McIntosh XRT20 Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (4 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul p a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
years after my reviews the detail problem was not in the speakers but was the mc 2205 amp the 2255 makes a big difference in sound the new mac amps are even better the double balanced ones i still believe in these old speakers i woudnt consider anything unless they were another linesource type speakers roger russel has a new linesource they must be awesome if youve never heard these before sucks to be you ive heard many so called high end speakers lately wheres the bass or efficiency two traits that are opposed to each other these speakers are classics dynamic range i suspect most audiophles have never heard the xrt20 have it in spades roger russell is a super genius theres more to sound than accuracy but then again if a speaker is acurate and still sound bad i dont need acc. dont fool yourself the xrt20 are very accurate i was almost fooled i tried too fool myself needed new amp i call protection mode we like to believe our gear is good enough its cheaper that way but whats more important money or pleasure

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   audiclassics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 1967z28 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The XRT20s exhibit awesome imagining and a well-defined sound stage. They were designed in the late 70s using a column of 24 soft dome tweeters in conjunction with a cabinet containing an 8" midrange and a pair of 12" woofers. The paper cones provide a soft natural and well detailed sound. This approach may not satisify those searching for bright metallic sounding highs, airy midrange and the thump of newer designed subs. The XRT20s are very capable of showcasing almost any stereo system. They will require a serious power amplifier such as a McIntosh MC2500 or larger for optimum performance. Very comfortable listening can be achieved with less than 1 watt. Rated at 300 and fused for protection they a capable of creating lease breaking sound levels.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul p a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers have 24tweeters per side
2x12 inch woofers and an 8 inch midrange in
a separate bass module.These speakers sound
best placed against the back wall this way
they only stick out 12.5 inches,while they
take up lots of width they really don`t
take much space.

These speakers patents is called stereo
speaker system for creating stereo images.
And do these speakers image,not only do
they have good width and depth they also
get the height properly and that the height
that is is very hard to find in speakers.

one of the things i like doing is to sit
some unsuspecting friends in the sweet spot
play something that starts say with an
acoustic guitar at full power and wait till
it kicks in, the looks and expressions i`ve
gotten over the years was worth the price
of admission

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   audio classics N.Y.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul p a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers have 24tweeters per side 2x12 inch woofers and an 8 inch midrange in a separate bass module.These speakers sound best placed against the back wall this way they only stick out 12.5 inches,while they take up lots of width they really don`t take much space. These speakers patents is called stereo speaker system for creating stereo images. And do these speakers image,not only do they have good width and depth they also get the height properly and that the height that is is very hard to find in speakers. one of the things i like doing is to sit some unsuspecting friends in the sweet spot play something that starts say with an acoustic guitar at full power and wait till it kicks in, the looks and expressions i`ve gotten over the years was worth the price of admission

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   audio classics N.Y.




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