McIntosh has launched the MCT80 CD/SACD transport, reading the disc’s audio data at twice the normal rate
The unit features a twin-laser optical pickup with a die-cast aluminium tray plus an advanced digital servo.
Various disc types can be played, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA) plus user-generated DVD or CD data discs formatted with DSD (up to DSD128), WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz), FLAC and MP3.
The MCT80 has three digital outputs: coaxial and optical (both supporting high-resolution 24bit/192kHz audio) plus McIntosh’s proprietary MCT connection which offers a secure DSD connection for high-res SACD audio.
For general CD playback, the MCT80 can be used with any DAC with a digital coax or optical input.
The MCT80 features classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, an illuminated logo and aluminium end-caps. Price is £4,495.
Call 01202 911886 or click www.jordanacoustics.co.uk