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The machined alloy, high-frequency array is rotatable to optimize the sound for either vertical or horizontal placement without sonic compromise. McIntosh patented Low Distortion/High Performance (LD/HP®) woofers are combined with two midranges and a dedicated tweeter to deliver lifelike sound. Voiced to match the XR50 and XR100 speakers, the LCR80 may be used for the left, center or right channels in home theater systems or in special stereo applications.
Patented McIntosh Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts allow for a simple yet secure connection to your speaker cables, helping to ensure the best possible audio performance. Fine gloss wood finishes are offered in Black, Pear Maple and Red Walnut. Amplifiers from 75 to 300 Watts are appropriate power for LCR80.
The McIntosh Low Frequency Loudspeaker Elements feature the patented LD/HP Magnetic Circuit Design. This design, when compared to conventional Loudspeaker Drivers, reduces distortion significantly. It also increases power handling and efficiency. The rear vent through the magnetic assembly offers improved heat dissipation. The die cast basket has an open air area under the voice coil/spider assembly to prevent displacement noise. The polypropylene cone with a rubber surround has a four layer copper voice coil and is rigid to perform as a near perfect air piston. Altogether these advances in woofer design construction and materials produce the very important first several octaves of music, with a high degree of accuracy and superb transient response. This performance level rivals woofers twice the size of the LCR80 woofer.
The two inch Midrange Drivers and the three-quarter inch Dome Super Tweeter all use this Alloy. The Neodymium-Iron-Boron Alloy has the highest flux density per unit of volume. This allows for a smaller physical size driver and thus closer driver to driver placement for improved dispersion.
The LCR80 Loudspeaker System is capable of reproducing the full dynamic range of a symphony orchestra with very low audible distortion of any kind.
The Loudspeaker Elements and Crossover Components of the LCR80 are all chosen for use with amplifiers up to 300 watts, yet can be driven with a 75 watt amplifier.
Locating the Super Tweeter between the multiple Midrange drivers generates a symmetrical polar response for superior imaging.
The LCR80 Loudspeaker System is designed for use in a multichannel system including the Front Channels (Left, Center and Right) or Surround Channels (Side and Back).
The patented Rotatable Dispersion Pattern Baffle Board2 assures the same wide dispersion and excellent sonic imaging whether the LCR80 is positioned Vertically or Horizontally.
The LCR80’s built-in speaker protection incorporates three automatic resetting solid-state devices in the crossover network. One protects the tweeter, one for the midrange drivers and one for the woofers.
The two Rear Stabilizers allow changing the vertical angle of ± 11 degrees. The On-Wall Mounting Brackets supplied with the LCR80 are for vertical or horizontal mounting. They allow for angled mounting of ±30 degrees.
McIntosh patented gold plated output terminals3 deliver high current output. They accept large diameter wire and spade lugs. Banana plugs may also be used.
The LCR80 Loudspeaker enclosure is constructed with non-parallel internal sides to reduce internal standing waves. The LCR80 is available in various real wood veneers with a high gloss polyester finish.
|Tweeter Composition:||Titanium Dome|
|Midrange Size:||2" x 2|
|Midrange Composition:||Inverted Dome|
|Crossover Type:||500Hz; 8kHz|
|Frequency Response:||80Hz - 45kHz|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||24|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 Year Parts|
|RMS Power Handling (Watts)||300|
|Woofer Size||6" x 2|