McIntosh MLD7020 LaserDisc and CD Player - Complete Collector Set

$3,499

General:
Rare and very desirable LaserDisc player from McIntosh (yes folks still want LD players) and the only one to own if you have a McIntosh system.

If you don't, search out a Pioneer CLD-97 which is essentially the same but with inferior audio circuitry and plastic bits instead of glass.

This is a collector set, meaning it's complete like the day it left the factory.

Players in this condition are difficult to find, especially ones that work properly. 

Brand Background:
McIntosh Laboratory is an American manufacturer of handcrafted high-end audio equipment based in Binghamton, New York. The company was founded in 1949 by Frank McIntosh. The company designs and produces audio amplifiers, stereo tuners and other consumer electronics products. 

McIntosh is known for offering distinguished home audio systems that deliver the ultimate experience in music and film. Offering products for two-channel stereo sound systems and multi-channel home theaters with surround sound, McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home audio entertainment experience for discriminating listeners around the world. Our iconic blue Watt output meter is globally recognized as a symbol of quality home audio. With a McIntosh home stereo system or home theater, listeners have the ability to create their own luxury audio experience – and truly live their music. 

Ownership:
Only a single owner since new. 

Connections:
2 S-Video
2 Composite
Toslink Digital
Coax Digital
2 Pairs of Analogue Audio Outputs (RCA)

Cosmetic Condition:
We rated this a 8 with light signs of use and wear. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition, Technical Notes:
Working properly, fully tested in our lab.
Serviced in house, critical disc drawer toothed belt replaced with a factory fresh proper replacement direct from McIntosh. Laser cleaned. Plays LD and CD. 

Included:
Unit with power cable, remote, box, and manual. Complete Collector Set.

Packing:
Will be packed in the super high quality original double box with foam inserts.

Original MSRP:
N/A

Dimensions and Weight:
HEIGHT: 7-5/8” (19.4cm)
WIDTH: 17-1/2” (44.5cm)
DEPTH: 20” (50.8cm)

NET WEIGHT: 36lbs. (10Kg)
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 54lbs. (17.2Kg)

Age:
Built in the mid to late 1990's

Recommended Cables:

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The SkyFi Testing Process:
Fully tested in house with and array of discs of each compatible format. We test video output on all formats, audio including analog and digital. We also perform long term testing in our test rig before given a green light. We also test the remote. We take great care in making sure these units reach their destination in proper working order.

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s (in this case LaserDisc) RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If these tests pass, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

After bench testing is completed, LaserDisc and CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

Specs:
• Automatic Disc loading and detection of type of disc.
Plays 12 inch CLV and CAV laser discs.
Plays both sided of two sided Laser Discs automatically going from side A to side B.
Plays 8 inch single Laser Discs.
Plays 5 inch CD discs without adapter, (Compact Discs, Audio-only)
Special Play Features
Programmed playback of up to 24 Laser Disc chapters in any sequence
Random playback of discs that have a Table of Contents
Eight different modes of REPEAT playback
8 second Hi-Lite Scan, one minute after the begin- ning of each audio track on a CD or CDV
8 second Introduction Scan from the beginning of each chapter of a Laser Disc
8 second Introduction Scan from the beginning of each audio track of a CDV
Still frame and frame by frame advance on both CAV and CLV Laser Discs
Variable playback direction or speed

VIDEO CHARACTERISTICS: FORMAT
NTSC Specifications
HORIZONTAL RESOLUTION
425 lines
AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS
4Hz - 20,000Hz
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
Better than 110dB (A weighted)
DYNAMIC RANGE
Better than 99dB, (1kHz)
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
0.0013% (1kHz)
WOW AND FLUTTER
Unmeasurable (Quartz Accuracy)
OUTPUTS
S and Composite
POWER CONSUMPTION
- 58 watts

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