McIntosh MCD350 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

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McIntosh MCD350 2-Channel SACD/CD Player - Anyone who has ever had a passing interest in HiFi must have heard of McIntosh, without doubt one of the most Iconic and respected HiFi Brands on the planet, founded in 1949 and offering a full range of HiFi components including Wireless Speakers, Turntables, DAC’s, Headphones, Integrated Amps and some really amazingly powerful dedicated Amplifiers but for all this great sounding HiFi it is their looks that are also legendary, those blue VU meters and that black glass with green lettering, absolutely timeless, there really is nothing else like McIntosh so please come into HFL to see what all the fuss is about.

The MCD350 SACD/CD Player delivers a pure playback experience from your SACDs and CDs. 

It features a balanced 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Fixed analog stereo outputs are available in both balanced and unbalanced offerings; a coax and optical output are also available if you prefer to send the digital audio signal to an external DAC, preamplifier or home theater processor. All analog plus the digital coax outputs are gold plated or superior corrosion resistance. 

The MCD350 features 2x read speed so that all discs placed in its rigid aluminum die-cast tray are read at higher speeds allowing their data to be stored in a buffer memory for a better error correction and tracking. A twin laser optical pickup uses a single objective lens with two laser units each employing different wavelengths that are optimized for SACD and CD playback. The classic McIntosh black glass front panel with an illuminated logo and aluminum end caps complete the unit. 

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS:

NUMBER OF CHANNELS

  • 2

FIXED OUTPUT LEVEL

  • 2.0Vrms Unbalanced
  • 4.0Vrms Balanced

VARIABLE OUTPUT LEVEL

  • N/A

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

  • 600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

  • 4Hz to 40kHz, +0.5, -2dB (SACD)
  • 4Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD)

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

  • Better than 108dB (A-weighted)

DYNAMIC RANGE

  • Better than 100dB

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

  • 0.003% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
  • 0.002% @ 1000Hz (CD)

CHANNEL SEPARATION

  • Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)

HEADPHONE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

  • N/A

DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS:

DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC) TYPE

  • 2-channel, 32-bit/192kHz PCM/DSD

COAXIAL SAMPLE RATE

  • N/A

OPTICAL SAMPLE RATE

  • N/A

USB SAMPLE RATE

  • N/A

DIGITAL COAXIAL INPUT

  • N/A

DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT

  • N/A

DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE

  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz

DIGITAL USB INPUT TYPE

  • N/A

DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT

  • -15dbm to -21dbm

DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT

  • 0.5V p-p/75 ohms

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

  • 0

DIGITAL OPTICAL INPUT

  • 0

DIGITAL USB INPUT

  • 0

DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT

  • 1

DIGITAL OPTICAL OUTPUT

  • 1

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

  • CD, SACD, 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

  • <0.5 watt

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

  • 17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 6" (15.24cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).

WEIGHT

  • 28 lbs (12.7 kg)

SHIPPING WEIGHT

  • 42.5 lbs (19.2 kg)

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