McIntosh has introduced the RS200 wireless loudspeaker system. The RS200 offers 650 watts of total power that is delivered to eight drivers consisting of two 4- x 6-inch woofers, four 2-inch midranges, and two ¾-inch tweeters. In addition, a subwoofer output is included to connect an external powered subwoofer to further enhance low frequencies. As the RS200 can be placed in a variety of locations with unique sonic characteristics, a 3-position EQ switch allows the EQ to be set based on the specific room and the user’s listening preferences.
The RS200 has several streaming options, including 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 as well as other digital sources; a USB Type-B input to play music from a Macintosh or Windows computer; and a 3.5mm AUX input for connecting analog sources. For enveloping home theater sound, connect a pair of McIntosh Play-Fi compatible RS100 Wireless Speakers (sold separately) to use as surround speakers.
Orders for the RS200 can now be placed with authorized McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin in February 2019. Suggested retail price (VAT, shipping and any customs duties related to current standards of individual countries are excluded): $3000 USD
For more information, visit www.mcintoshlabs.com.