McIntosh MCD301 SACD/CD Player AND Digital Preamp - Restored
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.
Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects
Kimber Kable - XLR Interconnects
Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect
Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect
Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better
Fixed Output level
Variable Output level
0 - 6.0Vrms Unbalanced
0 - 12.0Vrms Balanced
600 ohms Unbalanced and Balanced
4Hz to 40,000Hz, +0.5, -3dB (SACD)
4Hz to 20,000Hz, ±0.5dB (CD)
Signal to Noise Ratio
Better than 110dB (A-weighted)
Better than 100dB
0.002% @ 1000Hz (SACD)
0.003% @ 1000Hz (CD)
Better than 98dB (1,000Hz)
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
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
Not Included (Online Only)
Yes - Power Only
Physical Condition (Info Here)
7 / 10
10 / 10