From the front, the new McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System looks like a high tech sound bar or sound plate, but it is way, way more. It is the Jack of all trade of the high-fidelity speaker system. Granted, the classic McIntosh look of Output Level meters and chunky knobs is not for everyone, but boy, this little bad boy does pack some very serious features.
For starter, it offers a total of 650 Watts of power, delivered through to no less than 8 drivers comprising of two 4×6-inch woofers, four 2-inch midrange speaker and two 3/4-inch tweeters. If more low frequency thumping is required, there’s a subwoofer output to hook up with an external powered sub. It has the flexibility of placement too – thanks to a 3-position EQ switch that allows you to set the EQ based on your room and listening preferences.
Our source refers it to as an “all-in-one” system and it indeed is because, RS200 not only has both your streaming and non-streaming audio covered, but it also serve as a home theater speaker of sort that offers better sound than your TV speakers or even sound bars can provide. So, yeah, it is also a sound bar of sort, or more correctly, a home theater system.
Highlights of the McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System include Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC, Qualcomm aptX HD for hi-res playback, Qualcomm aptX Low Latency for improved audio transmission speed to delivery sound in sync with visual media, DTS Play-Fi whole-home wireless audio, DLNA support, HDMI (with ARC) input, optical input, USB Type-B input, a 3.5 mm auxiliary input, and it is an Amazon Works With Alexa certified product, which means you can use any of your Alexa control device to control the RS200.
While the McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System has all your home audio needs covered, even serving as a home theater system when paired with McIntosh Play-Fi compatible RS100 wireless speakers, your enthusiasm to own one may be dowsed by its asking price of £3,495 (around US$4,470). Yikes.
Source: What Hi Fi?