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McIntosh MCT500

McIntosh MCT500 is a 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport that can be paired with any product that has standard digital inputs and a digital-to-analog convertor (DAC) including select McIntosh home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers.

McIntosh MCT500

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MCI-MCT500
$5,000.00
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McIntosh MCT500: 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport

  • 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport
  • Digital balanced, coax, optical & MCT outputs
  • Plays SACD, CD, CD-R/RW & DVD-R
  • Unique MCT output connects to select McIntosh models with a MCT input for playback of SACD high definition audio
  • Front panel USB input
  • Premium aluminum die cast CD tray
  • Popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) & WMA can be played from user generated CD or DVD Data Discs & USB flash drives
  • 2x read speed

Be transported into your music with the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus our exclusive MCT connector. To enjoy your CDs, it can be paired with any product that has standard digital inputs and a digital-to-analog convertor (DAC). This includes select McIntosh home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers.

For SACD playback, the MCT500’s proprietary MCT output needs to be connected (via the included cable) to a McIntosh product with an MCT input. This includes the D1100, C52​, C2600​, C47​ and D150​ preamplifiers, MA9000, MA8900, MA7200 or MA5300 integrated amplifiers or MAC7200​ receiver. When the MCT500 is connected to one of these devices, a secure digital connection is created, allowing for the playback of the high definition audio found on SACDs. Regular CDs can also be played over the MCT connection.

All common disc types can be played on the MCT500, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal disc reading. A USB input is conveniently located on the front panel for easy access. In addition to store bought CDs and SACDs, popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA can be played from user generated CD or DVD Data Discs and USB flash drives. (The maximum resolution of the MCT output is 24-bit/96kHz. For resolutions higher than this, the balanced, coax or optical output must be used.

Disc handling is smooth and quiet thanks to an advanced disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray. An advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation. A disc’s audio data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing.

Integration with other McIntosh system components is achieved via the Power Control and data ports. The MCT500 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo and aluminum end caps.

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Audio Specifications :

  • NUMBER OF CHANNELS: 2
  • FIXED OUTPUT LEVEL: N/A
  • VARIABLE OUTPUT LEVEL: N/A
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: N/A
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: N/A
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: N/A
  • DYNAMIC RANGE: N/A
  • TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: N/A
  • CHANNEL SEPARATION: N/A
  • HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: N/A


Digital Audio Specifications :

  • DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC) TYPE: N/A
  • COAXIAL SAMPLE RATE: N/A
  • OPTICAL SAMPLE RATE: N/A
  • USB SAMPLE RATE: N/A
  • DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT: N/A
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT: N/A
  • DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE:
    • Coaxial: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
    • Optical: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
    • XLR: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
    • MCT: Up to 24-bit/96kHz (CD); DSD128 (SACD and Data DVD)
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT: -15dbm to -21dbm
  • DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
  • DIGITAL XLR OUTPUT: 5V p-p/150 ohms
  • DIGITAL MCT (DIN) OUTPUT: 3V @110 ohms


Connectivity

  • BALANCED FIXED OUTPUT: 0
  • UNBALANCED FIXED OUTPUT: 0
  • BALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT: 0
  • UNBALANCED VARIABLE OUTPUT: 0
  • DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT: 0
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT: 0
  • DIGITAL USB INPUT: 1 (front)
  • DIGITAL USB INPUT TYPE: Type A
  • DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT: 1
  • DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT: 1
  • DIGITAL XLR OUTPUT: 1
  • DIGITAL MCT (DIN) OUTPUT: 1
  • HEADPHONE OUTPUT: 0


Control :

  • REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT: 1
  • REAR PANEL DATA INPUT: 1
  • POWER CONTROL INPUT: 1
  • POWER CONTROL OUTPUT: 1


General Specifications :

  • DISC FORMATS: SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R; popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA
  • DISC CAPACITY: 1
  • LASER TYPE: Twin Beam
  • LASER BEAM WAVELENGTH:
    • 650nm (SACD)
    • 790nm (CD)
  • LASER POWER: CLASS IIa/CLASS I
  • STANDBY POWER REQUIREMENT: <0.5 watt


Weights & Dimensions :

  • DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).
  • WEIGHT: 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 40.5 lbs (18.4 kg)

More Information
Sub Title 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport
Manufacturer Part# MCT500
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