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The McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player is a game-changer for audiophiles seeking unrivaled sound quality. Its reference-level DAC, featuring ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO technology, delivers pristine audio reproduction that will captivate even the most discerning listeners. With its meticulous craftsmanship and versatile connectivity options, the MCD12000 sets a new standard for excellence in home audio playback.
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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
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
Number of Channels
2
Laser Type
Twin Beam
Frequency Response
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD) 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).
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
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
Number of Channels
2
Laser Type
Twin Beam
Frequency Response
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD) 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).

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The McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player sets a new benchmark for audiophile-grade sound reproduction. With its reference-level DAC and meticulous craftsmanship, it delivers pristine audio quality that will impress even the most discerning listeners.

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McIntosh MCD12000 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

    Unlock the full potential of your digital music collection with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Blurring the lines between a traditional CD player and a reference-level Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the MCD12000 redefines the stereo listening experience. Crafted with McIntosh's signature precision and innovation, this player boasts unparalleled sound performance, making it an essential component for audiophiles and discerning music enthusiasts alike.

    McIntosh MCD12000 Key Features:

    • Reference level DAC with SACD/CD playback capabilities
    • McIntosh's Hybrid Drive technology for superior sound performance
    • Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs in both solid state and vacuum tube configurations
    • (2) 32-bit/8-channel professional grade DACs for pristine audio reproduction
    • Seven digital inputs for versatile connectivity options

    Elevate your listening experience with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Designed to deliver exceptional sound quality, this player features state-of-the-art ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO DACs, meticulously engineered to capture every nuance of your favorite tracks. Whether you're spinning CDs or streaming digital files, the MCD12000 ensures a pure and immersive audio experience.

    McIntosh MCD12000 Specifications:

    • Number of Channels: 2
    • Fixed Output Level: 2.0Vrms Unbalanced, 4.0Vrms Balanced
    • Output Impedance: 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
    • Frequency Response: 4Hz to 40kHz (SACD), 4Hz to 20kHz (CD)
    • Signal To Noise Ratio: 110dB (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: >100dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% @ 1000Hz
    • Channel Separation: >98dB (1,000Hz)

    Digital Audio Specifications:

    • DAC Type: Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD
    • Coaxial/Optical Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
    • USB Sample Rate: 16, 24, 32-bit/384kHz
    • Digital Output Sample Rate: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

    Connectivity:

    • Balanced/Unbalanced Fixed Output: 2 (Solid State/Vacuum Tube)
    • Digital Coaxial/Optical Input: 2 each
    • Digital USB Input: 1 (rear, Type B)
    • Digital Coaxial/Optical Output: 1 each

    General Specifications:

    • Disc Formats: SACD, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R; various file formats supported
    • Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 watt

    Experience unparalleled audio performance with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Transform your listening space into a haven of sonic bliss and indulge in the richness of every note, courtesy of McIntosh's legendary craftsmanship and innovation.

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    Product Description

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    The McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player is a game-changer for audiophiles seeking unrivaled sound quality. Its reference-level DAC, featuring ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO technology, delivers pristine audio reproduction that will captivate even the most discerning listeners. With its meticulous craftsmanship and versatile connectivity options, the MCD12000 sets a new standard for excellence in home audio playback.
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    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
    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
    Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
    Number of Channels
    2
    Laser Type
    Twin Beam
    Frequency Response
    4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD) 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
    Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).
    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
    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
    Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
    Number of Channels
    2
    Laser Type
    Twin Beam
    Frequency Response
    4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD) 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
    Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)
    17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).
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    The McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player sets a new benchmark for audiophile-grade sound reproduction. With its reference-level DAC and meticulous craftsmanship, it delivers pristine audio quality that will impress even the most discerning listeners.

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    Brand Manager
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    McIntosh MCD12000 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

      Unlock the full potential of your digital music collection with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Blurring the lines between a traditional CD player and a reference-level Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the MCD12000 redefines the stereo listening experience. Crafted with McIntosh's signature precision and innovation, this player boasts unparalleled sound performance, making it an essential component for audiophiles and discerning music enthusiasts alike.

      McIntosh MCD12000 Key Features:

      • Reference level DAC with SACD/CD playback capabilities
      • McIntosh's Hybrid Drive technology for superior sound performance
      • Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs in both solid state and vacuum tube configurations
      • (2) 32-bit/8-channel professional grade DACs for pristine audio reproduction
      • Seven digital inputs for versatile connectivity options

      Elevate your listening experience with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Designed to deliver exceptional sound quality, this player features state-of-the-art ESS SABRE PRO ES9038PRO DACs, meticulously engineered to capture every nuance of your favorite tracks. Whether you're spinning CDs or streaming digital files, the MCD12000 ensures a pure and immersive audio experience.

      McIntosh MCD12000 Specifications:

      • Number of Channels: 2
      • Fixed Output Level: 2.0Vrms Unbalanced, 4.0Vrms Balanced
      • Output Impedance: 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
      • Frequency Response: 4Hz to 40kHz (SACD), 4Hz to 20kHz (CD)
      • Signal To Noise Ratio: 110dB (A-weighted)
      • Dynamic Range: >100dB
      • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% @ 1000Hz
      • Channel Separation: >98dB (1,000Hz)

      Digital Audio Specifications:

      • DAC Type: Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD
      • Coaxial/Optical Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
      • USB Sample Rate: 16, 24, 32-bit/384kHz
      • Digital Output Sample Rate: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

      Connectivity:

      • Balanced/Unbalanced Fixed Output: 2 (Solid State/Vacuum Tube)
      • Digital Coaxial/Optical Input: 2 each
      • Digital USB Input: 1 (rear, Type B)
      • Digital Coaxial/Optical Output: 1 each

      General Specifications:

      • Disc Formats: SACD, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R; various file formats supported
      • Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 watt

      Experience unparalleled audio performance with the McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. Transform your listening space into a haven of sonic bliss and indulge in the richness of every note, courtesy of McIntosh's legendary craftsmanship and innovation.

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