An aesthetic of aristocratic bearing that combines, in a spectacular venue, a powerful speaker system with a integrated amplification and control electronics in the lower area of it. This constitutes the letter of presentation of PS2K, a active subwoofer “out of parameters”” created by the legendary American firm McIntosh to wear some levels of precision and viscerality unparalleled for movie and music playback. Everything, absolutely everything, is superlative in this monumental (2 meters high and 207 kilos in weight!) subwoofer speaker, designed and built without any type of compromise. Thus, as far as the acoustic configuration is concerned, a total of four impressive woofers 330 mm diameter, equipped with multi-layer carbon fiber cones and massive magnetic motors (very high power magnets, extra-long voice coils, ultra-robust suspensions) that benefit from the concept “Low Distortion/High Performance” from McIntosh in order to minimize distortion, while increasing their power delivery capacity and sensitivity.
The “muscle” necessary to excite with authority this exceptional set of speakers is provided by four Class D amplifiers 500 watts continuous, which means a total continuous power of 2,000 watts that are delivered with absolute reliability even in the most demanding operating conditions, thanks to the support of sophisticated electronic protection schemes “Power Guard” and “Sentry Monitor” exclusive to McIntosh. In line with the PS2K’s absolute reference product status, these electronics are carefully calibrated in order to reduce distortion to its minimum expression and produce Extraordinarily clear bass and sub-bass, firm and precise in all types of listening spaces. We find the same obsession with excellence in the enclosure that houses the complex, built with very high rigidity panels and high thickness (almost 40 mm that supports the speakers!) with the aim of reducing vibrations to a minimum and, being completely sealed, avoiding potential noise generated by ports (as is the case with those used in bass-reflex systems).
Obviously, this formidable subwoofer is also a paragon of versatilityas corroborated by their generous provision of entrances and exits and its very wide adjustment possibilities. Thus, it includes monophonic Line inputs and outputs (LFE) and stereophonic in balanced and unbalanced format, as well as individual High Level inputs for each woofer, thus facilitating the use in stereophonic and multichannel systems and even the daisy chain connection of an additional PS2K. In the area of control, there is high pass and low pass filters and a continuous adjustment of the phase (between 0º and 180º) with the aim of tune to the millimeter the cutting frequency and ensure a transition perfect with the rest of the equipment’s speakers, while two parametric equalization filters They help to compensate for unwanted effects caused by their location, the room or the furniture. The new McIntosh, which is designed and manufactured in the USA., is presented with a distinguished gloss black finish topped by carbon fiber trim and an aluminum base, to which are added specific management elements (including several start/deactivation options) that aim to guarantee perfect integration with electronics from the same brand.