The RS150 Wireless Loudspeaker is an easy-to-use wireless speaker, that while relatively compact, still delivers a larger-than-life home audio sound performance that McIntosh is known for. It is a stand-alone, complete wireless speaker solution that does not require any dedicated control app. Instead, it has a variety of built-in casting technologies such as Spotify® Connect, TIDAL® Connect, Apple® AirPlay® 2, Bluetooth®, Chromecast, and Roon Ready, letting you easily stream to the RS150 from your smart devices.
The RS150 is a great way to introduce yourself or your friends and family to McIntosh’s legendary sound quality and home audio performance standards. Its moderate size allows the RS150 to be placed and easily relocated to just about anywhere in your home.
A replacement for the successful RS100 Wireless Loudspeaker, the RS150 has received a variety of thoughtful updates. Chief among them is the overall improvement in using and controlling the speaker. No longer needing a special control app, the RS150 can conveniently be controlled directly from your favorite streaming apps that use compatible casting technologies.
“The McIntosh RS150 is a wonderful wireless speaker that combines easy streaming and hi-fi sound, and it’s all put together in a gorgeous package.” – Gear Patrol
The power output of the RS150 has been doubled, with the woofer receiving 90 Watts and the tweeter getting 30 Watts. The woofer has also been upgraded from a 4″ to a 5-1/4″ diameter driver; this along with a larger and reengineered woofer enclosure produces higher output with lower distortion and deeper bass extension. Bass control has also been added; this can be used to help fine tune the low-end performance based on your unique room characteristics and listening preferences. Combined, all these improvements help deliver the legendary McIntosh sound performance.
The RS150 is compatible with TIDAL HiFi Lossless Quality playback (up to 1411 Kbps). It also supports file streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution digital music files. With its built-in high-resolution streaming capabilities, the RS150 is a Roon Ready endpoint device; Roon Ready network devices have Roon’s streaming technology built in, and are certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming. For Bluetooth connections, the RS150 uses Bluetooth 5.0 with support for both the high bitrate Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) standard as well as Qualcomm® aptX™ HD for hi res audio playback. It also includes Qualcomm aptX Low Latency for improved audio transmission speed to deliver sound in sync with applicable visual media.
“Looking at the simple setup with the grille off it just didn’t prepare me for the amount of sound that it could produce.” – The Vinyl Attack (watch full video review below)
The RS150 features a new illuminated digital output meter. Exclusive to the RS150 and RS250 Wireless Loudspeaker System, this meter is more than just a simple LED indicator. The fast-responding meter uses the same trusted circuits found in our analog meters to collect and process the audio signals; it then digitizes the results and outputs them into a pulsating, gradated bar that shares the curved shape of our familiar analog meters. The front of the RS150 more closely resembles the traditional McIntosh design aesthetic with a glass front panel on the lower section of the speaker. Above the glass panel is the speaker grille that is easily removable to expose the woofer and tweeter.
To connect the RS150 to your network, it has a wired ethernet port and supports Wi-Fi protocols a, b, g, n, and ac. It is also Google Assistant compatible for voice control. Simply speak to your Google Assistant control device to operate your RS150.1 Contact your local dealer to learn more.
1) Requires use of a third-party Google Assistant device with voice recognition (sold separately). The RS150 and Google Assistant device must be on the same network.
The RS150 is compatible with AirPlay 2. iOS 11.4 or later is required. To wirelessly stream music to the RS150 via Apple AirPlay 2, a wireless router is required. Router not included.
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