McIntosh MCT500

$9,995

Brand McIntosh

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McIntosh CD players are designed to complete your two-channel stereo or multi-channel home theatre system. Many music lovers have a vast and treasured CD collection that deserves to be played on only the best CD player available – like those from McIntosh.

Equal attention is paid to both the mechanical and electronic design to deliver the highest caliber sound possible.

McIntosh MCT500 CD Transport

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.

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.

Specifications

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/96kHz
Optical: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

XLR: Up to 24-bit/192kHz, Up to 32-bit/96kHz

DIGITAL USB INPUT TYPE
N/A

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

DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT
1

DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT
1

DIGITAL MCT (DIN) OUTPUT
1

CONTROL

REAR PANEL IR SENSOR INPUT
1

REAR PANEL DATA INPUT
1

POWER CONTROL INPUT
1

POWER CONTROL OUTPUT
1

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

DISC FORMATS
CD, SACD, MP3 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)

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