The Trip Continues
McIntosh celebrates our decades-long relationship with the Grateful Dead with a Limited Edition RS250 Wireless Speaker System. The RS250 features iconic artwork from the Grateful Dead on the glass face plate, in addition to the signature McIntosh logo and watt meters. The launch of this special edition RS250 coincides with Dead & Company's The Final Tour in 2023.
The RS250 is our most advanced and most powerful wireless speaker system. Similar to the mono RS150 Wireless Speaker, the stereo RS250 is a stand-alone, complete wireless speaker solution that connects seamlessly with all major streaming platforms.
The RS250 combines high output, low distortion, and deep bass extension thanks to thanks to expertly designed drivers. The RS250 offers a sizeable 650 Watts of total power, delivered to two 4" x 6" woofers, four 2" midranges, and two 3/4" tweeters. The position of the drivers creates an immersive sound experience.
Built with streaming music in mind, the RS250 includes virtually everything you need to enjoy music streamed from your handheld devices, online music services, or computer. The RS250 connects to your home network via WiFi or Ethernet. Once set-up, vast connectivity options are available, including Spotify® Connect, TIDAL® Connect (including TIDAL HiFi Lossless Quality playback), Apple® AirPlay® 2, 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, and Chromecast, letting you easily stream to the RS250 from your smart devices. RS250 is also a Roon Ready endpoint device and is certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming. The RS250 is Google Assistant compatible for voice control.1
The RS250 also connects to a host of non-streaming sources, including turntables, TVs, CD players through dedicated inputs in the back of the speaker. A headphone jack is located on the front for personal listening, while a subwoofer output on the back can be used to connect a powered subwoofer to enhance low frequencies.
The RS250 includes a pair of quick responding illuminated digital output meters. Exclusive to the RS150 and RS250, 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 iconic analog meters.
The RS250 features a classic McIntosh glass front panel. On either side of the glass panel, the speaker grilles are easily removable to expose the woofers, mid ranges, and tweeters if desired.
In the Box:
- RS250 wireless powered speaker system
- Removable Grilles
- Remote Control
- AAA Battery
- 6' AC power cord
- Owner's Manual
Note: This product is only available for purchase in the United States. An adult signature will be required for delivery.
650 Watts (400 Watts to Tweeters/Midranges, 250 Watts to Woofers)
Number of Channels
System Driver Complement
Two 20mm Titanium Dome Fluid-filled Tweeters
Four 50mm Titanium Inverted Dome Midranges
Two 4 x 6 inch Long Throw Woofers
40Hz to 20kHz
275Hz and 4,000Hz
High Gloss Black
Black Knit Cloth
Apple AirPlay 2
Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP with support for AAC, aptX HD and aptX Low Latency
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac 2.4/5GHz
Digital Optical Input
HDMI (ARC) Input
Phono Input Moving Magnet
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
24-13/16" (62.99cm) x 5-3/4" (14.48cm) x 12-5/8" (32cm)
29.5 lbs (13.3 kg)
35 lbs (15.8 kg)
Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D):
24-7/16" (62.99cm) x 10-13/16" (14.48cm) x 16-1/2" (41.91cm)
1) (Requires use of a third-party Google Assistant device with voice recognition (sold separately). The RS250 and Google Assistant device must be on the same network.)
The RS250 is compatible with AirPlay 2. iOS 11.4 or later is required. To wirelessly stream music to the RS250 via Apple AirPlay 2, a wireless router is required. Router not included.
Apple, AirPlay, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPhone, and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The trademark “iPhone” is used in Japan with a license from Aiphone K.K.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
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