McIntosh RS150 Wireless Speaker — Ex-demo

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McIntosh RS150 Wireless Speaker — Ex-demo

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Key info

This is an ex-demo model. The speaker is in mint condition but the retail box has a few imperfections. Contact us for more info.

  • Convenient control via favorite streaming apps without the need for a dedicated control app.
  • Doubled power output (90W for woofer, 30W for tweeter).
  • Enhanced bass performance with a larger woofer and room-specific bass control.
  • High-resolution streaming capabilities, Roon Ready certification, and Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX support.
  • Unique illuminated digital output meter with a classic McIntosh aesthetic.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 8.4 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 368 x 195 x 219 mm
Shipping Weight 10.9 kg
Speaker characteristics
Active / Passive Active
Crossover frequency 2,000Hz
Amplifier output 120 W
Frequency Response 48Hz to 20kHz
Drive units
LF 5-1/4
HF 20mm Titanium Dome Fluid-filled Tweeter
Inputs/Outputs
Digital inputs Ethernet x 1
Supported audio formats
Wired and wifi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac 2.4/5GHz
Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP with support for AAC, aptX HD and aptX Low Latency
Streaming
Streaming services Roon Ready | Spotify Connect | TIDAL Connect
Streaming features Apple AirPlay 2 | Chromecast

A replacement for the successful RS100 Wireless Loudspeaker, the RS150 has received a variety of thoughtful updates. Chief among them is the overall improvement in using and controlling the speaker. No longer needing a special control app, the RS150 can conveniently be controlled directly from your favorite streaming apps that use compatible casting technologies.

The power output of the RS150 has been doubled, with the woofer receiving 90 Watts and the tweeter getting 30 Watts. The woofer has also been upgraded from a 4″ to a 5-1/4″ diameter driver; this along with a larger and reengineered woofer enclosure produces higher output with lower distortion and deeper bass extension. Bass control has also been added; this can be used to help fine tune the low-end performance based on your unique room characteristics and listening preferences. Combined, all these improvements help deliver the legendary McIntosh sound performance.

The RS150 is compatible with TIDAL HiFi’s Hi-Res playback of 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution digital music files (up to 9216 Kbps). With its built-in high-resolution streaming capabilities, the RS150 is a Roon Ready endpoint device; Roon Ready network devices have Roon’s streaming technology built in, and are certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming. For Bluetooth connections, the RS150 uses Bluetooth 5.0 with support for both the high bitrate Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) standard as well as Qualcomm® aptX™ HD for hi res audio playback. It also includes Qualcomm aptX Low Latency for improved audio transmission speed to deliver sound in sync with applicable visual media.

The RS150 features a new illuminated digital output meter. Exclusive to the RS150 and RS250 Wireless Loudspeaker System, this meter is more than just a simple LED indicator. The fast-responding meter uses the same trusted circuits found in our analog meters to collect and process the audio signals; it then digitizes the results and outputs them into a pulsating, gradated bar that shares the curved shape of our familiar analog meters. The front of the RS150 more closely resembles the traditional McIntosh design aesthetic with a glass front panel on the lower section of the speaker. Above the glass panel is the speaker grille that is easily removable to expose the woofer and tweeter.

To connect the RS150 to your network, it has a wired ethernet port and supports Wi-Fi protocols a, b, g, n, and ac. It is also Google Assistant compatible for voice control. Simply speak to your Google Assistant control device to operate your RS150.1 Contact your local dealer to learn more.

Features:

  • Easily add streaming music to any room.
  • Built-in casting: Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast, Roon Ready.
  • Control playback directly from your favorite compatible streaming apps – no dedicated control app needed.
  • Power output doubled.
  • New, quick responding LED digital meter.

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