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McIntosh
Founded in 1949, 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. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized 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 our Binghamton, NY factory by our dedicated employees who share a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. Since our 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, we have shaped it.

McIntosh MCD85 SACD / CD Player
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  • 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD Quad Balanced DAC
  • Plays commercial and burned CDs; DVD Data Discs
  • Fixed analog stereo outputs
  • USB Audio input supports up to DSD256
  • Coax and Optical digital inputs

Immerse yourself in your music with the MCD85 SACD/CD Player. The 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 our 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 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 analog 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 analog stereo outputs are available to connect the MCD85 to your preamplifierintegrated 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 optimized 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. 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.

  • 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)

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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