SOUNDSTAGE! SIMPLIFI: McINTOSH RS100 "UNLIKE MANY OTHER WIRELESS SPEAKERS" WITH ITS "SOUNDSTAGE FAR EXCEEDING" ITS BOUNDARIES
The RS100 Wireless Speaker features DTS Play-Fi® technology and gives you the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly play the music on your mobile devices or favorite streaming services over your existing Wi-Fi network. The RS100 allows you to easily add streaming music capabilities to any room you want and is a great introductory piece into the world of McIntosh’s legendary sound quality and performance standards. A single speaker is all that is needed to start your system, but a second can be added at any time for true stereo sound.
Al Griffin of SoundStage! Simplifi spent some time with a pair of "eye-catching" RS100s. Streaming Radiohead's "Decks Dark" via Tidal, he notes how the bass and drums "sounded powerful and upfront" yet still left plenty of space for the vocals and keyboards. "The soundstage cast by the RS100 pair was satisfyingly wide." Next was Underworld's "Ova Nova" where the RS100s reproduced "throbbing bass synths without breaking a sweat... Unlike many other wireless speakers, the RS100s’ presentation also had a panoramic quality, the soundstage far exceeding the boundaries of the speakers."
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(Al Griffin / SoundStage! Simplifi / March 1, 2017)