McIntosh has unveiled its new statement XRT2.1K loudspeakers – a full range system that provides spacious sound reproduction with an unusually deep sound stage. Standing 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall, a pair of them will grab the attention of every person in the room. But when the music starts, the only thing people will pay attention to is the enveloping sound they are experiencing.
A 4-way speaker, the XRT2.1K produces excellent sound quality at all levels of the human audio spectrum. The unique left and right speaker each use a total of 81 drivers consisting of (6) 8” woofers, (2) 6.5” low frequency midranges, (28) 2” upper frequency midranges and (45) ¾” tweeters, to deliver a nearly unparalleled sound reproduction. The woofer and low frequency midrange drivers, housed in the large bass enclosure cabinet, are brand new designs that were specifically created for the XRT2.1K.
Their extremely stiff yet lightweight diaphragms combined with a very long throw design ensures amazing extension on low frequencies. Located on the line array are the Aluminum–Magnesium upper frequency midrange and tweeter metal drivers, which have been specially customized for the XRT2.1K and feature neodymium magnets.
The crossover network is engineered to ensure an even frequency response over the entire audible range. It utilizes capacitors and inductors with low loss and high current capacity. The type of inductor used in each section of the crossover network has been specially chosen for high linearity, even at high power levels. This prevents distortion of the music at any frequency.
Audio aside, the 7-foot-tall speaker cuts an imposing figure with its high-gloss piano black finish and shiny aluminum accents. Perhaps the most unique feature is the line array panel, which is actually detached from the rest of the unit and held in place by aluminum mounts. The McIntosh logo on the front of the base plate can be illuminated green with the use of amplifiers, preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers and other products from McIntosh that feature its “Power Control” technology.
McIntosh XRT2.1K sells for $130,000. Although shipping won’t start until later in the month, you can put down your preorder at an authorized McIntosh dealer today.