McIntosh RS250 Wireless Audio System
The legendary signature US McIntosh has just launched an attractive and refined product integrated into its “lifestyle” range: the stylish wireless audio system stereophonic RS250. Extremely complete, the RS250 is a all-in-one stereo audio system designed to carry the audio streaming to any domestic space without the slightest formal complication, while ensuring a perfect adaptation to all types of decoration. For this, it is compatible with Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and Chromecast, to which we must add the increasingly demanded Roon Ready approval, as a result of the power it brings to the access and organization of music content without physical support.
Likewise, the new McIntosh does not need to be controlled from a dedicated app, which means that its functions can be governed directly from the user’s favorite streaming apps as long as they use compatible distribution technologies. On the other hand, the RS250 contemplates even the connection of a turntable equipped with a moving magnet (MM) cartridge, while it can be connected –via HDMI ARC or optical digital- to any television to improve sound performance while watching all types of programs. As befits a product signed by McIntosh, the RS250 houses a engineering at the height of brand reputation that begins with a audio section very refined. Specifically, it combines 650 watts of amplification with two 102×152 mm bottom-firing woofers mounted in a dedicated enclosure and a front-end system made up of four midrange speakers inverted titanium dome and two tweeters titanium dome. To this we must add a control to fine-tune the bass response, and there is also a specific socket for connecting an external subwoofer.
In regards to streaming audio Bluetoothit should be noted that the RS250 uses the version 5.0 of said format to ensure compatibility with both the high-speed binary transfer system AAC as with the superior Qualcomm aptX HD, the latter specifically intended for listening to “Hi-Res” music. The new McIntosh is also compatible with the system Qualcomm aptX Low Latency, which improves the transmission speed of audio signals to synchronize it with video content. For its part, technology Apple AirPlay 2 ensures control – both from an iPhone or an iPad, for example, or by voice via Apple Siri – of compatible audio systems and speakers installed in any room. The RS250 is also compatible with voice control system Google Assistant and is completed with two elegant, state-of-the-art digital VU meters equipped with circuits inspired by McIntosh’s iconic and widely proven analog indicators.