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McIntosh MCD301 SACD/CD Player AND Digital Preamp - Restored

Sale price£3,136.00
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Mcintosh Mcd301 Cd/Sacd Player And Digital Preamp - Restored Rec3Rhuzbpl9Z6A97

McIntosh MCD301 SACD/CD Player AND Digital Preamp - Restored

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Wonderful CD player from McIntosh that's also capable of playing your SACD collection to the max.

Plus it features variable line outputs so you can technically use it as a digital preamp by simply adding an amp and speakers.

We just serviced this piece by replacing all the wear components including the belts, laser, AND the laser "traverse" assembly sourced directly from McIntosh.

It now plays CD and SACD's flawlessly and we have the long term testing to state this with confidence.

Condition is nice with some slight signs of use. The volume display is slightly less bright than the track display.

The current CD Player from McIntosh is now $7,500.

This listing also comes complete with the McIntosh special shipping carton and new style remote control we sourced from the factory.

McIntosh Performance Features Include:

• Front Panel Level Control

The Level Control allows varying the music volume level with headphones, matching the volume level of the MCD301 with other components in a system and can drive any Power Amplifier directly.

• Balanced Outputs

The MCD301 has both variable and fixed Balanced Outputs, permitting long cable lengths without a loss in sound quality.

The Variable Output Connections provide up to 6 Volts. This is more than enough signal to drive any Power Amplifier directly; forming a high quality SACD/CD Disc Playback System.

• Multi-Bit Digital to Analog Converter

The 24-bit, 192kHz Digital to Analog Converter has a wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion.

• Twin Laser Pickup

The MCD301 incorporates two laser elements, with different wavelengths, that are focused through one lens assembly. This unique design allows reading both the CD and Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) Discs Formats.

• Advanced Transport

The MCD301 has a new transport with a Die Cast Mechanism Base and Disc Tray. It has the latest in advanced digital servo for faster, quieter and accurate operation. The Disc Audio Data is read at twice the normal rate insuring better disc tracking and error correction processing.

• Special Power Supply

The Linear Power Supply has both a special R-Core Power Transformer and Multiple Regulators to ensure stable noise free operation even though the power line varies.

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects

Kimber Kable - XLR Interconnects 

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better


Audio Specifications
Fixed Output level
2.0Vrms Unbalanced
4.0Vrms Balanced

Variable Output level
0 - 6.0Vrms Unbalanced
0 - 12.0Vrms Balanced

Output Impedance
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced

Frequency Response
4Hz to 40,000Hz, +0.5, -3dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20,000Hz, ±0.5dB (CD)

Signal to Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB (A-weighted)

Dynamic Range
Better than 100dB

Harmonic Distortion
0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.003% @ 1000Hz (CD)

Channel Separation
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)

General Specifications
Digital Output
Optical: - 15dbm to -21dbm (PCM)
Coaxial: 0.5V p-p/75 ohm (PCM)
Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz (PCM)

Laser Type: Twin Beam
Laser Beam Wavelength: 650nm (SACD)/790nm (CD)
Laser Power: CLASS IIa/CLASS I

Overall Dimensions
Width is 17-1/2 inches (44.45cm)
Height is 6 inches (15.24cm)
Depth is 16-1/2 inches (41.91cm)
Note: When the Disc Tray is opened, the panel clearance required in front of mounting panel is 6-3/4 inches (17.2cm).

28.2 pounds (12.8Kg) net
44.6 pounds (20.2Kg) in shipping carton

Shipping Carton Dimensions
Width is 26-1/2 inches (67.3cm)
Depth is 24-1/4 inches (62.2cm)
Height is 11-3/4 inches (29.9cm)


McIntosh MCD301 SACD/CD Player - Manual



Original Box

Yes Included


Not Included (Online Only)


Yes Included


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition (Info Here)

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104177
Mcintosh Mcd301 Cd/Sacd Player And Digital Preamp - Restored Rec3Rhuzbpl9Z6A97
McIntosh MCD301 SACD/CD Player AND Digital Preamp - Restored Sale price£3,136.00