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
Dave Hattey21st August 2017 at 9:43 pm
Is the Ultra expensive market sales numbers growing as fast as company’s pump out more and more items,5 grand for headphones, 10 grand seems entry level cost now.
Geoffrey21st August 2017 at 10:01 pm
Yes, it’s astonishing to see all these brands bringing out new expensive gear all the time. Very strange sometimes.