Hear High-Definition DSD in the Purest-Possible Manner Via Proprietary MCT (DIN) Connectivity: McIntosh MCT80 SACD/CD Transport Plays Almost Any Disc, Provides Otherworldly Sound
Expressly designed to match with McIntosh's compact MXA80 integrated audio system, MX150 headphone amplifier, and other smaller-sized components – and tailored for use with the McIntosh components with an MCT input due to its proprietary MCT (DIN) output that provides high-definition DSD and the purist-possible sonics – the MCT80 SACD/CD transport offers state-of-the-art performance from nearly every kind of audio disc manufactured. Coaxial, optical, and MCT outputs allow MCT80 to be paired with any product that contains digital inputs – including integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. A twin-laser pickup with different wavelengths focused through one laser assembly, two-times reading speed, and a high-end die-cast-aluminum CD tray with extra-fast digital servo ensure optimal reading and tracking. In addition to a custom-made digital power supply and multiple regulators, MCT80 boasts a power control input connection and full-function remote control for the simplest-possible operation.
First and foremost, however, the super-quiet and hyper-accurate MCT80 produces beguiling sound. You'll both discover and rediscover all the information on your discs. Everything from the boom of a bass drum to the distinctive jangle of a Rickenbacher guitar to the brassy zest of a trombone will take on realistic proportions. You won't need to imagine what live music sounds like; you'll experience it. And you'll do it all in style, as MCT80 touts McIntosh's signature looks, including fiber-optic solid-state front-panel illumination, black glass faceplate, and stainless-steel super-mirror-finish chassis. This is how digital was always supposed to sound and feel. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
An Unparalleled Heritage of Prestigious Craftsmanship
McIntosh has been hand-making 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 Who Appreciates the Superiority of Hands-On Artistry
McIntosh's hand-crafted ethic predates by more than half a century the hand-crafted 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 hand-crafted 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.
Coaxial: Up to 24-Bit/96kHz
Optical: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
MCT: Up to 24-bit/96kHz (CD); DSD128
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Optical: -15dbm to -21dbm
MCT: 3V @110 ohms
Disc Formats: SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA)
Disc Capacity: 1
Laser Type: Twin Beam
Laser Beam Wavelength:
Laser Power: CLASS IIa/CLASS I
Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 watt
Dimensions (WHD): 11-1/2" x 5-7/8" x 19"
Weight: 18.5 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 6.6 MB)