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 styledMC275 andMC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifiers,MA252 andMA352 Integrated Amplifiers, and the warm reception of the recently introducedMC830 Solid State Amplifier andC8 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 yourpreamplifier,integrated 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 longbalanced cables connecting it to your audio system without fear of signal loss.
Number of Channels
Fixed Output Level
2.0Vrms Unbalanced 4.0Vrms Balanced
Variable Output Level
100 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
±0.5dB from 20Hz-20kHz
Signal To Noise Ratio
Better than 100dB (A-weighted)
Better than 96dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.02% @ 1000Hz
Better than 85dB (1,000Hz)
Headphone Output Impedance
DIGITAL AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type
8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD, Quad Balanced
Coaxial Sample Rate
Optical Sample Rate
USB Sample Rate
16, 24-bit/192kHz Native DSD and DoP DSD Up to DSD256, DXD384