Christmas is upon us, and if you can afford to buy speakers in a big way let us bring your attention to McIntosh’s new beast, the XRT1.1Ks.
It’s a scaled-down version of the brand’s flagship XRT2.1K speakers, which uses nano-carbon drivers and will set your pockets back more than £135k, the newer model has been designed to come with its big brother’s technologies in a smaller 35cm shorter, lighter 78kg and quite affordable £77,500 less than its flagship.
The XRT1.1Ks comes with four-way ported designs, and it also uses a beast total of 70 nanocarbon drive units in a line-array configuration which is made up of four bass drivers, two low-frequency mid-range drivers, 24 upper-frequency mid-range drivers, and 40 tweeters.
The bass plus the low-frequency midrange drivers from the XRT2.1K have been added to the XRT1.1K.
McIntosh says that this number of drivers is capable of wide and well-stereo-imaged soundfield which is so cool. The company has engineered a crossover that is able to deliver a balanced frequency response over the entire audible range as well.
As for the speaker finishes, they come with a seven-layer high-gloss piano black finish plus it sits on a base plate which is made of machined aluminum and glass, it also comes with a matching magnetic speaker grille which has a black-knit cloth with high-gloss trim.
The McIntosh XRT1.1Ks are available for order at £59,995