MCD500 SACD/CD Player

The new McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player with Digital Inputs combines exceptional sound quality and flexibility with a unique parallel DAC topology. Four 24-Bit, 192 KHz PCM/DSD digital to analog converters per channel are arranged in a differential balanced configuration enabling a more faithful reproduction of the analog waveform resulting in outstanding fidelity with very low noise and distortion. The superior low-level linearity achieved by this design reveals extraordinary detail for the kind of transparency normally experienced only during live musical events.

Audio Specifications:
Fixed Output level
2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced

Variable Output level:
0 - 6.0Vrms Unbalanced
0- 12.0Vrms Balanced

Output Impedance:
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Frequency Response:
4Hz to 40,000Hz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20,000Hz, ±0.5dB (CD)

Signal to Noise Ratio:
Better than 110dB (A-weighted)

Dynamic Range:
Better than 100dB

Harmonic Distortion:
0.0015% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.0015% @ 1000Hz (CD)

Channel Separation:
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)

Digital Input:
Optical: - 15dbm to -21dbm (PCM1 - CD Format only)
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohm (PCM1 - CD Format only)
Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz (PCM1)

Digital Output:
Optical: - 15dbm to -21dbm (PCM1 - CD Format only)
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohm (PCM1 - CD Format only)
Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz (PCM1)

Transport:
Laser Type: Twin Beam
Laser Beam Wavelength: 650nm (SACD)/790nm (CD)
Laser Power: CLASS IIa/CLASS I

Overall Dimensions:
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)
Height is 6 inches (15.24cm)
Depth is 16-1/2 inches (41.91cm)
Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).

Weight:
28.2 pounds (12.8Kg) net, 44.6 pounds (20.2Kg) in shipping carton