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McIntosh MCT450 CD/SACD Transport

Product code 41
Manufacturer: McIntosh
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Get the most from your CDs with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT450 can be paired with any McIntosh product that contains digital inputs. This includes select home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Digital balanced, coaxial, optical and MCT outputs are available, giving you flexibility in connecting the MCT450 to the rest of your system. For SACDs, the unique MCT output connects to select McIntosh models with a MCT input - such as the C52​, C47​ or D150​ preamps - to deliver the purest possible sound quality. Fans of CDs and in particular SACDs - and the DSD audio they contain, audio-activity.com were eager to put the MCT450 and D150 to the test. The combo plays “perfectly and in the right way... the dynamics of these two McIntosh seems to have no comparison!” - audio-activity.com For price, performance and overall rating, the D150 and MCT450 were awarded the Uber level with 97 points out of 100. - Stereoplay All common disc types are compatible with the MCT450, 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 better reading of damaged CDs and CD-R/RWs. Your discs are carefully handled by a premium aluminum die cast CD tray. Power control and data ports simplify the MCT450's operational state from 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 aluminum end caps. After using the D150 and MCT450, McIntosh "digital products are as excellent as their amplifiers, the quality is stable and fabulous as usual and also able to integrate with the Hi-Res audio trend. McIntosh products are equipped with various functions, making them flexible." - Audio Technique Audio Specifications Number of Channels 2 Analog Audio Outputs 0 Fixed Output Level N/A Variable Output Level N/A Output Impedance N/A Frequency Response N/A Signal To Noise Ratio N/A Dynamic Range N/A Total Harmonic Distortion N/A Channel Separation N/A Headphone Output Impedance N/A Digital Audio Specifications Coaxial Sample Rate N/A Optical Sample Rate N/A XLR Sample Rate N/A BNC Sample Rate N/A USB Sample Rate N/A Digital Coaxial Input N/A Digital Optical Input N/A Digital XLR Input N/A Digital BNC Input N/A Digital USB Input N/A Digital Output Sample Rate Coaxial: Up to 24-Bit/96kHz Optical: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz XLR: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz, Up to 32-Bit/96kHz Digital Coaxial Output 0.5V p-p/75 ohms Digital Optical Output -15dbm to -21dbm Digital XLR Output 5V p-p/150 ohms Digital BNC Output N/A Digital DIN Output 3V @110 ohms Connectivity Fixed Outputs Unbalanced 0 Fixed Outputs Balanced 0 Variable Outputs Unbalanced 0 Variable Outputs Balanced 0 Digital Coaxial Input 0 Digital Optical Input 0 Digital XLR Input 0 Digital BNC Input 0 Digital USB Input 0 Digital Coaxial Output 1 Digital Optical Output 1 Digital XLR Output 1 Digital BNC Output 0 Digital DIN (SACD) Output 1 Control Rear Panel IR Sensor Input Yes Rear Panel Data Input Yes Power Control Input Yes Power Control Output Yes General Specifications Disc Formats SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 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