Home Theater Systems Buying Guide
Home Theater Receivers Buying Guide
McIntosh calls its LCR80 a “multipurpose” speaker. That means, while it’s perfectly designed for the center-channel position in a home theater system, it is voiced to match the company’s XR50 bookshelf and XR100 floor-standing speakers in any configurations. It can be positioned horizontally or vertically, be wall or shelf mounted, and serve as left, center, right and/or surround speakers in the finest home systems. (Wall-mounting hardware is included.)
There’s a reason the LCR80’ sound is a close cousin to the XR50 and XR100 – it uses similar components in a flexible array. Two 2-inch Inverted Dome Titanium midrange speakers flank a ¾-inch Titanium Dome Tweeter, providing wide dispersion and high power-handling capability. All are installed on a single machined metal plate that can be rotated to match horizontal or vertical placement.
Flanking that mid-tweeter plate array are a pair of deceptively powerful 6-inch woofers using the company’s patented Low Distortion/High Performance (LD/HP) system found across its entire speaker line, for high power capability and lower-end extension with ultra-low distortion. The entire package is designed to deliver clean, natural and accurate audio, from a musical soundstage to clear dialogue, to special effects with true impact, in a slim cabinet.
Pairs well with: Any of McIntosh’s line of integrated or
power amps up
to 300 watts per channel. Combine with the XR50 three-way bookshelf and XR100 four-way tower speakers in any
top-of-the-line multichannel home system (including McIntosh’s awesome MX122 surround processor and MC8207 seven-channel power amp combo).