Whenever McIntosh release a new product, the HiFi world stops to have a listen. For decades McIntosh have brought out speakers and other Hi-Fi components that are unparalleled in quality and acoustics and the new RS200 loudspeaker system is no exception. Essentially a mini system but putting the word “mini” in the same sentence would be doing it injustice so to us it is a “Loudspeaker” system.
Delivering room filling sound, the RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is McIntosh’s next generation home audio wireless speaker. Designed for a modern streaming lifestyle, it comes packed with virtually everything needed to enjoy music streamed from handheld devices, stored online or a local computer, or played from legacy audio sources.
The RS-200 has 650 Watts of total power that is delivered to 8 drivers as well have having a subwoofer out so you can connect an external powered subwoofer. 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.
All the Connectivity You Need
The RS200 comes loaded with 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.
A McIntosh Soundbar??
The audio-only HDMI input to connect to TVs that have Audio Return Channel (ARC) capabilities meas you could techically use this loudspeaker as a soundbar for your TV. It also has an optical input to connect TVs without ARC, a ,USB Type-B input to play music from a Macintosh or Windows computer; and a 3.5mm AUX input for connecting analog sources.
Building Your Home Theatre
If this one 650 Watt unit is not enough, you can connect a pair of McIntosh Play-Fi compatible RS100 Wireless Speakers (sold separately) to use as surround speakers. Giving you a fully wireless McIntosh surround sound setup to use for home theater purposes or any way you see fit.
All Your Modern Streaming Services
Play-Fi from DTS has built-in interfaces for many leading streaming services including Amazon Prime Music, Pandora®, Qobuz, SiriusXM®, Spotify® and TIDAL to name just a few. Up to four favourite Play-Fi streaming services can be stored via the preset buttons on the top of the RS200. Users can also stream audio from wired devices connected to the RS200 to other Play-Fi devices on the same network via Play-Fi Line In Broadcasting. And Play-Fi’s Critical Listening mode allows high resolution audio files to be sent to the RS200 with no transcoding or down sampling.
- 650 Watts of Total Power
- 8 Drivers
- Subwoofer Out
- Airplay 2
- Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency
- DTS Play-fi and DNLA support
- HDMI Audio for connection to ARC enabled TV
- Tweeter: 2 x 20mm Titanium Dome Fluid-filled Tweeters
- Woofer: 2 x 4″x6″ Long Throw Woofers
- Midrange: 4 x 50mm Titanium Inverted Dome Midrange Drivers
- Frequency Response: 40 – 20000 Hz
- Crossover Frequency: 275Hz, 4000Hz
- 1 x Audio-only HDMI
- 1 x Optical
- 1 x USB Type-B
- 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 630 x 145 x 320 mm
- Weight: 13.3 Kg