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MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

The MCT500 offers wide-ranging format playback including FLAC, WAV and DSD from discs and drives

McIntosh has announced the new MCT500 Transport, designed to replay SACD/CD discs plus a wide range of audio formats stored on USB flash drives and user-generated CD and DVD Data discs. All common disc types can be played on the MCT500, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. In addition, popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WMA and WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz) WMA can be played from discs and USB drives.

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

For CD playback, the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport can be partnered with a wide range of McIntosh devices featuring digital inputs, including preamps, integrated amplifiers, processors, headphone amps and DACs.

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

For SACD playback, the transport features McIntosh’s proprietary MCT output which offers a secure digital connection when connected (with the included cable) to a McIntosh product with an MCT input; regular CD can also be played over MCT.

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

The new MCT500 SACD/CD Transport can also be used with a wide range of aftermarket DACs and offers three digital outputs: balanced XLR, coaxial and optical, in addition to McIntosh’s proprietary MCT connection.

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

An die-cast aluminium tray connects to a digital servo so that audio data is read at “twice the normal rate”.

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

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

MCT500 SACD/CD transport From McIntosh

Orders can be placed now with authorised McIntosh dealers with shipping expected to begin in February (US) and March/April (UK), priced at £5,995.

To learn more, call 01202 911886 or click www.mcintoshlabs.com


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    Dave hattey
    25th February 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I guess cd isn’t dead.

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