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McIntosh - MCD85 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

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McIntosh - MCD85 2-Channel SACD/CD Player

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The McIntosh MCD85 is a 2-Channel SACD/CD Player that seamlessly combines vintage aesthetics with modern digital audio technology, offering a superior listening experience for audiophiles and music lovers alike. Its robust build and high-fidelity performance make it an essential component for any high-end audio system.

Build Quality and Design

The MCD85 features McIntosh's classic design elements, including a sleek black glass front panel, illuminated logo, and stylish chrome trim. The distinctive look is matched by the sturdy construction typical of McIntosh products, ensuring durability and a premium appearance. Its compact size allows it to fit into various spaces easily, making it versatile as well as beautiful.

Circuit Design

This player is equipped with a high-performance digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that ensures superb sound quality across all playback formats. It supports SACD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs, plus music files from USB drives. The advanced 8-channel, 32-bit/192kHz DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, reducing noise and enhancing audio clarity. The MCD85 also features both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, providing flexibility in connecting to your audio system.

Key Specifications

  • Playback 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
  • DAC: 32-bit/192kHz, Quad Balanced
  • Outputs: 1 balanced XLR, 1 unbalanced RCA
  • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB from 20Hz-20kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): Better than 100dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: Better than 96dB
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D)12-5/32" (30.9cm) x 7-3/4" (19.7cm) x 16-1/4" (41.3cm)
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs (9.3 kg)

Sound Quality

The MCD85 excels in delivering dynamic, detailed, and richly textured sound. Whether playing high-resolution SACDs or standard CDs, this player reproduces music with exceptional clarity, depth, and detail. Its sophisticated DAC and audio processing capabilities ensure that each note is delivered with precision and nuance.

Why Choose the McIntosh MCD85?

For those who value both form and function in their audio equipment, the McIntosh MCD85 SACD/CD Player is an outstanding choice. It offers a perfect blend of timeless design, cutting-edge technology, and impeccable sound quality, making it a highlight of any audio collection.