McIntosh has unveiled the new RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System designed for streaming, compatible with music services via smartphones, and cloud-connected for playing music.
The RS200 offers 650 Watts of total power that is delivered to 8 drivers consisting of (2) 4” x 6” woofers, (4) 2” midranges and (2) ¾” tweeters. In addition, a subwoofer output is included to connect an external powered subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies. A 3-position EQ switch allows you to set the EQ based on your room and listening preferences.
The RS200 comes loaded with several streaming options. It features 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 deliver sound in sync with visual media; DTS Play-Fi whole-home wireless audio; and DNLA support.
For non-streaming applications, it has an audio-only HDMI input to connect to TVs that have Audio Return Channel (ARC) capabilities; an optical input to connect TVs without ARC, or digital sources such as CD Players; a USB Type-B input to play music from your Macintosh or Windows computer; and a 3.5mm AUX input for connecting various analog music sources.
The McIntosh RS200 is not just for music; you can connect it to your TV to enjoy better sound than your TV speakers or soundbars can provide.
The RS200 is also an Amazon Works With Alexa certified product. Speak to your Alexa control device to operate your RS200 from any room. The RS200 does not contain any listening capabilities and relies entirely on an Alexa control device for voice control.
Play-Fi from DTS has built-in interfaces for many streaming services including Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, Qobuz, SiriusXM, Spotify and TIDAL to name just a few. You can save up to four of your favorite Play-Fi streaming services via the preset buttons on the top of the RS200; once configured, you can quickly play the saved streaming services directly from the cloud without needing a mobile device by tapping the preset buttons. You can also stream audio from wired devices connected to the RS200 to other Play-Fi devices on your network via Play-Fi Line In Broadcasting. And Play-Fi’s Critical Listening mode allows you to send your high resolution audio files to the RS200 with no transcoding or downsampling.
Orders for the McIntosh RS200 wireless loudspeaker system can be placed with Authorized McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin in February 2019. Suggested retail price in the USA is $3,000.Specifications
- Power Output: 650 Watts (400 Watts to Tweeters/Midranges, 250 Watts to Woofers)
- Number of Channels: 2
- System Driver Complement
- Two 20mm Titanium Dome Fluid-filled Tweeters
- Four 50mm Titanium Inverted Dome Midranges
- Two 4 x 6 inch Long Throw Woofers
- Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 275Hz, 4,000Hz
- Enclosure Finish: High Gloss Black
- Grille Finish: Black Knit Cloth
- Grille Attachment: Mechanical
- Auxiliary Input: 1
- Digital Optical Input: 1
- HDMI Input: 1 (audio only)
- Subwoofer Output: 1
- USB Input: 1
- USB Input Type: Type B
- Wireless Input:
- Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP with support for AAC, aptX HD and aptX Low Latency
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n 2.4/5GHz
Weights & Dimensions
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 24-13/16" (62.99cm) x 5-3/4" (14.48cm) x 12-5/8" (32cm)
- Weight: 29.5 lbs (13.3kg)