Macintosh releases $40,000 Center Channel Speaker

McIntosh has announced the XCS1.5K Center Channel loudspeaker, a critical component to any home theater system and designed as a complement the brand’s XRT2 1K or XRT1 1K floor-standing speakers.

The center channel speaker when done correctly is designed to work seamlessly with the front left and right speakers to create a cohesive soundstage as sounds move from one side to the other. Rated to handle 1,500-Watts of power, the XCS1.5K is a unique hybrid of a 3 and 4-way speaker and can be used with a variety of McIntosh home theater processors and amplifiers to make a complete high-performance home theater experience.

Key features include:

43 individual speaker drivers

Four 8” long throw carbon fiber sandwich cone woofers housed in a vented bas cabinet

Fourteen 2.5” aluminum midranges

Twenty-five ¾” dome tweeters 

Can be tilted to one of five preset angles to be optimally aimed to the listening position

Removable black cloth speaker grill and finished in 7 layers of high-gloss piano black paint

The XCS1.5K will be available via Authorized McIntosh Dealers beginning October 2022, retailing for $40,000 USD