Binghamton, N.Y. –
McIntosh Laboratory introduced the XCS200 center-channel loudspeaker last week.
The $6,000 unit can also
be used as a left, right or surround loudspeaker. It handles 600 watts of power
and has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 45 kHz. Attributes include extruded
aluminum enclosure, concave side panels to resist standing waves, a high-gloss
piano-black finish front baffle, an articulating stand and an optional wall-mount
Three sets of gold-plated
input connectors allow for bi- and tri-amping or wiring, the company said.
The XCS200 also has two
McIntosh 8-inch LD/HP woofers mounted behind a custom baffle that houses a
multi-driver line array. There are eight 2-inch titanium midrange drivers using
neo-radial technology and five 0.75-inch titanium dome tweeter drivers, arranged
in a quasi-point source array, McIntosh said.
The speaker will begin
shipping later this month.