McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the McIntosh RS 200?
- Power Output:
- 650 Watts (400 Watts to Tweeters/Midranges, 250 Watts to Woofers)
- Number of Channels:
- 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
- Auxiliary Input:
- Digital Optical Input:
- HDMI Input:
- 1 (audio only)
- Subwoofer Output:
- USB Input:
- 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
- Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 24-13/16"" (62.99cm) x 5-3/4"" (14.48cm) x 12-5/8"" (32cm)
- 29.5 lbs (13.3kg)
What else to know about the McIntosh RS 200?
I was fully prepared to love the sound of the McIntosh RS200—and shocked that I didn’t. Overall, it has some characteristics of high-end, audiophile sound: rich and sumptuous, with a clean mid-to-high range. But the congestion in the bass and lower midrange really detracts from the positive qualities, and vocals are somewhat recessed. By contrast, the Urbanears Rålis sounds somewhat thinner but more open and better balanced.
Then there’s the size—the RS200 is humongous! I struggled to find a place it would fit in my house for this review, and I have no place I could put it on a permanent basis.
At $3,000, the RS200 is definitely a high-end product with exceptional build quality, and it has a nice feature set. Given the shortcomings in its sound quality, however, I cannot recommend it." - TechHive.com
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for McIntosh Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
Other McIntosh Products We Often Buy
Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end McIntosh models such as the MC202 or MC252, and the C220 preamp, for example. We have also purchased many pre-owned tuners from McIntosh over the recent years, including the MR67 and MR78 models, for example.
StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth McIntosh brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have McIntosh equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?
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The following images show actual McIntosh equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.