Absolute Purity, Streamlined Playback, Edge-of-Your-Seat Realism: McIntosh MCD350 SACD/CD Player Strictly Focuses on Your Discs and Nothing Else, Touts Exceptional 32-Bit/192kHz DAC
The McIntosh MCD350 SACD/CD player cuts right to the chase: This USA-built audio component is all about purity. Devoid of any volume control, headphone amplifier, or digital inputs, MCD350 hones in on reproducing SACDs and CDs with crystalline clarity, gripping dynamics, meticulous detail, and edge-of-your-seat realism. It is intended for the music lover who prizes unadulterated sound, streamlined sonic experiences, and the benefits of untainted signal paths. Featuring a balanced two-channel, 32-bit/192kHz DAC and 2x disc read speed that allows disc data to be stored in a buffer memory for optimal error correction and tracking, MCD350 turns physical media into lifelike entities in which the human scale of the music comes alive and enhances our connections to its emotional, instrumental, and vocal magnetism.
Touting the famed McIntosh pedigree, MCD350 is engineered to the nth degree. It excels by way of a twin-laser optical pickup with a single objective lens that extracts information with supreme precision. The separate laser units are devoted to either SACD and CD playback, making MCD350 a double threat no matter which format you select. A rigid, aluminum die-cast tray provides unshakeable stability, vibration-resistant control, and quiet operation. Balanced and unbalanced fixed analog outputs, a coaxial output, and optical output – all of which (save the optical) are plated in gold for supreme conductivity – complement a large, extra-sturdy, confidence-reassuring, partial-polished stainless-steel chassis. McIntosh's hallmark looks – a black glass front panel with an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps – complete a design steeped in perfectionism and made to deliver years upon years of musical memories. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
An Unparalleled Heritage of Prestigious Craftsmanship
McIntosh has been handmaking world-class audio equipment for seven decades. Each component is produced in the same upstate New York factory the company has called home for 60 years. Recognized and revered around the globe, McIntosh continues to set new standards for high-end performance, unstinting reliability, and product longevity. Its storied tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship, pride, and service is shared by only the most iconic American brands. In an era where manufacturing shortcuts and outsourcing are the norm, McIntosh takes a no-compromise approach defined by hands-on workmanship, singular expertise, and an unabated passion for being the best in its field. These rarified characteristics set McIntosh apart. While most audio companies emulate the competition, McIntosh leads by living up to – and exceeding – its own benchmarks. That's the mark of a legend.
Handmade for Everyone That Appreciates the Superiority of Hands-On Artistry
McIntosh's handcrafted ethic predates by more than half a century the handcrafted movement currently re-defining the beer, food, furniture, jewelry, and soap industries. From patrons of farm-to-table restaurants to fans of limited-batch beer, people increasingly realize the importance and superiority of handcrafted goods in their everyday life. Whether it's the exacting detail afforded the PC boards, the meticulous attention paid to the hand-wound transformer coils, or the innovation behind patented Power Guard circuitry, McIntosh shares in the same belief. Rather than cut corners or adhere to mass-produced construction, McIntosh only puts its name on components that deliver paragon experiences by way of their unassailable artistry and precision-minded quality. While McIntosh products don't come cheap, they stand out – and stand the test of time – in a world flooded by homogeneity and inferiority.
Aspire to Own an American Icon
McIntosh amplifiers broadcast President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration speech and powered the original Woodstock festival. Nearly 29,000 watts of McIntosh power fueled the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound, regarded by many as the finest-sounding concert system ever devised. McIntosh has assisted in the recording of some of history's most celebrated albums, including the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. David Bowie collaborator/noted producer Tony Visconti and Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir are among the countless McIntosh devotees. Thousands of older McIntosh components remain active in systems, having been built to last a lifetime. The history is clear: With McIntosh, you're not only considering today but planning for endless tomorrows. McIntosh is legacy audio you bequeath to future generations. The reason wish lists exists, McIntosh is the dream you aspire to own and, once you do, you cherish forever.