The XRT2.1K Loudspeaker represents the next evolution of McIntosh home audio speakers. Borne from 45+ years of speaker design expertise, the XRT2.1K is 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 these vertical monoliths will grab the attention of everyone in the room. But when the music starts, the only thing people will pay attention to is the enveloping sound!
The XRT2.1K utilizes McIntosh's renowned line array speaker principles to produce an even sound dispersion pattern. Listeners closer to the speaker won't be overwhelmed by extremely loud sound, while those farther away will notice hardly any drop off in sound level. The resulting sound is smooth and wide for all listeners, producing exceptional stereo imaging in nearly all listening positions.
Visually, the XRT2.1K is as striking as it sounds. The reinforced bass cabinet is a combination of brushed and black aluminum and is finished with 7 layers of high gloss piano black paint. The line array mimics the timeless McIntosh front panel appearance with a glossy black center section and 2 silver aluminum end caps. It is suspended from the front of the bass cabinet via steel spiders that are capped with magnetically attached covers that look like a McIntosh control knob. The removable speaker grilles are attached via magnets and feature black knit cloth with high gloss trim. The cabinet pedestal is made of machined aluminum and glass; it is supported by 4 adjustable feet that allow the speaker to make perfect contact with your floor, thus eliminating a possible source of distortion or vibration.
Completing the XRT2.1K's iconic look, the McIntosh logo on the front of the base plate can be illuminated green with the use of Power Control technology found in McIntosh amplifiers, preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers, and other products.
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 mid-ranges, (28) 2” upper frequency mid-ranges and (45) ¾” tweeters, to deliver a nearly unparalleled sound reproduction.
The woofer and low frequency mid-range 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 mid-range 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.
McIntosh's patented, gold-plated Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts easily but securely attach your speaker cables to prevent them from coming loose while also ensuring a quality signal is delivered to your loudspeaker. Separate pairs of binding posts are available for the mid/high, low, and subwoofer frequencies to allow for tri-amping or tri-wiring.
- Impedance Nominal: 8 Ohms
- Power Rating: 2000 Watts
- Frequency Response: 12Hz - 45kHz
- Sound Pressure Level, 2.8V/1m: 90dB
- Crossover: 150Hz, 450Hz, 2.1kHz
- Number of Woofers: 6
- Woofer Size: 8"
- Woofer Type: Nanocarbon Fiber/Nomex Honeycomb Long Throw
- Number of Midranges: Low Frequency: 2 / Upper Frequency: 28
- Midrange Size: Low Frequency: 6.5" / Upper Frequency: 2"
- Midrange Type: Low Frequency: Nanocarbon Fiber/Nomex Honeycomb Long Throw / Upper Frequency: Aluminum–Magnesium Dome
- Number of Tweeters: 45
- Tweeter Size: 3/4"
- Tweeter Type: Aluminum–Magnesium Dome
- System Type: Ported 4-Way Floor Standing
- Grille: Black knit cloth, magnetically attached
- Available Finishes: Piano Black
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 22-11/16" (57.66cm) x 83-7/32" (211.2cm) (including feet) x 25-27/32" (65.6cm)
- Weight: 354 lbs (160.2 kg)