McIntosh MCD85

£5,995.00

The McIntosh MCD85 can play store bought SACDs and CDs as well as music from homemade CD or DVD Data Discs

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McIntosh MCD85

Immerse yourself in your music with the MCD85 SACD/CD Player.

The McIntosh MCD85 with its open chassis design is not only a serious piece of music hardware, but it shows that you are serious about your love of music.

With the great success of their similarly retro styled MC275 and MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifiers, MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers, and the warm reception of the recently introduced MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier that also have retro touches, it’s clear that many people want their home stereo system not to blend in, but instead to be distinctive looking.

To be put on display. To be a conversation starter. To make the statement that “A Serious Music Lover Lives Here.” The MCD85 does all that. And more.

The McIntosh MCD85 can play store bought SACDs and CDs as well as music from homemade CD or DVD Data Discs.

Numerous file formats can be played from these discs including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA.

The USB Audio input supports up to DSD256 and DXD 384kHz, and can be used to stream digital music from a computer or other digital storage device.

There’s also two coax and two optical digital inputs that support PCM signals up to 192kHz.

Conversion of the digital data stored on the discs or in the digital music stream into an analogue signal for playback is performed by a quad balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC).

Four DAC channels are dedicated to the left audio channel, and four to the right audio channel to ensure truly exceptional stereo sound reproduction

Both balanced and unbalanced fixed analogue stereo outputs are available to connect the MCD85 to your preamplifier, integrated amplifier, and other home audio system components.

Thanks to its narrower width and balanced outputs, it can be placed close to your listening position for ease of loading discs, with long balanced cables connecting it to your audio system without fear of signal loss.

The MCD85 employs 2x read speed, meaning all discs placed in its sturdy die-cast tray are read at higher speeds, allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for better error correction and tracking.

The tray features a new, custom front beveled nose to match the angle of the chassis and provides smooth and quiet disc handling.

Disc reading is performed in the high-quality disc mechanism by a twin laser optical pickup that uses a single objective lens with two laser units, with each employing different wavelengths that are optimised for SACD and CD playback.

Power Control and data ports allow for seamless integration with other McIntosh home audio system components

A die-cast aluminum name badge is affixed to each side of the chassis.

McIntosh MCD85 Side

The front, top and rear of the chassis is polished to a mirror finish – just like on the aforementioned MC275, MC1502, MA252, MA352, MC830 and C8 – making the MCD85 a welcome and matching addition to any system using those models.

But the MCD85 is not limited to systems using just those models as it has all the necessary connections and McIntosh design traits to fit into any McIntosh home audio system.

The MCD85 features a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting for improved appearance, silver trim, an illuminated logo, and rotary control knobs.

McIntosh MCD85 SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Number of Channels

2

  • Fixed Output Level

2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced

  • Variable Output Level

N/A

  • Output Impedance

100 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

  • Frequency Response

±0.5dB from 20Hz-20kHz

  • Signal To Noise Ratio

Better than 100dB (A-weighted)

  • Dynamic Range

Better than 96dB

  • Total Harmonic Distortion

0.02% @ 1000Hz

  • Channel Separation

Better than 85dB (1,000Hz)

  • Headphone Output Impedance

N/A

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type

8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced

  • Coaxial Sample Rate

16, 24-bit/192kHz

  • Optical Sample Rate

16, 24-bit/192kHz

  • USB Sample Rate

16, 24-bit/192kHz
Native DSD and DoP DSD Up to DSD256, DXD384

  • Digital Coaxial Input

0.5V p-p/75 ohms

  • Digital Optical Input

-15dbm to -21dbm

  • Digital Output Sample Rate

N/A

  • Digital Optical Output

N/A

  • Digital Coaxial Output

N/A

  • Digital Output Jitter

N/A

  • Digital XLR Output

N/A

  • Digital MCT (DIN) Output

N/A

CONNECTIVITY

  • Balanced Fixed Output

1

  • Unbalanced Fixed Output

1

  • Balanced Variable Output

0

  • Unbalanced Variable Output

0

  • Digital Coaxial Input

2

  • Digital Optical Input

2

  • Digital USB Input

1

  • Digital USB Input Type

Type B

  • Digital Coaxial Output

0

  • Digital Optical Output

0

  • Digital XLR Output

0

  • Digital MCT (DIN) Output

0

  • Headphone Output

0

CONTROL

  • Rear Panel IR Sensor Input

1

  • Rear Panel Data Input

1

  • Power Control Input

1

  • Power Control Output

1

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Disc Formats

SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R; popular file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA

  • Disc Capacity

1

  • Laser Type

Twin Beam

  • Laser Beam Wavelength

650nm (SACD)
790nm (CD)

  • Laser Power

CLASS IIa/CLASS I

  • Standby Power Requirement

<0.5 watt

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)

12-5/32″ (30.9cm) x 7-3/4″ (19.7cm) x 16-1/4″ (41.3cm)

  • Unit Weight

20.5 lbs (9.3 kg)

  • Shipping Weight

27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

McIntosh MCD85 Remote

Brand

McIntosh

McIntosh Heritage
Founded in 1949 by Frank McIntosh and Gordon Gow

McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film.

Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world.

Their iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognised as a symbol of quality home audio.

With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music.

McIntosh products are designed and handcrafted at their Binghamton, NY factory by their dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage.

Since their inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture.

From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the famous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, they have shaped it.

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