MCT450 2-Channel SACD/CD Transport

Get the most from your CDs with the MCT450 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT450 can be paired with any McIntosh product that contains digital inputs. This includes select home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Digital balanced, coaxial, optical and MCT outputs are available, giving you flexibility in connecting the MCT​450 to the rest of your system. For SACDs, the unique MCT output connects to select McIntosh models with a MCT input - such as the D1100, C52​, C2600​, C47​ and D150​ preamps or MA9000 and MA8900 integrated amps - to deliver the purest possible sound quality.

The D150 and MCT450 "just ran happily and unobtrusively, doing what they were asked, and doing it to the highest possible audible standards... They bring together the very highest levels of high fidelity performance, and reliable, feature-laden delivery. This is truly impressive gear." - Audio Esoterica

The D150 and MCT450 combo plays “perfectly and in the right way... the dynamics of these two McIntosh seems to have no comparison!” - audio-activity.com

For price, performance and overall rating, the D150 and MCT450 were awarded the Uber level with 97 points out of 100. - Stereoplay


All common disc types are compatible with the MCT450, including SACD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW (MP3 and WMA). A twin laser optical pickup assures optimal disc reading while 2x read speed provides better reading of damaged CDs and CD-R/RWs. Your discs are carefully handled by a premium aluminum die cast CD tray. Power control and data ports simplify the MCT450's operational state from other McIntosh system components. The entire unit is housed in a classic McIntosh styled, polished stainless steel chassis with a black glass front panel and aluminum end caps. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

After using the D150 and MCT450, McIntosh "digital products are as excellent as their amplifiers, the quality is stable and fabulous as usual and also able to integrate with the Hi-Res audio trend. McIntosh products are equipped with various functions, making them flexible." - Audio Technique
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Audio Specifications

Number of Channels

2

Fixed Output Level

N/A

Variable Output Level

N/A

Output Impedance

N/A

Frequency Response

N/A

Signal To Noise Ratio

N/A

Dynamic Range

N/A

Total Harmonic Distortion

N/A

Channel Separation

N/A

Headphone Output Impedance

N/A

Digital Audio Specifications

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Type

N/A

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

Coaxial: Up to 24-Bit/96kHz
Optical: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
XLR: Up to 24-Bit/192kHz, Up to 32-Bit/96kHz
MCT (DIN): 16-Bit/44.1kHz and DSD

Digital USB Input Type

N/A

Digital Optical Output

-15dbm to -21dbm

Digital Coaxial Output

0.5V p-p/75 ohms

Digital XLR Output

5V p-p/150 ohms

Digital MCT (DIN) Output

3V @110 ohms

Connectivity

Balanced Fixed Output

0

Unbalanced Fixed Output

0

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

1

Digital MCT (DIN) Output

1

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

SACD, Hybrid SACD, CD, CD-R/RW (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

26 lbs (11.8 kg)

Shipping Weight

40.5 lbs (18.4 kg)

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