McIntosh Launches MCD85 SACD/CD Player
McIntosh's MCD85 SACD/CD Player boasts a bevelled die-cast tray with disc reading performed by a high-quality disc mechanism using a twin-laser optical pickup (single objective lens, two laser units). Each laser employs different wavelengths optimised for SACD and CD. Meanwhile, a 2x read speed and buffer memory promises exemplary error correction and tracking.
The MCD85 SACD/CD Player also features a USB input that supports high-resolution audio (up to DSD256 and DXD 384 kHz). Additionally, the onboard quad-balanced, 8-channel (four left, four right), 32-bit/192 kHz DAC can be fed via the two coaxial and two optical (192kHz-capable) digital inputs.
The new open-chassis MCD85 SACD/CD Player has been designed to complement the recently launched MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. The front-loading tray features a new, custom bevelled nose to match the angle of the chassis, while providing smooth and quiet disc handling, says the Binghamton, New York brand.
Other features include McIntosh's Power Control and Data Ports for seamless integration with McIntosh components. Meanwhile, other home audio equipment is accommodated by balanced and unbalanced fixed analogue stereo outputs.
Rounding things up are the classic McIntosh touches such as a die-cast aluminium name badge fitted to each side of the chassis, the front, top and rear of which is polished to a mirror finish. There's also a black glass front panel with direct LED backlighting, silver trim, an illuminated logo and rotary control knobs.
The McIntosh MCD85 is expected to start shipping March 2021. Australian pricing has not been confirmed.