaker with this distinctive design…
IsoTek, a world-leading manufacturer of power optimisation products specifically for hi-fi and AV...
Vinnie Rossi's Brama collection offers Class A 300B triode and solid-state amplification wrapped in Porsche...
Mike Perez auditions this US company's latest affordable flagship floorstander…
The companion model to the Relentless Mono Amplifier, Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems, has now released...
It's not all about the size of the package when it comes to performance, says Michael Darroch…
Acoustic Energy's floor-standing AE320 loudspeaker joins the company's 300 Series taking the top spot as the...
PrimaLuna has kicked some serious goals in recent years with its range of tube-based products. For the first...