McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker


McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker

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McIntosh offers a range of lifestyle audio products with the flexibility to adapt to today’s audio needs. From portable decoding amplifiers to wireless speakers to headphones to streaming audio products, we offer a solution to fit the way you live with your music. 

Many of our patented designs and technologies have found their way into these easy-to-place and easy-to-use audio products. All are engineered to the same high standards as our other home audio components to deliver the legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance.

McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker

The RS100 wireless speaker allows you to easily add streaming music capabilities to any room you want. It features DTS Play-Fi® technology that gives the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly play the music on your mobile devices over your existing Wi-Fi network. Simply connect the RS100 to your Wi-Fi network, install the Play-Fi Apple or Android mobile app or Windows desktop app and then you’re ready to stream your music. The RS100 is a great first piece to introduce yourself to McIntosh’s legendary sound quality and performance standards (standards not found in any other Play-Fi device except our MB50 Streaming Audio Player).

Winner of Diapason d’Or 2016 Hi-Fi Award. RS100 is “without audible defects” and has a “high quality, remarkable tonal balance.” – Diapason

A single RS100 is all that is needed to start building your wireless speaker system; more can be added over time to expand your system. Up to 16 speakers can be connected to a single Wi-Fi network – enough for stereo playback in 8 separate rooms. With the Play-Fi app installed on all your devices, each device can stream different music to each room, giving all family members or guests control over what they want to hear in their room.

“Unlike many other wireless speakers, the RS100s’ presentation also had a panoramic quality, the soundstage far exceeding the boundaries of the speakers.” – SoundStage! Simplifi

Besides accessing your personal music library, the apps have built-in support for many leading online streaming services1 including Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, KKBox, Pandora®, Qobuz, QQMusic, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM®, Songza, Spotify® and TIDAL (list subject to change), letting you enjoy all your streaming music on your RS100. The RS100 is an Amazon Works With Alexa certified product. Simply speak to your Alexa control device to operate your RS100 from any room.2 You can designate the RS100 as your Alexa Preferred Speaker in the Alexa app, then you’ll no longer need to specify the RS100 by name in order for music to play on it. Voice commands as simple as “Alexa, play top-40” to a linked control device will initiate playback on the RS100. 

“The power is immense yet open and controlled. The clarity is spot-on. The level of bass is where it ought to be, and the balance between the top frequencies and the bottom is unbelievably sweet.” – T3 Magazine

Not limited to just streaming, the RS100 is flexible thanks to its auxiliary input which allows it to be used in non-streaming setups; it can quickly be switched back and forth between the two inputs to accommodate your listening preference. A subwoofer output is included along with a USB port for firmware updates. Two internal Wi-Fi antennas help ensure a strong network connection for smooth playback; it can also be hardwired to your network via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter (not included).

“The RS100 not only features McIntosh’s signature design, but it also inherits the full sound quality of its hi-end audio devices, on a smaller scale.” – Stereo Channel

A big advantage of DTS Play-Fi compared to many other streaming options is that with its Critical Listening mode, native playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution files is available with no down-sampling as of January 2017 (update your Play-Fi app to the latest version to utilize this feature). Many common audio formats are compatible with the RS100, including .mp3, .m4a, .flac and .wav files; DLNA is supported. 

Sounds “spacious, well-rounded and natural.” – The Wall Street Journal

The RS100 is our first speaker to ever feature a blue meter and knobs. It incorporates many classic design cues from our amplifiers and preamplifiers to produce a wireless speaker that is unmistakably McIntosh. An easy to remove magnetically attached grille trimmed with brushed aluminum end caps completes the timeless look. 

See also: DTS Play-Fi website.

1) All services may not be available in all regions; certain services may not yet be enabled for all apps; subscriptions may be required.
2) Requires use of a third party Alexa Built-in Product (sold separately). The RS100 and Alexa Built-In Product must be on the same network.



Impedance Nominal

Power Rating
60 Watts

Frequency Response
55Hz to 20kHz (active high pass)

Sound Pressure Level, 2.8V/1m
85dB (1w / 1m)



Number of Woofers

Woofer Size

Woofer Type
Long throw under hung voice coil in a 1/2” thick top plate, copper cap for distortion reduction

Number of Midranges

Midrange Size

Midrange Type

Number of Tweeters

Tweeter Size

Tweeter Type
Titanium Dome, magnetic fluid cooled


System Type
Ported 2-Way Wireless Loudspeaker

Black knit cloth, magnetically attached

Available Finishes
High Gloss Black


Dimensions (W x H x D)
8-1/4″ (20.8cm) x 12-3/4″ (32.3cm) x 8″ (20.3cm)

15 lbs (6.8 kg)

Shipping Weight
17.5 lbs (8 kg)

6.8000 kg



Single Unit, Stereo Pair




McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker


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McIntosh manufactures handcrafted high-end home audio equipment for stereo and home theatre.