McIntosh MCD12000-AN SACD/CD Transport - 75th Anniversary Edition (In-Store Purchases Only)

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McIntosh MCD12000-AN SACD/CD Transport - 75th Anniversary Edition

Two-in-One: A Reference Level DAC and a Reference Level CD Player.

Bring all your digital music to life in your home audio system with the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. While classified as a CD player, it is better to think of the MCD12000 as a reference level Digital-to-Analog convertor (DAC) that includes reference level SACD/CD playback capabilities. Music played through any of the MCD12000's digital inputs or from compact discs is processed by professional grade 8-channel DACs designed for premium audiophile performance and recording studios. The MCD12000 is the perfect DAC and SACD/CD Player to use with the reference level C12000 Preamplifier.

All outputs are driven by discrete amplifiers or a blend of vacuum tubes and discrete amplifiers. For vacuum tube output, one 12AT7 tube and one 12AX7A tube are assigned to each the left and right audio channel. Solid state output is via a discrete balanced op-amp. A digital coax and optical output are included for added flexibility to connect the MCD12000 to the rest of your home audio system.

The Digital-to-Analog convertor (DAC) in the MCD12000 has received Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs, which can be especially useful if you have an extensive library of digital music. As a Roon Tested partner, McIntosh has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities.

The MCD12000 is wrapped in classic McIntosh styling. The bottom part of its chassis is made from stainless steel that is polished to a mirror finish; the top part is made from hairline brushed black Titanium stainless steel that matches the C12000 and brings an enhanced degree of richness and refinement to your home audio system. The front features our timeless black glass panel, illuminated logo, knobs, push button controls, and custom machined brushed aluminum handles that match the C12000. On the top is a glass panel listing performance specs and a block diagram of the audio signal path. A remote control is included.

2-Channel SACD/CD Player
- A reference level DAC that includes a reference level CD Player
- Includes our Hybrid Drive™ technology that uses the best of vacuum tubes and solid state to produce the best sound performance
- Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs in both solid state and vacuum tube configurations
- (2) 32-bit/8-channel professional grade DACs
- 7 digital inputs

  • - Number of Channels: 2
  • - Fixed Output Level: 2.0Vrms Unbalanced 4.0Vrms Balanced
  • - 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: 110dB (A-weighted)
  • - Dynamic Range: Better than 100dB
  • - Channel Separation: Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
  • - 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
  • - Standby Power Requirement: <0.5 watt
  • - Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type: Professional Grade 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced, 1 DAC per channel (2 DACs total)
  • - Digital Optical Output: -15dbm to -21dbm
  • - Digital Coaxial Output: 0.5V p-p/75 ohms
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Dimensions (W x H x D):
17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7-5/8" (19.4cm) x 19" (48.3cm) Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4" (17.2cm).
- Unit Weight: 32.5 lbs (14.7 kg)
- Shipping Weight: 48 lbs (21.8 kg)


- Balanced Fixed Output: 2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
- Unbalanced Fixed Output: 2 (1 for Solid State, 1 for Vacuum Tube)
- Digital Coaxial Input: 2
- Digital MCT Input: 1
- Digital Optical Input: 2
- Digital USB Input: 1 (rear)
- Digital USB Input Type: Type B
- Digital Coaxial Output: 1
- Digital Optical Output: 1