McIntosh XR100

Four-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker


In really nice condition (see small chip pix) Red walnut finish. Sorry, original box, packing, or manual is not inlcuded. We will pack these carefully! Contact us for price.  Originally reviewed in Sound and Vision in 2012 for $10K

11-driver array for exceptional imaging, clarity, and power handling: One look at the XR100 immediately tells you it's something special. For starters, the speaker's upper-frequency drivers are all mounted to a solid, 5/8"-thick machined aluminum baffle for ultra-precise alignment. McIntosh nestles the XR100's 3/4" titanium dome tweeter between ten 2" inverted dome midrange drivers for a smooth, even response pattern with spacious imaging and soundstaging. This large, multiple driver array also provides increased power handling, plus greater dynamic range and output with less distortion than a single, larger diameter midrange driver.

Patented woofers for powerful bass: The XR100's deep, powerful bass comes courtesy of four patented McIntosh 6" LD/HP® (Low Distortion/High Performance) woofers. Compared to conventional woofer designs, these drivers feature an advanced magnetic circuit that significantly reduces distortion while increasing power handling and efficiency. Their rigid, die-cast alloy baskets, four-layer copper voice coils, and polypropylene cones with rubber surrounds act as a near-perfect air piston for fast, articulate bass and superb transient response.

Beautiful inside and out: McIntosh builds each XR100 enclosure with non-parallel internal sides to reduce distortion caused by internal standing waves. Multiple front-to-back and side-to-side braces form a rigid, well-dampened structure that resists performance-robbing vibrations. The cabinets are then completed with premium, real wood veneers with a high-gloss finish for a stylish, modern appearance. McIntosh tops off each speaker with an attractive magnetic grille that features invisible attachments to give the XR100 a clean, streamlined look when you remove it. Plus, this speaker's front-panel McIntosh emblem can be proudly illuminated by connecting the back-panel Power Control input jack to a compatible McIntosh component. 

A world-famous audio heritage, made in America: Since its founding in 1949, McIntosh has defined the meaning of high-quality sound reproduction, while setting industry standards for superior performance and reliability. The company is based in Binghamton, New York, where its high-end components and speakers are still individually handcrafted by a team of skilled experts. This uncompromising dedication to quality has made McIntosh one of the most recognized and respected audio manufacturers in the world.

frequency response: 30-45,000 Hz

sensitivity: 87 dB

impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum

recommended power: 75-600 watts

3/4" titanium dome tweeter with neodymium-iron-boron alloy magnet

ten 2" inverted dome midrange drivers with neodymium-iron-boron alloy magnets

four 6" poly cone woofers with patented LD/HP® (Low Distortion/High Performance) Shorting circuit design for deep, powerful bass

non-resonant cast driver baskets and rubber surrounds provide precise driver alignment for high-accuracy sound

solid machined 5/8"-thick aluminum midrange/tweeter baffle for enhanced imaging and appearance

custom high-current crossover with self-resetting PTC fuses for added speaker protection

bass reflex (ported) cabinet design

heavily braced cabinet with non-parallel sides for a rigid, acoustically inert structure with reduced internal standing waves

two sets of McIntosh custom gold-plated five way binding posts — can be bi-wired or bi-amped

back-lighted front-panel McIntosh logo (requires compatible McIntosh amplifier)

Power Control input jack supplies power to illuminate front-panel McIntosh logo

Power Control output jack supplies power for remote turn-on of additional components

magnetically attached, acoustically transparent cloth grille

four adjustable stabilizing feet with Glide and Tiptoe attachments for carpeted or hard mounting surfaces

8"W x 51"H x 18-1/2"D

weight: 68.5 lbs.

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