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New McIntosh transport reveals how good CD and SACD can be!
It has been engineered to deliver the optimum performance from CD and SACD media when partnered with its digital-input McIntosh stablemates, including select A/V processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers.
The MCT450 offers digital balanced (24-bit/192kHz), coaxial (24-bit/96kHz), optical (24- bit/192kHz) and DIN outputs for complete flexibility when connecting to partnering system components. For optimum SACD playback, the MCT450 also employs a DIN output for connection to select McIntosh models (with a DIN input), such as the new D150 digital preamp launched at CES in January 2015.
The transport is compatible with all common disc types including: SACD; CD; CD-R and CD- RW (MP3 and WMA). A twin-laser optical pickup assures optimal disc-reading, while 2x read speed provides improved data-reading from damaged discs.
Further features include a premium aluminium die-cast CD tray, plus power control and data ports to control the unit’s operational state via other McIntosh system components. The entire unit is housed in a classic McIntosh-styled polished stainless steel chassis with a black-glass front panel and brushed-aluminium end caps.
DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE Coaxial: up to 24-bit/96kHz; optical: up to 24-bit/192kHz; XLR: up to 24-Bit/192kHz
DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT -15dbm to -21dbm
DIGITAL XLR OUTPUT 5V p-p/150 ohms
DIGITAL DIN OUTPUT 3V @110 ohms
REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT x1;
REAR PANEL DATA INPUT x1;
POWER CONTROL INPUT x1;
POWER CONTROL OUTPUT x1
DISC FORMATS SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 andWMA)
LASER TYPE/BEAM WAVELENGTH/ LASER POWER Twin Beam; 650nm (SACD) • 790nm (CD); CLASS IIa/CLASS I
STANDBY POWER REQUIREMENT <0.5 watt
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 44.45cm x 15.24cm x 48.3cm
WEIGHT 11.8 kg
Price and availability
The MCT450 sells for £4,495 and is available (to order) now
McIntosh is distributed in the UK by Jordan Acoustics
Tel: +44 (0)1202 911886
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