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Enjoy hours of listening pleasure with the MCD600 SACD/CD Player. At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, with 4 DAC channels allocated to each of the left and right audio channels, resulting in truly exceptional sound reproduction. All PCM signals are up-sampled up to 32-bit/384kHz.
Besides commercial SACDs and CDs, the MCD600 can also play music from user generated CD or DVD Data Discs as well as USB flash drives. Numerous file formats can be played from these discs and USB flash drives including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and WMA. Flash drives can easily be connected via the convenient front panel USB input.
The MCD600 includes both fixed and variable balanced and unbalanced outputs; the variable outputs combined with volume control allow the MCD600 to be connected directly to your amplifier without needing a preamplifier. Coax and optical digital outputs are included if you prefer to send the digital audio signal to an external processor for analog conversion. Also included is a coax and optical digital input for connecting other digital sources. And for those times when you’re looking for a personal listening experience, the High Drive headphone amplifier section features increased gain and output power and is optimized for virtually all headphone types.
A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal reading of all common disc types, including SACD, CD, CD-R/RW and DVD-R. A new disc transport with a precision die-cast aluminum tray provides smooth and quiet disc handling, while an advanced digital servo provides fast, quiet and accurate operation. The disc’s audio data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing. Power Control and data ports allow for seamless Integration with other McIntosh system components.
The MCD600 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling with a polished stainless steel chassis, black glass front panel, illuminated logo, knobs and aluminum end caps. The front panel features new direct LED backlighting for improved appearance. On the top is a screen printed glass panel listing performance specs and a block diagram.
Number of Channels: 2
Fixed Output Level: 2.0Vrms Unbalanced; 4.0Vrms Balanced
Variable Output Level: 0 – 8.0Vrms Unbalanced; 0 – 16.0Vrms Balanced
Output Impedance: 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)
4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (Data)
Signal To Noise Ratio: Better than 110dB (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range: Better than 100dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (CD)
0.002% @ 1000Hz (Data)
Channel Separation: Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
Headphone Output Impedance: 47 ohms
DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: Premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Coaxial Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/96kHz
Optical Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
USB Sample Rate: 16, 24-bit/192kHz
Digital Coaxial Input: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Digital Optical Input: -15dbm to -21dbm
Digital Output Sample Rate: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Digital Optical Output: -15dbm to -21dbm
Digital Coaxial Output: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Digital XLR Output: N/A
Digital MCT (DIN) Output: N/A
Balanced Fixed Output: 1
Unbalanced Fixed Output: 1
Balanced Variable Output: 1
Unbalanced Variable Output: 1
Digital Coaxial Input: 1
Digital Optical Input: 1
Digital USB Input: 1 (front)
Digital USB Input Type: Type A
Digital Coaxial Output: 1
Digital Optical Output: 1
Digital XLR Output: 0
Digital MCT (DIN) Output: 0
Headphone Output: 1/4″ High Drive
Rear Panel IR Sensor Input: 1
Rear Panel Data Input: 1
Power Control Input: 1
Power Control Output: 1
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
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17-1/2″ (44.45cm) x 6″ (15.24cm) x 19″ (48.3cm)Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).
28 lbs (12.7 kg) Net
Subject to the terms and conditions stated below, McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. (“McIntosh”) warrants to the original owner that this Product shall be free from defects in workmanship or materials for a term of three (3) years from the date when it was purchased from an Authorized McIntosh Dealer. Provided, however, that rather than the three (3) years of coverage afforded the Product generally, where applicable, vacuum tubes contained in our Products are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase, hard disc drives and projector lamps contained in our Products are warranted for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
In the event of any defect covered by this Warranty, McIntosh shall without charge provide all parts, materials, and labor necessary to restore the Product to its original specifications. After repair, McIntosh shall return the Product to its owner at the owner’s expense. In the alternative, McIntosh may at its sole option either replace the Product without charge, or if replacement is not commercially practicable or repair or replacement cannot be accomplished within a reasonable time, McIntosh may refund the purchase price of the Product, subject where appropriate to reasonable depreciation for actual use in accordance with applicable laws, in full satisfaction of its warranty obligations. McIntosh or its Authorized Service Agency will undertake to complete the repair and return of the Product as soon as circumstances permit, unless prevented by causes beyond their reasonable control.
This Warranty does not cover any of the following: (a) glass panels, cabinetry, trim, or other appearance items (except where they are defective at the time of original sale and the Product is delivered for repair within the first thirty (30) days thereafter); (b) batteries, or damage to the Product caused by failure of batteries; (c) or damage to the Product caused by failure of projector lamp; (d) loss of, or damage or corruption to, digital data, files, or other information content of any kind, regardless of cause; (e) failures arising from accident, catastrophe, misuse, neglect, or failure to properly connect and operate the Product in accordance with the accompanying instructions; (f) failures arising from improper installation or removal of the Product; or (g) failures arising from any tampering, alteration, or damage to the Product or attempted servicing of the Product by anyone other than McIntosh or an Authorized McIntosh Service Agency; and McIntosh shall have no liability or obligation of any kind with respect to any of the foregoing types of failures.