McIntosh XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker


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Model: XCS1.5K UPC: 842548111790 Item: 178540

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The Center of an Unrivaled Home Theater Experience

The XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker is an important piece of the puzzle to create a cinematic, immersive experience in a home theater system that uses McIntosh’s XRT2.1K or XRT1.1K Floor Standing Loudspeakers as the front left and front right speakers. The center channel speaker is a critical component in any home cinema system as a vast majority of dialog and other key sounds in a movie or television show emanate from the center speaker – thus making it essential that it produces a high-quality, clear sound. The XCS1.5K has been meticulously engineered for this exact purpose.


  • 43 individual speaker drivers
  • Four 8” long throw carbon fiber sandwich cone woofers housed in a vented bass cabinet
  • Fourteen 2.5" aluminum midranges
  • Twenty-five ¾" dome tweeters
  • Can be tilted to one of five preset angles to be optimally aimed to the listening position
  • Three sets of Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts that allow for bi/tri-amping or bi- or tri-wiring
  • Strategic driver selection and detailed crossover design to create a wider sound field 
  • High current capacity capacitors and inductors 
  • Removable black knit cloth speaker grille 
  • Finished with 7 layers of high gloss piano black paint
  • Classic McIntosh design elements 

Low Harmonic and Intermodulation Distortion

The XCS1.5K Loudspeaker System is capable of reproducing the full dynamic range of a symphony orchestra with very low audible distortion of any kind.

High Power Handling

The Loudspeaker Elements and Crossover Components of the XCS1.5K are all chosen for use with powerful amplifiers up to 1,500 watts.

Superior Imaging

Using hybrid Bessel Arrays ensures a wide listening angle, superior imaging, and high power handling.

Versatile Operation and Placement

In addition to the regular connections, the XCS1.5K Loudspeaker System provides separate connections for Bi-Amplification and Tri-Amplification hookups, as well as Bi-Wiring and Tri-Wiring.

Gold Plated Input Connectors

The XCS1.5K input connectors are gold plated for superior corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity.



  • Electronic
    • Impedance Nominal: 8 Ohms
    • Power Rating: 1,500 Watts
    • Frequency Response: 32Hz - 20kHz
    • Sound Pressure Level, 2.8V/1m: 88dB
    • Crossover: 150Hz, 500Hz, 3kHz
  • Driver
    • Number of Woofers: 4
    • Woofer Size: 8"
    • Woofer Type: Long Throw Carbon Fiber Sandwich Cone
    • Number of Midranges: 14
    • Midrange Size: 2.5"
    • Midrange Type: Aluminum Dome
    • Number of Tweeters: 25
    • Tweeter Size: 3/4"
    • Tweeter Type: Aluminum Dome
  • General
    • System Type: Ported 3 and 4-Way Center Channel
    • Grille: Black knit cloth, magnetically attached
    • Weights & Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions, including feet (W x H x D): 49-31/32" x 17-3/16" x 21-7/32"
    • Unit Weight: 178 lbs

What's in the Box

What’s in the Box

  • XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • Assembly Hardware
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Safety Instructions


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