27.03.15

McIntosh Labs Unveils New SACD/CD Transport

AUTHOR: HiddenWires
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McIntosh Laboratory has launched the new MCT450 SACD/CD transport—a high-performance disc-spinner designed to complement any McIntosh pro...

McIntosh Laboratory has launched the new MCT450 SACD/CD transport—a high-performance disc-spinner designed to complement any McIntosh product with a digital input. It has been engineered to deliver the optimum performance from CD and SACD media when partnered with its digital-input McIntosh stablemates, including select AV processors, integrated amplifiers, and preamplifiers. [caption id="attachment_8571" align="alignleft" width="320"]MCT450 Left Angle The transport is compatible with all common disc types including: SACD; CD; CD-R and CD- RW (MP3 and WMA).[/caption] The MCT450 offers digital balanced (24-bit/192kHz), coaxial (24-bit/96kHz), optical (24- bit/192kHz) and DIN outputs for complete flexibility when connecting to partnering system components. For optimum SACD playback, the MCT450 also employs a DIN output for connection to select McIntosh models (with a DIN input), such as the new D150 digital preamp launched at CES in January 2015. The transport is compatible with all common disc types including: SACD; CD; CD-R and CD- RW (MP3 and WMA). A twin-laser optical pickup assures optimal disc-reading, while 2x read speed provides improved data-reading from damaged discs. Further features include a premium aluminium die-cast CD tray, plus power control and data ports to control the unit’s operational state via other McIntosh system components. The entire unit is housed in a classic McIntosh-styled polished stainless steel chassis with a black-glass front panel and brushed-aluminium end caps. The MCT450 is available to order now www.mcintoshlabs.com