When McIntosh launched the XLS-320 and XLS-112 satellite/ subwoofer speaker system, they were extremely pricey at $9,000 for the setup. At that price point, your options were plenty but none came close to the kind of brand recognition that McIntosh offers or the luxurious built quality that McIntosh is synonymous with. So buyers of this setup were typically your McIntosh loyalists or someone who has deep pockets. But now, at under $1,500, everyone gets a chance to enjoy some brand appeal and luxury.
The XLS-112 is a very GOOD subwoofer. It is well built (weighs 95lbs), features a 12″ woofer that is powered by an onboard 400W amplifer and has a frequency range of 40Hz to 120KHz. In a variety of movie soundtracks that we put it through, the XLS-112 came through with well defined, sharp bass. It was punchy without the “bloat” you hear from some lesser subwoofers and blended very well with a variety of speakers we audition it with.
Cosmetically, the unit looks really good. Some minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We don’t have the original packaging but will securely pack this for safe shipping. Ground shipping is possible but freight is the safest with its weight and size. Local pickup from our store can be arranged.