McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay get AirPlay 2 support, more Play-Fi products will follow


DTS has introduced that the McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay now assist AirPlay 2, in addition to Alexa.

The McIntosh RS200 is a high-end all-in-one wi-fi speaker system designed to compete with the likes of the Naim mu-so and Devialet Phantom

McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay get AirPlay 2 support, more Play-Fi products will follow 1


McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay get AirPlay 2 support, more Play-Fi products will follow 1

Delivering room filling sound, the RS200 Wi-fi Loudspeaker System is our next-generation house audio wi-fi speaker. Designed for a contemporary streaming life-style, it comes full of just about all the things that you must get pleasure from music streamed out of your handheld units, digital music saved on-line or a neighborhood pc, or performed from legacy audio sources. Even join it to your TV for higher sound.

The RS200 provides 650 Watts of whole energy that’s delivered to eight drivers consisting of (2) 4” x 6” woofers, (4) 2” midranges and (2) ¾” tweeters. As well as, a subwoofer output is included to attach an exterior powered subwoofer to additional improve low frequencies.

The McIntosh RS200 additionally helps DLNA, aptX (HD and Low Latency), AAC and Bluetooth 5.0, in addition to audio-only HDMI, optical, USB-B, and three.5mm wired inputs.

It prices a cool $3000.

Charlie Randall, chief govt officer at McIntosh, commented, “Supporting AirPlay 2 and Works with Alexa in the RS200 offers choice to our customers with music assistant control. Integrating these protocols with DTS Play-Fi gives the RS200 a sophisticated set of streaming capabilities unmatched by our competitors.”

The Arcam rPlay is a Wi-Fi audio streamer that connects to your present hi-fi system, supporting as much as 24-bit/192kHz streams, costing $600.

“AirPlay 2 brings multi-room music playback to the Apple ecosystem,” stated Nicholas Clarke, senior director, international engineering, luxurious audio at Harman. “Combining AirPlay 2 with DTS Play-Fi gives Arcam rPlay customers even more ways to access their product while providing the hi-res streaming audio support they demand.”

What number of different Play-Fi merchandise it is going to come to is as but unknown. DTS, the corporate behind the system, says solely that ‘additional products [will] be announced this year.’ However with greater than 200 Play-Fi compatible products accessible, it may probably see AirPlay 2 get pleasure from far larger attain than at current.

AirPlay 2 can also be available via a firmware update on the most recent Samsung smart TVs, with Sony, LG, and Vizio TVs additionally getting assist for chosen fashions.

Audio manufacturers to supply AirPlay 2 audio system embrace Bowers & Wilkins, Bose, and Yamaha.

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